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SpaceX sets Hyperloop II contest for August

SpaceX’s second Hyperloop competition for student-led teams is coming up in August, with the University of Washington’s crew listed among two dozen contestants. Hyperloop Pod Competition II, set for Aug. 25-27 at SpaceX’s test track in Hawthorne, Calif., follows up on … Continue reading

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Elon Musk sets timetable for Tesla trucks

Getting the Tesla Model 3 electric car on the road clearly isn’t enough to occupy Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX: Today he tweeted the time frame for unveiling Tesla’s autonomous, all-electric Semi truck and a smaller … Continue reading

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Boeing’s 737 MAX 9 jet makes first flight

The newest sibling in Boeing’s 737 family, the MAX 9, made its first flight today from the company’s assembly plant in Renton, Wash. – 75 years after the Renton plant opened and 50 years after the first 737 took off. … Continue reading

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Video arcades are back, with virtual reality

Remember the days when arcades were the places where kids could play the coolest video games? No? Well, now you can get in on that experience, this time with immersive virtual reality adventures instead of Frogger and Pac-Man. Portal, at … Continue reading

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Amazon plays role in space video milestone

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson stars in the highest-resolution video ever broadcast live from the International Space Station, bur Amazon Web Services plays a supporting role. The 4K ultra-high-definition live stream, set to start at 10:30 a.m. PT (1:30 p.m. ET) April … Continue reading

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LaserMotive stealthily raises $1.5 million

LaserMotive, a stealthy pioneer in laser-based power transmission that’s based in Kent, Wash., has raised more than $1.5 million in an equity offering, according to documents filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Investments totaling $1,515,733 have been registered … Continue reading

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Hyperlapse video shows off UW campus

What is hyperlapse? Like the bullet-time realm of “The Matrix,” hyperlapse videos provide an unorthodox perspective on time and space – and you can see the result in a two-minute clip created by the University of Washington’s Charles Johnson. The technique captures time-lapse … Continue reading

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