Engineering

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For The Love Of Science

The school year has begun, and Debra Palmer’s fifth-grade class is learning the usual subjects. There’s some math, some English – and of course, the kids will also design their own underwater robots.

09/22/2014

Workers walk on the eastern span of the newly constructed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on July 12, 2013 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Senate Report Finds Caltrans Silenced Critics Of Bay Bridge Construction

A Senate report finds senior officials overseeing construction of the $6.5 billion eastern span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge deliberately brushed off concerns about flawed work and there was a pattern of secrecy on the project.

07/31/2014

9/2010 -- NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Expedition 24 flight engineer, looks through a window in the Cupola of the International Space Station. A blue and white part of Earth and the blackness of space are visible through the windows. The image was a self-portrait using natural light. (NASA'Tracy Dyson)

Alameda Non-Profit Gets $900K Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Grant For Women

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, announced Thursday a federal grant of nearly $900,000 for an Alameda-based organization that helps to close the gender gap for women and girls in male-dominated careers.

07/19/2014

The Yahoo logo is seen on a sign outside of the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Yahoo Female Executive Sued By Ex-Employee For Sexual Harassment

Yahoo and a high-level female executive are being sued by a woman who claims sexual harassment and wrongful termination.

07/14/2014

A sign stands outside of a McDonald's restaurant February 9, 2009 in San Francisco, California. Fast food chain restaurant McDonald's reported a 7.1 percent increase in same store sales for January as people look towards cheaper food alternatives in the weakening economy. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

McDonald’s Opens Up Mid-Market San Francisco Office To Lure Tech-Savvy Talent

McDonald’s is opening up a new location along San Francisco’s Market Street, but not to take your order. Instead, the fast food chain will use the space to recruit the best talent to boost its digital presence.

06/17/2014

Break in the Span

Take A Look – The Old Bay Bridge Now Has A Gap As Demolition Continues

The old eastern span of the Bay Bridge is coming down and here’s a picture of its new, gap-tooth smile.

04/11/2014

Bay Bridge Opens

New Bay Bridge Eastern Span Opens After Low-Key Afternoon Ceremony

At long last, the new, $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened to traffic Monday evening.

09/02/2013

A view of the roadway on the new Bay Bridge eastern span. (CBS)

Bay Bridge’s New Eastern Span Safer In Earthquake Than Old Bridge, Say Engineers

Engineers say the new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge would be able to handle a large earthquake much better than its aging counterpart which was damaged by the Loma Prieta temblor in 1989.

06/07/2013

Members of the media inspect the new Bay Bridge Eastern Span following the "load transfer" process (KCBS)

Caltrans, MTC Weigh Risks Of Delay In Opening Bay Bridge

Caltrans and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission officials must consider the risks in deciding whether to delay the scheduled Labor Day weekend opening of the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

05/26/2013

A service tunnel inside the new Bay Bridge. (CBS)

Hidden Tunnel Reveals Engineering Secrets Of The New Bay Bridge

The self-anchored suspension tower may be what makes the new Bay Bridge tower iconic, but a hidden aspect of the structure actually acts as the nerve center of the new eastern span. The hollow center of the new Bay Bridge is essentially a corridor that runs 1.7 miles from the middle of the bay all the way to Oakland.

02/27/2013

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