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Amount of Water on Moon is much Less than Thought: Scientists

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:20

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A new study has claimed that scientists might have overestimated the amount of water present on the moon. They based their claim after conducting a study which saw analysis of the lunar rock samples. Study leader Jeremy Boyce from the University of California concluded that amount of water present on the moon is much lesser that it is thought.

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Stripes Help Zebras Ward off Biting Flies

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:19

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Scientists have unraveled the mystery behind stripes of zebra after conducting various studies for years. So many theories have been previously published about why the zebra has stripes, like stripes help zebras to stay protected from predators, they act as camouflage, they regulate body temperature or they help in repelling insects.

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Judge Lucy Koh overrules Samsung's objection to patent video

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 09:22

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In a Sunday ruling in the latest Apple-Samsung trial, Judge Lucy Koh of the US District Court of Northern California tossed Samsung's objection to an instructional patent-system-related video which will been shown to the jury.

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Silicon Valley employee 'no poaching' lawsuit to go to trial

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 10:03

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In a Friday ruling at the U. S. District Court in San Jose, California, Judge Lucy Koh turned down a request from Apple, Google and two other tech firms to avoid a trial in a class-action employee 'no poaching' lawsuit.

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Californian drought affecting salmon migration

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 06:23

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The fact that salmon are known to migrate in large numbers from one part of the ocean to the other is not anything new. However, what is different this year is that their natural rhythm has been thrown off due to the intense droughts plaguing California.

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Disconnect Search tool becomes easier to use

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 09:58

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Palo Alto, California-based startup Disconnect has made its October-launched Disconnect Search tool a little easier to use. On Monday, the company launched a faster, more secure version of Disconnect Search app for Android as well as new Web app which works with Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari. An iOS version of the Disconnect Search app is reportedly in the works.

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KB Home shows increased earnings for the first quarter

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:02

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KB Home, the homebuilder based in the Los Angeles area, during a conference call pertaining to the discussion of the results for the first quarter, has revealed that development of new homes in California in on the rise and that the sales scene will be dominated by those in the coastal regions.

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Google sued for violation of educational privacy resulting from data-mining practices

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:22

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According to reports, a group of nine plaintiffs - including two California students - have filed a lawsuit against Internet search giant Google, accusing the company of violation of educational privacy resulting from the company's contentious data-mining practices.

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Silicon Valley Billionaire purchases the most expensive life insurance

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:24

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The most expensive life insurance policy has been purchased by an unnamed billionaire in the Silicon Valley. On Saturday, the person who brokered this deal said that 19 insurance companies came together to underwrite this insurance policy.

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Amazing Footage of Mega-Pod Dolphins Stampede, Migrating Grey Whales and New Born humpback Calf

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 13:07

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An amazing video has been shot using a quadcopter drone armed with a camera. The video shows megapod of dolphins off Dana Point to a group of three grey whales off San Clemente and a new humpback calf under the protection care of its mother in Maui.

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Flu deaths increase nearly 10 times in California

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 07:19

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The number of deaths due to seasonal flu in California has jumped nearly ten times compared to last year, figures released by the California Department of Public Health have revealed.

According to fresh data, a total of 302 patients under the age of 65 have so far succumbed to flu this year. Last year, 34 deaths resulting from flu had been reported by this time.

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CNET: Google’s mysterious barge to be moved to new moor in Stockton, California

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:06

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In a Wednesday report, CNET said that Google's mysterious barge currently anchored at Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay will soon be moved to a new moor --- the Port of Stockton, California.

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Ticks Present in a Larger Part of Bay Area: Stanford Study

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 13:47

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According to a study conducted by Stanford University, ticks are present in more locations of Bay Area than anticipated earlier. The study has also revealed that some of the ticks also carry a new undiagnosed disease along with Lyme disease.

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GoPro planning to launch IPO

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 10:32

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GoProInc, a leading maker of cameras used by surfers, skiers and sky divers, has field for a U.S. initial public offering.

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Unbelievable health gadgets seem to be from sci-fi movies

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 09:00

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As Google gets set to discharge contact lenses that screen your health through you concentrating on your tears we examine the health innovations we have vs. the sci-fi contraptions we wish we had.

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Easy home test kit can detect most colon cancers

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 08:19

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Reuters reported that a self-test kit for homes can now search for hidden blood in the stool sample of a person which can detect most kinds of colon cancers.

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GoDaddy acknowledges California Web developer lost @N Twitter account after being tricked by hacker

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 09:52

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With California Web developer Naoki Hiroshima's revealing in a Wednesday blog post report that a hacker had, in a social engineering attack, gained access to his GoDaddy account which is used for managing different domain names, GoDaddy has officially acknowledged the attack which Hiroshima fell victim to.

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Cloud Party to shut down its service on February 21 and join Yahoo

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 09:22

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According to a TechCrunch report, California-based virtual gaming service Cloud Party has revealed in a recent announcement that it will shut down on February 21, 2014. The announced shutdown comes after Cloud Party's acquisition by Yahoo.

The announcement has revealed that after the shutdown of Cloud Party next month, the company's team will join Yahoo.

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San Diego judge dismisses California woman’s ticket for wearing Glass while driving

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 08:50

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In a noteworthy Google Glass-related Thursday ruling, a San Diego judge dismissed the ticket which was handed out to a local Glass Explorer - Cecilia Abadie - on October 30, 2013, for wearing the futuristic headset while driving.

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Proofpoint discovers ‘Internet of Things’ based cyberattack involving ‘smart’ home appliances

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 08:47

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Computer security researchers at California-based spam-detection firm Proofpoint have revealed that they have detected what apparently is the first `Internet of Things'-centered cyberattack which involved `smart' home appliances.

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