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May 17, 2013 at 11:34 AM

UW prof builds sundial in home

Sundials help us connect with our surroundings Woody Sullivan shows off the sundial on the ceiling of his garage. An artist drew the ceiling lines after Sullivan calculated the angles. To reflect sunlight onto the dial, he mounted a mirror on the windowsill. Sullivan had a hand in creating half of the 26 or so public…

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April 25, 2013 at 11:46 AM

New planets could sustain human life

Our way of life may not be the only way of life An artist’s concept from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics shows the planets Kepler-62-e and Kepler 62-f, which NASA says are in the right place and are the right size for potential life. (Photo: The Associated Press) Professor and astronomer Eric Agol deserves recognition from his…

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