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California Adds Monsanto Weed Killer To List Of Cancer-Causing Chem...

California Adds Monsanto Weed Killer To List Of Cancer-Causing Chemicals

July 7
By David Wagner

Some local governments, including the city of Encinitas, have already implemented municipal bans on the weed-killing chemical glyphosate.

Qualcomm Sues Apple Over iPhone Patent Infringement

Qualcomm Sues Apple Over iPhone Patent Infringement

July 6
By City News Service

San Diego-based Qualcomm sued Apple in federal court Thursday and filed a separate complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission, claiming patent infringement regarding iPhones imported into this country.

Judge Rules FTC Antitrust Case Against Qualcomm Can Move Forward

Judge Rules FTC Antitrust Case Against Qualcomm Can Move Forward

June 28
By David Wagner

A federal judge has decided that an antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm can move forward.

Ancient California Indians May Have Been Sickened By Water Bottles

Ancient California Indians May Have Been Sickened By Water Bottles

June 27
By David Wagner

Researchers now think petroleum-coated water bottles fashioned by ancient California Indians may have been a hazard to human health.

Nuclear Expert Slams Edison's San Onofre Nuclear Waste Storage Plan

Nuclear Expert Slams Edison's San Onofre Nuclear Waste Storage Plan

June 27
By Amita Sharma

Environmental expert Tom English calls the plan "ridiculous" and contends it makes the storage site at the shuttered plant vulnerable to terrorism.

UCSD Alum Talks About Becoming The First Person To Sequence DNA In ...

UCSD Alum Talks About Becoming The First Person To Sequence DNA In Space

June 22
By David Wagner

Before she was breaking new ground in low-gravity research, Kate Rubins was earning her bachelor's degree in molecular biology at UC San Diego and doing undergraduate research on HIV at the Salk Institute.

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.