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Driverless buses “drive” tech innovation into San Ramon

Ronit Kumar, Sports Editor

April 28, 2018

In early March, Bishop Ranch and Contra Costa County Transportation Authority granted permission for California’s first driverless bus to be tested on the streets of San Ramon in an attempt to reduce the expenses of the city transportation. The driverless bus, also known as an autonomous vehicle,...

Promising developments emerge in cancer research

Maitri Parikh and Oce Bohra

September 28, 2017

On Aug. 30, the Food and Drug Administration green-lighted the first gene therapy for leukemia, a landmark decision that opened the door to a new wave of cancer treatments. Revolutionary in its approach, the treatment, marketed as Kymriah by Novartis Pharmaceuticals, will be administered to a grou...

CAST and NGSS represent new era in scientific education

Elaine Yang, Contributor

May 30, 2017

On April 26, Dougherty Valley’s sophomore population woke up extra early — on a Wednesday, no less — to take the California Science Test (CAST), marking a transition in science education. This year’s test was a pilot, meaning that it is being used to measure how well it functions, and how ...

Artificial intelligence poses questions for the future

Anika Garg, Features Editor

March 8, 2017

New advancements in artificial intelligence are revolutionizing the world — but is this truly good news for the future? Again and again, mankind has developed smarter, more efficient technologies to solve everyday inconveniences we face, but experts warn that the rapid development won’t necessarily...

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