UW alumni provide good sleep

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At first glance, you might think I’m referring to UW’s legendary ability to create good sleeping partners. By the way, apparently the statute of Lincoln (who stands up every time a virgin walks by) just turned 100. But I’m actually referring to an email I received from Daniel Gartenberg, a recent UW grad who won the 2009 engineering creativity contest for devising “Proactive Sleep,” an ipod application made to monitor your sleeping habits as well as provide you a variety of options for more pleasant slumber, including relaxing, sleep-inducing music and alarm clocks from your favorite ipod songs.

I’m usually reluctant to push the blatantly self-promotional material that arrives in my inbox, however, I happen to really get a kick out of apple widgets. Every crazy idea seems to materialize in the widget forum. My roommate has an application called “bugspray,” which claims to deter bugs with a high frequency sound.

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