Science


Posts filtered by tags: San Francisco[x]


 

Wave of New Tech Firms Targeting Farms in Weather Wars

Nine mini-weather stations from the Canadian firm Farmer’s Edge, along with daily satellite imagery from San Francisco-based Planet, provide Scherman with an intimate and easily accessible assessment for each of his fields. At the same time, seed sellers Bayer Ag, Syngenta AG and DowDuPont Inc. are scouring the earth for more crop genes that will let them further geo-engineer plants to thrive in tough weather. “We see right now a new paradigm in the production of corn and soybeans,” said Al D...


Lost sea creatures wash up in California as melting ice caps ‘open door’ for mass northern migration, scientists believe

The Pacific Ocean off the California coast is mixed up, and so are many of the animals that live there.The violet, thumbnail-size snails washing up here in Horseshoe Cove have never been seen this far north.By-the-wind sailors, a tiny relative of warm-water jellyfish, sprinkle the tideline by the dozen.And in the tide pools along the cove’s rocky arms, as harbour seals about to pup look languidly on, a slow-motion battle is underway between native Giant Green and Starburst anemones, a species co...


Pinterest IPO Raises $1.4 Billion as It Shuns Social-Media Tag

The outcome Wednesday was that it raised about $1.4 billion in an above-range initial public offering. Pinterest operates in a crowded digital marketing space, where Google and Facebook Inc. get the lion’s share of ad dollars, and a smattering of smaller platforms like Twitter Inc. and Snap Inc. get the rest. The San Francisco-based company, which serves as a sort of digital bulletin board for pictures and ideas for furniture, fashion, weddings, recipes and more, has a direct line to millions ...


Cops Are Trying to Stop San Francisco From Banning Face Recognition Surveillance

San Francisco is inching closer to becoming the first American city to ban facial recognition surveillance, a booming technology that’s a fast-growing business in the United States and extends to the core of China’s high-tech authoritarianism.Read more...
Tags: Science, China, San Francisco, Surveillance, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Facial Recognition, Privacy And Security


Lyft Pulls E-Bikes From Service Amid Alarming Reports of Excessive Braking

Following reports of problematic braking that in some cases resulted in rider injury, Lyft is pulling its recently acquired network of e-bikes from service in three major cities. Those include Citi Bike in New York, GoBike in San Francisco, and Capital Bikeshare in Washington.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, New York, Science, Washington, San Francisco, Dc, Electric Bikes, Citi, Citibike, Capital Bikeshare, GoBike, Washington Read, E Bikes


Wave of New Tech Firms Targeting Farms as Weather Wars Mount

Nine mini-weather stations from the Canadian firm Farmer’s Edge, along with daily satellite imagery from San Francisco-based Planet, provide Scherman with an intimate and easily accessible assessment for each of his fields. At the same time, seed sellers Bayer Ag, Syngenta AG and DowDuPont Inc. are scouring the earth for more crop genes that will let them further geo-engineer plants to thrive in tough weather. “We see right now a new paradigm in the production of corn and soybeans,” said Al D...
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Scherman, DowDuPont Inc, Farmer 's Edge, Bayer Ag Syngenta AG, Al Dutcher


IPads in Lieu of Weathervanes as Farmers Seek Climate Tech Edge

Nine mini-weather stations from the Canadian firm Farmer’s Edge, along with daily satellite imagery from San Francisco-based Planet, provide Scherman with an intimate and easily accessible assessment for each of his fields. At the same time, seed sellers Bayer Ag, Syngenta AG and DowDuPont Inc. are scouring the earth for more crop genes that will let them further geo-engineer plants to thrive in tough weather. “We see right now a new paradigm in the production of corn and soybeans,” said Al D...
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Scherman, DowDuPont Inc, Farmer 's Edge, Bayer Ag Syngenta AG, Al Dutcher


IPads in Lieu of Weathervanes as U.S. Farmers Seek Climate Edge

Nine mini-weather stations from the Canadian firm Farmer’s Edge, along with daily satellite imagery from San Francisco-based Planet, provide Scherman with an intimate and easily accessible assessment for each of his fields. At the same time, seed sellers Bayer Ag, Syngenta AG and DowDuPont Inc. are scouring the earth for more crop genes that will let them further geo-engineer plants to thrive in tough weather. “We see right now a new paradigm in the production of corn and soybeans,” said Al D...
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Scherman, DowDuPont Inc, Farmer 's Edge, Bayer Ag Syngenta AG, Al Dutcher


IPads in Lieu of Weathervanes as Farmers Seek Climate Tech Edge

Nine mini-weather stations from the Canadian firm Farmer’s Edge, along with daily satellite imagery from San Francisco-based Planet, provide Scherman with an intimate and easily accessible assessment for each of his fields. At the same time, seed sellers Bayer Ag, Syngenta AG and DowDuPont Inc. are scouring the earth for more crop genes that will let them further geo-engineer plants to thrive in tough weather. “We see right now a new paradigm in the production of corn and soybeans,” said Al D...
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Scherman, DowDuPont Inc, Farmer 's Edge, Bayer Ag Syngenta AG, Al Dutcher


U.S. judge defers ruling on PG&E $350 million bonus plan

A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Tuesday deferred a ruling on whether to approve a PG&E Corp plan to pay up to $350 million in bonuses to 10,000 employees, saying he wants more details from the California power producer that is facing bankruptcy following last year's wildfires. Judge Dennis Montali of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in San Francisco set April 23 as the next date for a hearing on the plan, saying he wants PG&E to give him a "tutorial" on it. The plan covers 2019 and takes the place of a pr...
Tags: Science, California, San Francisco, U S Bankruptcy Court, PG E Corp, Dennis Montali


Slack Is Fetching High Prices in Private Stock Deals Ahead of Public Offering

Shareholders have sold stock to private buyers in the last two months at prices as high as $25 or $26 a share, which implies a company valuation of about $16 billion, said two of the people, who asked not to be identified because the details are private. A third person said deals were discussed at a price range of $24 to $27 a share. The San Francisco-based company, which sells chat and collaboration tools to businesses, is planning to directly list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange in ...
Tags: Science, San Francisco, New York Stock Exchange


U.S. judge defers hearing on PG&E $350 million bonus plan

A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Tuesday deferred a ruling on whether to approve or reject a motion by PG&E Corp to pay up to $350 million in bonuses to 10,000 employees after the power producer said the plan excluded senior executives and would help it fight devastating wildfires. Judge Dennis Montali of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in San Francisco set April 23 for the next hearing. PG&E shares rose 0.4% to $18.90 in after-hours trading.
Tags: Science, San Francisco, U S Bankruptcy Court, PG E Corp, Dennis Montali


Solving Social Problems Will Never Be Easy

Imagine that you are the czar of all building in San Francisco, and that you have been asked for your thoughts on the design of a new apartment building that is under consideration. What is your top concern?If you are a halfway competent and benevolent dictator — and, goodness knows, history has shown us few enough of those! — then you’d probably put “affordability” at the top of your list. The people of San Francisco and the surrounding areas are very much in need of new affordable housing: In ...
Tags: New York, Science, Milwaukee, New York City, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, World Trade Center, Bay Area, Immanuel Kant, Aspen Colo


It’s Complicated

Imagine that you are the czar of all building in San Francisco, and that you have been asked for your thoughts on the design of a new apartment building that is under consideration. What is your top concern?If you are a halfway competent and benevolent dictator — and, goodness knows, history has shown us few enough of those! — then you’d probably put “affordability” at the top of your list. The people of San Francisco and the surrounding areas are very much in need of new affordable housing: In ...
Tags: New York, Science, Milwaukee, New York City, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, World Trade Center, Bay Area, Immanuel Kant, Aspen Colo


Robots invade foodie San Francisco, promising low prices, tasty meals and cheap labor

The San Francisco Bay Area is proving to be both ground zero and test market for the march of artificial intelligence into the culinary world.
Tags: Science, San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area


4 things to know about California's strange earthquake drought

What's up in earthquake country?A compelling new report authored by two U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) researchers found that three powerful California faults have been strangely -- almost impossibly -- quiet for the last 100 years. Digging into the soil around these faults, Glenn Biasi and Kate Scharer found that big, earth-rupturing earthquakes have been a regular occurrence in the temblor-prone land over the last 1000 years.  That's what makes the last 100 years so unusual."We should n...
Tags: Science, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Earth, San Andreas, Bill, Jackson, Usgs, Pacific, Southern California, Douglas, Northridge, Hayward, U S Geological Survey USGS, Golden State


Intel Unveils New Server Chips Aimed at Keeping Its Lead

The company is introducing 90 different versions of the Xeon processor aiming to expand the type of work its most lucrative model can handle. At the top end, the Xeon Platinum 9200 will have 56 processing cores. Intel is hosting an event in San Francisco Tuesday to show off the new technology.
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Intel


Who is paying for Monsanto's crimes? We are

A US court ordered Monsanto to pay $80m in damages because it hid cancer risks. That’s a small consolation for victims ‘And while Bayer may dole out a few billion dollars in damages, who is really being made to pay?’ Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images The chickens are coming home to roost, as they say in farm country. For the second time in less than eight months a US jury has found that decades of scientific evidence demonstrates a clear cancer connection to Monsanto’s line of top-sel...
Tags: Science, Washington, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, San Francisco, Monsanto, Bayer, Hugh Grant, Carey Gillam, Susquehanna Financial Group, Vince Chhabria, Josh Edelson, Monsanto Chhabria, Tom Claps, US Right to Know


GoFundMe Joins the Baffling San Francisco Homeless Shelter War of 2019

There’s a fight unfolding in one of the richest neighborhoods in San Francisco, that northern-most outpost of Silicon Valley and the most expensive city in America.Read more...
Tags: Science, America, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Gofundme, London Breed, Say Gofundme One More Time, Baffling San Francisco


Schwab Switching to Subscription-Based Fee in Netflix-Like Move

Charles Schwab Corp., the low-cost investing pioneer that now handles more than $3.5 trillion in assets, is switching to a subscription-based financial planning option to its digital advisory service that offers more hands-on help, the company said Thursday. “We are making this change on behalf of our clients to be simpler and more transparent, but we’re also paying attention to the broader landscape,’’ Cynthia Loh, vice president of digital advice at San Francisco-based Schwab, said in an inte...
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Schwab, Charles Schwab Corp, Cynthia Loh, Schwab Intelligent Advisory, Netflix Like Move


Schwab Wants the Investing Business to Be Subscription-Based Too

Charles Schwab Corp., the low-cost investing pioneer that now handles more than $3.5 trillion in assets, is switching to a subscription-based financial planning option to its digital advisory service that offers more hands-on help, the company said Thursday. “We are making this change on behalf of our clients to be simpler and more transparent, but we’re also paying attention to the broader landscape,’’ Cynthia Loh, vice president of digital advice at San Francisco-based Schwab, said in an inte...
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Schwab, Charles Schwab Corp, Cynthia Loh, Schwab Intelligent Advisory


Monsanto ordered to pay $80 mn in Roundup cancer trial

Monsanto has been ordered to pay some $80 million to an American retiree who blames his cancer on the agribusiness giant's weedkiller Roundup, in a case that could influence the outcome of thousands more like it. A San Francisco jury Wednesday found the firm, which is owned by Bayer, had been "negligent by not using reasonable care" to warn of the risks of its product, ordering it to pay Edwin Hardeman $75 million in punitive damages, a little over $5 million in compensation and $200,000 for me...
Tags: Science, California, San Francisco, Monsanto, Bayer, Hodgkin, Edwin Hardeman


Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka

Glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto's weedkiller Roundup, is the subject of fierce controversy across the globe and is classified by the World Health Organization as "probably" being carcinogenic. A California court earlier this month found that Roundup was a "substantial factor" in Edwin Hardeman, 70, getting non-Hodgkin's lymphoma after spraying the weedkiller on his garden for decades.
Tags: Science, California, San Francisco, World Health Organization, Monsanto, Sri Lanka, Hodgkin, Edwin Hardeman


Monsanto found liable for California man's cancer and ordered to pay $80m in damages

Agrochemical corporation found responsible for Roundup weedkiller’s health risks in ‘bellwether’ federal trial The second phase of the trial focused on claims that Monsanto quietly worked to control research and sway regulators about Roundup’s safety. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images A federal jury ruled that Monsanto was liable for a California man’s cancer and ordered the Roundup manufacturer to pay $80m in damages. The ruling on Wednesday, which holds the company responsible for t...
Tags: Science, California, US, San Francisco, World Health Organization, Monsanto, Epa, NHL, Johnson, Bayer, Santa Rosa, IARC, Hodgkin, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, HARDEMAN, Josh Edelson


Man awarded $80M in lawsuit claiming Roundup causes cancer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. jury has awarded $80 million in damages to a California man in a high-stakes trial over his claim that Roundup weed killer caused his cancer. The six-person jury in San Francisco returned the amount for 70-year-old Edwin Hardeman on Wednesday. The same jury previously found that Roundup was a […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, California, San Francisco, Ap, Edwin Hardeman


US jury awards $80M in damages to California man in high-stakes trial over claim Roundup weed killer caused his cancer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — US jury awards $80M in damages to California man in high-stakes trial over claim Roundup weed killer caused his cancer.
Tags: Business, Science, News, California, US, San Francisco, Ap, Nation


U.S. jury says Bayer must pay $81 million to man in Roundup cancer trial

A U.S. jury on Wednesday awarded $81 million to a man who claimed his use of Bayer AG's glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup caused his cancer, in the latest legal setback for the company facing thousands of similar lawsuits. The jury in San Francisco federal court said the company was liable for plaintiff Edwin Hardeman's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It awarded $5.9 million in compensatory and $75 million in punitive damages to Hardeman after finding that Roundup was defectively designed, that Mon...
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Monsanto, Bayer, Bayer AG, Hodgkin, HARDEMAN, Edwin Hardeman


Monsanto found liable for California man's cancer and ordered to pay $80m in damages

Agrochemical corporation found responsible for Roundup weedkiller’s health risks in ‘bellwether’ federal trialThe second phase of the trial focused on claims that Monsanto quietly worked to control research and sway regulators about Roundup’s safety. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty ImagesA federal jury ruled that Monsanto was liable for a California man’s cancer and ordered the Roundup manufacturer to pay $80m in damages.The ruling on Wednesday, which holds the company responsible for the can...
Tags: Science, California, US, San Francisco, World Health Organization, Monsanto, Epa, NHL, Johnson, Bayer, Santa Rosa, IARC, Hodgkin, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, HARDEMAN, Josh Edelson


Monsanto ordered to pay $81 mn in Roundup cancer trial

Monsanto was ordered on Wednesday to pay some $81 million to an American retiree who blames his cancer on the agribusiness giant's weedkiller Roundup. A San Francisco jury found the firm had been "negligent by not using reasonable care" to warn of the risks of its product, ordering it to pay Edwin Hardeman $75 million in punitive damages, $5.6 million in compensation and $200,000 for medical expenses. The jury also found that Roundup's design was defective and that the product lacked sufficien...
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Monsanto, Edwin Hardeman


U.S. jury says Bayer must pay $80 million to man in Roundup cancer trial

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Wednesday awarded $80 million to a man who claimed his use of Bayer AG's glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup caused his cancer, in the latest legal setback for the company facing thousands of similar lawsuits. The jury in San Francisco federal court said the company was liable for plaintiff Edwin Hardeman's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It awarded $5 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages to Hardeman after finding that R...
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Monsanto, Bayer, NEW YORK Reuters, Bayer AG, Hodgkin, HARDEMAN, Edwin Hardeman



Filters
show more filters
February - 2019
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728   
March - 2019
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
April - 2019
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930