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$15.1 billion Emirates jet deal boosts Boeing

The Boeing Co. and Emirates Airline wowed the 2017 Dubai Airshow today with a commitment for the purchase of 40 787-10 Dreamliners, valued at $15.1 billion at current list prices. The planes will be delivered starting in 2022, said Sheikh Ahmed … Continue reading

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Round-the-world solar plane lands in California

Two and a half days after setting out from Hawaii, pilot Bertrand Piccard made a picture-postcard arrival in California tonight aboard the fuel-free Solar Impulse 2 airplane. “Thank you for your welcome!” he told well-wishers who gathered at Moffett Airfield in … Continue reading

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BioViva makes progress in anti-aging quest

The way BioViva founder Elizabeth Parrish sees it, biological aging is a disease – and she’s willing to bet her life on a cure. Last fall, the 45-year-old Seattle-area woman underwent an experimental type of gene therapy aimed at addressing some of the big … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking hails gravitational wave find

British physicist Stephen Hawking says the detection of gravitational waves provides a completely new way of looking at the universe, and is at least as important as thedetection of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider. The results reported … Continue reading

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Will driverless cars have their own lanes?

“No human drivers wanted”: That just might be the road sign for the high-speed highway transit lanes of the future, if artificial intelligence and driverless cars turn out the way Microsoft Research’s Eric Horvitz expects. The managing director of Microsoft … Continue reading

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Meteor-less in Seattle? Five Perseid places

The Perseids are traditionally among the most popular meteor showers of the year, and Seattle is traditionally one of the worst places to watch for meteors. Fortunately, the weather and the stars could align for a potentially good show this … Continue reading

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Astronauts eat first grown-in-space salad

Astronauts on the International Space Station ate space-grown lettuce for the first time today — an Oregon-bred variety of “Outredgeous” red romaine that’s perfectly suited for outer space as well as the Pacific Northwest. “Nobody is more surprised that Outredgeous … Continue reading

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