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Pacific Hyperloop touts Seattle-Portland link

A fledgling venture called Pacific Hyperloop is kicking off its effort to win support for a high-speed transit link between Seattle and Portland, using the Hyperloop system envisioned by SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk. The plan calls for creating a network … Continue reading

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How smart cities are leading the charge

The political landscape may be shifting in Washington, D.C., but when it comes to building the high-tech infrastructure for data and transportation, urban planners are thinking globally and acting locally. That message came through loud and clear at “Connecting Cities, … Continue reading

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Boeing 737 MAX 9 rollout brightens the day

The skies may have been gray at Boeing’s Renton final assembly plant today, but the mood was sunny – thanks to the rollout of Boeing’s first 737 MAX 9 jet. The photo op for employees is one of the rituals for … Continue reading

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How robots and humans get along at Boeing

Automation isn’t just a job for the robots: It takes flesh-and-blood workers to make robotic manufacturing work, as shown in a new video about the machines that set fasteners on Boeing’s 777 jets. Boeing’s Fuselage Automated Upright Build, or FAUB, works with … Continue reading

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Tesla says it’s on track to make Model 3 cars

Tesla says it’s “on track” to start producing its mass-market Model 3 electric vehicles in July, and plans to build 5,000 of the cars per week by the end of the year. The company, which reported financial results for 2016’s … Continue reading

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Get a sneak peek at Boeing’s 737 MAX 9 jet

RENTON, Wash. – One year after Boeing’s super-fuel-efficient 737 MAX 8 jet made its aerial debut, its bigger sibling – the MAX 9 – is just weeks away from its rollout. The 737 MAX 9 nearly 9 feet longer and should be able … Continue reading

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Ford invests in Argo AI for self-driving cars

Ford Motor Co. says it’s investing $1 billion over the next five years in a Pittsburgh startup called Argo AI to develop the virtual-driver system for Ford’s autonomous vehicles. Argo AI was founded only a few weeks ago by CEO Bryan Salesky, … Continue reading

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