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Lawson Adit

Cal Scientists Go Underground To Monitor Hayward Fault Heartbeat

With a network of sensors spread across the UC Berkeley campus, scientists are hoping to get a clear picture — and sounds — of the Hayward Fault’s next big move.

04/18/2014

stardate

StarDate 4/18/2014: Changing Skies

As twilight fades away this evening, their skies will be speckled with an amazing richness of twinkling stars. Your StarDate for April 18th is here.

04/18/2014

Marie Wolbach (CBS)

Jefferson Awards: Woman Runs Camp That Primes Girls For Science Careers

Girls explore the outdoors, program robots they built, and analyze fat in French fries. It’s a tiny taste of Tech Trek – a week-long summer camp for under-served eighth grade girls, founded by Marie Wolbach of Palo Alto.

02/26/2014

Leticia Márquez-Magaña, Jefferson Award Winner. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Mentors Next Generation Of Scientists

Latinos, African Americans, and Native Americans make up less than 10-percent of the college graduates working in the fields of science and technology. This week’s Jefferson Award winner is working to change those numbers, and in the process is inspiring a new generation of scientists.

05/29/2013

The Exploratorium at Pier 15 (CBS)

San Francisco’s Exploratorium Opens At New Pier 15 Location

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and excited visitors gathered along San Francisco’s waterfront Wednesday morning for the ringing of an opening bell to announce that the new Exploratorium is up and running.

04/17/2013

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers a keynote during the Facebook f8 Developer Conference at the San Francisco Design Center in San Francisco on September 22, 2011. (Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook CEO’s New Political Group Targets Immigration, Education

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley leaders have formally launched a political group aimed at revamping immigration policy, boosting education and encouraging investment in scientific research.

04/11/2013

(CBS)

Closer Look: Bay Area Research May Help Restore Speech

New research from the Bay Area has raised the possibility that individuals who are paralyzed, or victims of health conditions such as strokes and Lou Gehrig’s disease may be able to speak in the future.

02/01/2012

Tech Report: Study Finds Twitter A Modern-Day Mood Ring

People tend to wake up in a good mood — and they are happiest on weekends.That trend is confirmed by a study of Twitter activity.

09/29/2011

Parker Merrill instructs in the Engineering Academy at Oakland Tech. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Demystifies Physics For Oakland Students

Introducing kids to “what engineers do” has been Parker Merrill’s passion for over 25 years. In 1986, he and a fellow teacher started the Engineering Academy at Oakland Tech.

09/14/2011

DNA. (AP)

Disadvantaged Bay Area Students Get Scientific Research Experience

The summer program allows them to work with scientific and medical teams and mentors to get experience in laboratory and clinical research.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/13/2011

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