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BlueDot founder previews his innovation factory

Naveen Jain’s Moon Express is well along in its plans for a lunar mission next year, but the Seattle dot-com entrepreneur is also pursuing “moonshots” here on Earth through his BlueDot venture. BlueDot, based in Bellevue, Wash., came into the … Continue reading

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Acoustic imager makes sound visible

Not even the click of a pen or the rustle of a shirt goes undetected by Signal Interface Group’s acoustic imager. But how about a person’s, um, rude noises? “We don’t record those,” the company’s president, Neil Fenichel, says with a … Continue reading

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Low-power Wi-Fi system wins high praise

Computer scientists and engineers from the University of Washington say they’ve figured out a way to generate Wi-Fi transmissions using 10,000 times less power than conventional methods. Not even low-power options such as Bluetooth Low Energy and Zigbee can match the system’s … Continue reading

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Lithium-air battery nirvana comes nearer

A decade from now, we could all be driving low-cost electric cars for hundreds of miles without recharging, thanks to an advance in lithium-air battery technology announced today. Or maybe it’ll be some other lithium-air innovation. Or maybe we’ll see batteries … Continue reading

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Amazon gets two spots on drone task force

The Federal Aviation Administration says the task force charged with drawing up recommendations for registering recreational drones includes two Amazon representatives: Sean Cassidy, a former Alaska Airlines pilot who’s working on the Amazon Prime Air drone venture; and Ben Gielow, who’s … Continue reading

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After Boeing and Ford, Alan Mulally’s a ‘Googler’

Alan Mulally started out designing Boeing jets in 1969, and eventually made his mark as the president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Then he moved on to lead Ford Motor Co.’s revival as president and CEO, inspiring a book titled“American Icon.” Now … Continue reading

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NASA patents are so crazy they just might work

When NASA put out the word this month that it was offering more than 1,200 of its patented technologies to startups for no money down, the spotlight naturally fell on the farthest-out ideas – for example, a collapsible airplane suitable for sending to … Continue reading

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