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‘Big step for Israel’: SpaceX launches lunar lander along with high-flying satellites

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket sent the Israeli-made Beresheet lunar lander on the first leg of its journey to the moon tonight, as a ride-along payload accompanying Indonesia's Nusantara Satu telecommunications satellite and a U.S. Air Force experimental satellite. The mission marks a milestone for SpaceIL, which funded and built Beresheet (Hebrew for "In the Beginning"), and also for Seattle-based Spaceflight, which handled the pre-launch logistics for SpaceIL. If the lander successfully touches...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Indonesia, Israel, Seattle, SpaceX Falcon, U S Air Force, Beresheet, Nusantara Satu


Amazon's 'collaborative' robots offer peek into the future

Hundreds of orange robots zoom and whiz back and forth like miniature bumper cars -- but instead of colliding, they're following a carefully plotted path to transport thousands of items ordered from online giant Amazon. This robot ballet takes place at the new Amazon order fulfillment center that opened on Staten Island in New York in September. In an 80,000 square-meter (855,000 square-foot) space filled with the whirring sounds of machinery, the Seattle-based e-commerce titan has deployed so...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Science, Seattle, Staten Island, Amazon This


Watch the historic first private mission to the Moon launch Thursday night

For the first time later this week, a privately developed moon lander will launch aboard a privately built rocket, organized by a private launch coordinator. It’s an historic moment in space and the Israeli mission stands to make history again if it touches down on the Moon’s surface as planned on April 11. The Beresheet (“Genesis”) program was originally conceived as an entry into the ambitious but ultimately unsuccessful Google Lunar Xprize in 2010, which challenged people to accomplish a luna...
Tags: Google, TC, Gadgets, Space, Science, Hardware, China, Israel, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Robotics, Seattle, Spaceflight, Cape Canaveral


Xnor shrinks AI to fit on a solar-powered chip, opening up big frontiers on the edge

It was a big deal two and a half years ago when researchers shrunk down an image-recognition program to fit onto a $5 computer the size of a candy bar — and now it’s an even bigger deal for Xnor.ai to re-engineer its artificial intelligence software to fit onto a solar-powered computer chip. “To us, this is as big as when somebody invented a light bulb,” Xnor.ai’s co-founder, Ali Farhadi, said at the company’s Seattle headquarters. Like the candy-bar-sized, Raspberry Pi-powered contraption, the ...
Tags: Science, Seattle, Ali Farhadi


Xnor shrinks AI to fit on a solar-powered chip, opening big frontiers on the edge

It was a big deal two and a half years ago when researchers shrunk down an image-recognition program to fit onto a $5 computer the size of a candy bar — and now it’s an even bigger deal for Xnor.ai to re-engineer its artificial intelligence software to fit onto a solar-powered computer chip. “To us, this is as big as when somebody invented a light bulb,” Xnor.ai’s co-founder, Ali Farhadi, said at the company’s Seattle headquarters. Like the candy-bar-sized, Raspberry Pi-powered contraption, the ...
Tags: Science, Seattle, Ali Farhadi


You Can Now Buy the House Where Jeff Bezos Started Amazon, If You Really Have to Or Something

If you have ever, for some ungodly reason, desired to live in Jeff Bezos’s old house—well you can do that now, for the low, low price of just under $1.5 million.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Real Estate, Science, Technology, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Seven Figures, House Where Jeff Bezos Started Amazon


The Science Behind Seattle's Historic Snow

Seattle is no stranger to wet winters, but usually it falls as drizzle, mist, and other forms of liquid precipitation. This week, though, more than a foot of snow has turned the Emerald City white. So what gives?Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, Climate, Snow, Seattle, Emerald City, Let It Snow


Washington Reels From Snow-Induced Mayhem as It Braces for More Unusual Winter Weather

Washington state knew that it was in for an unusual snow event over the weekend—but the storm delivered a full-on Snowmageddon. Snow blanked the region beginning Friday and into Saturday, delivering to Seattle what the National Weather Service said was “the most snow in February in 70 years.”Read more...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, Science, Washington, Snow, Seattle, Snowmageddon, Extremeweather


Washington Reels From Snow-Induced Mayhem as It Braces for More Usual Winter Weather

Washington state knew that it was in for an unusual snow event over the weekend—but the storm delivered a full-on Snowmageddon. Snow blanked the region beginning Friday and into Saturday, delivering to Seattle what the National Weather Service said was “the most snow in February in 70 years.”Read more...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, Science, Washington, Snow, Seattle, Snowmageddon, Extremeweather


Photos: Heavy snow slams Washington and Oregon, triggering major travel disruptions

The biggest snowstorm since February 2017 is winding down across Seattle through Saturday morning.
Tags: Science, Washington, Oregon, Seattle


Seattle can record snowiest winter in a decade by midweek as unusual train of snowstorms continues

After a winter’s worth of snow brought major disruptions to the Seattle area to start the weekend, the unusual train of snowstorm will continue into next week with record cold bring more hazards.
Tags: Science, Seattle


Seattle buried by biggest snowstorm in 2 years this weekend

Another round of burying snow is sweeping across the Seattle metro area and the balance of the Pacific Northwest through Saturday.
Tags: Science, Seattle, Pacific Northwest


Washington Governor Declares State of Emergency as It Braces for Biggest Snowstorm in Years

As the Pacific Northwest hunkers down, huddles up, and prepares to be pummeled by snow, Washington Governor Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency and warned the state’s residents to avoid driving in what could be one of the most intense snowstorms the state has seen in some time.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Washington, Snow, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Jay Inslee, Washington Governor Declares State of Emergency, Snowpacalypse


Microsoft Backs Facial Recognition Bill as Amazon Mulls Support

“It's fair to say Amazon has a deep skepticism and concern about meaningful restrictions on facial recognition. It's clearly a core technology to their long-term business strategy,” said Carlyle, a Democrat who represents parts of Seattle, including Amazon’s headquarters.
Tags: Amazon, Science, Seattle, Carlyle, Microsoft Backs Facial Recognition Bill


Artificial intelligence plays on your team in Iconary, a picture puzzle game from AI2

For decades, the games that put artificial intelligence to the test have been played human vs. machine – whether it’s checkers, chess, Go, poker, StarCraft or “Jeopardy.” Why isn’t there a game where the AI and the human are on the same side? Now there is, and you can play, too. Researchers at Seattle’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence are taking the wraps off Iconary, a Pictionary-type puzzle game in which an AI and human players take turns putting together pictures and guessing what...
Tags: Science, Seattle, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Iconary


Seattle rideshare space company wins a shout-out for disrupting launch industry

Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries has taken the spotlight in a research note from Morgan Stanley for disrupting the process of putting satellites in space — in a good way. The note, sent to the investment firm’s clients last Friday by analyst Adam Jonas and his colleagues, pays tribute to Spaceflight Industries’ two business lines. One subsidiary, Spaceflight, arranges for payloads to share rides on other people’s rockets. The other subsidiary, BlackSky, offers satellite imagery from a range...
Tags: Science, Seattle, Morgan Stanley, Adam Jonas, Spaceflight Industries


Scientists say iguana-sized reptile reigned as ‘Antarctic King’ before the dinosaurs

Tyrannosaurus rex may have reigned as “king of the tyrant lizards” 65 million years ago, but 185 million years before that, a reptile about the size of an iguana was the king of Antarctica. At least that’s the message contained in the name of a fossil that’s described in a newly published research paper — and is now part of the permanent collection at Seattle’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. The fossil was collected during an expedition to the frozen continent led by Christian Sido...
Tags: Science, Antarctica, Seattle, Christian Sidor, Burke Museum of Natural History


Amazon Sales, Profit Top Estimates, Driven by Retail, AWS

Advertising was a key moneymaker, highlighting Amazon’s ability to charge brands and merchants for visibility to its 100 million-plus loyal Prime subscribers, who pay fees in exchange for delivery discounts, movie and music streaming and other perks. Shoppers will spend $484 billion globally on Amazon this year, up 26 percent from 2018, and the Seattle-based company will capture more than half of all online spending in the U.S., according to EMarketer Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos has...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, EMarketer Inc, Ron Josey


Israeli lunar lander passes tests in preparation for SpaceX launch to the moon

The managers of Israel's first mission to the moon say their lunar lander has passed a crucial set of tests in preparation for February's launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with an assist from a Seattle space company. SpaceIL's lander — which has been dubbed Beresheet, the Hebrew word for "In the Beginning" — is scheduled for liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida no earlier than Feb. 18. Mission success would make Israel the fourth nation to execute a soft landing...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, Israel, Seattle, SpaceX Falcon, United States Russia, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station


I'm A Development Manager In Real Estate — & I Kinda Regret Getting My Architecture Degree

In our series My 6-Figure Paycheck , women making more than $100,000 open up about how they got there and what exactly they do. We take a closer look at what it feels like to be a woman making six figures — when only 5% of American women make that much, according to the U.S. Census — w ith the hope it will give women insight into how to better navigate their own career and salary trajectories. Today, we chat with a real estate development manager from Seattle. Previously, we spoke to a behavior...
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Seattle, Elizabeth Holmes, Charleston, Seattle Wa, U S Census


Amazon Delivery Robots Hit the Doorsteps of Seattle

Amazon Delivery Robots Hit the Doorsteps of Seattle
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Amazon Go, One Year Old, Has Attracted a Host of Cashierless Imitators

The Seattle startup went so far as to open a Detroit office to cozy up to the auto industry. A few months later, Mighty AI signed a deal to do just that, joining the race to help brick-and-mortar retailers keep pace with Amazon.com Inc. A year ago, the e-commerce giant opened a cashierless convenience store called Amazon Go, marking its biggest effort yet to change the way people shop in the physical world.
Tags: Amazon, Science, Seattle, Detroit, Amazon com Inc


Photographers get super views of ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ eclipse — even in Seattle

January’s usual weather conditions — with chilly temperatures for much of America and cloudy skies in the Pacific Northwest — aren’t exactly ideal for tracking a total lunar eclipse, but Sunday night’s “Super Blood Wolf Moon” actually lived up to the hype. Photographers across much of the country braved the cold to get some jaw-dropping snapshots and time-lapse views. Even in Seattle, where the weather forecast wasn’t promising, the hours-long progression from supersized full moon to a ruddy dar...
Tags: Science, America, Seattle, Pacific Northwest


777X: the gigantic plane that could change flying forever is nearly here

Some of the world’s most prestigious airlines are on tenterhooks as the first flight of an aircraft that could change long-haul travel for decades looms ever closer. Executives at Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Qatar Airways, among others, will have their eyes cast to the skies this spring when Boeing is expected to fly one of its new 777X planes for the first time. The 777-9, the first of the X family to be developed, will have the biggest jet engines ever seen, attached to the longest wings ...
Tags: New York, Science, London, Australia, Singapore, India, Iran, Tim Clark, Heathrow, Sydney, Dubai, Qantas, Airbus, Seattle, Donald Trump, Perth


Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon

SEATTLE (AP) — Over the years, scientists have identified dams, pollution and vessel noise as causes of the troubling decline of the Pacific Northwest's resident killer whales. Now, they may have found a new and more surprising culprit: pink salmon.
Tags: Science, Ap, Seattle, Pacific Northwest


Stratolaunch space venture sharply scales back its operations, months after Paul Allen’s death

Stratolaunch, the Seattle-based space venture created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen seven years ago, says it’s discontinuing its programs to develop a new type of rocket engine and a new line of rockets. The company said it would continue work on the world’s largest airplane, which is designed to serve as a flying launch pad for rockets. Last week, Stratolaunch put its 385-foot-wide, twin-fuselage plane through a high-speed taxi test that many saw as a precursor for its first test flight at...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Paul Allen, Seattle, Mojave Air and Space Port, Stratolaunch


Relativity Space gets a historic place to use for its Cape Canaveral launch pad in Florida

Relativity Space, the California-based rocket startup that got its start in Seattle, has won Air Force clearance to build its Florida launch facility on a site that saw service during NASA’s Apollo and Gemini programs in the 1960s. The lease agreement gives Relativity Space exclusive use of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 16 — which was first used for Titan missile launches, and then for Gemini crew processing and static firing tests of the Apollo service module’s propulsion en...
Tags: Florida, Science, California, Nasa, Air Force, Seattle, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station


Salad, soda and socioeconomic status: Mapping a social determinant of health in Seattle

Seattle residents who live in waterfront neighborhoods tend to have healthier diets compared to those who live along Interstate-5 and Aurora Avenue, according to new research on social disparities from the University of Washington School of Public Health. The study used local data to model food consumption patterns by city block. Weekly servings of salad and soda served as proxies for diet quality.
Tags: Science, Seattle, Aurora Avenue, University of Washington School of Public Health


New risk score far more effective for diabetes diagnosis

Researchers at the University of Exeter and the Pacific Northwest Research Institute in Seattle have developed a new risk score which takes into account detailed genetic information known to increase the chances of type 1 diabetes. This could be used to help identity babies at highest risk of developing the condition in the future. The score may also be used at the time of diabetes diagnosis to help decide if someone has type 1 or type 2 diabetes, which need very different treatments.
Tags: Science, Seattle, University of Exeter, Pacific Northwest Research Institute


Huawei Is Target of U.S. Criminal Probe for Trade Secrets Theft

The investigation is tied to civil suits filed against the Chinese telecommunications giant, including a case in which a federal jury in Seattle in 2017 found Hauwei liable for the theft of T-Mobile’s robotic technology, said the person, who asked not to be named because the matter isn’t public. The investigation is at an advanced stage, and an indictment could come soon, according to the person familiar with the matter.
Tags: Science, Seattle, Huawei, T Mobile, Hauwei



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