Lakeside Center for Autism uses Microsoft Kinect, a video game system controlled by a player’s body instead of a controller, as a therapy tool for students.
Members of the Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers Club describe the thrill of competing in the annual weigh-in competition at the 2011 Puyallup Fair. The winning pumpkin weighed in at 927 pounds.
With Bumbershoot starting tomorrow, we hosted a live Pre-Bumbershoot show today with Truckasauras and Justin Dreary. The setting is pretty amazing – it’s the old Seattle Times printing presses located in the basement of our newsroom. I love this area and was thrilled to be able to use it for this. Check out Truckasauras and…
French acrobats Delphine Lechifflart and Franck Rabilier perform on their sailboat, La Loupiote, while sailing around the world. They performed in Port Ludlow on Aug. 24 and 25 and will be performing at Elliott Bay Marina on Aug. 27 and Sept. 1.
To compete in the Burien Pie Joust, one had to balance on a bike with a whipped cream pie in one hand, throw that pie at an another cyclist and promise not to dodge oncoming pies. The August 19, 2011 event raised funds for bike racks.
In a fundraiser for the Special Olympics of Washington, participants in the “Over the Edge” event rappelled down 514 feet of the Rainier Tower in downtown Seattle on Saturday, August 13, 2011. The event raised over $233,000.
Inspired by the running of the bulls in Pamplona, a crowd dressed in white clothing with red bandanas and ran down Queen Anne Avenue, chased by “bulls” made out of decorated shopping carts on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
Eleven seniors at Auburn Mountainview High School answer the question “What goals will you have accomplished by the time you’re 30?”
Climate change is affecting Costa Rican coffee production. Cold nights, winds and erratic rainfall are disrupting harvests in some areas, while in others, warmer temperatures allow farmers to harvest coffee at elevations higher than before possible.
Every year, Microsoft Research hosts Techfest to display experimental technologies they are working on to other Microsoft employees in hopes of inspiring practical applications. Here are some of the technologies that were on display.