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Uber Moves Self-Driving Cars From California To Arizona

Uber Moves Self-Driving Cars From California To Arizona

Dec. 23
By Associated Press

A fleet of self-driving Uber cars left for Arizona on Thursday after they were banned from California roads over safety concerns.

California Puts Brakes On Uber's Self-Driving Car Rollout

California Puts Brakes On Uber's Self-Driving Car Rollout

Dec. 22
By Associated Press

California has put the brakes on Uber's weeklong experiment with using self-driving cars on the streets of San Francisco.

Regulation Of Stem Cell Treatments Uncertain In Era Of Political Ch...

Regulation Of Stem Cell Treatments Uncertain In Era Of Political Change

Dec. 21
By David Wagner

As Trump prepares to take office, experts say it's unclear whether the FDA will push forward with proposed regulations of unproven and expensive stem cell treatments.

Salk Researchers Work Toward Growing More Realistic 3D Mini-Brains

Salk Researchers Work Toward Growing More Realistic 3D Mini-Brains

Dec. 20
By David Wagner

The hope is that one day, researchers could use these tiny models of the human brain to better understand how disorders like schizophrenia and autism take root during early brain development.

San Diego Councilwoman Barbara Bry Takes Office

San Diego Councilwoman Barbara Bry Takes Office

Dec. 20
By Michael Lipkin, Alison St John

Barbara Bry, a former tech entrepreneur, is the newly elected city council representative for District 1. The district includes Carmel Valley, Del Mar Heights, La Jolla, Torrey Pines and University City.

Research Vessel Sally Ride Makes One Of First Scientific Voyages

Research Vessel Sally Ride Makes One Of First Scientific Voyages

Dec. 19
By Erik Anderson

The ship wrapped up one of its first official journeys Thursday. The cruise was short, just three days. But it was a beginning.

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: Warm Temps Keeping Snowpack Thin

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: Warm Temps Keeping Snowpack Thin

Dec. 15
By David Wagner

An update from the newly relaunched KPBS Drought Tracker shows Thursday night's storm coming in the midst of a wet season that has so far brought California increased rain — but paltry snow — compared to previous drought years.

Salk Scientists Reverse Signs Of Aging In Mice

Salk Scientists Reverse Signs Of Aging In Mice

Dec. 15
By David Wagner

The research may not have direct applications in humans yet, but experts say it shows that aging may be a more malleable process than many people think.

California Becomes The First State To Set Energy Restrictions On Co...

California Becomes The First State To Set Energy Restrictions On Computers

Dec. 15
Randol White / Capital Public Radio

The first reduction will go into effect in 2018, with rules covering workstations and small-scale servers. Restrictions for notebook and desktop computers will hit the year after that.

Port Tries Growing Oysters In San Diego Bay

Port Tries Growing Oysters In San Diego Bay

Dec. 14
By Erik Anderson

The Port of San Diego is working to see if it is possible to grow juvenile oysters for commercial purposes.