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NOAA Awards $3M Grant To Scripps Oceanography, Desert Research Inst...

NOAA Awards $3M Grant To Scripps Oceanography, Desert Research Institute

Nov. 2
By City News Service

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and the Desert Research Institute of Reno will split a$3 million, five-year grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve the ability of decision-makers to plan for hazards and extreme events, Scripps announced Thursday.

Monaco's Prince Albert Meets Famed Scripps Oceanographer For A Conv...

Monaco's Prince Albert Meets Famed Scripps Oceanographer For A Conversation On Climate Change

Oct. 26
By City News Service

Prince Albert II of Monaco lauded famed oceanographer Walter Munk Thursday for the centenarian's decades of scientific work and continued studies into issues like climate change.

New KPBS Podcast Introduces 'Rad' San Diego Scientists To The World

New KPBS Podcast Introduces 'Rad' San Diego Scientists To The World

Oct. 25
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

A new KPBS podcast is trying to bridge the connection between San Diego's scientific community and non-scientists. It's called "Rad Scientist," and its host, Margot Wohl, is working towards her Ph.D. in neuroscience at UC San Diego.

Bid To Bring Amazon To San Diego Region Faces Over 200 Competitors

Bid To Bring Amazon To San Diego Region Faces Over 200 Competitors

Oct. 23
By City News Service

The San Diego region's bid for Amazon's second headquarters will face well over 200 competitors from municipalities around North America, the online retailer announced Monday.

Encinitas Farm Teaches Students About Threatened Monarch Butterfly

Encinitas Farm Teaches Students About Threatened Monarch Butterfly

Oct. 19
By Erik Anderson

An Encinitas butterfly farm hosted a group of school children Thursday, hoping to teach the young people about the threatened Monarch butterfly.

Famed San Diego Researcher Walter Munk Welcomes 100th Birthday

Famed San Diego Researcher Walter Munk Welcomes 100th Birthday

Oct. 19
By Erik Anderson

Scripps Institution Oceanography researcher Walter Munk, who turns 100 on Thursday, remembers his long career with a discussion at his La Jolla home.

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?