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Greenland ice cores show success of U.S. Clean Air Act

Ice cores show smog-related ratios leveling off in 1970, and suggests these deposits are sensitive to the same chemicals that cause acid rain.

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Ballmer to speak at UW commencement

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (right) will be the speaker at the University of Washington commencement ceremony on June 14.

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smartphone lens Engineering

UW graduate turns any smartphone into a portable microscope

The Micro Phone Lens, developed by UW mechanical engineering alumnus Thomas Larson (’13), can turn any smartphone or tablet computer into a hand-held microscope.

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tilted-orbits Research

Astronomers: ‘Tilt-a-worlds’ could harbor life

Planets turned from their orbital plane by the influence of companion planets are less likely than fixed-spin planets to freeze over.

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margaret o'mara Arts & Sciences

The history of innovation and what makes an innovation hub tick

Margaret O'Mara, an associate professor of history at the UW, spends her days analyzing the ingredients that make up a technology hub like Seattle.

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UW requires licensees to sign Bangladesh Accord

University of Washington apparel licensees who source, produce or purchase merchandise in Bangladesh are now required to become signatories to The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.

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Unleashed: Petersen’s instant, lasting impact with Kikaha, Huskies

UW’s new coach allowed co-captain Hau’oli Kikaha to miss the first months of offseason workouts to pursue his passion: studying the culture and history of the Pacific Islands in French Polynesia.

Soweto Gospel Choir

Arts Roundup: Exhibits, lectures – and Music of Today

Music and exhibit openings mark this busy week in the arts.