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Tahoe Citizen Science App

Lake Tahoe Smartphone App Lets Casual Beach-Goers Do Science Research

Researchers at Lake Tahoe are enlisting tourists and other beach-goers to record their observations and photographs on a new smartphone app to help scientists better understand the lake’s environmental conditions.

08/30/2015

A perigee moon, or supermoon, rises behind wind turbines.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Heads Up! There’s A Supermoon Tonight

The moon will look bigger, brighter and fuller Saturday night. That’s because it’s a supermoon.

08/29/2015

A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on July 29, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Twitter Sets Modest Goals To Increase Workforce Diversity

Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees.

08/28/2015

Flexible circuits created by using carbon nanotubes. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Pentagon Grants $75 Million To San Jose Alliance To Innovate ‘Internet Of Things’

The Defense Department has awarded a Silicon Valley group a $75 million grant to establish an institute dedicated to innovation in flexible electronics.

08/28/2015

The Twin Jet Nebula, or PN M2-9, is a striking example of a bipolar planetary nebula. Bipolar planetary nebulae are formed when the central object is not a single star, but a binary system, Studies have shown that the nebula’s size increases with time, and measurements of this rate of increase suggest that the stellar outburst that formed the lobes occurred just 1200 years ago.  (NASA)

Brilliant Butterfly Spotted In Deep Space Nebula Photo

Looking like a butterfly unfolding its wings, this image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the Twin Jet Nebula and its knots of expanding gas in amazing detail.

08/28/2015

Apple Unveils iPhone 6

Apple Schedules September 9 New Product Event At Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Apple has announced plans for a new product event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where the giant tech company is expected to show off new iPhones and other gadgets.

08/27/2015

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Facebook Milestone: 1 Billion People Used Social Network In One Day

Despite the adoption by younger demographics of other social media networks, Facebook usage is showing no sign of tapering off in 2015,

08/27/2015

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Instagram Unveils New Photo Orientation Feature

Instagram found that almost one in five photos posted to the site weren’t in its standard square format

08/27/2015

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Powerful Bay Area Women Are A Force To Be Reckoned With On Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day was celebrated in the Bay Area and across the country Wednesday, marking the 95th anniversary of the 19th amendment which gave women the right to vote.

08/26/2015

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A Cure For Obesity? Scientists Discover Genetic Switch That Turns Off Fat Cells

Imagine being able to flip a switch and suddenly the gene in your body that makes you store fat, suddenly makes you burn it. The result? Weight loss — obesity cured.

08/26/2015