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NASA prints 3-D wrench in space

Bringing supplies to astronauts on the International Space Station can be a little screwy, leaving astronauts waiting for the next costly and risky resupply mission.

This week, thanks to 3-D printing, astronaut and ISS commander Barry "Butch" Wilmore ...

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Columbia Pictures

Mad about N. Korea? Hack back, group says

Jo Jin-hye, who escaped North Korea, wanted to watch "The Interview." The comedy lampoons North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whose dynasty she loathes.

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BlackBerry ending year on sour note

BlackBerry is back in the black. Sorta. But that news wasn't good enough to impress Wall Street.

The Canadian smartphone maker (and Kim Kardashian's favorite tech company) reported a small quarterly profit Friday morning, excluding certain one-time ch...

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CNN

Officials: Hackers stole Sony computer credentials

U.S. investigators have evidence that hackers stole the computer credentials of a system administrator to get access to Sony's computer system, allowing them broad access, U.S. officials briefed on the investigation tell CNN. The finding is one reaso...

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Justin Bieber loses 3.5 million Instagram followers

Justin Bieber has been left behind by the Instagram Rapture.

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Sony hack renews cybersecurity push

White House Economic Council Director Jeff Zients pointed fingers at Congress on Thursday for not acting fast enough on cybersecurity legislation, in the wake of news that North Korea was behind the Sony Entertainment cyberattack.

"We're doing what w...

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Experts: North Korea's Sony hack only the beginning

The North Korean hack of Sony Pictures that unleashed proprietary information, leaked embarrassing emails and brought the multi-billion dollar company's operations to its knees was unprecedented. But cyber security and intelligence experts warn that ...

Curiosity Mars rover

NASA/JPL-Caltech

Mars has gas; a fuzzy sign of life?

A NASA rover has found the building blocks of life on Mars. They might be the product of past or present life on the Red Planet -- or they might not be.

Reddit

Reddit founder: Visa policies may be downfall of tech

Antiquated visa policies could be the downfall of the U.S. tech boom. That's the warning that Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian is sounding.

Space-based solar power

NASA

Space-based solar: the energy of the future?

In space there's no atmosphere, it's never cloudy, and in geosynchronous orbits it's never night: a perfect place for a solar power station to harvest uninterrupted power 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Cuba poised to join the Internet age

Millions of Cubans could soon be able to get online.

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Judge denies request to release Steve Jobs trial video

A California judge has denied a request by media companies to release a videotaped deposition of Apple's Steve Jobs, taken six months before his death in 2011.

Jobs's taped deposition was used in a class-action lawsuit, which had been in court for a d...

Environmental Headlines

Space-based solar power

Space-based solar: the energy of the future?

In space there's no atmosphere, it's never cloudy, and in geosynchronous orbits it's…

CLIMATE CHANGE DEFORESTATION BRAZIL 2014

Nations reach climate change draft agreement

Nations working on a global treaty to combat climate change and handle its ill…

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China ivory craze kills 100,000 elephants

China's skyrocketing appetite for ivory is leading to the unsustainable slaughter of…

Tommy Hilfiger solar-powered jacket

Tommy Hilfiger unveils solar-powered jacket

Is it possible to wear solar panels on your back and be fashionable at the same time?

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Anti-poaching 'war' to save rhinos

Flying above Kruger National Park, veterinarian Peter Buss steps out onto the…

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US Senate kills Keystone pipeline bill

The Senate blocked a measure Tuesday that would have authorized construction of the…

Local Headlines

Lompoc Appoints 5th City Council Member

Lompoc Appoints 5th City Council Member

James Mosby has been sworn in as the newest member of the Lompoc City Council at a…

Man Steals ATM in Paso Robles Burglary

Paso Robles Police are investigating a burglary that happened early Friday morning…

Interns Ringing Bells For Salvation Army

Santa Barbara Salvation Army Launches Internship Program For Kettle Ringers

Four interns are manning the kettles in the hopes of getting a letter of…

Sobriety Checkpoints Roll Out Across Central Coast

Sobriety checkpoints are planned in cities across the Central Coast all the way…

Skincare closed leaves customers feeling ripped off

Out-Of-Business Skincare Company Accused Of Ripping Off Customers

Lindsay Cullom paid months in advance for laser skin removal before her May wedding…

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Weather Creates Airport Hassle For Holiday Travelers

Low cloudcover in San Francisco put some passengers flying out of San Luis Obispo…

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CHiPS FOR KIDS TOY DRIVE A HUGE SUCCESS

CHP Officers Deliver Toys To Unity Shoppe

California Highway Patrol officers dropped off donated toys to the Unity Shoppe in…

La Cumbre Junior High Celebrates Newly Renovated Auditorium

La Cumbre Junior High Celebrates Newly Renovated Auditorium

La Cumbre Junior High School celebrated the completion of their newly remodeled…

Preparations Underway For Unity Telethon

Barbara Tellefson gave last minute tips to her Unity Shoppe crew on Friday night.

Santa Claus Visits 7-Eleven in Goleta

The 7-Eleven store at 7390 Calle Real in Goleta, got a surprise visit from none…

Casa Pacifica Fundraiser Celebrates The Holidays

Casa Pacifica Fundraiser Celebrates The Holidays

Generosity made the 2-14 Pierpont Raquet Club's Annual Ladies Holiday Luncheon,…

Bike For Tykes Surprises First-Graders

Bike For Tykes Surprises First-Graders

Boys and girls thought they were at an early holiday party when they were given  new…

Irresistible Headlines

Carpinteria School Kids Make 'Happy' Video

The Howard School in Carpinteria created a parody music video of Pharrel Williams "…

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Police: Pot-smoking perp plasters poop on cell walls

A Pennsylvania man is in deep doo-doo after police said he smeared his feces on the…

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Man may lose arm after dog shoots him

A Wyoming man suffered a gunshot wound Monday when his dog stepped on a firearm in…

Golf ball on edge of hole

103-year-old gets 8th hole in one

A 103-year-old in Florida must have a lot of luck on his side, sinking his eighth…

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French cops use Taser on candy-stealing monkey

A primate found himself on the wrong end of a Taser after French officials said he…

Meredith s Weekend Picks 12-19

Fun Things for You This Weekend!

Lot of fun events are going on in your neighborhoods this weekend.  First Alert…

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