Tech

At UW, computer science & nuclear history spar

Back in 2008, a group of University of Washington students and preservationists rose up to oppose the demolition of the More Hall Annex on the…

Frank Gehry to design Facebook’s new Seattle office

Paul Carduner, site lead of Facebook's Seattle office, confirmed Wednesday they will move from their current offices in Denny triangle to a larger space off Dexter…

Meet the company making math addictive

"You don’t feel like 'I'm finished' but 'I want to learn more,'" says Zoran Popovic, the Director of the University of Washington Center for Game…

Can mushrooms save the honeybee?

Paul Stamets has had a life-long love affair with mushrooms, one that goes well beyond their culinary and psychedelic qualities. Wearing his signature hat — made…

The rise of the apple picking robots

Three out of five apples in the United States come from Washington. That’s 10-12 billion apples if you’re doing the math – enough to wrap…

Tax breaks could be tied to higher pay for some aerospace workers

Labor liked the bill because it would boost wages for some workers.  Small aerospace firms said it would kill their tax breaks. But the key…

Prospects for statewide $12 minimum wage may be improving

Several supporters of an increase in Washington's minimum wage made a show of playing "bingo" Monday during a House Labor Committee hearing on the proposal.…

State vs. spying: Bill aims to limit drones’ information gathering

A bill to regulate the gathering of information by private drone aircraft is poised for a takeoff in the Washington House. The legislation introduced by…

Biking app’s data may let city design safer paths downtown

When the Seattle Department of Transportation plans the coming downtown network of protected bike lanes this year, it will do so with a new tool…

Legislators look at bridging gender pay gap

Jean Godden used to be one of six columnists for the now-closed Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper. The other five were men. Then, Godden, who is now…

Energy’s Holy Grail? You can find it at Redmond’s Helion Energy

The glass ampule of water is the length of your little finger, only narrower. That single gram of deuterium-laced water has the potential to create…

Foreign investment key to NW growth

Look for strong job growth, construction and strong local industries to help the Seattle area economy perform better than the rest of the country this…

Politics of minimum wage, sick leave have some surprises

Bills to create a $12 per hour minimum wage and mandatory sick leave for most workers are in motion in the Washington House and Senate.…

Urbanspoon’s $60 million next course

You get the distinct impression that Ethan Lowry would look at his creation, Urbanspoon, and be pleased. After all, he founded the company back in…

Why to brace for a wild ride in the NW economy

Consumers save millions because of lower gas prices — the stock market craters. Then maybe things are not so bad and the market rebounds with…