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A lot of “hard” work.

A lot of “hard” work.

For the last 200 years, the role of concrete has been set in society. The miracle chemical reaction that binds water, sand, rock, and a dry compound containing limestone can be found in our bridges, buildings, pipes, and highways. Concrete is everywhere. And therein...

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Lighten up on the lithium, will ya?

Lighten up on the lithium, will ya?

Artificial intelligence is having some profound effects on the scientific world these days. Even the most mundane item – batteries – are getting a makeover with AI. Researchers at Microsoft and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), along with a little...

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A real thirst quencher!

A real thirst quencher!

Who would have thought that the standard bearer of keeping cold things cold and hot things hot would become a cultural phenomenon? Yes, we’re talking about the social media darling – Stanley. A Seattle institution, Stanley thermoses have been in the backpacks of...

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69 acres of innovation on horizon.

69 acres of innovation on horizon.

Washington is known the world over as a center for breathtaking innovation. So it should come as no surprise that the University of Washington is breaking ground on a new epicenter of innovation known as Portage Bay Crossing. The new project will expand into the...

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In the market for clean energy?

In the market for clean energy?

Reducing your carbon footprint is easier said than done if you’re a large corporation. Alternative forms of energy aren’t always available, and continually shopping around for clean energy is more of an art than science. That will be changing soon. Seattle startup...

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A billion-dollar idea!

A billion-dollar idea!

Tech may grab all the headlines when it comes to Washington State, but we’re top-notch in life science, too. The recent announcement by biotech giant AstraZeneca that it was purchasing Seatle-based vaccine-like particles researcher Icosavax for $1.1 billion is further...

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Clean and green!

Clean and green!

What started as a crazy idea is becoming a reality, thanks to Atlas Agro and Stemlit Growers. Fertilizer isn’t a sexy topic for the news media when it comes to stories about climate change, but fertilizer production accounts for two percent of the world’s greenhouse...

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Well, that’s a first!

Well, that’s a first!

It turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks, at least when it comes to helping the climate. Originally built in 1962 for the Century 21 Exposition in Seattle, the Washington State Pavilion has undergone many changes over the years, first as the Coliseum and then...

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Charge!

Charge!

The word seems to have gotten out that Moses Lake is the place to be for battery technologies. With two companies – Group 14 Technologies and Sila Nonotechnologies moving quickly into full production of silicon-enhanced materials to help batteries perform better and...

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And we thought paper airplanes were cool…

And we thought paper airplanes were cool…

Even though it is an ancient art, many of us equate folded paper with the boats, planes, hats and fortune tellers we made from our homework assignments. Well, that truly was kid’s play compared to what researchers at the University of Washington are doing with...

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