San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee dies suddenly at 65

Dec 13, 2017

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee dies suddenly at 65

Mayor Ed Lee, who oversaw a technology-driven economic boom in San Francisco that brought with it sky-high housing prices despite his lifelong commitment to economic equality, died suddenly early Tuesday at age 65. A statement from Lee's office said the city's first Asian-American mayor died ...

Silicon Valley denounces Trump's betrayal of Obama-protected 'Dreamers'

Sep 6, 2017

Silicon Valley denounces Trump's betrayal of Obama-protected 'Dreamers'

Silicon Valley titans, including Apple, Facebook and Google, on Tuesday condemned the dismantling of amnesty for young immigrants after President Donald Trump announced a phase-out of the "Dreamers" program. The reaction came swiftly after Trump announced a termination of the program protecting 800,000 people brought ...

How artificial life spawned a billion-dollar industry

Apr 7, 2017

How artificial life spawned a billion-dollar industry

Scientists are getting closer to building life from scratch and technology pioneers are taking notice, with record sums moving into a field that could deliver novel drugs, materials, chemicals and even perfumes. Despite ethical and safety concerns, investors are attracted by synthetic biology's wide market ...

Yamanashi vies for energy storage investment

Dec 26, 2016

Yamanashi vies for energy storage investment

A patch of land in the shadow of Mount Fuji is becoming a testing ground for energy storage, with some of Japan's leading companies trying to develop technologies such as spinning flywheels and fuel cells. The Yamanashi Prefectural Government is hoping that by attracting companies ...