Monthly Archives: September 2017

Aerojet engineers win accolades from NASA

REDMOND, Wash. — One of NASA’s most celebrated awards was handed out today, but it didn’t go to an astronaut. Instead, it was an astronaut who was doing the handing out. The Silver Snoopy Award winner was the one holding a … Continue reading

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Amazon adds Star Trek skills to Alexa’s repertoire

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has said the Alexa voice-activated AI assistant was inspired by the talking computer on “Star Trek,” so it only makes sense that Alexa is saluting the latest incarnation of the Star Trek saga. “Star Trek: Discovery” premieres Sept. 24 … Continue reading

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Drug to fight ALS gets a boost from FDA

Revalesio, a biomedical company headquartered in Tacoma, Wash., says it’s been cleared to benefit from federal incentives for the development of a drug that could help treat a neurodegenerative disease known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. ALS is known … Continue reading

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Supercomputer takes a giant leap in space

The most powerful computer ever sent into space proved its mettle this month by registering a processing speed in excess of a trillion floating-point calculations per second, a measure that’s known as a teraflop. “HPE’s Spaceborne Computer is the first … Continue reading

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14-state coalition is ‘on track’ with Paris pact

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee joined with other governors today in New York to declare they’re “squarely on track” to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement that the Trump administration says it rejects. Inslee and the governors of 13 … Continue reading

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SpaceX hints at ‘Starlink’ brand for satellite web

SpaceX has filed documents seeking to trademark the name “Starlink” for a satellite network that could provide global broadband access to data and video services as well as Earth imagery and remote sensing. The California company’s satellite unit operates primarily out of facilities … Continue reading

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Stratolaunch fires up monster plane’s engines

The world’s biggest airplane hit another milestone this week with the completion of the first phase of engine testing at California’s Mojave Air and Space Port, according to Stratolaunch, the space venture backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Stratolaunch’s CEO, Jean … Continue reading

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