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(NASA)

NASA To Study Mysterious ‘Magnetic Explosions’ Between Earth, Sun That Unleash Dangerous X-Rays

Earth and the Sun may be 93 million miles apart, but cosmic explosions between the two celestial spheres occur often and with devastating effects–unleashing waves of radiation and disrupting GPS communications, and it is with this danger in mind that next month, NASA will launch four “Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission” satellites, studying these “magnetic reconnections” and better predicting the consequences of these cosmic phenomena.

02/24/2015

(CBS SF)

Firefighters Dealing With Spike In Mud Rescues On Bay

Rescue teams on the peninsula are dealing with a spike in the number of people getting stuck on the Bay.

02/11/2015

David Miller posted this map of his run after applying to the GPS-based running app Strava in San Francisco. (Source: Imgur)

Man Spells Out ‘Hire Me’ On GPS Running App After Applying To San Francisco Company

A San Francisco job seeker ran eight miles to show a GPS-based running app company how much he wanted to work for them.

02/02/2015

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High-Tech Harnesses For Dogs Meant To Improve Bond With Humans

Scientists at North Carolina State University developed a new communication device for dogs in the form of a hig-tech harness. Don’t worry; our anchor Jeff Bell wasn’t familiar with them either.

01/26/2015

(NOAA)

Strongest Magnetic Storm Since September Erupts Over Northern Hemisphere

A strong geomagnetic storm sparking bright auroras erupted early Wednesday morning over the Northern Hemisphere, according to the Space Weather Prediction Center.

01/07/2015

Wreckage of Caltrain, Prius after crash. (CBS)

Driver Survives After GPS Leads Him In Front Of Speeding Caltrain In Atherton

The driver of the Toyota Prius had mistakenly made a turn onto the tracks on the direction of his GPS unit.

12/18/2014

USGS scientist Keith Knudsen

25 Years After Loma Prieta Earthquake, Numerous Advances Made In Early Warning Systems

In 1989, a gallon of gas was just less than a dollar, the first episode of “The Simpsons” aired on TV, and the first GPS satellites were launched into orbit. Twenty-five years later, GPS is the key to new technology allowing seismologists to warn us when a big quake is about to hit.

10/17/2014

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‘Stalk And Pounce’ Hunting Method Of Mountain Lions Dissected By UC Santa Cruz Scientists

Scientist at the University of California, Santa Cruz say they now know much more about how Mountain Lions stalk, pounce and overpower their prey, thanks to the help of a wildlife tracking collar.

10/02/2014

A black bear scavenges for food at Sequoia National Park in Central California on October 10, 2009. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Yosemite Bears Get High-Tech Tracking Collars

Officials at Yosemite National Park in California say a boost in technology will help them better understand the black bears that live throughout the park.

09/24/2014

(CBS SF)

SF Start-Up Creates Portable Navigation Device To Eliminate Distracted Driving

A Bay Area start-up is offering a way to eliminate distracted driving while enabling access to technology.

08/07/2014

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