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Scientists, Politicians To Meet At UC Berkeley To Discuss Early Earthquake Warning System

Scientists and politicians planned to meet at UC Berkeley next week for a summit on developing an early earthquake warning system.

08/31/2014

PLOS One Journal:
The GPS unit with its battery pack is inserted into a cavity bored into the top of the rock. The GPS continuously logs its position after a switch is triggered by the stone moving away from a magnet set in the playa. The surface of the playa is frozen in this image, but the ice had melted or was floating when the trail formed. (Image by Mike Hartmann.
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0105948.g004)

Caught On Camera: Mystery Of Death Valley’s ‘Sailing Rocks’ Solved, Mother Nature Is A Fan Of Curling

Using GPS-fitted boulders in the flat, parched desert of Death Valley, and tying in the data to a weather station, researchers with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego have confirmed that rocks weighing hundreds of pounds are pushed along on a thin sheet of ice by light winds, in a sort of natural display of truly Olympic “curling.”

08/29/2014

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STEM Education & Why President Obama Has Made It An Educational Priority

Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.

08/27/2014

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You May Soon Be Able To Charge Your Phone Using A Tattoo

A tattoo developed by researchers at University of California, San Diego and presented this week at a major conference in San Francisco may just be the phone charger of the future.

08/14/2014

(CBS SF)

Calif. Congresswoman Jackie Speier Blasts Science Magazine For ‘Lurid, Sexualized’ Cover Of Transgender Women

Science Magazine is at the helm of a social and political firestorm this month following a cover image used for the July 11 issue which depicts two transgender sex workers with their heads cropped out.

07/28/2014

The NASA Spitzer Space Telescope (Photo credit should read HO/AFP/Getty Images)

StarDate 7/25/2014: Logging Star Clusters In Sagittarius

One of the first items on almost any amateur astronomer’s “to-do” list is completing the Messier marathon — looking at all 110 objects cataloged by Charles Messier. Messier himself began the first marathon 250 years ago.

07/25/2014

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

An EarthCam shoots the progress of the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project. (Photo courtesy of Water System Improvement Program Sunol Valley)

20 Million-Year-Old Fossils Discovered At Fremont Dam Construction Site

Giant teeth from a 40-foot-long shark and portions of what could turn out to be an entire whale skeleton are among the hundreds of fossils being carefully unearthed at a dam construction site in Fremont.

07/07/2014

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StarDate: Moon and Venus— A Brilliant Morning Encounter

Early risers are in for a skywatching treat at first light Tuesday morning — a close pairing of the crescent Moon and the planet Venus. Venus looks like a dazzling star just to the left or upper left of the Moon.

06/23/2014

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StarDate: Summer Solstice— Plotting The Sun’s Motions

Summer arrives tomorrow in the northern hemisphere, as the Sun stands farthest north for the entire year. It’s also the longest day day of the year with 14 hours of daylight in the U.S.

06/20/2014

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