Monthly Archives: January 2018

Wireless wristbands could track warehouse workers

Amazon has been issued a pair of patents for a wristband system that monitors whether warehouse workers are putting their hands in the right places. The patents, published today, cover bracelets that could emit ultrasonic sound pulses or radio transmissions to let a receiver … Continue reading

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Your guide to the super blue blood moon eclipse

Geographically speaking, the Pacific Northwest is one of the best places in America to see tonight’s super-hyped total lunar eclipse. Meteorologically speaking? Not so much. Seattleites might have to go as far east as Ellensburg to get a clear view … Continue reading

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@BoeingCEO gets ready for Twitter takeoff

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg’s corporate Twitter account has lain fallow like an Iowa farm field ever since he took over the top post in mid-2015, but now it’s time for @BoeingCEO to sing out. Muilenburg, who also serves as Boeing’s chairman and president, … Continue reading

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Boeing HorizonX invests in Cuberg battery venture

Boeing’s HorizonX venture investment team says it has led a seed funding round for Cuberg, a California startup focusing on next-generation battery technology for potential aerospace and industrial applications. Among the most relevant applications would be power storage for electric airplanes and underwater … Continue reading

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No joke: Elon Musk sells $500 flamethrowers

We thought Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, was kidding when he promised that his tunneling venture, the Boring Company, would follow up on its sale of 50,000 logo caps by selling flamethrowers. We still thought he was … Continue reading

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SpaceX sets Falcon Heavy’s first liftoff for Feb. 6

The world’s most powerful rocket finally has a date for its debut: Feb. 6. In a tweet, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk confirmed the target date for the first test launch of his company’s Falcon Heavy rocket, which is due to send … Continue reading

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U.S. trade panel bats down Bombardier jet tariff

Canadian airplane maker Bombardier scored an unexpected victory today over Boeing when the U.S. International Trade Commission unanimously rejected a plan to levy a 292 percent tariff on the company’s U.S. sales. In a statement, the commission said it determined that U.S. industry … Continue reading

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