Stanford

5:20pm

Tue March 24, 2015
Health, Science, Environment

In a warmer world, researchers say climate change is intensifying California's water crisis

Aerial view of Calaveras Dam Replacement Project.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/matt_hintsa/

Twice a week, the Heart of the City Farmers Market transforms San Francisco’s gritty United Nations Plaza with dozens of white canopies and truckloads of fresh produce. But on a recent sunny winter Wednesday, the abundance of sweet-smelling fruits and vegetables are contrasted by a gloomy point.

It didn’t rain once here last January. Not in this spot, nor in all of San Francisco.

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4:20am

Fri March 20, 2015
News

Cannabis News Roundup: 03.20.15

transmitdistort

Cannabis goes to Congress… Nevada first state with 2016 ballot measure… “I speak for the salmon”…  Business news… Lawyer drops baggy in court room… and more.

LEGALIZATION

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5:46pm

Mon January 26, 2015
Technology

Welcome to the future, Sir: At the cusp of virtual reality

Programmers show off their virtual reality experiments.
Jeremy Dalmas KALW

Cris Miranda is a believer.

“Dude! I feel like I'm living inside of a novel,” says the Bay Area-based programmer. “This is the story of humanity for the 21st century. I think VR is going to be huge, and it's gonna define life on planet earth as we know it.”

Miranda believes in the promise of virtual reality. After decades of hype, 2015 may be the year that it breaks into homes around the country.

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5:35pm

Tue October 7, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

How Thuylynh Nguyen found an affordable home in the Bay Area

Thuylynh Nguyen's family won a housing lottery that placed them in an affordable apartment in San Francisco's Hayes Valley neighborhood.
Under CC license from Flickr user Ken Lund.

 

Thuylynh Nguyen’s family came to the U.S. from Vietnam in order to escape political persecution. Her father had spent eight years as a prisoner of war after serving as a soldier in the South Vietnamese army. The U.S. granted her family asylum in 1991.

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5:15pm

Thu October 24, 2013
Transportation

Driverless Distraction: Will we be safe when our cars drive themselves?

 

When you listen to the radio in your car, you’re listening -- but mostly driving. Your hands are on the wheel, eyes on the road, and you’re aware of the cars around you, your speed, and your environment.But, it’s really easy to take our eyes off the windshield, even just for a second.

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