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iPads For 7th-Graders At Sweetwater School District MIA

iPads For 7th-Graders At Sweetwater School District MIA

June 22
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource and Andrea Lopez-Villafaña / inewsource

Five years after the Sweetwater Union High School District board spent $4.5 million to put iPads in the hands of seventh-graders, nearly all of the Apple tablets are classified as out of inventory, lost or stolen.

San Diego Company Creates Fatty Algae That Could One Day Help Fight...

San Diego Company Creates Fatty Algae That Could One Day Help Fight Climate Change

June 20
By David Wagner

San Diego-based Synthetic Genomics and oil giant Exxon Mobil said they have created a genetically modified strain of algae that takes a step closer toward making renewable, carbon-neutral fuel grown in algae ponds a reality.

Study: A Fully Renewable Energy Grid Is Too Costly For Now

Study: A Fully Renewable Energy Grid Is Too Costly For Now

June 19
By Michael Lipkin

Solar panels, wind farms and hydropower facilities contributed 80 percent of the energy on the largest portion of California’s power grid on May 13, a record for renewable energy sources. But can wind, solar and hydroelectric power sustain an entire electric grid full-time?

San Diego Archaeologists Are Going Underwater For A Deeper Look At ...

San Diego Archaeologists Are Going Underwater For A Deeper Look At Humanity's Past

June 16
By David Wagner

A number of local researchers are launching new efforts in the field of marine archaeology. They want to learn how ancient people adapted to changing coastlines — especially now that humanity faces rising sea levels again.

UC San Diego Researchers Build Batteries For Extremely Cold Weather

UC San Diego Researchers Build Batteries For Extremely Cold Weather

June 15
By Erik Anderson

San Diego researchers have developed a way to build batteries that can function in extremely cold environments.

Strong 2015 El Niño Led To Large-Scale Antarctic Melting, Study Says

Strong 2015 El Niño Led To Large-Scale Antarctic Melting, Study Says

June 15
By City News Service

El Niño events are having a greater influence on ice melting in Antarctica than before, according to researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Juvenile Great White Sharks Return To San Diego For Summer Season

Juvenile Great White Sharks Return To San Diego For Summer Season

June 12
By Susan Murphy

Sightings of dorsal fins piercing the surfline along San Diego’s coastline are common this time of year. The mostly harmless juvenile great white sharks are attracted to the high abundances of fish, stingrays and warming waters.

San Diego Study: This Rare Type Of Cancer Is Being Overdiagnosed

San Diego Study: This Rare Type Of Cancer Is Being Overdiagnosed

June 12
By David Wagner

Appendix cancer is rare, but San Diego researchers are out with a new study suggesting many cases could be overdiagnosed.

Exhibit Features Art Of Climate Change Science

Exhibit Features Art Of Climate Change Science

June 8
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The exhibit, "Weather on Steroids" opens at the San Diego Central Library June 10.

Can Using Antibiotics Be Unethical?

Can Using Antibiotics Be Unethical?

June 7
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Even as San Diego scientists come up with more powerful antibiotics to stave off superbugs, researchers admit those breakthroughs will just delay when antibiotics stop being effective.

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