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An electrifying new way to fly.

Geekwire has reported that Zunum Aero has started construction of the prototype for the new electric motor that will power the Zunum Aero, slated to be flown for the first time next year. The revolutionary new aircraft is being developed by the company in the hopes of...

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New Everett airport terminal offers a departure.

Business travelers in the northern part of Washington will be getting a real treat later this year. Three airlines have announced daily flights from the new passenger terminal being built in Everett. Alaska, United and Southwest have all announced they will provide...

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Seattle gets a big hygge.

When it comes to being hygge, the number crunchers at Sperlings.com have spoken. The greater Seattle area captured #1 honors in the nation, dusting every other major city in four main categories - cozy weather, hygge pastimes, hygge venues and homes with fireplaces....

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New virtual reality lab opens at UW.

A $6 million infusion of capital from Facebook, Google and Huawei has allowed the University of Washington to open a new virtual reality and augmented reality research hub. The UW Reality Hub is one of the first of its kind at a major university and is housed in the...

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Blue Origin buys more land to expand.

Washington's commercial space cluster keeps growing by leaps and bounds. The latest announcement comes from Blue Origin, which purchased 31 acres of property near their current world headquarters in Kent, Washington for expansion. The four parcels sold for $14 million...

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Governor Inslee forms new aircraft council.

Governor Inslee has formed a new Choose Washington NMA Council (a great name, BTW) to show Boeing why they should build their new middle-of-the-market plane in Washington State.  The council hopes to show Boeing that building the new plane in Washington makes the best...

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The nuts and bolts of fighting rust.

A revolution in materials along side advances in manufacturing techniques is creating an industry sector focused on higher performance, increased safety and lower costs. Washington State businesses like Seattle-based Modumetal are on the leading edge of redefining...

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93% of all jobs? Well, technically!

Looking at all the construction cranes dotting the skyline, it's hard not to notice that there's a technology boom going on in Seattle right now. But a new report by the real estate firm CBRE confirms it, noting that an astonishing 93% of all downtown office jobs in...

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New CLT plant in Spokane Valley to break ground.

Katerra is breaking ground on a new plant in Spokane Valley that will soon be turning out cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glulam, materials that can be used to replace concrete and steel in high-rise buildings. The 250,000 square foot factory will eventually employ...

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