Monthly Archives: July 2017

Why asteroids loom as future space frontier

It’s been 55 years since satellite communications became the first commercial space frontier, and space tourism is looming as the next frontier. But what comes after that? Would you believe in-space mining and manufacturing? Those are the opportunities that came to the fore on … Continue reading

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Here’s how the eclipsed sun’s corona will look

Skywatchers will see a rare celestial sight during the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse: the sun’s shimmering outer atmosphere, known as the corona. What will it look like? Astronomers worked their magic to give us a glimpse. The corona is … Continue reading

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We’re ‘likely’ to break climate speed limit

A statistical analysis led by researchers at the University of Washington sees almost no chance that the world’s nations will be able to keep the rise in global temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over the course of … Continue reading

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Oregon braces for eclipse’s agony and ecstasy

MADRAS, Ore. – If there’s one thing central Oregon has in abundance, it’s open space. And that’s a good thing for the total solar eclipse that’s due to sweep through the region on Aug. 21. Even though hotel rooms are sold … Continue reading

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Elon Musk kicks off Tesla Model 3 deliveries

As thousands of employees and fans cheered, Tesla CEO Elon Musk drove a red Model 3 electric car onto the stage at the company’s factory in Fremont, Calif., tonight – and then handed over the first 30 cars to customers. The … Continue reading

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Viome raises millions for wellness monitoring

Viome, the wellness monitoring service founded by Seattle-area tech entrepreneur Naveen Jain, has raised $15 million this month in an investment round, according to documents filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The equity sale boosts the first commercial venture brought … Continue reading

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Futurists gather in Seattle to see what’s ahead

Professional futurists are gathering in Seattle, for the second time in 15 years. But don’t expect to recognize them by their business cards. Many modern-day futurists tend to call themselves something else – for example, foresight specialist, which is Jonelle Simunich’s title at … Continue reading

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