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Could A Giant Magnet Like This Help Power The World?

April 10
By David Wagner
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This week, General Atomics unveiled the beginning of work on a magnet more than four stories tall. This magnet's job is an even taller order: making good on the clean energy promise of nuclear fusion.

Survey Asks Residents What They Want To See In City Of San Diego's Website

April 8
By City News Service
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City staff hopes to learn what locals and visitors think about San Diego as well as why users visit the city website, what tasks they hope to accomplish once they are there and how it can be optimized for a better user experience in the future.

San Diego Revenge Porn Purveyor Sentenced To 18 Years

April 3
By David Wagner
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Kevin Bollaert was the first person found guilty of crimes related to running a revenge porn website.

58 High Schools Gather In San Diego For Robotics Competition

April 2
By Matthew Bowler
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High school robotics teams are taking over the Valley View Casino Center for three days for the spirited San Diego Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.

San Diego Tech Companies Seek Visas For Skilled Foreign Workers

April 2
By Jean Guerrero
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Hundreds of tech companies in San Diego hire skilled foreign workers from abroad. But a cap on visas mean businesses can't attract as much foreign talent as they would like.

FAA Says SDG&E Can Use Drones To Inspect Electrical, Gas Facilities

March 30
By City News Service
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SDG&E, which became the second utility in the U.S. to receive such approval, also plans to use drones for emergency response damage assessments throughout its service territory — such as during wildfires or after earthquakes.

UC San Diego Researchers Develop Next Generation Of Wearable Medical Devices

March 23
By Kenny Goldberg
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The Fitbit is so yesterday. UCSD's Center for Wearable Sensors is working on the next generation of wearable medical devices.

San Diego Drone Manufacturer Talks Regulations, Uses

March 20
Evening Edition
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Just this week the Federal Aviation Administration gave retail giant Amazon the green light to begin testing its air-delivery drones. KPBS Evening Edition spoke to the CEO of a Vista company that manufactures drones and drone parts.

Border Agency Brings Face Scanning To Otay Mesa

March 19
By David Wagner
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Customs and Border Protection will be testing biometric technology at the Otay Mesa pedestrian crossing.

Dead Whale Found Floating Off Torrey Pines State Beach

March 19
By City News Service
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Lifeguards were in the process of contacting a marine mammal group to decide how best to handle the large carcass.