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Cranberry Producers Strive to Save Water

Cranberry Producers Strive to Save Water

Water is used in every aspect of cranberry production. Wisconsin cranberry producers are using soil temperature monitoring technology to help conserve water.

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Check-ups for Old Trees

Check-ups for Old Trees

A new technology helps determine the health of urban old growth trees.

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Arse Elektronika Sex + Tech Conference Hits SF

Arse Elektronika Sex + Tech Conference Hits SF

If you're interested in learning about the intersection between sex and technology, Arse Elektronika's 5th annual conference is a must.

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GAFFTA Offers Creative Technology Certification for Artists

GAFFTA Offers Creative Technology Certification for Artists

GAFFTA expands the horizons of artists, designer and makers in the Bay Area, offering more classes on creative technology studies.

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Behind-the-Scenes at the Cal Academy Building

Behind-the-Scenes at the Cal Academy Building

Learn about the interesting methods needed to operate a "green" building and it will show you some of what goes on behind the scenes at the Cal Academy.

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Science Hack Day Coming This November

Science Hack Day Coming This November

Science Hack Day brings science hackers and technology enthusiasts together for 48 hours to create awesome projects in the name of science.

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Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf Star at San Jose Electric Car Convention

Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf Star at San Jose Electric Car Convention

After years of stops and starts, electric cars and plug-in hybrids are on the cusp of a new era of mainstream acceptance, starting this year.

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5 out of 9 Justices Recommend Leaving Innocent People in Jail

5 out of 9 Justices Recommend Leaving Innocent People in Jail

In a truly awful decision reminiscent of Gore vs. Bush, the Supreme Court has decided that there should be no federal mandate for genetic testing after someone has been convicted

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Reporter's Notes: High Tech in the Vineyards

Reporter's Notes: High Tech in the Vineyards

Wine making is indeed an art form, but it is increasingly becoming more scientific. I knew growing wine grapes requires a lot of attention to detail — there is the terroir, pests and diseases and all those microclimates. But who would have known, driving down Hwy 29, the main thoroughfare through the Napa Valley, that many of those vineyards are totally wired.

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Housing the Human Computer

Housing the Human Computer

A look into the science of skin. In an article this week in the New York Times, brainpower was correlated with the complexity of nerve synapses. Leading researcher Dr. Grant, who has studied the interconnectedness of neurons, likened this connection to technology; "From the evolutionary perspective, the big brains of vertebrates not only have more […]

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Musings on Communication and Technology

Musings on Communication and Technology

Recently during "girl's day" with my mom – my mom made a comment that made me take a second take about technology. I was texting on my iphone and she tsked under her breath and said; "People don't talk anymore, it's all text this and email that, soon language will be obsolete!" My first instinct […]

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