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Peek inside TerraPower’s nuclear research lab

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Just a stone’s throw away from Interstate 90’s crush of traffic, a decade-old startup founded by Bill Gates is running tests aimed at building the next generation of nuclear reactors. You’ll find no more than a smidgen of radioactive … Continue reading

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5 big ideas from Microsoft’s original ‘mad scientist’

Do a search on “Nathan Myhrvold” and “mad scientist,” and you’ll get nearly 2,000 hits, including profiles from the likes of The New Yorker, Esquire and Men’s Journal. Myhrvold, however, would probably prefer the title of “polymath”: Over the course of his career, the 60-year-old … Continue reading

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Amazon patents spoilage-sniffing refrigerator

Years after making its application, Amazon has won a patent for a refrigerator that uses cameras and chemical sensors to sniff out spoiled food. But if you’re waiting to get one-day shipping for a fridge that knows your fruit has … Continue reading

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Amazon lays out a way to guide deliveries with AR

Efficient package delivery is one of the keystones of Amazon’s retailing business, and a newly issued patent opens up a new frontier in efficiency: augmented reality. The patent, published today, outlines a scheme for alerting a delivery agent about the best … Continue reading

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Amazon wants to test mobile broadband devices

Amazon is seeking the Federal Communications Commission’s approval for a six-month test of mobile radio devices and networking software – but not at its Seattle home base. The experiment with Citizens Broadband Radio Service, or CBRS, would take place in … Continue reading

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There’s a new twist in Blue Angels’ air show

The sights and sounds of the Blue Angels flying their aerobatic fighter jets through August skies are a Seattle tradition – but this weekend, there are a few new twists. The biggest twist in the Boeing Seafair Air Show takes place … Continue reading

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Voom’s Seattle office redefines working remotely

Add the Airbus subsidiary Voom to the list of tech startups with engineering centers in the Seattle area — and to the list of pioneers in co-located and distributed workplaces. Both of those talking points are highlighted in a blog posting on working remotely, written last … Continue reading

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