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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

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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

49ers' Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, July 26, 2014. (photo credit: Andre Torrez)

49ers Tweak Traffic And Parking Plans For Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium After Open House Event

With 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.

07/29/2014

Bay Area traffic jam (Photo by Sarah Rice/Getty Images)

MTC Uses High-Tech Traffic Reporting To Decongest Bay Area Freeways

The 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.

07/25/2014

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Yahoo Uses Crowdsourcing To Teach GPS To Find Scenic Routes

It’s the journey, not the destination that makes road trips memorable, and researchers at Yahoo Labs in Barcelona want to capitalize on that philosophy with a new method for measuring scenic routes to suggest directions.

07/08/2014

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