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Solar-powered Odysseus drone will fly high in 2019

Aurora Flight Sciences, a pioneer in experimental flying vehicles that became a Boeing subsidiary last year, says its solar-powered, high-altitude, long-endurance Odysseus drone will take on its first flight in the spring of 2019. Odysseus has been years in the making, … Continue reading

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What did pilots know about 737 MAX risk?

What did 737 MAX pilots know, and when did they know it? That’s become a subject of debate in the wake of last month’s fatal Lion Air crash in Indonesia and the potential role played by an automatic control system that Boeing … Continue reading

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Boeing issues bulletin in wake of 737 MAX crash

Boeing says it has issued an operations manual bulletin to address concerns about erroneous readings from a sensor that has been implicated in last week’s fatal crash of a Lion Air 737 MAX 8. The jet dove into the Java … Continue reading

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Boeing reports financial pluses (and a few minuses)

Boeing’s third-quarter financial results exceeded expectations, leading the company to raise its outlook for the full year — and leading investors to bid up Boeing’s share price. Adjusted earnings per share amounted to $3.58, which was nearly 4 percent higher than the Zacks … Continue reading

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Why tech titans are leaping into quantum computing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The small world of quantum physics is a big deal on the frontier of computer science. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella rates quantum computing as one of three key technologies that will shape his company’s future, along with artificial intelligence … Continue reading

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Cancer research gets a $500,000 boost in orbit

For the fifth year in a row, Boeing and the International Space Station’s U.S. national laboratory are partnering to pay out up to $500,000 in grants for startup research in orbit. The three projects selected this year through the Boston-based MassChallenge “Technology in … Continue reading

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Boeing steps up focus on computational frontiers

Boeing is raising its profile on computational frontiers ranging from artificial intelligence to quantum communications by setting up a new organization called Disruptive Computing and Networks, or DC&N, to put those technologies to work in aerospace. The new organization will … Continue reading

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