Superconducting X-Ray Laser in California Achieves Temperatures Colder Than Space

A particle accelerator that slams electrons together here on Earth has achieved temperatures colder than those of outer space. Using the X-ray free-electron laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory – part of an upgrade project to the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), called LCLS II – scientists chilled liquid helium to … Read more

Computer Science is everywhere in our world but almost nowhere in California schools

Alison Yin / EdSource In data science classes, students write computer programs to help analyze large sets of data. Alison Yin / EdSource In data science classes, students write computer programs to help analyze large sets of data. Allison Scott, Art Lopez and Susan Bonilla May 12, 2022 California leads the world in technological innovation, … Read more

Wild Fluctuations in Sierra Nevada Snow – Alternating Extremes on California Mountain Range

April 24, 2022 The California mountain range alternated between extreme precipitation and none at all this winter. When it comes to mountain snow, the Sierra Nevada is notorious for booms and busts: One year can be exceptionally bad, while the next can be exceedingly good. However, in 2021-22, there were booms and busts all within … Read more

50 Hikes With Kids: California

Question Of The Day – 5/9We close out a Monday show with Tina’s Question of the Day: What did you do this past weekend? 2 minutes ago Wiki Who? – 5/9John’s here with another edition of Wiki Who ?, he’s pulling obscure facts from the wikipedia pages of the famous (and sometimes not-so-famous). It’s an … Read more

Science News Roundup: Fossils of giant marine reptiles found high in the Swiss Alps; A fifth of world’s reptile species deemed threatened with extinction and more

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Catch a falling rocket with a helicopter? Yes, that’s the plan Small rocket builder Rocket Lab USA Inc is gearing up for a mission that seems more appropriate for a big-budget action movie: catching a falling four-story-tall rocket booster with a helicopter. The Long … Read more

Science News Roundup: Catch a falling rocket with a helicopter? Yes, that’s the plan; Latest astronaut crew of 4 welcomed aboard International Space Station and more

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Catch a falling rocket with a helicopter? Yes, that’s the plan Small rocket builder Rocket Lab USA Inc is gearing up for a mission that seems more appropriate for a big-budget action movie: catching a falling four-story-tall rocket booster with a helicopter. The Long … Read more

Scars on Snails Offer a 100,000-Year Record of Crab Populations | Science

Black turban snails are small marine snails that make tasty prey for crabs. Failed crab attacks leave scars on a snail’s shell. By analyzing the rate of scarring and the size of the snail when it was attacked, researchers can learn important details about crab populations. Paul Bersebach / MediaNews Group / Orange County Register … Read more

Science News Roundup: Catch a falling rocket with a helicopter? Yes, that’s the plan; The latest astronaut crew of 4 welcomed aboard International Space Station and more

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Catch a falling rocket with a helicopter? Yes, that’s the plan Small rocket builder Rocket Lab USA Inc is gearing up for a mission that seems more appropriate for a big-budget action movie: catching a falling four-story-tall rocket booster with a helicopter. The Long … Read more

Most California incentive programs meant to reduce energy use have the opposite effect, shows UCLA study

Credit: Monty Dickerson / Pixnio. The state of California spends about $ 1 billion per year on programs that subsidize the installation of energy-efficient appliances, from lightbulbs to whole-house retrofits. But the programs have a serious problem: Most of them have not resulted in any energy savings, and many have actually led to increased energy … Read more

Pamplin Media Group – New owners to make big changes at Cherry Creek Ranch

The Wildlands Conservancy chooses Jefferson County for the first ever climate preserve The Wildlands Conservancy chose Earth Day weekend to announce how it will manage its newest preserve. The California organization purchased the 30,000-acre Cherry Creek Ranch in northeast Jefferson County at the end 2021 for $ 16.5 million dollars, setting off a number of … Read more