Science & Technology

Milky Way with Lyrids Meteor Shower
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Bradford Hornsby
April 22, 2019 - 10:40 am
The Lyrid meteor shower will hit its peak tonight April 22 into April 23.
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Kim Wonderley
April 21, 2019 - 7:28 am
The last thing you want to do after coming home on an international flight is stand in an endless line at customs. But there is a free app that can considerably shorten that time. Kim Wonderley has the details in this week's Road Report.
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In this image made available on Tuesday April 16, 2019 flames and smoke rise from the blaze as the spire starts to topple on Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. An inferno that raged through Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 12 hours destroyed its spire and its roof but spared its twin medieval bell towers, and a frantic rescue effort saved the monument's "most precious treasures," including the Crown of Thorns purportedly worn by Jesus, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Thierry Mallet)
April 16, 2019 - 12:43 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube might need a few more humans. The machines whose job is to tamp down conspiracy theories are not cutting it just yet. As people around the world Monday turned to YouTube to watch Notre Dame Cathedral burn in Paris, an automated system attached background information...
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The Sentry feature on a Tesla helped San Francisco police capture the alleged thief who had broken into the car.
Jed Franklin
Mike Colgan
April 11, 2019 - 2:35 pm
A security feature on a Tesla provided San Francisco police with footage that helped catch the alleged burglar who had broken into the car on the Embarcadero.
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Black Hole A-Consensus
National Science Foundation
KCBS Radio Morning News
April 10, 2019 - 6:40 am
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) -- Long the stuff of conjecture and theory, scientists Wednesday offered what they said was photographic proof of a "black hole".
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, a ride share car displays Lyft and Uber stickers on its front windshield in downtown Los Angeles. Law enforcement agencies and ride-hailing companies are intensifying efforts to warn passengers against getting in without checking to ensure both the vehicle and driver are legitimate. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
April 07, 2019 - 6:28 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Law enforcement agencies and ride-hailing companies are intensifying efforts to educate passengers about safety following the slaying of a University of South Carolina student who mistakenly got into a vehicle she thought was her Uber. Experts say would-be robbers and assailants...
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SFO
April 03, 2019 - 2:09 pm
A prominent computer scientist who works for Apple and advocates for online privacy was allegedly mistreated by Customs and Border Protection officers at San Francisco International Airport, according to a new complaint filed by the ACLU.
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San Francisco International Airport
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Megan Goldsby
April 02, 2019 - 10:40 am
San Francisco International Airport is going on the offensive against drones.
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Holly Quan
March 26, 2019 - 2:28 pm
Earthquake scientists will be focused on downtown Oakland on Wednesday when they launch the first public test of the early warning system. About 40,000 people in a 60-square-block area of the city will receive the test message on their smartphones and other devices when the notice goes out between...
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