January 05, 2018

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  • Paul G Allen
  • Vulcan Inc.
  • Vulcan Aerospace
  • Allen Institute for Brain Science
  • Allen Institute for Cell Science
  • Smart City Challenge
  • Seattle Art Fair
  • Seattle Seahawks

 

Paul G Allen

The Magic Is Back: 5 Best Places You Can Catch This Travel Trend

Forbes

He would rent a large suite and perform for an exclusive audience of no more than 64 guests, and his five weekend performances almost all have sold out, for guests that have included numerous billionaires (Paul Allen, Warren Buffet, Michael Bloomberg), royalty (Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Morocco’s Queen), and countless celebrities.

Cohen dresses the part of the Millionaires’ Magician, in bespoke Saville Row trousers and waistcoat, and his dress code ensures that the audience follows his lead, with jackets for matinees, black tie or cocktail dresses for evening performances…

 

Let’s Wall Off Silicon Valley

National Review

In 1996, a documentary called “Triumph of the Nerds” — the title is a play on the 1984 American comedy film Revenge of the Nerds, which featured fictional fraternity wars and characters with wildly impressive names including Booger, Wormser, and Ogre — gave the world an up-close-and-personal look at the giants of personal computing. Steve Jobs. Steve Wozniak. Bill Gates. Paul Allen. Everyone was there.

The real-life stars of Triumph of the Nerds changed the world forever, perhaps in ways we don’t yet understand. Today in Silicon Valley, decades later, things are still busy, busy, busy — but instead of slowly churning out life-changing innovations painstakingly crafted in garages, many of the area’s latest exports seem, well, rather dicey…

 

Will artificial intelligence end the world as we know it? Why tech’s sharpest minds can’t agree

The Record

U.S. researchers and scientists have no choice but to push forward with AI developments because inaction is not an alternative, says Oren Etzioni, CEO of the Allen Institute for AI, which was started by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

“AI may seem threatening, but hitting the pause button is not realistic,” he says. “China says they want to be an AI leader, and they’re not bothered by privacy issues. (Russian leader Vladimir) Putin has said the same thing. So the global race is on.”…

 

Microsoft Corporation(MSFT)

4- Traders

In the article, editors said, “ABQ, as it’s often called, doesn’t like to brag, so you might only know it as the high-desert setting of ‘Breaking Bad.’ But get it talking, and soon it’ll come out that Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft here in 1975, and that the U.S. Department of Energy’s Sandia National Laboratories calls it home. And later in 2018, in Los Lunas, Facebook is set to open a huge data center that will bring with it more jobs.”

The article goes on to mention that with all the tech development comes the reinvigoration of Central Avenue in Downtown — which was once a shabby stretch of boarded-up warehouses and tagged railroad cars…

 

Dieter Kurtenbach: Four big questions about Jon Gruden and the Raiders

Sacramento Bee

Having Gruden setting a new record would create a ripple effect around the league. You know Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll would be going to Bob Craft and Paul Allen’s offices and demanding raises.

An ownership cut, if it comes to pass, would be a fascinating precedent in coaching contracts…

 

Vulcan Inc.

Aluminum Association: Grows with Two New Member Companies

4-Traders

ARLINGTON, VA – The Aluminum Association announced today the addition of two new member companies – Vulcan Inc. and Lethiguel Inc. Vulcan Inc. joins as a producer member – any firm that makes or fabricates aluminum – and Lethiguel Inc. joins as an associate member – any firm that supplies the industry with goods and services. The new additions bring the association membership total to 115 companies with 55 producers and 60 associates.

‘We are excited to welcome Vulcan Inc. and Lethiguel Inc. as the newest members of the Aluminum Association,’ said Heidi Brock, President & CEO of the Aluminum Association. ‘2017 was a busy and significant year for our industry, and it’s important we continue to bring new voices to the table as we prepare for the opportunities ahead of us in 2018. Both Vulcan and Lethiguel will provide great insight as we continue to represent the full aluminum value chain…

 

Vulcan Aerospace

Here’s the spaceflight stuff we’re most anticipating in 2018

ARS Technica

Other companies are getting closer to spaceflight, too. Virgin Orbit says it will be ready to launch rockets carrying small satellites from its Cosmic Girl aircraft during the first half of this year. This means that after years of waiting, small satellite customers could have not one, but two choices for dedicated rides into space in 2018.

Then there’s Vector Space Systems, which spent 2017 launching prototypes of its Vector-R launch vehicle. The company has also said it is on track for orbital launches in 2018, but Vector appears to be behind Rocket Lab and Virgin at this point. Other small satellite launchers—such as Stratolaunch Systems, Interorbital Systems, and PLD Space—are also working toward launches by the end of this decade…

 

Allen Institute for Brain Science

2018 Neuroscience in Intensive Care International Symposium (NICIS-America) to Focus on Coma and Consciousness

PR Web

The 2018 Neuroscience in Intensive Care International Symposium in America (NICIS-America) is devoted to the theme of coma and consciousness in medicine. Consciousness is an emergent property seen in complex systems.

The study of human consciousness cuts across disciplines and endeavors to include clinical medicine, psychology and the cognitive neurosciences, ethics, literature, and philosophy…

 

Allen Institute for Cell Science

Deep Learning Sharpens Views of Cells and Genes

Scientific American

Cell biologists at the Allen Institute for Cell Science in Seattle, Washington, are using convolutional neural networks to convert flat, grey images of cells captured with light microscopes into 3D images in which some of a cell’s organelles are labeled in color.

The approach eliminates the need to stain cells—a process that requires more time and a sophisticated lab, and can damage the cell…

 

Smart City Challenge

Smart cities expert places Manchester ‘at top of the list

Invest In Manchester

Almost 5,000 miles from home, Chelsea Collier’s passionate interest in smart cities has brought her to Greater Manchester, satisfying a curiosity first stirred at the South by Southwest (SXSW) technology festival in her native Texas.

She didn’t know much about the forward-thinking and industrious city region in the North of England when she met the Manchester contingent at SXSW 2017, but soon came to understand that it is a place that shares many of her own ideas about the way that technology can shape the world around us…

 

Seattle Art Fair

Winter shows at Schneider Museum of Art

Ashland Daily Tidings

Grey and Paulsen emerged onto the Portland art scene from the Portland State University MFA program in the early 2010s, and have since shown variously around the country, most notably at the Seattle Art Fair and at PULSE Miami Beach. The work, according to the pair, operates “in response to the texts we read and to the experience of reading itself, whether on a page, sign, screen, or street.”

It “functions like marginalia” (I would understand this to mean that the work will serve as a pointed and object-specific commentary or comment on a particular aesthetic object or cultural criteria) and based on their existing body of work would appear to include Ed Ruscha-esque monoprints as well as sculptural/installation work that utilizes cement bricks, twine and paper….

 

Seattle Seahawks

Silvi: Losing John Schneider would be big blow to Seahawks success

K5 News

Schneider’s current contract doesn’t have an out clause to Green Bay, but contracts in sports — like records — are made to be broken. Don’t for a minute think Seahawks owner Paul Allen won’t allow Schneider to talk to the Packers about becoming their next GM.

Until Schneider comes out and says he’s staying in Seattle, nothing’s off the table. Pete Carroll said earlier this week he’s “convinced” Schneider isn’t going anywhere…