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Silicon Valley Education Foundation’s mission is to guide students to a successful and productive future. The group delivers and advocates for STEM education in public schools.

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NASA Developing Innovative Wildfire Fighting Tech


Members of Congress, public and private partners came together to take on fire season.

Moffett Field Museum Is on a Mission to Modernize


Starting April 12, the museum began displaying new artifacts on loan from NASA Ames, most notably a moon rock retrieved from the Apollo 15 Mission in 1971.

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Gordon E. Moore, Silicon Valley Pioneer and Intel Co-Founder, Dies at 94

In the 1960s the San Jose State grad predicted the rapid advances in computer chip technology, which became known as the iconic Moore's Law, charting a course for the age of high tech.

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Adobe Video and 3D Technologies To Be Center Stage at the 2023 Oscars

Adobe said10 Oscar-nominated films used Adobe creative applications, including Everything Everywhere All at Once, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Top Gun: Maverick.

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Tesla to Bring Engineering HQ Back to Silicon Valley

Tesla's new global engineering and AI headquarters will take over Hewlett Packard's original headquarters on Page Mill Road in Palo Alto.

Image caption: Google is just one of dozens of tech companies announcing major layoffs in 2022 and 2023.
Silicon Valley Boom and Bust: Why California’s Tech Mecca Always Survives

Silicon Valley has been hit with repeated boom and bust cycles throughout its history, and layoffs are sweeping the tech industry in 2023. Here's why the Valley will survive the latest downturn, as it has all the others.

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Porn, Piracy and Fraud Lurk Inside Google’s Black Box Ad Empire

Google’s ad business hides the identities of all publishers it works with and where billions of ad dollars flow. Propublica uncovered a network containing manga piracy, porn, fraud and disinformation.

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Tech for Greater Good Inspires Ethical Entrepreneurship

One person’s burning straw is another person’s treasure, as they say. In India, a company called Strawcture Eco figured out how to reduce the amount of straw that farmers routinely burn by instead converting the straw into alternative building materials. …

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Lick Observatory Studies the Bay Area Night Sky

Closer to home, Lick Observatory images the stars and tests innovative technology from Mount Hamilton. The observatory, owned and operated by the University of California, makes deep space research accessible to students, professors and enthusiasts. “Ground-based observatories do science that's …

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New Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Give Better Understanding of Ocean

Oceans cover most of the Earth, but ever since our prehistoric ancestors flopped onto land 375 million years ago, we’ve been a little out of touch—the vast majority of the sea remains unexplored.  It’s hard to protect something you know …

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County Health Prepares to Vaccinate Children Under Five

Santa Clara County health officials said June 17 that they are ready to open Covid-19 vaccine eligibility to the county’s youngest children once they are federally authorized as expected next week.  Federal regulators are on track to approve the Moderna …

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Expansion to Increase South County Recycled Water Capacity

An expansion project underway at the South County Regional Wastewater plant will increase the treatment facility’s capacity by nearly 30%, bring advanced technology to the local recycled water production system, tighten South Valley’s commitment to sustainability and help accommodate the …

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