Monthly Archives: July 2018

OceanGate gets sub set for Salish Sea expedition

OceanGate had to put off its plan to send a new breed of submersible to the wreck of the Titanic this summer, but now it’s gearing up for an undersea adventure closer to home. The Everett, Wash.-based venture and its associated … Continue reading

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Orbiter detects signs of hidden lake on Mars

Radar readings from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter point to the location of what appears to be a 12-mile-wide lake of liquid water, buried under about a mile of ice and dust in the Red Planet’s south polar … Continue reading

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SpaceX rocket puts 10 Iridium satellites in orbit

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket sent 10 more Iridium NEXT telecommunications satellites into space today from a fogged-in California pad, then executed a rough-and-tumble booster landing. Today’s mission also featured an attempt to catch the rocket’s falling nose cone, using a … Continue reading

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Scientists revise scale for weighing E.T. contact

For almost 60 years, efforts to pick up signs of extraterrestrial civilizations have yielded a big fat zero, but there have been plenty of false alarms to contend with. To provide a reality check, the International Academy of Astronautics adopted … Continue reading

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Electron ion collider gets thumbs up from experts

A report from the National Academies endorses the idea of building a large-scale electron ion collider to probe the next level of subatomic mysteries. Such a collider would smash electrons into beams of protons or heavier ions — in contrast with the Large Hadron Collider, which … Continue reading

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Wash. Gov. Inslee voices concern over automation

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says the coming age of wider automation and smarter artificial intelligence will require upgrades in educational and training systems — as well as improvements in the social safety net for those who would otherwise be left behind. … Continue reading

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Pivotal Commware demonstrates 5G wireless link

Pivotal Commware, the Kirkland, Wash.-based startup backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, says it’s demonstrated its solution to a wireless annoyance: getting 5G reception inside a building. Millimeter-wave 5G signaling is the next wave in cellular technology, revving up data … Continue reading

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