Bay Area governments make big electric-vehicle buy
A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies is joining forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.
The next 'Big One' for the Bay Area may be a cluster of major quakes
A cluster of closely timed earthquakes over 100 years in the 17th and 18th centuries released as much accumulated stress on San Francisco Bay Area's major faults as the Great 1906 San Francisco earthquake, ...
Archaeologists, tribe clash over Native remains
Archaeologists and Native Americans are clashing over Indian remains and artifacts that were excavated during a construction project in the San Francisco Bay Area, but then reburied at an undisclosed location.
California cracks down on computer boot camps
California consumer protection officials are threatening to close a group of computer coding boot camps that train people to work in the technology industry, saying they failed to get licensed as private schools before they ...
'Internet of Things' seen as tech industry's next big driver
Billions of ordinary things - from farm cows and factory gear to pollution monitors and prescription-drug bottles - are being outfitted with microchips and linked by online networks in a technological transformation that ...
Three injured at Tesla factory in California
Tesla Motors says three employees have been injured after an aluminum casting press failed at its factory in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Improving earthquake early warning systems for California and Taiwan
Earthquake early warning systems may provide the public with crucial seconds to prepare for severe shaking. For California, a new study suggests upgrading current technology and relocating some seismic stations ...
New US climate map shows temperature changes in HD
If you're interested to see how warm your neighborhood will look like at 2090, here's a chance. There's new data available that has monthly climate projections for the continental United States at the size ...
NASA: Sector 33 app
Welcome to Sector 33! – A new air traffic control game for iOS and Android mobile devices.
California's Rim Fire nears San Francisco water supply
A wildfire raging on the northern tip of California's Yosemite National Park is spreading and just miles away from the reservoir that provides San Francisco with drinking water.
SF Bay Area building demolition fuels quake study (Update)
It took just seconds for a 13-story building overlooking San Francisco Bay to implode, spewing smoke and chunks of concrete as it crumbled into a heap of rubble. But U.S. Geological Survey scientist Rufus ...
Cleaning solar panels often not worth the cost, engineers find
Don't hire someone to wash your dirty solar panels. That's the conclusion of a study recently conducted by a team of engineers at the University of California, San Diego. Their findings were published in ...
NY's Bloomberg and SF mayor announce tech summits
(AP)—New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his San Francisco counterpart, Ed Lee, say they are sponsoring a pair of technology summits to be held in each of their cities in the next year.
Analysts in demand as big data becomes big business
Kossi Gavi drives to class on Sunday afternoons to learn retail software, and the reason is simple. People who wield computers to analyze large amounts of digital information are in high demand, and Gavi is learning a program ...