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28 min ago | United Methodist Church

Freedom School leads to fulfillment of dream

In the summer of 1964, just prior to entering the 8th grade, I attended Freedom School at St. Paul's C.M.E. Church in McComb, Mississippi.


Related Topix: McComb, MS

28 min ago | CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

Matt Ross parlayed a humorous cover letter into an internship and full-time job.

In January 2013 he penned a now famous email cover letter to a managing director at Wall Street firm Duff and Phelps asking for an internship.


Related Topix: California

1 hr ago | ThinkProgress

These Maps Show How Big Data Can Fight Climate Change

New maps released Tuesday illustrate the toll climate change and pollution are taking on several communities in Los Angeles, many of the same areas that also hold the greatest potential for clean energy investment.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Los Angeles County, CA, US News, Liberal Political News

1 hr ago | Newswise

Finding Quantum Lines of Desire

Groundskeepers and landscapers hate them, but there is no fighting them. Called desire paths, social trails or goat tracks, they are the unofficial shortcuts people create between two locations when the purpose-built path doesn't take them where they want to go.


Related Topix: Physics, Science, Berkeley, CA, Chemistry

1 hr ago | CBS Local

Running on Empty: Our Epic Drought

California is at a "tipping point," say leading climatologists, as a historic drought enters its fourth year with no end in sight.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Chinatown (Los Angeles, CA)

4 hrs ago | The New York Observer

Not-So-Camera Shy

Last week, Public Advocate Tish James, one of the more prominent liberal Democrats in the city, had an idea .


Related Topix: Train Disaster, Explosion, Hunter College, City University of New York

6 hrs ago |

No glasses required - future iPad screens will auto-adjust focus to help long or short-sighted people

Apple and Microsoft researchers are on a mission to revolutionise display technology for everyday devices - which will be good news for the visually impaired Future iPad and laptop screens could automatically adjust to correct vision problems thanks to a project which means the days of reading glasses are numbered.


Related Topix: Laptops/Notebooks, Science, Computer Science, Berkeley, CA

6 hrs ago | Scientific Blogging

Reading Glasses Are So 1,000 A.D. - Let's Have Vision-Correcting Displays

For older people, and farsighted people, watching television while also reading this article can be challenging experiences because the eyes do not adjust.


Related Topix: Computers, Berkeley, CA, Science, Computer Science, Cameras

9 hrs ago | TechCrunch

Atheer Labs Releases A First Enterprise Developer Kit For Its 3D, Wearable Glasses

There is a pretty wide spectrum between wearables like Google Glass, which you take around with you in your everyday life, and fully immersive virtual reality experiences like the Oculus Rift, which take you out of the real world and are experienced in a stationary environment.


Tue Jul 29, 2014

Holtville Tribune

Governor Brown Convenes Mexican and Central American Religious and Diplomatic Leaders on Immigration

On the second full day of California's Trade and Investment Mission to Mexico, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Archbishop of Los Angeles JosA© H. Gomez convened religious and diplomatic leaders from Mexico and Central America for a wide-ranging discussion on immigration reform and the influx of unaccompanied children migrating to the United ... (more)


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Martinez, CA

Los Angeles Times

California's new Middle Class Scholarship awards delayed

UC and Cal State students from middle-income families are eligible for awards under the state's new Middle Class Scholarship program.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

Code4Lib NorCal Hosted by OCLC Research

Yesterday the San Mateo, CA office of OCLC Research hosted the first Code4Lib NorCal regional meetup and mini-conference.


Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, San Mateo, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA

News Max

'Lawn-Mowing' Goats Helping to Prevent Wildfires in California

Five hundred goats are turning into "eco-friendly lawn mowers" for a month to prevent wildfires in the hills outside a national laboratory in California, The Daily California reports .


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

Business Journal

Airbnb, Uber courting the business travelers with new Concur partnership

Austin Geidt, Uber Technologies head of global expansion, has spearheaded territorial growth that this week saw the addition of Beijing, China, as city number 100.


Related Topix: China, World News

Daily Kos

Looking Left and Right: More Of The Same Is Not Always Best

A bit of jargon * , but can anyone offer reasonable opposition to these assessments? Recognize members of a certain political party? Intolerance of ambiguity, by increasing cognitive and motivational tendencies to seek certainty, is hypothesized to lead people to cling to the familiar, to arrive at premature conclusions, and to impose simplistic ... (more)


Related Topix: Stanford University, Berkeley, CA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

CBS Local

Armed Suspect Robs Man Of Backpack Near UC Berkeley Campus

A suspect who was armed with a gun robbed a man of his backpack in downtown Berkeley early Saturday morning, police said.


Psychology Today

Revisiting Tarasoff

In 1976, the California Supreme Court ruled that psychotherapists have a duty to protect potential victims if their patients made threats or otherwise behaved as if they presented a "serious danger of violence to another."


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA

R & D

Cagey material acts as alcohol factory

Some chemical conversions are harder than others. Refining natural gas into an easy-to-transport, easy-to-store liquid alcohol has so far been a logistic and economic challenge.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science

Business Wire

AssureStart Appoints Sheryl Medeiros as General Counsel

AssureStart sells business property and general liability insurance to small businesses on the Internet.


Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Mortgage, Berkeley, CA, Georgetown University

Express India

New vision-correcting display to replace glasses

Summary According to Brian A Barsky, from the University of California, Berkeley, it's like undoing what the optics in your eyes are about to do.


Related Topix: Berkeley, CA