Monthly Archives: May 2018

Our view of black holes may change … again

After decades’ worth of mystery, it feels as if physicists are finally closing in on the nature of black holes, thanks to Nobel-winning breakthroughs like the first detections of black hole mergers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory. But Columbia University … Continue reading

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Blue Origin gets in on NASA’s space resource studies

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture is among 10 teams that will share about $10 million in NASA funding to look into techniques for using resources from the moon and Mars. The studies are aimed at advancing technologies … Continue reading

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Elon Musk and Malala tweet cute over parody

Billionaire Elon Musk hasn’t exactly had a smooth week in press relations, but today brought a string of feel-good tweets over a fake-news story on the ClickHole website. The headline? “More Bad Press for Elon: The Car Elon Musk Launched Into … Continue reading

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Kavli Prizes run the gamut from genes to galaxies

Three inventors of the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 technique for editing DNA are among the recipients of this year’s Kavli Prizes, which recognize scientific breakthroughs in fields outside the sweet spots for Nobel Prizes. Other Kavli laureates include three neuroscientists who trace the … Continue reading

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‘The Expanse’ sticks to space realities … mostly

LOS ANGELES — The sci-fi saga known as “The Expanse” has attracted a huge fan following in part because it gets the details of life in space so right, from how to handle zero gravity to what happens when you open up … Continue reading

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Tethers Unlimited’s printer-recycler goes to NASA

Tethers Unlimited Inc. says it’s delivered a combination 3-D printer and plastic recycler to NASA for testing on the International Space Station. Tethers Unlimited CEO Rob Hoyt told GeekWire that the Refabricator payload, about the size of a mini-refrigerator, was built … Continue reading

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Boeing HorizonX invests in Agylstor storage systems

The latest investment by Boeing’s HorizonX venture capital arm is going to Agylstor, a Silicon Valley startup that’s developing ruggedized computational storage systems with potential aerospace applications. Boeing HorizonX Ventures led the Series A funding round, with other private investors also participating, … Continue reading

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