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Tease photo for UC San Diego Aims To Become A Leader In Using Design To Solve Problems

UC San Diego Aims To Become A Leader In Using Design To Solve Problems

June 20
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

A UCSD scientist who has worked at Apple and Hewlett-Packard is trying to turn San Diego into a hub for "design thinking," the concept of making things that are intuitive to use even if they’re not flashy or sleek.

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Simulated Earthquake Shakes Steel Building In San Diego

June 15
By Erik Anderson

San Diego researchers put the world's largest outdoor shake table through its paces, with a six-story steel structure on top.

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Scientists Gather In San Diego To Talk About Global Warming

June 15
By Susan Murphy

Climate change, heat waves and acid levels in the ocean are some of the major topics at a conference this week at the University of San Diego.

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Startup Week San Diego Draws Thousands Of Tech Entrepreneurs

June 15
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

About 2,500 tech founders will attend the downtown series of talks. Three years ago, just 300 attended.

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San Diego Scientist Compares Obesity Drugs, Finds No 'Magic Bullets'

June 14
By David Wagner

Here's what UC San Diego's Siddharth Singh said: "The magnitude of weight loss across all these medicines was not very impressive."

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San Diego Broadens Ban On 'Spice'

June 14
By Claire Trageser

Some worry the law may make synthetic marijuana users not seek help if the drug sickens them. The City Council voted Tuesday to expand the ban, which takes effect immediately.

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SDSU, NASA Astronomers Announce Discovery Of Planet

June 13
By City News Service

Astronomers at San Diego State University and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center on Monday announced the discovery of the largest planet to orbit two stars.

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San Diego Researchers Aim To Raise Awareness Of Endangered Marine Mammal

June 13
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Researchers estimate the vaquita porpoise population had declined 80 percent since 2011. They estimate there are fewer than 60 vaquitas left in existence.

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Genetic Chain Reaction Isn’t Ready For Release In The Wild, Scientists Say

June 8
By David Wagner

A technique known as "gene drive" could fight diseases like malaria and Zika by rewriting the rules of genetic inheritance. But it's not ready for use in the wild, according to a new report.

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Endangered Mice Relocated From San Diego Zoo To Coastal Wilderness

June 7
By City News Service

It's the first relocation for the Pacific pocket mouse recovery program, which is managed by staff at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research.