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April 15, 2013

Preparing to install the world’s largest underwater observatory

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Engineers at the UW’s Applied Physics Laboratory are under pressure to build and test parts for installation this summer in the world’s largest deep-ocean observatory off the Washington and Oregon coasts.

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Jon Huntsman selected as UW Commencement speaker

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Jon Huntsman, who has spent more than two decades in public service, will be the featured speaker at the UW’s 2013 Commencement exercises

High glucose levels could impair ferroelectricity in body’s connective tissues

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Researchers found that a protein in organs that repeatedly stretch and retract can lose their functionality when exposed to sugar.

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April 14, 2013

Recent Antarctic climate, glacier changes at the ‘upper bound’ of normal

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In recent decades the thinning of glaciers at the edge of Antarctica has accelerated, but new UW-led research indicates the changes, though dramatic, cannot be confidently attributed to human-caused global warming.

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April 12, 2013

Celebrating Earth Day at the Arboretum

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New device could cut costs on household products, pharmaceuticals

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A new procedure that thickens and thins fluid at the micron level could save consumers and manufacturers money, particularly for some soap products.

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Tsunami debris could be found in Washington’s annual beach cleanup

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The annual beach cleanup may turn up new items from the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan more than two years ago and sent objects to the Washington coast.

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Airlift Northwest will station a Turbo Commander aircraft in Juneau

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The new Turbo Commander aircraft will allow the medical transport service to reach more people living in outlying rural areas of Southwest Alaska.

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April 11, 2013

Arts Roundup: Music, art — and a Western from the School of Drama

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This week brings art exhibits, lectures and several events from the UW School of Music, and the School of Drama wrangles the Western genre for a six-part, ensemble-created show.

Space-age domes offer a window on ocean acidification

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At Friday Harbor Labs, students are conducting a three-week study on the effects of ocean acidification using a strategy that’s midway between a controlled lab test and an open-ocean experiment.

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