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[3 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Sacred and scarce: An exploration of the Bay Area’s tap water Off Interstate 280, the Pulgas Water Temple serves as a reminder of the Herculean scale of the Hetch Hetchy System that started bringing a reliable water supply to the Bay Area more than 80 years ago.

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[2 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Music therapy program aims to help stimulate memories Musicologist John Lehman’s mission is to enhance the lives of adults who are 65 and older by stimulating their memories with music and helping those suffering from Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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[1 Apr 2014 | Comments Off | ]
A closer look at solar industry giants SunPower and SolarCity Movers and shakers in solar are reestablishing their presence in an industry that’s seen some turmoil in recent years. Our animated video overviews San Jose-based SunPower and San Mateo-based SolarCity.

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[27 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Mountain View bids farewell to Styrofoam containers First went plastic bags. Now, California cities are increasingly banning that constant companion to hot lunches and coffee: polystyrene, a type of plastic better known by its household name Styrofoam.

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[26 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Virtual reality is coming to life in research labs and beyond Facebook is acquiring virtual reality tech company Oculus VR. But long before Tuesday, people have been looking at virtual reality to study human behavior and social interactions, and to explore VR’s practical use.

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[20 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Santa Clara County officials push for more HIV, STD testing The county has beefed up its efforts to increase and encourage testing by offering free at-home HIV test kits and by refunding a county-funded health center in San Jose.

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[19 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Cancer-fighting drug Imbruvica’s place in the mix of off-label prescribing Prescription drugs that are on the market have all attained stringent approval by the FDA, but not all of the drugs are prescribed in manners that adhere to FDA authorization.

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[19 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]
New tech helps some farmers save water, but bigger concerns still loom Traditionally, Napa winemakers monitored vines the old-fashioned way: going into the fields and checking on them once a week. Nowadays, they might get updates via a text message on a smartphone.

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[17 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]
TiVo’s Margret Schmidt on balancing executive role with being a ‘nerd parent’ Q&A with Margret Schmidt — who is vice president of design and engineering at TiVo, Inc. — about her career path and how women might better navigate careers in technology.