SCIENCE AND HEALTH HIGHLIGHTS

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September 26, 2013 (San Diego’s East County) – Our Health and Science Highlights provide cutting edge news each week that could impact your health and our future.

SCIENCE AND HEALTH HIGHLIGHTS

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SCIENCE AND HEALTH

Wildfire Gauge Could Save Future Homes From Fire (KPBS)

Over the last decade wildfires have destroyed about 3,000 homes a year, according to the International Code Council, a safety advisory group

Teleportation with engineered quantum systems (phys.org)

A team of University of Queensland physicists has transmitted an atom from one location to another inside an electronic chip.

German group claims to have hacked Apple iPhone fingerprint scanner (Reuters)

A group of German hackers claimed to have cracked the iPhone fingerprint scanner on Sunday, just two days after Apple Inc launched the technology that it promises will better protect devices from criminals and snoopers seeking access.

Even As MERS Epidemic Grows, The Source Eludes Scientists (NPR)

Since emerging last year in the Middle East, a mysterious virus has infected at least 132 people and killed 58. But it's still unknown how people get infected. A genetic analysis now suggests that animals may have repeatedly infected people with the deadly virus.

Boston Hospitals Share Lessons From Marathon Bombing (NPR)

Every victim who arrived at a hospital alive survived the attack. But hospitals say the experience also revealed room for improvement, and they're about to share the lessons they learned at a national conference in Washington, D.C.