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Amazon reveals lineup for re:MARS tech fest

How do you follow up on Iron Man? The answer for Amazon’s second annual re:MARS conference is to bring the godfather of Baby Yoda to the Vegas stage. Jon Favreau — the actor, writer, director and producer who created “The Mandalorian,” a Star Wars spin-off … Continue reading

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Boeing braces for impact of China’s virus outbreak

LYNNWOOD, Wash. — One of Boeing’s top market analysts says the concerns stirred up by China’s Wuhan coronavirus outbreak will affect airline profitability, passenger air traffic — and the economy as a whole. Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing at … Continue reading

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Univ. of Washington president joins AI2’s board

University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce has joined the board of directors for the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, forging an even closer connection between two of Seattle’s premier research institutions. The addition, which took effect Jan. 1, leverages existing … Continue reading

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Boeing and Navy turn Growler jets into drones

The era of remote-controlled combat jets has come a little closer in the wake of a demonstration staged by Boeing and the Navy to fly two autonomously controlled EA-18G Growlers as uncrewed air systems. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Accion Systems raises $11M for tiny ion engines

Boeing HorizonX Ventures has teamed up with Shasta Ventures to lead an $11 million Series B investment round for Accion Systems, a pioneer in developing miniaturized ion propulsion systems for satellites in space. This isn’t the first time Boeing and Shasta have announced investments … Continue reading

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737 MAX supplier announces 72 layoffs

Senior Aerospace AMT, an Arlington, Wash.-based supplier for the troubled 737 MAX and other Boeing airplanes, says it will lay off 72 employees starting in April. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Researchers halt ‘ineffective’ HIV vaccine trial

A three-year-long clinical trial of an HIV vaccine in South Africa, funded in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and managed by a consortium headquartered at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has been put on hold because … Continue reading

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