Monthly Archives: June 2019

Amazon patents drone surveillance as a service

Amazon has patented a system for providing home security surveillance as a service, but the real innovation has to do with avoiding surveillance of the home next door. Just don’t expect to sign up for the service, or freak out … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos sizes up the past and present space race

Back in 1962, President John F. Kennedy said he chose to have Americans go to the moon not because it was easy, but because it was hard. Today, billionaire Jeff Bezos said it’s still hard — and in some ways, it’s … Continue reading

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Watchdogs worry over NASA super-rocket

The federal government’s watchdog agency says getting NASA’s heavy-lift Space Launch System rocket off the ground is likely to take longer and cost more than the space agency says it will. Any issues that crop up in the months ahead … Continue reading

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Next-gen icebreakers will call Seattle home

When the Coast Guard starts rolling out a new generation of heavy icebreakers on the Gulf Coast, the ships will be heading for a familiar port in the Pacific Northwest. “I am pleased to announce that Seattle, Washington, will be … Continue reading

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Tethers Unlimited wins backing for space gizmos

NASA today awarded up to $45.4 million for 363 aerospace projects proposed by small businesses and research institutions — including Bothell, Wash.-based Tethers Unlimited, which snagged five of the awards. Phase I grants of up to $125,000 each will go … Continue reading

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Eviation unveils prototype electric airplane

An Israeli startup called Eviation Aircraft unveiled its first prototype electric airplane today at the International Paris Air Show, with flight testing planned at Moses Lake in central Washington state. Eviation CEO Omer Bar-Yohay told reporters that his company hopes to win … Continue reading

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Former Boeing exec is out as acting Pentagon chief

President Donald Trump announced in a tweet that former Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan is leaving his post as acting defense secretary, hours after reports about a 1990 domestic dispute involving Shanahan and his ex-wife came to light. Trump didn’t refer … Continue reading

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