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3-D printing the human body

The 21st century has seen the growth of 3-D printing, with well-known applications in architecture, manufacturing, engineering, and now increasingly in medicine.

Yahoo headquarters

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Ousted Yahoo exec gets $58 million golden parachute

Former chief operating officer Henrique de Castro left Yahoo with a severance package worth $58 million, according to a regulatory document filed Wednesday with the SEC.

The golden parachute is among the most generous in history, and especially notabl...

Google Glass touring New York

Americans wary of futuristic science, tech

Americans are generally excited about the new technology they expect to see in their lifetimes. But when confronted with some advances that already appear possible -- from skies filled with drones to meat made in a lab -- they get nervous.

Google modular Ara phone


Google's future phone: The customizable Ara

Google is jumping into its next futuristic hardware project. This time it's a modular smartphone dubbed Project Ara that can be customized by swapping out individual pieces of hardware.

US Airways tweet

@USAirways/From Twitter

US Airways won't fire worker who sent lewd tweet

The US Airways employee responsible for sending out a pornographic tweet Monday will not be fired, the company said, because it was a mistake.

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'Kill switch' coming to U.S. phones in 2015

The "kill switch," a system for remotely disabling smartphones and wiping their data, will become standard in 2015, according to a pledge backed by most of the mobile world's major players.

Heartbleed security flaw


Canadians arrest a Heartbleed hacker

Canadian mounties have arrested a teenager who, they say, used the Heartbleed Internet bug to hack into the country's tax agency.

Facebook home page

Ferre Dollar/CNN

Facebook to require Messenger app

Mobile users who have gotten used to chatting with their friends via Facebook will soon have to make sure they've downloaded the social-media giant's app designed specifically for that.

Solar Impulse 2

Jean Revillard/Solar Impulse

Solar plane set to circle globe

Their CVs combined look like the envy of all bona fide air adventurers. Pioneering ultralight aircraft? Been there. Setting world records by circling the globe nonstop in a balloon? Done that. Commanding the first ever 24-hour flight on a plane power...

Google Glass

Jim Castel/CNN

Google Glass targeted as symbol by anti-tech crowd

Glass, Google's high-profile entry into the world of wearable tech, may help launch a revolution if it's released later this year as expected. But test models already on the street have begun playing a more unlikely role -- as symbols in a simmering fight over Silicon Valley's impact on the city of San Francisco.

US Airways tweet

@USAirways/From Twitter

US Airways says lewd tweet was a mistake

It's not the first corporate Twitter blunder, but it might be one of the most obscene.

Netflix 2

Netflix speeds surge for Comcast users

Netflix's connection deal with Comcast is paying off. Streaming speeds for Comcast users jumped nearly 50% last month after Netflix reluctantly agreed to pay up for a direct connection to Comcast's network.

Environmental Headlines

Beijing pollution

Asian air pollution linked to freak North American weather

A study finds that air pollution from Asia directly affects the storm pattern over…

Heat From California Sunset

U.N.: To slow warming, no 'business as usual'

Keeping global warming down to a level people can live with means cutting carbon…

Japan island eats another island

New volcanic island eats its neighbor

One Japanese island has swallowed another.

Chinese line up for bags of fresh mountain air

Chinese residents line up for bags of fresh air

Whatever the motive behind the event, it made for some powerful images of some…

Drought affected corn in Missouri

Climate change could cost $100 billion a year

Tackling the effects of climate change could cost governments around the world more…

Global warming, climate change

U.N.: Little time left to reduce world's heat

Your forecast for the next century: Hotter, drier and hungrier, and the chance to…

Local Headlines

Explosive Device Found In Downtown Solvang, Evacuations Lifted

Most of downtown Solvang was cordoned off after the discovery of a military ordnance…

Friends and Family of Mallory Dies React to Morua Guilty Ple

Friends and Family of Mallory Dies React to Morua Guilty Plea

Family and friends of Mallory Dies speak out after a former congressional aide,…

Santa Barbara Water Conservation

Residents Cash In on Water Saving Landscaping

Some Santa Barbara water users are expected to pay big bills after July 1, if they…

Oceana Hotel Changes Name

Santa Barbara Waterfront Hotel Changes Name

The Oceano Hotel in Santa Barbara has new owners and will change its name soon.

Ablitts Cleaners Awarded

Ablitt's Named On Top Cleaners List in America

Ablitt's has been named one of the top cleaners in the country.

Carpinteria Considers Two New Hotels

Two  hotel projects on one site have been proposed in Carpinteria.

What's Right

TODAY: Avoid Identity Theft By Shredding Old Documents

Union Bank is partnering with NewsChannel 3 to sponsor a free shred day in Solvang…

Lost Wedding Ring Found After Two Years

An Ojai couple was reunited with a wedding ring that was lost at Ellwood Beach two…

Cota Sycamore Tree Dedicated To California Television Host

A ceremony honoring the legacy of popular television host Huell Howser was held…

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child abuse is a huge problem not just nationally but right here in Santa Barbara…

Charity Ride Across U.S. in Memory of John Dodge

Charity Ride Across U.S. to Honor Best Friend's Legacy

A tragedy inspires a Lompoc man to try something he's never done before: ride a…


Miles Needed to Make Kids Wishes Come True

If you want to make a different in the life of a child and have some extra frequent…

Irresistible Headlines


NBA player to open Hooters in Russia

Andrei Kirilenko, the National Basketball Association player known as AK-47, plans…

Texting and driving

Texting driver who hit cyclist: 'I just don't care'

A texting motorist who slammed into a bicyclist in Australia has some regrets --…

Selfie-taker gets kicked by conductor

Selfie-taker gets kicked in head by train conductor

A man attempting to take a selfie as a train zips past him was kicked in the head by…

Obama, Biden selfie

'Pals': Biden, Obama make selfie time

Let the selfies continue. Vice President Joe Biden posted his first selfie late…

driver's hand on car steering wheel

An accidental car thief: Mom takes wrong car

What started out as a simple mother-daughter favor in New York City ended up as…

Drunken driving

Teacher arrested on DUI charge while driving to school

A high school teacher was arrested and charged with driving under the influence…

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