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Lessons learned from Einstein’s ‘Genius’

Don’t expect to hear a lot about relativity in the final chapter of Albert Einstein’s life story, as told tonight in the season finale of National Geographic Channel’s “Genius” TV series. But do expect to see a lot about the … Continue reading

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A new record for quantum entanglement

Chinese researchers report that they’ve set a new distance record for quantum teleportation through space, the phenomenon that Albert Einstein once scoffed at as “spooky action at a distance.” The technology isn’t yet ready for prime time, but eventually it … 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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Time-travel novel spawns instant spin-off

Seattle author Neal Stephenson’s newly published science-fiction novel, “The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.,” serves as the launch pad for a newly released literary app as well. The free Bound app, available for iOS with an Android version coming soon, features … Continue reading

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2-D magnet points the way to new devices

For the first time, researchers have discovered magnetism in the two-dimensional realm of monolayers, or materials that consist of a single atomic layer. The material, known as chromium triiodide or CrI3, could play a role in new types of memory … Continue reading

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XPRIZE recruits all-star science fiction team

The non-profit XPRIZE foundation has recruited an all-star lineup of science fiction masters, including Seattle authors, to help create a series of fictional “road maps” for future innovations – and the first project, focusing on air travel, is already waiting in the wings. … Continue reading

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Elon Musk: I’ll dump Trump over climate pact

Tech billionaire Elon Musk says he’ll have no choice but to leave his posts on the White House’s advisory councils if President Donald Trump decides to withdraw from the landmark Paris climate accord. Multiple news reports, attributed to unnamed administration … Continue reading

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