Monthly Archives: April 2017

‘Genius’ spices up Einstein’s tale for TV

There have been plenty of TV documentaries about Albert Einstein, but almost none of them begin with a political assassination and a sex scene. “Genius” does. The 10-part docudrama series, premiering April 25 on the National Geographic Channel, goes where few accounts … Continue reading

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Mozak turns brain mapping into video game

A game called Mozak is turning thousands of Internet users into “tracers” who help neuroscientists map out the tangled circuitry of brain cells. The citizen-science project was created by the University of Washington’s Center for Game Science in partnership with the Allen … Continue reading

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Kitty Hawk’s flying car looks like a flying raft

Kitty Hawk, the hush-hush flying car venture backed by Google billionaire co-founder Larry Page, unveiled the first working prototype of its all-electric Flyer today – but this one is more suited for a dock than a garage. The single-seat vehicle looks like … Continue reading

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Trump calls for speeding up trips to Mars

Humans on Mars by 2024? President Donald Trump set that time frame today, almost certainly in jest, during a congratulatory video call to the International Space Station and its record-setting commander, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson. The purpose of the orbital … Continue reading

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Amazon stirs up laughs on ‘Silicon Valley’

HBO’s “Silicon Valley” comedy series presents a California-centric view of how tech is done (and undone), but Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Seattle-based Amazon Web Services came in for satirical shout-outs in April 23’s season premiere. The show centers on … Continue reading

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D.C.’s March for Science sparks chain reaction

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The scenery for the world’s most watched March for Science may have featured the political icons of the nation’s capital, but the weather was pure Seattle. Today’s rally brought thousands of people to the National Mall for hours’ worth … Continue reading

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Lilium shows off all-electric VTOL airplane

Lilium’s all-electric prototype airplane looks impressive as it makes a vertical takeoff and landing in a demonstration video released today – but will the concept fly as a commercial aircraft? The jury is still out. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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