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Tethers Unlimited lays off 20 percent of staff

Bothell, Wash.-based Tethers Unlimited Inc. has laid off about 20 percent of its workforce due to a cash crunch brought on by the partial government shutdown, the company’s CEO says. Tethers Unlimited snared an impressive lineup of contracts from NASA and the … Continue reading

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Government shutdown puts a damper on science

It’s been called the “Super Bowl of Astronomy,” but when the American Astronomical Society’s winter meeting plays out in Seattle this week, some of the stars won’t be taking the field. The AAS meeting is just one of the scientific endeavors diminished by the … Continue reading

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After 2-year gap, White House has a science chief

Nearly two years after taking office, President Donald Trump now has a Senate-confirmed science adviser: Kelvin Droegemeier, a meteorologist from the University of Oklahoma who’s gotten good reviews from climate advocates as well as climate deniers. Trump chose Droegemeier to head … Continue reading

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Trump authorizes revival of U.S. Space Command

President Donald Trump today authorized the Pentagon to set up the U.S. Space Command as its own combatant command, in preparation for creating a Space Force as a separate branch of the military. The authorization for the Space Command came in … Continue reading

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White House officials size up tech transformation

In the wake of Nov. 6’s power-shifting midterm elections, the White House plans to stay the course in tech policy and may even work with Democrats on beefing up the nation’s broadband infrastructure, a trio of Trump administration officials said … Continue reading

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Battleground shifts in fight over fake news

Facebook and Twitter have been cracking down on political disinformation during the current election cycle, but there are signs that the fight against fake news has spread to new battlefields, ranging from LinkedIn to text messages. In Washington state, the Air … Continue reading

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Seattle space leaders link up with lawmakers

REDMOND, Wash. — One of Congress’ leading Democrats, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, met with leaders of the Seattle area’s space community today to make a pitch for his “Make It in America” campaign. They pitched back with an idea of their own: … Continue reading

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