Feature

Stranger Genes: How Seattle Scientists Are Advancing Gene Editing

Researchers are getting closer to figuring out the ultimate medical solution to incurable diseases—changing genetic code itself.

07/17/2018 By Hayat Norimine Photography by Ian Bates

Explainer

Meet CBD, THC’s Non-Psychotropic Sibling

The cannabis extract is creating lots of buzz, but is the science there to back it up?

07/17/2018 By Stefan Milne

Diminutive Drones

The University of Washington’s Wireless Robotic Insect Takes Flight

For the first time, a robo-insect flies without a tether.

07/17/2018 By Rosin Saez

Domo Arigato, Mr. Robata

Robots Now Work at a Capitol Hill Restaurant

Junkichi Robata Izakaya is the second Seattle restaurant to employ AI-powered Sota robots.

06/19/2018 By Stefan Milne

Autos & Androids

Is the Puget Sound Region Ready for Driverless Cars?

"Your robot taxi will arrive soon."

05/22/2018 By Madeline Ostrander

Down the Hatch, Dudes

Male Oral Contraception Could Soon Be a Thing, According to the UW

A University of Washington endocrinologist says a men's version of The Pill is nigh.

04/23/2018 By Rosin Saez

Explainer

Why the Hanford Nuclear Cleanup Is Still Happening 73 Years Later

And what the project stands to lose thanks to budget cuts.

03/27/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Algorithm Nation

Artificial Intelligence Can Be Just as Biased as Humans

A growing group of data scientists is grappling with what’s fair—and how to fix it.

01/25/2018 By Ciara O'Rourke

Explainer

Get Real-Time Advice on Your Run with Sensoria's Smart Shoe

Want to run faster and farther? Maybe this Redmond company can help.

12/19/2017 By Ciara O'Rourke

Doors Wide Shut

Amazon Key Literally Lets Delivery Drivers Come Right Into Your Home

What do we risk when the door’s always open?

12/19/2017 By Allison Williams

Black Hole Fun

How Nobel-Winning LIGO Lab Detects Gravitational Waves

The LIGO Hanford facility was part of a breakthrough discovery that won the Nobel Prize in October after scientists “heard” ­ripples in space-time. This isn’t science fiction, though—it’s a cosmic thriller.

11/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Health Coding

A New Smartphone App Spots Signs of Cancer With a Snapshot

Promising smartphone app BiliScreen is using selfies for science.

10/17/2017 By Rosin Saez

Habitat

How to Make Your Home Smarter

Save time, energy, and your bank account with a few tech purchases—or go big and automate everything.

09/21/2017 By Darren Davis

A Greener Footprint

How Tesla STEM High School Defied Trump’s Paris Climate Accord Decision

If he wouldn’t reduce carbon emissions, they would.

09/20/2017 By Ciara O'Rourke

Fecal Matters

Meet Tucker, the Ultimate Orca Poop–Detection Dog

In a new study, orca pregnancy failures are up, salmon stocks are down, and fecal samples are in—thanks in part to a black Lab on dung duty.

08/22/2017 By Rosin Saez

Tech Me Out to the Ballgame

In Which We Test Out the New Amazon Echo System at Safeco Field

"Sorry, I didn't get that."

07/14/2017 By Darren Davis

Swimming Against the Current

Seattle's New Seawall Uses Technology That Could Rescue Salmon

In a time of broken international emission agreements and losing climate change battles, Seattle sets out to be the model for cities living on shorelines—one struggling salmon at a time.

07/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Elements of Style

In Seattle, Fashion Is Getting the Tech Treatment

Fiber technology, sizing algorithms, and bags with built-in chargers...this city's style is engineered.

04/20/2017 By Rosin Saez

Explainer

Boeing Will Send Its Starliner Crew to Space in Style

The shuttle’s astronauts are going to be decked out in a bold new take on the classic space suit.

03/20/2017 By Cassandra Calderon

Tech

Subpoenaing Siri

Why your electronic personal assistant has the right to remain silent.

03/01/2017 By Matthew Halverson