Monthly Archives: August 2016

U.S. flights to Cuba begin; Alaska Air gets set

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines today won the federal government’s formal approval to fly between Los Angeles and Havana, on the same day that JetBlue made a historic flight to Cuba. JetBlue’s Flight 387 from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to the central Cuban … Continue reading

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

Was SETI signal from aliens? Russians say ‘nyet’

Russian astronomers acknowledge that they picked up an “interesting radio signal” in the course of their search for alien transmissions, but that the signal was most probably a case of terrestrial interference. “It can be said with confidence that no … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Why it’ll take years to see what Proxima b is like

University of Washington astronomer Rory Barnes says Proxima Centauri b is the biggest discovery in 20 years for planet hunters like himself, but it could take another 20 years to find out just how livable it is. The alien planet orbits a … Continue reading

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

Elephant census confirms catastrophic decline

A first-of-its-kind census of African savanna elephants reveals that populations have declined by as much as 30 percent over the course of just seven years. The backer of the Great Elephant Census, Seattle software billionaire Paul Allen, said the findings … Continue reading

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

IBM’s Watson makes AI trailer about AI movie

Experts may reassure us that artificial intelligence won’t take over the world anytime soon – but they just might invade the multiplex. At least that’s the plot developing at IBM, where the Watson artificial-intelligence team programmed a computer to come up … Continue reading

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

R.I.P.: Boeing’s Joe Sutter, ‘Father of the 747’

Boeing engineer Joe Sutter, who led the engineering team for the 747 jet in the mid-1960s and played a role in the investigation of the Challenger shuttle disaster in 1986, died this morning at the age of 95. His passing was … Continue reading

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

AT&T focuses on down-to-earth drone strategy

When you think of the up-and-coming players in the commercial drone market, you might think of Amazon, or Google … but how about AT&T? “AT&T is going to be one of the biggest users of drones in the United States,” Art Pregler, … Continue reading

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