Tech

A new, safer way to monitor the warming oceans

As the Earth warms with climate change, more than 90 percent of that heat is stored in the ocean, so it’s important for scientists to…

This app tells you if your job listing is sexist

As many progressive pundits were predicting a presidential landslide for Hillary Clinton, Kieran Snyder, cofounder of Seattle-based startup Textio, was seeing a very different picture…

Robots: How long until they run this town?

The possibility that robots might one day run our lives has long been a fantasy and a fear. As a forward-looking tech-obsessed city, it should…

Don’t look now, but they’ve invented self-driving bikes

It’s become abundantly clear that we’re hurtling toward a future in which cars drive themselves. Five or ten years hence, we’ll be able to sit…

Why tech companies aren’t hiring more local grads

It’s no secret that Washington state is home to some of the world’s top tech companies, yet these companies consistently struggle to find local talent.…

Blind love for tech burned us on Election Day

As my father often reminded me, things will certainly get worse before they get better. But better will in fact come, even in the case…

Google’s Northwest data centers will be powered by solar and wind

This story was produced by Northwest Public Radio/ EarthFix. Data centers that house YouTube videos and Gmail messages need power constantly. Google announced Tuesday that…

The new safe sex: How one HIV drug is changing lives

Joanne Stekler still remembers the day a colleague rushed into her office at the Duke University School of Medicine, exclaiming, “Oh, my gosh! Have you…

This tech hub actually fights gentrification

“How might we create fertile ground for the African-American community to grow with the city’s current tech boom?” That’s the question that David Harris posed…

UW, family rewriting neuromuscular research

Physicians and researchers at the UW Medicine Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine have partnered up with a nonprofit foundation in one of the leading…

Seattle company is nation’s friendliest for new mothers

In a recent report tracking paid parental leave policies at the country’s largest employers, four Puget Sound companies were featured – and the national frontrunner is a…

Sewage could power jumbo jets, say local scientists

There are a lot of reasons to feel crappy about America right now — the fact that we just took a yuuge step back on…

Seattle’s tech boom is just getting started

Think we are in a tech boom right now? Just wait. That boom could get a lot louder as the big San Francisco Bay Area…

Just how secure is Seattle’s economy?

Each morning on his way to work at City Hall, city budget director Ben Noble bikes past two under-construction office towers. Both are slated for…

Free annual health clinic at KeyArena offers marathon of medicine

“You can’t do more good in less time than in this place.” That’s what one practitioner said at last year’s Seattle/King County Clinic at Seattle…

Here’s why it’s so hard to predict the weather in the Pacific Northwest

“This is a very dangerous storm,” the warning read in boldface font. At this point local meteorological celeb Cliff Mass’s post is infamous. His descriptors…

“Digital prophet” or con man? Shingy is in Seattle

David “Shingy” Shing is America Online's Digital Prophet (yes that’s his real title) and he’s back in town this week for the Seattle Interactive Conference, where…

STEM programs find sexist culture hard to shake

Candice Natiello still recalls a particular experience she had a couple of years ago, when she was a student at the University of Washington Bothell.…

Can this app boost workers’ scheduling power?

Earlier this month, Seattle became the second U.S. city to pass “Secure Scheduling” legislation, regulating how employers communicate with their employees in order to help make workers’…

Girls who code: How images can help shatter tech’s gender stereotypes

Sex sells, or so the saying goes. So it should come as no surprise that in 2007, the top-selling image for the search term “woman”…

Meet the artist who let a deer loose in a California gangland

Brent Watanabe will be presenting at Crosscut's third Arts Salon, discussing the intersection of art and tech, on Tues., September 20. If you happened to…

Ginny Ruffner’s modern alchemy — from glass art to virtual reality

Ginny Ruffner presented at Crosscut's third Arts Salon, discussing the intersection of art and tech, on Tues., September 20. In the mid-1980s, glass was the…

Tree-planting robots could save Northwest forests

In the summer of 2015, Grant Canary, an entrepreneur with two startups under his belt who was looking for his next venture, was brainstorming ways…