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Carlsbad-linked Thermo Fisher gets OK to produce COVID-19 tests

One of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Carlsbad labs is pictured in August 2018. (Thermo Fisher photo)

North Coast Current

March 19, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration has granted an emergency-use authorization to Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. to produce diagnostic test kits that can detect the COVID-19 coronavirus and provide results within four hours, the company announced March 16.

CARLSBAD: Jimmy and Enrique perform at June 20 library event

Jimmy and Enrique. (Courtesy photo)

June 7, 2019

CARLSBAD — A concert by Jimmy and Enrique headlines the Carlsbad City Library Learning Center’s Summer Reading Festival on Thursday, June 20 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Library Learning Center, 3368 Eureka Place. Admission is free. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Jimmy and Enrique will perform a mix of wo...

Encinitas firm CycloPure reports advance in water decontamination

Drinking water. (Photo by Yucel Tellici, Freeimages)

North Coast Current

March 9, 2019

Encinitas-based firm CycloPure Inc. recently announced a significant advancement in its technology to remove manmade chemicals from contaminated water.

Rhoades School students win awards for their Future City designs

Rhoades School’s team Alpha City students work on their Future City proposal Jan. 19 at Grossmont College in El Cajon. (Rhoades School courtesy photo)

North Coast Current

February 19, 2019

Students from The Rhoades School in Encinitas recently received awards for their work in a regional competition that gave them the chance to create potential solutions to real-world city problems.

CARLSBAD: Register for spring break kids camps during March

Soccer at Alga Norte Park in Carlsbad. (Courtesy photo)

March 3, 2016

CARLSBAD — Online registration is now open for Carlsbad city-sponsored spring break camps. The city offers two weeks of spring break camps for children ages 3 to 15, from March 28 to April 1, and from April 4 to April 10 to accommodate kids who attend Carlsbad Unified, San Marcos Unified and Encinitas...

EDUCATION: What’s the Maker Movement about? Reinventing the world one child at a time

Shubham Banerjee shows off his Braille printer. The 13-year-old started his own company with financial and technological backing from Intel. (Brandpoint photo)

Brandpoint (BPT)

June 9, 2015

Can kids playing with Legos make the world a better place? Will children who build their own rocket ships or dollhouses go on to be the adult innovators of tomorrow, who take on the world’s challenges with technology and creativity? If 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee is an example of young makers, the...

MiraCosta College marks opening of Cardiff science building

North Coast Current

September 5, 2014

MiraCosta College’s Cardiff campus celebrated the opening of its new science complex with a ribbon-cutting Sept. 2. Work on the building at the San Elijo Campus in Cardiff started nearly a year ago, according to a MiraCosta news release. About 75 people attended the ribbon-cutting, the college reported. Carlos...

ESCONDIDO: Kids can explore wonders of science this fall

August 28, 2014

ESCONDIDO — The Escondido Public Library invites children ages 8 to 11 to attend Mad Science Saturday this fall. The series of three monthly programs is designed to help children learn about scientific topics through exploration, projects and hands-on experiments. Mad Science Saturday will be held...

Public invited to Cardiff ribbon-cutting Sept. 2

North Coast Current

August 14, 2014

MiraCosta College invites the public to celebrate the dedication of the Cardiff campus’s new science building at a ribbon-cutting Sept. 2. The event is set for 7:30 a.m. at the San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Ave. in Cardiff, the college announced. A short dedication ceremony that will include...

Butterflies’ beauty on display in Encinitas

A West Coast Lady butterfly rests on a flower at The Monarch Program in Encinitas. (Photo by Kelley Carlson)

Kelley Carlson

October 8, 2012

Around this time of year – while the temperatures are still warm – The Monarch Program facility is aflutter with activity, from butterflies emerging from chrysalises to curious children visiting on school field trips. In the Butterfly Vivarium – the netted outdoor enclosure – it’s not uncommon...

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