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Sounders’ soccer crowd sets off ‘fan quakes’

Can Seattle Sounders fans match the Seahawks’ “Beast Quakes” when it comes to making the earth move? Seismologists from the University of Washington and the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network conducted their first experiment to address that question. Based on today’s results from … Continue reading

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Moon questions earn sports star a NASA invite

One way to get an tour of Johnson Space Center’s high-security Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility is to question whether people landed on the moon at all. At least that strategy works if you’re an NBA basketball star like Golden State Warriors point … Continue reading

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AI experts turn soccer videos into ‘holograms’

Computer scientists have trained a neural network to transform the action from pre-recorded videos of soccer games into immersive augmented-reality “holograms” you can shrink down onto a tabletop. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Basketball star Chris Bosh geeks out over Mars

While retired NBA All-Star basketball player Chris Bosh plans his next career moves, he and his wife Adrienne are taking a time out to witness the launch of NASA’s Mars InSight lander from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Based on their tweets, … Continue reading

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NFL football trumps the shutdown

When it comes to the U.S. military, football trumps the government shutdown, even without Boeing’s help. The American Forces Network essentially went off the air once this weekend’s shutdown took effect, which suggested that it wouldn’t be airing NFL football playoffs for … Continue reading

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Thunderboats get a 21st-century makeover

The roar of this weekend’s Seafair hydroplane races on Lake Washington reawakens a six-decade-old Seattle tradition – but it also heralds changes for a sport that’s been compared to NASCAR on water. Seattle has been a hot spot for hydros since 1950, when a … Continue reading

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British astronaut breaks space marathon record

It’s amazing that British astronaut Tim Peake just broke the record for a space marathon, but it’s almost as amazing that there was a record to break. “The run went better than expected,” Peake wrote today in a blog post … Continue reading

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