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An Afterlife For California's Offshore Oil Rigs?

July 29
By David Wagner
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They look ugly and lifeless from the shore. But beneath the water's surface, offshore oil rigs in California harbor rich ecosystems that some people want to want to preserve.

New CPR App Unveiled By San Diego Officials Monday

July 28
By Erik Anderson, City News Service
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The PulsePoint app is designed to get help to victims of sudden cardiac arrest in the critical moments before paramedics arrive. Only 8 percent of such patients survive, according to county officials.

Hoping To Save On IT Costs, California Joins The 'Cloud'

July 25
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio
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The state of California is turning to the “cloud” for its computing and data storage needs. It launched a cloud computing system Thursday for use by state and local government agencies.

Scripps Research Institute President Stepping Down

July 22
By KPBS
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Less than two weeks after ending talks aimed at merging with a major university in Southern California, the Scripps Research Institute has announced the resignation of its president, Mike Marletta.

'Cujo' The Robotic Mule Helps Marines Take A Load Off (Video)

July 14
By Beth Ford Roth
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A robotic mule - affectionately named "Cujo" by the Marines in charge of testing it - is getting its first try at helping troops carry heavy loads as part of RIMPAC 2014 in Hawaii.

Scripps Research Institute Ends Merger Talks With USC

July 9
By City News Service
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The merger would have allowed the Scripps Research Institute to receive less of its $310 million annual operating budget from the National Institutes of Health, and would have added to USC's prestigious life-science institutes.

What Does Mapping The Brain Actually Mean?

July 9
Midday Edition
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UC San Diego is a regional hub for the new Cal-BRAIN project. KPBS Midday talked to the one of the brains behind the group about how this state project fits in to the president's brain mapping initiative.

Sally Ride's Public And Private Life Shared In New Biography

July 9
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Former ABC correspondent Lynn Sherr discusses her new biography "Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space."

Dark Band Off La Jolla Coast Was Giant School Of Northern Anchovy

July 8
By City News Service
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Scripps scientists are unclear why the large school moved into shallow waters off the coast.

How To Fix Google Flu Trends

July 4
By David Wagner
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A San Diego researcher says if Google wants to predict the spread of influenza, they'll have to work out some major kinks in Google Flu Trends.