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Famed Oceanographer To Have Part Of La Jolla Shores Boardwalk Named...

Famed Oceanographer To Have Part Of La Jolla Shores Boardwalk Named In His Honor

Oct. 17
By City News Service

A section of the La Jolla Shores boardwalk, where famed oceanographer Walter Munk performed experiments as far back as the 1940s, will be named in his honor Wednesday.

UC San Diego Computer Scientist Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

UC San Diego Computer Scientist Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

Oct. 11
By City News Service

UC San Diego computer science professor Stefan Savage is among the 24 2017 MacArthur Fellows announced Wednesday, with each slated to receive $625,000 over the next five years to allow them to pursue their own creative, intellectual and professional objectives.

Data Breaches Expose Flaws Of Using Social Security Numbers As Iden...

Data Breaches Expose Flaws Of Using Social Security Numbers As Identifiers

Oct. 10
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Alternatives to social security cards include biometrics, such as fingerprints, iris scans and palm prints, and blockchain technology, which uses encryption to create a digital signature. But a San Diego privacy expert said there are flaws with both options.

Science Ethics Center Reaches Milestone

Science Ethics Center Reaches Milestone

Oct. 4
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The questions raised by scientific research can be explosive. Should we edit our children’s genes? What safeguards should we put in place for artificial intelligence? How should the public be informed about clinical trials?

Malware Attacks San Ysidro School District, Demands $19K Ransom

Malware Attacks San Ysidro School District, Demands $19K Ransom

Sept. 29
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

Malware-infected computers at a local school district this month, deleting emails and forcing the district to temporarily shut down part of its systems.

San Diego's Driverless Car Tests Get People Thinking

San Diego's Driverless Car Tests Get People Thinking

Sept. 28
By Tom Fudge

San Diego County and Chula Vista prepare to become a testing grounds for automated vehicles. Meanwhile, academics and urban planners try to imagine a world where cars drive themselves.

After 66 Million Years, Creature Wins State Dinosaur Honor

After 66 Million Years, Creature Wins State Dinosaur Honor

Sept. 26
By Associated Press

It took about 66 million years, but a duck-billed creature has finally won recognition as California's state dinosaur.

UC San Diego Researchers Discover Clues On What Causes Diseases Lik...

UC San Diego Researchers Discover Clues On What Causes Diseases Like Leukemia

Sept. 21
By City News Service

Previously overlooked sections of human DNA could be the key to breakdowns in the immune system that lead to diseases like leukemia and lymphoma, researchers at UC San Diego announced Thursday.

San Diego Study: California Kids With An Autistic Older Sibling Are...

San Diego Study: California Kids With An Autistic Older Sibling Are Less Likely To Be Vaccinated

Sept. 14
By David Wagner

Only 83 percent of infants with an autistic older sibling are vaccinated, compared with 97 percent of infants in general.

San Diego Researchers Estimate Damage From 'Big One' Along Rose Can...

San Diego Researchers Estimate Damage From 'Big One' Along Rose Canyon Fault

Sept. 14
By David Wagner

It may not have the name recognition of the San Andreas fault, but San Diego's Rose Canyon fault is still capable of inflicting heavy damage, according to a new assessment by local researchers.

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