Monthly Archives: March 2020

SpaceX provides preview of Starship’s capabilities

SpaceX provided details about the expected capabilities of its fully reusable Starship super-heavy-lift launch system in a payload users guide that was issued online today. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Japanese astronaut joins future Dragon crew

The first non-American to be added to the crew for a SpaceX Dragon flight to the International Space Station is Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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How Microsoft’s bots are fighting the outbreak

To cope with the global coronavirus outbreak, Microsoft is bringing out the bots — and that’s just the beginning. Software developers are also working on software tools to trace the people who came into contact with COVID-19 patients before they … Continue reading

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Free quantum computing for COVID-19 studies

Burnaby, B.C.-based D-Wave Systems says it’s providing free access to its Leap hybrid quantum cloud service to anyone who’s working on responses to the coronavirus outbreak. But wait … there’s more: D-Wave’s partners and customers are providing expertise to help researchers use quantum tools … Continue reading

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Boeing wins contract for more Poseidon planes

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a $1.5 billion production contract for the next 18 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, buoying the company’s defense business. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Researcher pitches a coronavirus doubleheader

An expert on infectious diseases at the University of Washington School of Medicine is involved in not just one, but two studies that are focusing on potential therapies to nip COVID-19 in the bud. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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King County says social distancing slows outbreak

Citing fresh statistics, public health officials today confirmed that social distancing measures “appear to be making a difference in slowing the spread of COVID-19” in Seattle and King County. But in a blog post, they said it’s way too early to … Continue reading

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