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Elon Musk pushes ahead with his tunnel venture

One of billionaire Elon Musk’s lesser-known ventures is taking the spotlight with word that The Boring Company is looking into digging a rapid-transit tunnel between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. That’s not all: Musk says the company is putting the finishing … Continue reading

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Boeing HorizonX invests in Near Earth Autonomy

Boeing’s venture capital arm, Boeing HorizonX, says it has made a substantial investment in Near Earth Autonomy, a Pittsburgh-based startup that focuses on technologies for autonomous flight. Boeing and Near Earth also announced a partnership to explore future products and applications for … Continue reading

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Tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft in patent spat

A Native American tribe and a small computer company have reportedly sued Amazon and Microsoft, claiming that they’re infringing on patents relating to supercomputer technology. The lawsuits are the latest twists in a relatively new strategy under which companies assign patents to … Continue reading

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WiBotic unveils wireless charging pad for drones

Seattle-based WiBotic today took the wraps off an integrated wireless charging pad for drones, as well as an onboard charger that weighs just 1.6 ounces. The two new products are part of the University of Washington spinout’s strategy to provide a system … Continue reading

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ID authentication scheme uses music as the key

Amazon’s inventors have come up with a computer-based system that makes use musical transformations to authenticate a whole group of users — and block access if anyone strikes a false note. The concept, which is called chained authentication using musical transforms, is … Continue reading

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Robotic skin gets a better sense of touch

The androids in “Blade Runner” sometimes seem more human than humans, but to feel tears in the rain, you need a sense of touch. Now researchers are closing in on just that: robotic skin that feels. Engineers at the University of Washington … Continue reading

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AI2’s search engine gets a biomedical boost

As senior product manager at Seattle’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, or AI2, Hagman played a key role in figuring out how to incorporate documents from PubMed and other biomedical databases in the academic search tool. She drew upon her personal … Continue reading

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