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We’re #1, technically speaking.

We’re #1, technically speaking.

Silicon Valley likes to live off its reputation for being the center of the Tech Universe, but the numbers no longer say that’s so. It turns out that Seattle, at least when you comb through the data, is #1 when it comes to tech talent. Seattle’s population has...

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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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AI? It’s a no-brainer.

AI? It’s a no-brainer.

Washington is known the world over for its tech industry. Some 18,000 businesses – from industry juggernauts Amazon and Microsoft – to small two-person startups are located around the state. But when it comes to getting some love from the media for its infinite...

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This food will give us gas.

This food will give us gas.

A new facility in southwest Washington is going to have an awfully big appetite. The new 66,000-square-foot facility being developed by Divert will be able to take up to 100,000 tons of discarded and unsellable food waste from grocery stores and turn it into renewable...

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And the eyes have it!

And the eyes have it!

Baked, boiled, fried, browned or totted, the world loves its potatoes. So much so that a Central Washington hamlet, Othello, can rightly claim its place as the center of the potato world, processing 1.5 billion pounds of spuds every year. That’s 15% of total North...

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More lab space arrives.

More lab space arrives.

Traditional office space may be readily available post-pandemic, but lab space, well, that’s another subject entirely. As Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood continues to become “life science central,” new office and lab space is a welcomed addition. Most...

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A boatload of possibilities.

A boatload of possibilities.

What do you do with a 109-year-old ship supply building taking up space in a bustling urban port? If you’re the Port of Seattle, you turn it into an incubator to spur new ideas in the maritime industry, from sustainable fisheries to new generations of electrified...

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Absolutely electrifying!

Absolutely electrifying!

Washington is well on its way to a carbon-neutral future. With significant investments in clean energy production, a commitment to an electrified transportation grid and sustainable aviation, the state is closing in on its aggressive and meaningful climate goals. This...

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Twelve breaks new ground.

Twelve breaks new ground.

On a scale from 1 to 10, it’s safe to say that the new sustainable aviation fuel plant in Moses Lake is a solid Twelve. Twelve broke ground on the new plant, which is being constructed on the site of a former sugar beet mill. The groundbreaking came shortly after the...

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Marvel-ous news!

Marvel-ous news!

It’s no secret that Washington State has long been a hotbed for video game design. Some of the best games have come out of Seattle studios, and its industry leadership continues with the announcement that Electronic Arts (EA) has opened a new studio, Cliffhanger...

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Closing the climate loop.

Closing the climate loop.

Mealworms may not seem like a very sexy business to get into, or for a rural community like Cashmere to get excited about. But there are plenty of reasons for excitement, in part because Beta Hatch’s forward-thinking promises to create new jobs while using a...

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Humpty Dumpty need not apply.

Humpty Dumpty need not apply.

Every day, tens of thousands of packages appear almost by magic on doorsteps around the world. If Amazon has done its job well, everything arrives undamaged and in one piece. It’s nothing short of a miracle. So one would think. But it is actually science. Somewhere in...

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