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NASA-funded fusion rocket could shoot humans to Mars in 30 days

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A research group at the University of Washington, funded by NASA, is about to build a fusion-powered rocket. This rocket, if it can be successfully built, could propel a manned spacecraft to Mars in just 30 days -- compared to NASA's estimate of four years for a Martian round trip...
NASA-funded fusion rocket could shoot humans to Mars in 30 days

Steve Ballmer: Microsoft's Future Is in the Cloud

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Steve Ballmer gave a live webcast today and said that Microsoft is betting its future on the cloud. He illustrated that by saying 70% of Microsoft's 40,000 employees are working on cloud related efforts. By next year, 90% of Microsoft employees will be working on cloud matters. Ballmer spoke at...
Steve Ballmer: Microsoft's Future Is in the Cloud

Card Game Turns You Into a White Hat Hacker

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Black Hat security conference: University of Washington creation gives you vicarious thrills of social engineering, lock picking....
Card Game Turns You Into a White Hat Hacker

Newsmakers 2012: UW president Michael Young shines a light on startups

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Michael Young at the Center for Commercialization. UW photo Are startups in the DNA of the University of Washington? If not right now, they will be once President Michael Young finished his work. Young, who took the helm of the state’s largest research university in July 2011 after a successful...
Newsmakers 2012: UW president Michael Young shines a light on startups

One week after I-5 bridge collapse, UW hosting student steel bridge competition

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Maybe Washington governor Jay Inslee should drop by the University of Washington this weekend for some ideas on how to keep the Skagit Valley bridge sturdy again. Just one week after a bridge spanning the Skagit River collapsed, the UW is hosting a national student steel bridge competition on its campus....
One week after I-5 bridge collapse, UW hosting student steel bridge competition

Study Shows Most Humans Are Willing to Hold Robots Morally Accountable

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Gaius Baltar is not one of them. To prepare for Judgement Day a future that involves communicating with our artificially intelligent friends, psychologists at the University of Washington conducted a study to see what that might look like. In particular, researchers were concerned with whether people would be willing to...
Study Shows Most Humans Are Willing to Hold Robots Morally Accountable
University Reprimands Reporter For Livetweeting Basketball Game

GameKlip: Android meets PS3 with new video game accessory from UW student

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The idea of using a PlayStation 3 controller to play games on an Android device isn’t new. For some gamers it’s superior to using on-screen controls. But a 23-year-old University of Washington student named Ryan French has figured out a way to improve the experience. His product is called the GameKlip,...
GameKlip: Android meets PS3 with new video game accessory from UW student

How MemCachier went from a favor for a friend to cloud ubquity

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A funny thing happened with Amit Levy’s side project in 2011 to build a hosted memcached service — it became a company. Now that company, MemCachier, is striving for omnipresence in the cloud, and extending its reach from the Heroku platform as a service onto a number of PaaS offerings...
How MemCachier went from a favor for a friend to cloud ubquity
Children believe robot nannies have feelings, but shouldn't be paid to work
Decide.com trumps outdated Consumer Reports, study says

University Of Washington's Defense Of Twitter Limits On Journalists More Ridiculous Than The Restrictions Themselves

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Following the story of how the University of Washington reprimanded a reporter for live tweeting a game, the University has been trying to "defend" its ridiculous social media policy. The basic justification is, to put it mildly, bullshit: UW athletic director Scott Woodward was on Dave "Softy" Mahler's radio show...
University Of Washington's Defense Of Twitter Limits On Journalists More Ridiculous Than The Restrictions Themselves

NCAA lifts ban that limited reporters' in-game tweets

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The NCAA has backtracked on a rule that restricted the number of updates reporters were allowed to post to social media during postseason events. A meeting between the NCAA and the Associated Press Sports Editors confirmed that the policy is no longer in effect, and APSE president Gerry Ahern...
NCAA lifts ban that limited reporters' in-game tweets
Metal detectors can count money through magnetic ink

Booting Up: When Computer Geeks Create the Future

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Levchin. (Loic Le Meur.) New Yahoo director Max Levchin, blogging about joining the company’s board: “Yahoo! showed me that computer geeks can start companies that create that future. I’d love to do my part in helping the company that inspired me.” [Max Levchin] Twelve Seattle neighborhoods are getting faster Internet...
Booting Up: When Computer Geeks Create the Future

Should sports reporters be permitted to Tweet every play? Here's what Pac-12 schools have to say about it

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UW athletic director Scott Woodward says the live coverage issue “isn’t a big deal.” Photo courtesy of The UW Daily. By now, you may have heard that the University of Washington athletic department reprimanded a reporter for Tweeting too much during a college basketball game. The decision generated tons of...
Should sports reporters be permitted to Tweet every play? Here's what Pac-12 schools have to say about it

See how this UW football print ad comes to life with your smartphone

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This UW ad in Friday’s paper comes to live with the Aurasma app. Many out there believe print media is doomed, and that no one needs to pick up a newspaper when everything is available for free — well, sometimes — on the Internet. But what about something that...
See how this UW football print ad comes to life with your smartphone
Microsoft silently launches So.cl, its attempt at a social networking site

BeatBio gets $2.5M to for new 'super fuel' that boosts pumping power of heart muscles

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BeatBio, a Seattle life sciences startup led by former Vulcan Capital managing director Michael Kranda and former VieVax CTO Gregory Mahairas, has raised $2.5 million in seed funding from CET Capital Partners, the W Fund and others. The new funds will be used to move the company’s gene therapy product...
BeatBio gets $2.5M to for new 'super fuel' that boosts pumping power of heart muscles

Microsoft’s hit Photosynth app arrives on Windows Phone

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Microsoft’s Photosynth app has been a success on Apple’s iPhone, with more than 7 million downloads and strong ratings from reviewers and users. Today, at long last, the Redmond company released Photosynth for its own Windows Phone operating system. Photosynth lets users take many pictures of a scene from different...
Microsoft’s hit Photosynth app arrives on Windows Phone
Seattle announces its own gigabit Internet service

Contour inks deal to put helmet-mounted cameras in Yamaha motorcycle shops

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Seattle-based Contour has sealed a deal to sell its line of helmet-mounted HD video cameras at Yamaha Motor Corp. dealers across the country, another big retail distribution point for the Seattle company. The news follows a deal last year in which Apple agreed to start carrying Contour’s top-of-the-line video camera....
Contour inks deal to put helmet-mounted cameras in Yamaha motorcycle shops
Tagboard teams up with GoHuskies.com to help aggregate social media

Predicting Twitter popularity is all about probability

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Tweets have the power to decimate markets, but they also have users and companies seeing dollar signs. With huge marketing, political, and social mobilization potential, how can you predict which tweets will get more views, and which retweets will go viral? A new study developed a statistical model that attempts to...
Predicting Twitter popularity is all about probability
UW MCDM program creates new degree focusing on communication within organizations

Startup Spotlight: Like Secret helps you find that special Valentine via Facebook

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Why scour online dating sites for potential matches when your real Valentine might be waiting in your Facebook contacts? That’s the idea behind Like Secret, a 2-month-old startup that’s taking the covers off its online dating service this month. The company was founded by Drew Blaisdell — a 20-year-old who...
Startup Spotlight: Like Secret helps you find that special Valentine via Facebook
Meet The Geniuses Behind Google's Crazy Computerized Glasses

Turning a standard LCD monitor into touchscreen with a $5 wall-mounted sensor

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Researchers at the University of Washington's aptly named Ubiquitous Computing Lab can turn any LCD monitor in your hous into a touchscreen, with nothing more than a $5 sensor that plugs into the wall and some clever software....
Turning a standard LCD monitor into touchscreen with a $5 wall-mounted sensor

Rollergirls test the JoeyBra for KING-5′s Jesse Jones

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News of the JoeyBra has spread quickly around the Internet ever since GeekWire’s Rebecca Lovell broke the news of the undergarment for holding phones and credit cards, unveiled by two University of Washington students at the recent UW Business Plan Competition. But no one has covered the story quite like this before....
Rollergirls test the JoeyBra for KING-5′s Jesse Jones

GeekWire Awards: Vote for Do-Gooder of the Year

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We’re back for another day of voting in the GeekWire Awards, and today’s category is all about the geeks who give back. The Do-Gooder of the Year category — presented by Seattle Children’s Research Institute — is designed to recognize the people who are making the community stronger through philanthropic efforts and...
GeekWire Awards: Vote for Do-Gooder of the Year
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