Science & Technology

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, center left, is greeted by French President Emmanuel Macron, center right, as she arrives at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
AP Photo/Francois Mori
May 15, 2019 - 6:57 am
By SYLVIE CORBET and MASHA MACPHERSON Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Facebook toughened its livestreaming policies Wednesday as it prepared to huddle with world leaders and other tech CEOs in Paris to find ways to keep social media from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and...
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Facial Recognition Software
Facial Recognition Software (Photo credit: Carline Jean/ Sun Sentinel/TNS/Sipa USA)
Carrie Hodousek
May 15, 2019 - 6:37 am
San Francisco city leaders have voted to ban government agencies from using facial recognition technology.
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moon
Getty Images
May 14, 2019 - 8:28 am
Moonquake! A study has revealed that the moon has been slowly shrinking over time and, as a result, been causing quakes to occur on the its surface. NASA has taken to Twitter to reveal the reality of moonquakes. "You've heard of earthquakes. But what about moonquakes? Like a wrinkled grape drying...
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Jeff Bezos
Mark Wilson/Getty Images
May 10, 2019 - 6:56 am
Get ready to have your Amazon Prime order delivered to the moon . Okay, while that may be a ways away, Jeff Bezos did reveal his plans for space colonization on Thursday. The Amazon founder announced the design of his space company Blue Origins’ new lunar lander called Blue Moon. Today, our founder...
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Used plastic bottles for recycling.
May 09, 2019 - 1:54 pm
Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a plastic can be recycled an infinite amount of times.
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Garbage lines South Sunset Avenue in east San Jose.
Keith Menconi/KCBS Radio
May 08, 2019 - 10:51 am
Complaints of illegal trash dumping are surging in San Jose and city workers are having a hard time keeping up with the calls.
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Lockheed Martin lab in Palo Alto
Matt Bigler/KCBS Radio
Matt Bigler
May 03, 2019 - 11:35 pm
If you're a Star Wars fan you probably know that today is May the 4th, the unofficial Star Wars day around the galaxy. While most of the technology in the beloved sci-fi series is far fetched, KCBS Radio's Matt Bigler reports some cutting edge space science is being developed in Silicon Valley.
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KCBS Radio reporter Megan Goldsby models the bulletproof Wonder Hoodie.
KCBS Radio
Megan Goldsby
May 03, 2019 - 11:41 am
It looks just like any other hoodie you might see a tech employee sporting in downtown San Francisco. But the Wonder Hoodie has one striking difference: it can stop a bullet.
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San Mateo County seal
Margie Shafer/KCBS Radio
Margie Shafer
May 03, 2019 - 11:13 am
A new drone detection program has identified potential risky flights near the youth detention center in San Mateo County.
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