Monthly Archives: October 2019

Quake drill tests Kymeta’s emergency links

When disaster strikes, cellphone connections are among the first things to go by the wayside — so what will emergency responders who rely on that connectivity do? That’s one of the big questions that first responders in Redmond, Wash., addressed … Continue reading

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Hubble features ghostly galaxy for Halloween

Now here’s something really scary for Halloween: Imagine two galaxies slamming into each other and creating a monstrous wraith with ghostly glowing eyes. It’s not that far of a stretch. The Hubble Space Telescope captured just such an image, for … Continue reading

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Scientists track the arms race in your gut

The balance of bacteria in your gut can make the difference between sickness and health — and now scientists report that different species of bacteria share immunity genes to protect themselves against each other’s toxins and maintain their balance of power. In … Continue reading

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OceanGate will go deeper with its next subs

Everett, Wash.-based OceanGate says it’ll build not just one, but two deep-sea submersibles capable of taking crews as far down as 6,000 meters (3.7 miles) beneath the ocean surface, into a zone of perpetual darkness. The vessels will take advantage … Continue reading

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Allen Institute maps out ‘org chart’ for brain

Researchers at Seattle’s Allen Institute say a new and improved map of the mouse brain reveals not only how different regions are connected, but how those connections are ordered in a hierarchical way. They add that the mapping techniques behind their study, … Continue reading

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Pivotal Commware raises $10M as it gets set for 5G

Pivotal Commware, one of several metamaterials startups backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, says it has secured $10 million in convertible-debt financing to help it roll out signal repeater systems for 5G wireless data services. The company, based in Kirkland, … Continue reading

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Virgin Galactic’s stock soars and then levels off

Like the rocket plane it operates, Virgin Galactic’s stock price blasted off on its first day as a publicly traded company, and then glided to a somewhat lower altitude. The company, founded 15 years ago by British billionaire Richard Branson, … Continue reading

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