Monthly Archives: August 2017

Warning issued about fake eclipse glasses

The country’s top astronomical organization says it’s alarmed by reports that potentially unsafe eclipse glasses are flooding the market in advance of the all-American solar eclipse on Aug. 21 – and in response, it has issued a list of approved … Continue reading

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Tesla looks back and looks ahead at Model 3

Tesla’s Model 3 electric car was the focus of today’s chatter in the wake of the company’s quarterly earnings report, which posted revenue that was stronger than expected ($2.79 billion vs. $2.51 billion, pre-estimated by Thomson Reuters) and a loss per share … Continue reading

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Gene editing fixes flaw linked to bad hearts

Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University provided the details today on an experiment with human embryos that demonstrated how gene editing can repair a genetic flaw linked to heart disease. The outlines of the experiment were reported last week, but … Continue reading

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Oshkosh crowds mob Blue Origin spaceship

Even Jeff Bezos was impressed when Blue Origin’s suborbital space booster and capsule mockup went on display at the EAA AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wis. The line to get a look inside the New Shepard capsule snaked around the … Continue reading

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Khosla powers Viome into wellness market

Khosla Ventures, the prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm whose interests range from biofuels to spaceflight, was revealed today as the lead investor in Viome, the wellness monitoring startup co-founded by Seattle-area entrepreneur Naveen Jain. Khosla’s role was among the additional details that … Continue reading

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Virgin Orbit’s jet gets set to launch rockets

Virgin Orbit’s modified Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet, christened “Cosmic Girl,” is back at its home base in Long Beach, Calif., for preparations that will lead to its use as a launch platform for small satellites. The jet returned to Long … Continue reading

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Science educator celebrates his asteroid

The Pacific Science Center’s senior adviser, Dennis Schatz, has achieved a kind of fame that so far has eluded the likes of Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates: getting his name on an asteroid. Asteroid Schatz joins more … Continue reading

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