Science & Technology


Doing nothing isn’t an option to protect your small business from cyberattacks

You cannot read the news today without finding another story of a company besieged by a malware infection: their files...

Don’t forget medicine in the next scientific revolutions

I imagine historians looking back at the decades spanning 1990-2020 will describe those years as the most unimpressive of the...
Courtesy Inline Computer & Communications

Richland laptops find new home in Belize

Inline Computer & Communications in Richland recently donated five laptops to Light of the Valley Baptist School in Belize. The...

Energy Northwest selects a new CEO

Robert “Bob” Schuetz Energy Northwest executive Robert “Bob” Schuetz is the new chief executive officer for...
Caleb Knutzen processes a card transaction using the all-in-one BlockChyp payment terminal at Pasco’s Knutzen’s Meats at 6404 W. Court St. Knutzen’s was the first Tri-City company to adopt Kennewick-based BlockChyp’s blockchain-encrypted payment terminal technology, which enables merchants to process all payment types on one terminal. (Photo by Laura Kostad)

BlockChyp payment terminals adapt alongside Tri-City businesses

A Kennewick tech startup is transforming the way businesses process their payment transactions, even as coronavirus shutdowns and restrictions threatened...
BlessedbyKess, a new Tri-City nonprofit, formed to help young adults relieve stress by exploring 13 virtual realities, including other worlds, above, in interactive virtual reality suites. Terry Brown and Annie Ackerman-Brown established the CHILL program in honor of their late son, Kess. (Courtesy BlessedbyKess)

Faith leads to virtual reality encounters to relieve stress, prevent suicide

Terry Brown and his wife, Annie Ackerman-Brown, didn’t develop a business plan or research how they could best help young...

Will tech-heavy labor force lead to technology economy?

The greater Tri-Cities enjoys a strong technology pulse, but the most readily accessible statistics are scant on the evidence. Brenton-Franklin...
PNNL materials scientist James De Yoreo has been named a distinguished scientist fellow by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science. He is pictured with an array of self-assembling bioengineered proteins generated through his research in collaboration with the University of Washington. (Background image courtesy of the University of Washington, photo courtesy PNNL)

PNNL scientist receives $1M for research as distinguished fellow

A material science pioneer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is one of three to be named a 2020 distinguished...

Working from home is helping to raise the Tri-Cities’ tech profile

The pandemic has altered daily life in many ways, some of which may long outlive the current shutdowns. Technological innovations...
Courtesy PNNL

Battelle donates $1 million to boost STEM education

A $1 million Battelle donation aims to improve STEM education to better prepare the next generation of scientists in the...

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