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SpaceX releases 360-degree video of rocket landing on barge

SpaceX just released a 360-degree barge-level video showing the historic landing of its Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform.

Large Hadron Collider

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Weasel knocks out world's most powerful accelerator

CERN's Large Hadron Collider, the world's biggest particle accelerator located near Geneva, Switzerland, lost power Friday. Engineers discovered the charred remains of a weasel.


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NBC partners with Snapchat for Rio Olympics 'live stories'

Snapchat is going to the Olympics.

The dark side of livestreaming


The dark side of livestreaming: Periscoping a rape

The misuse of technology continues to get more disturbing, from revenge porn to cyberbullying to livestreaming rape.

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Google patent reveals screens you can rip

Digital screens can already be bent and rolled. But Google seems to want to make them tearable too.

In a patent filing published Thursday, inventors detailed a new kind of device that people can rip and then put back together. When the screen is modif...

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Delta implementing new luggage tracking system

What if tiny radio waves from your luggage could communicate its location to baggage handlers?

Airlines could use that technology to track your bags and prevent them from getting lost or misdirected.

That's the idea behind Delta Air Lines' new progra...

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Venmo is under investigation by the FTC

A popular mobile payment app is facing a federal investigation.

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Amazon's Kindle Oasis is pretty, but looks are irrelevant

The Kindle Oasis is not solar-powered or waterproof. It won't last for 20 months on one charge and it doesn't have Bluetooth.

Lasers could hide Earth from deadly aliens, 2 astronomers say

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Powerful lasers will aid astronomers

The new Four Laser Guide Star Facility was fired up on Tuesday after years of development. ESO says the lasers are the most powerful laser guide stars to be used for astronomy. With this technology, scientists hope to capture a clearer display of our universe.

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Apple patent shows better version of autocorrect

Apple wants to make autocorrect an easier and better feature, according to a newly published patent.

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Tinder and Facebook: Too close for comfort?

There's the online persona you want to share with your friends -- carefully filtered Instagram photos of your sublime beach vacation, for example.

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AI machine beats college kids at foosball

Computers have been beating humans at board games like chess and Go. But now they've conquered the basement and bar game of foosball too.

Environmental Headlines

Kenya Ivory Burn

Kenya to torch record amounts of ivory

Twelve ivory towers burned in Kenya on Saturday, sending thick plumes of ash and…

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Lead found in school water 1 year ago, ignored

High levels of lead were discovered in the water at two Tacoma elementary schools in…

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Another fracking pipeline is rejected

New York State has rejected a planned 125-mile long natural gas pipeline that was…

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Massive coral reef discovered in the Amazon River

The Amazon River, known for its array of wildlife from pink dolphins to…

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San Francisco to require new small buildings to add solar panels

San Francisco will start requiring all new buildings under 10 stories to add solar…

Earth on Earth Day

5 reasons to celebrate Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, a day on which more than 155 countries were signing a…

Local Headlines

Santa Barbara Alzheimer’s Groups Disgusted at Planned Reagan Film

Will Ferrell will not be playing the role of dementia-stricken Ronald Reagan.

Driver Hospitalized After Avoiding Donkey and Car Collision on Highway 154

A 55-year-old woman is recovering at the hospital after suffering major injuries in…

Road Care Costs

SB County Roads Paying Price for Cheaper Gas

Loss in gas tax revenues hitting county road maintenance budgets hard.

Arrest Made in Westside Stabbing

Santa Barbara police converged in the 300 block of W. Micheltorena Street just…

Car Break in Spree has Residents Tightening Security

A string of car break-ins this week in Carpinteria, Summerland and Montecito has…

5-Month Undercover Operation Results in 20 Arrests in Santa Barbara

20 individuals have been arrested in connection with a five-month long investigation…

What's Right

Act of Kindness by Angels Lifts Spirits of Ventura Family

Heavenly Gesture: Angels Host Ventura Family in Mourning for Batting Practice & Game

Angels fan Jason Rutkowski died from an aggressive form of MS at the age of 32.

Fork Cork Foodbank Fundraiser

Fork & Cork Classic Helps Foodbank with Funding in 2016

Using local restaurants, wineries and breweries, the 3rd annual Fork & Cork Classic…

Santa Barbara County Shelter Cats, Dogs Fly to Washington to Find Permanent Home

Several cats and dogs from Santa Barbara County Animal Services are heading to…

Cooking Up Dreams

Chefs Help Cook Up Dreams In Santa Barbara County

More than $110,000 was raised to benefit kids and families across Santa Barbara…

Vieja Valley School Principal Shaves Head After Successful Fundraiser

The principle of Vieja Valley Elementary school in Hope Ranch had his head shaved in…

Irresistible Headlines

Driver Hospitalized After Avoiding Donkey and Car Collision on Highway 154

A 55-year-old woman is recovering at the hospital after suffering major injuries in…

Woman returns library book borrowed in 1948

A New Zealand library was stunned to receive a book that was due back in 1948 from a…

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Boy gets head stuck in car sunroof

Firefighters rushed to an emergency in eastern China -- but nothing was…

Sick Sea Lion Pup Rescued From Ventura Beach

NewsChannel 3 cameras were rolling when a sick sea lion pup was rescued off a…

Baby named for airline after birth onboard

A baby who was successfully delivered on a Jetstar Asia Airways flight was named in…

Large Hadron Collider

Weasel knocks out world's most powerful accelerator

CERN's Large Hadron Collider, the world's biggest particle accelerator located near…

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