Monthly Archives: March 2018

Positive results for ‘tumor-agnostic’ cancer drug

Two clinical studies have provided evidence suggesting that an experimental precision-medicine drug called larotrectinib can fight soft-tissue tumors regardless of the patient’s age or the type of tumor. Seattle Children’s Hospital participated in both studies. Get the full story on … Continue reading

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World View balloon venture gets a $26.5M lift

Arizona-based World View says it has closed a $26.5 million Series C financing round, led by Accel with participation from previous investors Canaan and Norwest Venture Partners. The funding will help World View accelerate work on its Stratollite system, a low-cost, balloon-borne platform that … Continue reading

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5 tech twists from ‘Ready Player One’

“Ready Player One,” the Steven Spielberg movie that blends memes from the 1980s with a virtual-reality vision of 2045, is getting mostly positive reviews from film critics and filmgoers, and from box-office trackers as well. Some see the film as a metaphor for the … Continue reading

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket puts 10 satellites in orbit

Another 10 next-generation Iridium telecommunications satellites were sent into orbit today aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This makes the fifth set of 10, out of a total of 75 that SpaceX … Continue reading

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Apple concept could turn cars into zombie-killers

Running over virtual zombies might seem like a strange way to fight motion sickness in a moving car, but that’s exactly what Apple is suggesting passengers do in patent applications published today. The applications, filed last September, aren’t focused on zombies … Continue reading

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SpaceX’s Starlink satellite plan wins FCC’s approval

The Federal Communications Commission says it has approved SpaceX’s application to provide broadband internet access via thousands of Starlink satellites — a new breed of spacecraft that’s currently under development at the company’s Seattle-area facilities. SpaceX launched its first test prototype … Continue reading

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Triassic fossils get their day in the sun

“Jurassic Park” may be all the rage this summer, but a research team led by the University of Washington’s Christian Sidor is kicking it up a notch with a batch of 13 studies focusing on fossils from the Triassic period (252 million to … Continue reading

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