Universities Prepare Worst-Case Scenarios
This week, the boards of both the University of California and California State University will meet with their budgets high on the agenda. Both need to make contingency plans, in case Governor Jerry Brown's tax initiative fails on the November ballot.
Keeping An Eye on Crops, From Space
Researchers at CSU Monterey Bay and NASA are testing a new way to use satellite technology to help California farmers decide exactly how much water to use on their crops. It's a tool that could eventually help growers anywhere save on a precious resource.
Searching for Water on Mars
Scientists at NASA and CalTech are counting down to Aug. 5, when the Curiosity Rover is expected to touch down on the surface of Mars. And not just anywhere on the surface, but in one of the lowest places on the red planet -- where they hope to find evidence of water.