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San Diego Chinese Historical Museum Premieres Chinese Typewriter Ex...

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum Premieres Chinese Typewriter Exhibit

Jan. 23
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

The machines, which were first made around the turn of the 20th century, are a technological marvel since the Chinese language has more than 70,000 characters and no alphabet.

Apple Sues San Diego-Based Qualcomm

Apple Sues San Diego-Based Qualcomm

Jan. 20
By City News Service

The computer giant accused Qualcomm of withholding $1 billion as retaliation for cooperating in a Federal Trade Commission investigation.

UC San Diego Gets Millions In Grants For Cancer, Zika Research

UC San Diego Gets Millions In Grants For Cancer, Zika Research

Jan. 20
By City News Service

UC San Diego School of Medicine received a pair of $2.1 million grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: California Nearing Full Season's Worth...

KPBS Drought Tracker Update: California Nearing Full Season's Worth Of Rain, Snow

Jan. 19
By David Wagner

California's wet season is far from over. But already, the state is nearing a full wet season's worth of rain and snow.

Fleet Center Revels In The Science Of Toys

Fleet Center Revels In The Science Of Toys

Jan. 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Everyone knows that simple Slinkys are rather remarkable toys, but why and how do they seem to walk? The Fleet Science Center is putting on an exhibit Saturday on the physics behind common toys.

California Scientist Names Moth Species After Donald Trump

California Scientist Names Moth Species After Donald Trump

Jan. 19
By Associated Press

California scientists have named a moth species after President-elect Donald Trump.

Three Strong 'Atmospheric River' Storms Take Aim At San Diego County

Three Strong 'Atmospheric River' Storms Take Aim At San Diego County

Jan. 18
By Susan Murphy

The long plumes of moisture moving toward the county from the Pacific, called Atmospheric Rivers, are the same type of storm that pounded Northern California last week with nearly a dozen inches of rain and ten feet of snow.

San Diego Study: Even Short, Moderate Workouts Impart Health Benefits

San Diego Study: Even Short, Moderate Workouts Impart Health Benefits

Jan. 16
By David Wagner

Workouts don't have to be exhausting or time-consuming to improve your health, according to a recent UC San Diego School of Medicine study.

San Diego Scientists Bring Back First Footage Of Colorful Seadragon

San Diego Scientists Bring Back First Footage Of Colorful Seadragon

Jan. 12
By David Wagner

After discovering a new species of seadragon by analyzing specimens held in museums, a team of San Diego scientists has spotted the colorful creature in the wild and brought back the first glimpses of it captured on film.

San Diego-Based Illumina Says The $100 Genome Is Only A Few Years A...

San Diego-Based Illumina Says The $100 Genome Is Only A Few Years Away

Jan. 10
By David Wagner

Genetic sequencing company Illumina says within three to 10 years, their new machines will bring down the baseline cost of sequencing a human genome from about $1,000 to $100.