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  1. Bionic eyes offering better sight to blindRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2015 | The Daily Breeze

    A brighter ray of hope is on the horizon for the blind, as scientists improve electronic hardware that creates sight - making it possible, they predict, to read printed text, recognize faces and lead normal, independent lives. At the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in San Jose, researchers on Friday described innovations in bionic vision, such as prototype prosthetics, “smart glasses” and telescopic contact lenses - all potential advances of today's artificial retinas, which produce only sketchy, high-contrast imagery.


  2. Stanford researchers use a gecko glovesa to scale glass walls like namesake lizardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 | The Daily Breeze

    Hawkes is seen wearing one of the “gecko gloves” that allow him to scale glass skyscraper walls. PALO ALTO - It doesn't mean experiments taking place at Stanford's Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab are any less science-y just because they sometimes resemble scenes from a “Spider-Man” or “Mission: Impossible” movie.


  3. Rancho Palos Verdes rescinds offer to new city manager, hints at possible litigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | The Daily Breeze

    After a more than two-hour closed session at City Hall on Monday evening, Mayor Jim Knight read a statement saying, “The City Council and Mr. Widmer were unable to reach an agreement and the City Council has voted 4-1, with Councilman Campbell voting no, to rescind its offer of employment to Mr. Widmer. Additionally, the council has directed Mr. Bob Murray of Bob Murray & Associates to resume the search for a new city manager.” A statement released later by the city added that Deputy City Manager Carolynn Petru will continue serving in the role until a new city manager is selected.


  4. USC football team hopes to flip history against StanfordRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2014 | The Daily Breeze

    As if USC doesn't have enough to deal with playing at rival Stanford on Saturday with a hobbled Cody Kessler and Leonard Williams , it turns out history is decidedly stacked up against them too. The last time a ranked USC team beat a ranked Stanford team - and they each go into Saturday's 12:30 p.m. kickoff among the top 25 teams in the country - Richard Nixon was president, Walter Alston managed the Dodgers and “The French Connection” was on its way to winning the Oscar for best picture.


  5. USC football team wants to avoid repeat of last visit to StanfordRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2014 | The Daily Breeze

    When No. 15-ranked USC plays at No. 11 Stanford on Saturday, the circumstances will be similar to 2012, when the Trojans went to Palo Alto for their first test of the season.


  6. USC football started season off fast, but will it have depth to survive?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2014 | The Daily Breeze

    USC WR JuJu Smith runs up the sidelines for a 52-yard pass reception in the first-quarter as Fresno State's Bryan Harper makes the tackle, Saturday, August 30, 2014, at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum.


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