Monthly Archives: July 2018

HyperSciences wins support for ram accelerator

Things are looking up, and looking down, for HyperSciences Inc. Either way, that’s good news for the four-year-old hypersonic startup in Spokane, Wash., and for its founder and CEO, Mark Russell. Hypersciences’ key technology is a ram accelerator system that can be used … Continue reading

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It’s prime time for seeing Mars and the moon

It’s no hoax: Mars is bigger and brighter in the night sky than it’s been at any time since 2003. And you can watch the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century. There are caveats, of course: The only … Continue reading

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Relativity rules star near our galaxy’s black hole

A 26-year-long observational campaign provides clear evidence of the effect that general relativity has on the motion of a star known as S2 as it boomerangs around the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Get … Continue reading

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EagleView aerial imagery venture expands

EagleView Technologies, a privately held aerial imagery and data analytics company headquartered in Bothell, Wash., says it intends to acquire Spookfish, an Australian company that’s in the same business. The acquisition takes the form of an all-cash offer for Spookfish’s publicly … Continue reading

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SpaceShipTwo zooms through third supersonic flight

Virgin Galactic sent its SpaceShipTwo rocket plane, VSS Unity, to its highest-ever altitude today during its third powered test flight — setting the stage for a full-powered push across the boundary of outer space. Unity was hooked beneath its WhiteKnightTwo carrier airplane … Continue reading

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Scientists get time on a telescope for the brain

OpenScope is open for business. The Seattle-based Allen Institute for Brain Science has taken a page from the playbook for the Hubble Space Telescope to create its latest channel for open-access neuroscience. Like Hubble’s handlers, the institute is taking requests from researchers … Continue reading

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Tanker troubles bedevil Boeing financial report

Second-quarter financial results that show higher revenue and earnings per share would typically please investors, but not for Boeing. Instead, Boeing’s shares declined by as much as 3 percent after the results were announced. The price recovered to close at … Continue reading

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