Monthly Archives: March 2017

March for Science puts trio in the spotlight

Lydia Villa-Komaroff and Mona Hanna-Attisha may not be as well-known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, but all three scientists strike the right chords after what has been a somewhat dissonant buildup for next month’s nationwide March for Science rallies. Today … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin wins Collier Trophy

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos keeps racking up the awards for his Blue Origin space venture: He just found out that Blue Origin is winning the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy for its New Shepard suborbital spaceship. The 2016 Collier Trophy was awarded … Continue reading

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RBC raises $1.5M for satellite data delivery

Seattle-based RBC Signals says it’s raised $1.5 million from investors around the world, providing a boost for its plans to knit together a network of ground stations for receiving satellite data. The company didn’t provide details about its latest seed-round investors, … Continue reading

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Robot study brings more bad news about jobs

Newly published research runs counter to the hope that the rise of automation should create as many jobs for human workers as it destroys. Computer modeling suggests a downward trend, and real-world statistics from the 1990-2007 time period confirm the … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos provides a peek at his spaceship

While Blue Origin’s scorch-scarred New Shepard spaceship continues its nationwide tour, billionaire founder Jeff Bezos is giving fans an updated look at what they could be riding (and wearing) when the company puts passengers on board. The latest email update … Continue reading

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Richard Branson sizes up Seattle’s billionaires

At the age of 66, Virgin billionaire Richard Branson has seen a lot of entrepreneurs come and go, but he’s also gotten to know some of the enduring titans of the tech industry, such as Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and … Continue reading

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Six billion-dollar tips for entrepreneurs

Hundreds of entrepreneurs and VIPs converged on Seattle’s Pioneer Square today to get advice from one of the world’s flashiest business leaders, Virgin billionaire Richard Branson. The panel discussion, titled “Business Is an Adventure,” featured local startup masters such as … Continue reading

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