San Francisco sets record for driest January

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 6:02pm
Amid the state's long-running drought, the city went a whole month without rain for the first time since the Gold Rush era
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Record TV ratings, social media reach for Super Bowl

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 5:52pm
​New England's thrilling win over Seattle scored big TV and social media numbers
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U.N. declares 2014 hottest year on record

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 3:12pm
Echoing reports from NOAA and NASA, the U.N.'s meteorological agency confirms that last year was the hottest, but only by a hair
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Illegal "Pirate Bay" website is back

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 2:38pm
The infamous website that offers free, and often illegal, downloads is back up and running. CNET editor Dan Ackerman joins CBSN with more on why it was raided in the first place.
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Teeing up for a net neutrality decision

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 2:27pm
The FCC will convene later this month to try to answer the question, "Whose Internet is it, anyway?"
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"Father of birth control pill" dies

CBS Sci-Tech - Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:47pm
Carl Djerassi, chemist widely credited with contraception breakthrough, died at 91 of complications of cancer
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The small town behind the biggest scoreboards

CBS Sci-Tech - Sun, 02/01/2015 - 2:46pm
Brookings, South Dakota, is the home of Daktronics, a company that manufactures those immense video screens so popular at sports stadiums across the country. Lee Cowan checks out how these massive LED displays are made.
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​Keeping score on the world's largest video displays

CBS Sci-Tech - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 5:51pm
A small-town South Dakota company manufactures the most massive LED scoreboards
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NASA launches satellite to measure soil moisture

CBS Sci-Tech - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 4:32pm
NASA launched a new climate monitoring satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The $916 million satellite will measure moisture levels in the top few inches of Earth's soil to improve forecasting and monitor the effects of climate events.
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"Mutant mosquitoes" may stop spread of deadly diseases in Florida Keys

CBS Sci-Tech - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 3:00pm
British company hopes to prove its genetically modified insects can head off two deadly, mosquito-borne disea​ses
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NASA launches satellite to measure soil moisture

CBS Sci-Tech - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 1:47pm
$916 million, three-year mission to study soil moisture in push to improve forecasting, climate change models
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"Madden" video game predicts Super Bowl 2015

CBS Sci-Tech - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 1:45pm
EA Sports simulates the Super Bowl every year, and has correctly predicted the outcome for 8 of the last 11 years. See who they predicted for Super Bowl XLIX. Vinita Nair reports.
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FDA mulls release of genetically altered mosquitoes

CBS Sci-Tech - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 12:54pm
Federal health officials are considering releasing millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys to head off two deadly diseases. But thousands of residents are uneasy about the move, signing petitions to stop the test. Molecular biologist Dr. Christie Wilcox, who blogs for Discover magazine, joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" from Los Angeles with more on the mosquitoes.
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An inside look at the Internet Archive

CBS Sci-Tech - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 12:53pm
The New Yorker magazine recently featured a profile of the Internet Archive, an attempt to preserve the entire web. Nick Thompson, editor of NewYorker.com, joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" with more on the story.
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The challenges of archiving the online world

CBS Sci-Tech - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 12:52pm
It's widely believed that the Internet is a permanent record, but web pages aren't necessarily all that durable unless they are deliberately preserved. Now one man is attempting to do that for the entire Internet. David Begnaud reports.
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Time Lapse: Landscapes -- Volume 4

CBS Sci-Tech - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 4:02am
Remarkable time-lapse video displays an array of visually stunning landscapes. Video Courtesy of Dustin Farrell. See more of his work on Vimeo. Follow him on Twitter, and like him on Facebook.
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Kepler telescope's second act surprising critics

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 9:29pm
NASA experts thought the telescope would never work again; now it's finding new worlds and proving the skeptics wrong
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​As glaciers melt, Iceland gets taller

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 6:52pm
New research finds that the crust of the Earth is rising as the country's ice caps dwindle
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Kepler's imagined worlds

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 6:20pm
The Kepler telescope has discovered planets and stars that are possibly similar to our own. They are so distant that artist renderings of what they might be like are the best illustrations
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Night-vision photos show elusive Saharan cheetah

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 5:46pm
Numbering perhaps only 200, this rare African cat is hard to spot and prefers to do its prowling after dark
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