Arlington, Wash.-based Eviation Aircraft added to its multibillion-dollar order book with a letter of intent from Mexico-based Aerus to purchase 30 of its all-electric Alice airplanes. Aerus is scheduled to start regional service later this year, with Monterrey as its regional hub, but it will have to wait several years for Eviation’s nine-passenger commuter planes to be delivered.
Premier Residential CEO Eli Moreno has helped several startups take flight in Western Washington, but his latest venture focuses on flights of a different kind: the continent-spanning treks of Monarch butterflies.
Moreno is priming the pump for a $50,000 prize that’s aimed at encouraging the development of a high-tech system to track the butterflies as they migrate between Canada and his native Mexico.
“A thousand years from now, we want to be able to preserve these butterflies,” Moreno told GeekWire today.
BOSTON – It sounds like a sci-fi tale: Scientists manage to revive strains of microbes that have been trapped inside giant cave crystals for tens of thousands of years, and find out that they seem positively alien.
But this tale is totally real. And although these organisms are so unlike anything else on Earth that they haven’t yet been given a genus or species name, they’re totally terrestrial.
“They’re really showing us what our kind of life can do,” said Penny Boston, director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute.