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How UC Santa Cruz Engineers are proposing ways to improve electrical delivery

By James McGirk Baskin School of Engineering, UCSC January 21, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA Engineers are hard at work, looking for a better “cure” than periodic shutdowns when the wind begins to blow and […]

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Second Wave of !!Con West Tickets to be Released

By Lindsey Kuper Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, UCSC January 21, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA Dear friends, !!Con (pronounced “bang bang con”) West is a two-day conference of ten-minute lightning talks about the […]

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Joby Aviation plans to build a massive factory for flying cars in Marina

By Asaf Shaley Monterrey County Weekly January 21, 2020 — Marina, CA (Images: Construction of the Joby plant’s first phase is scheduled to begin this year, pending Marina Planning Commission approval. Source: City Of Marina Draft […]

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Cabrillo CIS Students Host Region-wide Cybersecurity Competition

By Kate Rose Special Contributor, Cabrillo College Special to Santa Cruz Tech Beat January 21, 2020 — Aptos, CA (Photo above: Future Cyber Defenders gather at the Bay Area Regional Competition (BARC) 2020 “Bug Bounty” […]

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Emerging field of ‘forensic genealogy’ links DNA testing and family histories to solve cold cases

By Amanda Heidt East Bay Times January 21, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo: Richard “Ed” Green, an associate professor of biomolecular engineering at UC Santa Cruz, has developed tools to decipher ancient DNA, helping […]

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US B2B blockchain company inks deal with JCB of Japan

by Jonathan Greig Tech Republic January 21, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA The Japanese payment network JCB has signed a deal with the US blockchain-based commercial payment platform Paystand to provide the first end-to-end digital payment […]

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Equal Access Santa Cruz Wins Big, Part II

(Contributed by Cruzio) January 21, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA Let us (Cruzio) know if you live in one of these neighborhoods! We’ll include you in our plans. When we last left our determined independent […]

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Dave Evans & Dean Hovey to speak on Re-Designing Design Thinking at Feb 5 event

By Julia Sinn January 16, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Dave Evans & Dean Hovey are the featured guest speakers at the Feb 5, 2020 event. Contributed) Design Thinking (Santa Cruz Works New […]

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Poly: Six Predictions for Collaboration in the Next Decade

By David Danto Director of UC Strategy and Research at Poly January 15, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA Now that we’re at the precipice of a new decade – my fourth in this industry – […]

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Toyota Makes a New $394 Million Bet on Flying Taxis

By Brad Stone Bloomberg January 15, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: A Joby electric air taxi. Source: Joby Aviation) The deal makes Joby Aviation the best-funded electric vertical take-off and landing startup Toyota […]

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