With the shift to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, South Bay teenager Andrew Lu is reaching children across the country and across the world through his virtual classes. Sharon Chin reports on this week's Jefferson Award winner. (11/18/20)
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Jefferson Awards: South Bay Teen Helps Encourage Young Students Through Distance LearningWith the shift to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, South Bay teenager Andrew Lu is reaching children across the country and across the world through his virtual classes. Sharon Chin reports on this week's Jefferson Award winner. (11/18/20)
California Astronaut Aboard Historic Space X Flight Making History Of His OwnVictor Glover is one of the astronauts aboard the historic SpaceX rocket mission that will soon dock with the International Space Station. Glover is from Southern California and as Jeff Newman reports, he is making history of his own.
2 New Electric Vehicle Makers Target Silicon Valley Car MarketAn electric vehicle competition is about to hit Bay Area roads. In one corner: a first-of-its kind luxury sedan. In the other: a more affordable option outfitted with cutting-edge technology. Betty Yu reports. (11-13-20)
Apple Unveils New Generation Of M1 Processor ComputersApple unveiled its latest line of personal computers with the new M1 based processor.
Party Squasher App Detects Parties At Airbnb RentalsHuge parties at Airbnb rentals are a major problem for unsuspecting homeowners. John Ramos shows us a new app, Party Squasher, that tells you when your Airbnb guest invites a crowd.
Computer Hackers Target Bay Area Medical FacilityCybercriminals are taking new aim at health care providers and public health agencies as the coronavirus pandemic reaches new heights and a hospital in Fremont was one of their targets. Andria Borba reports. (10-29-20)
NASA Ames Researchers Excited About Discovery Of Water Molecules On The MoonNASA wraps up a busy October with another significant announcement regarding the discovery of molecular water on the sunlit surface of the moon. Kiet Do reports. (10/26/20)
Feds vs. Google: Bay Area Tech Giant's Search Policies Target Of Justice Department Antitrust CaseThe Justice Department sued San Francisco Bay Area tech giant Google Tuesday, claiming the company has been abusing its dominance in online search to stifle competition and harm consumers. Kiet Do reports. (10/20/20)
Google Search Policies Target Of Justice Department Antitrust CaseThe Justice Department sued San Francisco Bay Area Tech giant Google Tuesday, claiming the company has been abusing its dominance in online search to stifle competition and harm consumers. (10/20/20)
Palo Alto 8th Grader Wins Award In Apple Coding ContestDon Ford reports on Adrit Rao, a Peninsula teenager who has started his own app company and recently won an Apple coding award (10-14-2020)
CRISPR-Cas9 Tech Pioneer UC Berkeley Biochemist Jennifer Doudna Awarded Nobel Prize In ChemistryJennifer Doudna has become the latest UC Berkeley researcher to become a Nobel laureate. Doudna is part of the first all-female team to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her role in advancing gene editing technology. John Ramos reports. (10/7/20)
Airbnb Bans One-Night Rentals For This Year's Halloween WeekendAfter last year's deadly party in Orinda, Airbnb is introducing a ban on one-night bookings Halloween weekend. Betty Yu says the company says it is matter of public safety and public health.
KPIX Vote Smart: Uber, Lyft Customers Targeted By In-App Ads For Proposition 22Uber and Lyft want Californians to vote 'yes' on Proposition 22. Andria Borba shows us the companies' new in-app ads are raising questions.
NBA Using New Technology To Create Virtual Fan ExperienceThe NBA is harnessing technology like never before to create a virtual fan experience. Sharon Chin met with a fan in Marin and discovered the 'Orlando Bubble' is a whole new ball game.
Heart Transplant Breakthrough: New Machine Could Mean New Hope For Patients(Warning: Contains footage of living human hearts) For those whose lives depend on getting a heart transplant, the wait can be agonizing. But amazing new technology could mean new hope. John Ramos reports. (9/23/20)
Tesla Unveils Electric Vehicle Battery Breakthroughs; Investors Fear Long Wait To AdoptTesla is working on new battery technology that CEO Elon Musk says will enable the company within the next three years to make sleeker, more affordable cars that can travel dramatically longer distances on a single charge. (9/22/20)
Shutterfly, Google Photos Sees Surge In Usage During COVID-19 PandemicPhoto storage services Shutterfly and Google Photos are seeing a surge in usage during the COVID-19 pandemic, as photographers look to document once-in-a-lifetime scenes. (9/21/20)
Monterey Bay Scientists Use Advanced Imaging to Track Creature Vital to EnvironmentNew technology is giving scientists exploring Monterey Bay a rare look at the tiny sea creature that plays a vital role in keeping carbon out of earth's atmosphere. Len Kiese reports. (9-10-20)
How San Mateo Co. Registrar Is Protecting Votes From Hackers, CyberattacksElection 2020 is weeks away and voters will soon begin casting their mail-in ballots. The San Mateo County Registrar of Voters talked to KPIX 5's Devin Fehely about how they are preparing to to defend the election from hackers and cyberattacks.
UCSF Developing Device That Allows Human Brains to Control MachinesIt might seem like the stuff of science fiction but recently-created advances in technology now allow humans to directly control a device by simply thinking about it. Elizabeth Cook reports. (9-7-20)
Inventor of N95 Mask Comes Out of Retirement to Fight CoronavirusThe scientist who invented the N-95 mask has come out of retirement to help fight the coronavirus. Michael George reports. (9-4-20)
Bay Area Community Divided Over Safety Of Wireless 4G, 5G Cell TowersWireless carriers are aggressively expanding their 5G networks. But there are still no studies about how safe the technology is. Len Kiese reports, it’s an issue that has divided communities across the Bay Area.
SCU Lightning Complex Fire Spares Historic Lick Observatory On Mt. HamiltonThanks to quick-thinking team work, the historic Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton was spared by wildfires. Len Ramirez shows us how close the flames came.
Oakland-Based Nonprofit Helping Bridge Digital Divide In Native American Tribal LandsIt's estimated almost half of Americans living in rural areas don't have access to broadband. The numbers are even worse for those living on Native American tribal lands. Sharon Chin reports. (8/19/20)