NASA To Study Mysterious 'Magnetic Explosions' Between Earth, Sun That Unleash Dangerous X-RaysEarth 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.
Firefighters Dealing With Spike In Mud Rescues On BayRescue teams on the peninsula are dealing with a spike in the number of people getting stuck on the Bay.
Man Spells Out 'Hire Me' On GPS Running App After Applying To San Francisco CompanyA San Francisco job seeker ran eight miles to show a GPS-based running app company how much he wanted to work for them.
High-Tech Harnesses For Dogs Meant To Improve Bond With HumansScientists 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.
Strongest Magnetic Storm Since September Erupts Over Northern HemisphereA strong geomagnetic storm sparking bright auroras erupted early Wednesday morning over the Northern Hemisphere, according to the Space Weather Prediction Center.
Driver Survives After GPS Leads Him In Front Of Speeding Caltrain In AthertonThe driver of the Toyota Prius had mistakenly made a turn onto the tracks on the direction of his GPS unit.
25 Years After Loma Prieta Earthquake, Numerous Advances Made In Early Warning SystemsIn 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.
'Stalk And Pounce' Hunting Method Of Mountain Lions Dissected By UC Santa Cruz ScientistsScientist 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.
Yosemite Bears Get High-Tech Tracking CollarsOfficials at Yosemite National Park in California say a boost in technology will help them better understand the black bears that live throughout the park.
SF Start-Up Creates Portable Navigation Device To Eliminate Distracted DrivingA Bay Area start-up is offering a way to eliminate distracted driving while enabling access to technology.
49ers Tweak Traffic And Parking Plans For Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium After Open House EventWith open house festivities behind them, the 49ers are making some last-minute alterations to their parking and traffic plans for Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.
MTC Uses High-Tech Traffic Reporting To Decongest Bay Area FreewaysThe Metropolitan Transportation Commission believes that with these traffic reporting technologies, it will be possible to squeeze another 20 percent efficiency out of Bay Area freeways.