California Gov. Gavin Newsom and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo addressed the media after a tour of Bloom Energy in Sunnyvale where hundreds of older ventilators are being refurbished as part of the statewide battle to contain the coronavirus outbreak. (3-28-20)
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Gov. Newsom, San Jose Mayor Praise Sunnyvale Plant Refurbishing VentilatorsCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo addressed the media after a tour of Bloom Energy in Sunnyvale where hundreds of older ventilators are being refurbished as part of the statewide battle to contain the coronavirus outbreak. (3-28-20)
Genentech to Begin Clinical Trial of Drug Treatment for COVID-19KPIX 5 spoke to Dr. Levi Garraway, chief medical officer at Genentech, about a pending clinical trial of Actemra, an anti-inflammatory medicine, as a possible treatment for COVID-19 patients. (3-27-20)
Maker Community Uses 3-D Printer to Supply PPE to Health ProfessionalsA Bay Area company is volunteering time and tech savvy to produce face shields for hospital workers using its 3-D printer -- and you can help. Don Ford reports. (3-27-20)
Tech Non-Profit Helps Get Computers to Students for Remote-Learning ClassesTech Exchange helps families in need get computers, Internet access and computer skills so students can continue their education as schools go virtual to cope with coronavirus. Don Ford reports. (3-20-20)
Coronavirus Update by KPIX Medical Producer Molly McCreaKPIX 5's Molly McCrea with a roundup of the latest developments in the fight to contain the coronavirus. (3-19-20)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Offers Live Views Of Wildlife Amid OutbreakThe Monterey Bay Aquarium is closed until at least March 27th due to the coronavirus outbreak, but that's not stopping it from getting creative to entertain guests online. (3/17/20)
Bay Area Company Approved to Produce Coronavirus Test KitsThroughout the ongoing novel coronavirus crisis, the lack of test kits has been a continuing issue. Now one Bay Area company will be helping to ease the bottleneck. Wilson Walker reports. (3-13-20)
Don't Miss 'Black In Space: Breaking The Color Barrier'Don't miss 'Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier,' a new documentary on the Smithsonian Channel about black astronauts and the space race. BR's Jan Mabry met director Laurens Grant and Smithsonian curator Cathleen Lewis at a special screening at Google's X Moonshot Factory.
Self E-Stem Hosts 'Conversations In STEM'Self E-Stem CEO Adamaka Ajaelo talks to BR host Jan Mabry about the non-profit organization's mission to teach STEM to young girls of color, and 'Conversations in STEM,' happening March 20 at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, where girls will get to meet professionals in tech.
GoFly Prize: Team from Tokyo Wins $100,000 Boeing-backed GoFly PrizeTeam from Tokyo Wins $100,000 Boeing-backed GoFly Prize
SF-Based Holberton Coding School Facing Fraud Accusations From Former StudentsCoding schools are cropping up all over the country, touting a fast track to a six-figure software engineering job. But dozens of students at one Bay Area school say they got a bad deal. Maria Medina reports. (2-26-2020)
Apple Engineer Playing Smartphone Video Game During Fatal Mountain View Tesla CrashThe nation's top safety investigator criticized Tesla in a safety board meeting where it was revealed the Tesla driver who crashed his car and died on Highway 101 in Mountain View was playing video games on his iPhone. Maria Medina reports. (2-25-2020)
Ageism In Silicon Valley: More Men In Tech Getting Plastic Surgery To Combat Age BiasIt's Silicon Valley's little secret: ageism. KPIX takes a closer look at age bias in the tech industry and what increasingly more men are doing to stop Father Time. Veronica De La Cruz reports. (2-24-2020)
Major Sponsors Pull Out of Big S.F. Cybersecurity ConferenceThe RSA Conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco is a major cybersecurity event but, this year, major sponsors are pulling out amid coronavirus concerns. Betty Yu reports. (2-21-20)
East Bay School Wins Nationwide STEM AwardDougherty Valley High School in San Ramon and Foothill High School in Pleasanton have been named California State Winners in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. Our Mary Lee speaks with Dougherty Valley High computer science teacher Azine Davoudzadeh and her student Neha Vinjapuri who won the award for their school.
NASA's High-Speed Wind Tunnels May Help Get Astronauts Back On MoonResearchers in Silicon Valley could help get astronauts back on the moon by 2024. Kiet Do got a rare behind-the-scenes look at the tests to make sure the rocket is safe.
Bay Area Biotech Battles CoronavirusLen Ramirez reports on the Bay Area scientists who are working to understand the deadly novel coronavirus. (2-6-20)
Uber, Lyft Drivers To Demand Enforcement Of New AB5 Labor LawUber and Lyft drivers are expected to rally in San Francisco Wednesday morning, urging the rideshare giants to recognize their status granted under the state's new AB5 labor law. Jackie Ward reports. (2/5/20)
The Coalition Of Black Excellence Kicks Off CBE Week 2020CEO and Founder Angela Johnson talks to BR host Jan Mabry about the The Coalition of Black Excellence and CBE Week 2020, happening February 17-23. The weeklong event will include a summit, the annual Code Black gala, and a parade in Oakland. For tickets and information go to CBEWeek.com.
SJ Testing E-Scooter Technology That Detects When Rider Is On SidewalkSan Jose is the first place in the world to test out new e-scooter technology that can detect if someone is riding on the sidewalk or the street. Len Ramirez shows us how it works.
High-Tech Trash Clean-Up: Using Drones, AI To Detect SF Bay Garbage HotspotsPaul Appleby with data analytics firm Kinetica and Dr. Tony Hale with the San Francisco Estuary Institute discuss how drones and artificial intelligence are helping track trash that finds its way into storm runoff. Interview with Maria Medina.
Raw Video: Speaker Pelosi Calls Facebook 'Shameful'In her first news conference since signing the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized Facebook, calling the social media giant "accomplices for misleading the American people with money from God-knows where." (1/16/20)
Santa Cruz Startup Joby Aviation Secures Millions In Funding For Air Taxi FleetOn Wednesday, Joby Aviation, a Santa Cruz-based startup that has kept its electric flying taxi secretive for years, secured venture capital funding to the tune of $590 million, largely led by Toyota. Maria Medina reports. (1-15-2020)
Specialized Weather Radar Will Help South Bay Deal With Major Storms, FloodingA South Bay water district will have a unique view on future storms.The highly specialized radar will help officials see where exactly heavy rain is falling. Don Ford reports. (1-15-2020)