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Monthly Archives: January 2020
The newly minted U.S. Space Force unveiled its uniform on Jan. 17 — and defended its fashion statement against Twitter criticism that the camouflage color scheme should have been more spacey. Get the news brief on GeekWire.
SpaceX and NASA are planning a dress rehearsal for something they hope will never happen: a catastrophic failure at virtually the worst time in the launch of a crewed mission to the International Space Station. Fortunately, the closest things to … Continue reading
If the sun throws out a radiation blast of satellite-killing proportions someday, Amazon Web Services may well play a role in heading off a technological doomsday. That’s the upshot of a project that has NASA working with AWS Professional Services … Continue reading
The University of Washington and Microsoft will take part in a federally funded effort to develop data storage techniques using synthetic DNA. Get the news brief on GeekWire.
Seattle’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence is kicking things up more than a notch for AI startups with a $10 million pre-seed fund for its incubator program. The AI2 Incubator’s fund is backed by some of the nation’s top venture capital institutions, such as Seattle’s Madrona … Continue reading
By Alan Boyle, Taylor Soper and Todd Bishop Apple has acquired Xnor.ai, a Seattle startup specializing in low-power, edge-based artificial intelligence tools, sources with knowledge of the deal told GeekWire. The acquisition echoes Apple’s high-profile purchase of Seattle AI startup Turi … Continue reading
Amid its 737 MAX crisis, Boeing Commercial Airplanes is reporting a negative number for net orders in 2019, meaning that it booked more cancellations than new orders over the course of the past year. Get the news brief on GeekWire.