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Robots are readied to study Antarctic ice shelves

Researchers from the University of Washington and Columbia University are getting ready for an unprecedented months-long campaign to study Antarctica’s ice shelves from the ocean below, with backing from billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen. The results are expected to lead to … Continue reading

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Biomedical labs get $10 million boosts

The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen to speed the pace of biomedical breakthroughs, is adding two more research centers to its lineup – including one at the University of Washington. Each of the Allen Discovery … Continue reading

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Allen Frontiers Group boosts biomedicine

Epigenetics, aging and microbial evolution: Those are the latest words in biomedical research for the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, backed up with $7.5 million in awards for five teams of scientists. Each of the teams will receive $1.5 million … Continue reading

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Stratolaunch airplane emerges from its lair

Six years after Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen started up Stratolaunch Systems, the billionaire’s air-launch venture brought its humongous twin-fuselage airplane out in the open for the first time today. “Stratolaunch came out of the hangar for fuel testing,” Allen said … Continue reading

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Paul Allen rebrands his airplane showcase

Cross Seattle billionaire Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection off your list of local attractions, and put a new name in its place: the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum. The rebranding, announced on March 24, will be followed by an expansion … Continue reading

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$50 million gift boosts UW computer science

There’s no question that an extra $50 million will raise the University of Washington’s profile in computer science and engineering – but how high can it rise? How worried should MIT and Carnegie Mellon University be? Here’s the message from Ed … Continue reading

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Paul Allen sees a ‘golden age’ in tech

By Todd Bishop and Alan Boyle If Paul Allen were just starting out in computer science today, he might not know where to start. Robotics, artificial intelligence, computer vision, augmented reality, biological systems — the list of topics that fascinate him is practically … Continue reading

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