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Amazon’s drone hive looks like sci-fi movie

If filmmakers ever decide to do a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” with drones instead of birds, they could use Amazon’s concept for a drone-dominated fulfillment center in their set design. The artwork, included in a patent application published … Continue reading

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Tech titans team up on academic search

Microsoft, Google and Baidu may be competitors in the business world, but when it comes to open-access academic resources, they’re all working together – thanks to a collaboration created by Seattle’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. The Open Academic Search working … Continue reading

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Small is big in Boeing’s 20-year plan

EVERETT, Wash. – Boeing’s 20-year outlook for the airplane market is as sunny as ever, even though some analysts worry about a shift from more profitable wide-body jets to smaller, more economical single-aisle jets. The way Boeing sees it, a … Continue reading

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Ooh-la-la! Boeing’s 737 MAX 10 wows Paris

This week’s Paris Air Show started off with a zoom, in the form of Boeing’s launch of the 737 MAX 10 jet  — the longest version of its fuel-efficient single-aisle airplane family. Today’s kickoff of the sales campaign was totally … Continue reading

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Air show teaser shows off Boeing’s ballet

If you like airplanes, you’ll love Boeing’s teaser video for the Paris Air Show, which puts a 787-10 Dreamliner and a 737 MAX 9 jet through a series of moves worthy of a ballet. The video preview has become a … Continue reading

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Pivotal Commware raises $17M for antennas

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Chalk up another score for metamaterials technology: Bellevue-based Pivotal Commware says it’s raised $17 million in Series A funding from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Globalstar’s parent company and other heavy-hitters. The investment will give a boost to … 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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