Monthly Archives: April 2016

Will NASA’s X-plane campaign pick up speed?

NASA is laying out a vision of quieter supersonic jets and environmentally friendly X-planes as part of its agenda for aeronautics, the oft-neglected “A” in its acronym. X-planes – that is, experimental aircraft like the X-1 and the X-15 – played a … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

3 ‘Silicon Valley’ jokes with a kernel of truth

SPOILER ALERT: Readers, please note: The following item discusses plot points from Sunday night’s season premiere of “Silicon Valley.” If you haven’t viewed the episode yet, please refrain from reading this story or you will be spoiled. You have been warned. One … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Jet engines join the ‘Internet of Things’

Soon the “Internet of Things” will be keeping watch on jet engines, refrigerators and freezers, factory floors and more, thanks to a series of partnerships announced by Microsoft at the Hannover Messe industrial fair in Germany. The applications will take advantage of the … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

British astronaut breaks space marathon record

It’s amazing that British astronaut Tim Peake just broke the record for a space marathon, but it’s almost as amazing that there was a record to break. “The run went better than expected,” Peake wrote today in a blog post … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Round-the-world solar plane lands in California

Two and a half days after setting out from Hawaii, pilot Bertrand Piccard made a picture-postcard arrival in California tonight aboard the fuel-free Solar Impulse 2 airplane. “Thank you for your welcome!” he told well-wishers who gathered at Moffett Airfield in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

BioViva makes progress in anti-aging quest

The way BioViva founder Elizabeth Parrish sees it, biological aging is a disease – and she’s willing to bet her life on a cure. Last fall, the 45-year-old Seattle-area woman underwent an experimental type of gene therapy aimed at addressing some of the big … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Q&A with ‘Game of Thrones’ master linguist

This season’s plot twists on HBO’s “Game of Thrones” are closely guarded secrets, but you can bet you’ll be hearing a lot from the horse lords known as the Dothraki, who have Queen Daenerys in their power as the season … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment