Santa Cruz Tech Beat


James Webb Space Telescope program aims to map the earliest structures of the universe

By Tim StephensUC Santa Cruz April 22, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA [Image: The COSMOS-Webb survey will map .6 square degrees of the sky—about the area of three full moons—using the James Webb Space Telescope’s […]

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Poly’s Next Generation Products Take Home 5 New Awards

By Laura MarxVice President Global Product and Alliance Marketing at Poly April 21, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA Have we done it again? Hell yeah – Poly smashed the record by winning five awards so […]

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Q&A: Meet the New Head of Entrepreneurial Innovation at UCSC

By Isabella BlackmanGoodTimes April 21, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Marco Rolandi will serve as the faculty director of UCSC’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development. Source: UCSC) [Editor’s note: Santa Cruz Tech […]

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Parallel Flight Technology Lifts Off

(Source: PFT newsletter and YouTube) April 21, 2021 — La Selva Beach, CA Parallel Flight Technologies’ beta-level aircraft had its first flight on April 19, 2021, the same day as NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter took […]

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How ancient DNA sequencing changed the game

(Source: Nature) April 21, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA The Nature Milestones in Genomic Sequencing project caught up with Beth Shapiro, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz, to hear about the […]

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MBARI announces construction of new state-of-the-art research ship, R/V David Packard

(Source: MBARI) April 21, 2021 — Moss Landing, CA (Image above: Design rendering of the R/V David Packard. Credit: Glosten/MBARI) MBARI is embarking on a new chapter in its ocean research with the construction of a […]

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Here’s why Joby Aviation founder believes he can make his childhood dreams take flight

By Cromwell SchubarthSilicon Valley Business Journal April 19, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: JoeBen Bevirt is the founder and CEO of Santa Cruz-based Joby Aviation. Credit: Ethan Pines/The Forbes Collection) JoeBen Bevirt, founder […]

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Santa Cruz County’s Response, Recovery, and Resilience Website Launches

(Contributed) April 16, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA The Santa Cruz County Office of Response, Recovery and Resilience (OR3) is pleased to announce a new website to serve as a community resource for all aspects […]

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MBEP Announces Full Program and Public-Private Partnership Award Recipients for 7th Annual Regional Economic Summit

(Contributed) April 16, 2021 — Marina, CA Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) is hosting its 7th Annual Regional Economic Summit on Thursday, May 6, 2021, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm. This will be a virtual […]

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SupplyShift: Three Ways Procurement Can Drive Sustainability Through the Supply Chain

(Source: SupplyShift website) April 16, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA SupplyShift takes a look at three ways that supply chain professionals can drive sustainability through procurement practices. In 2021 and the decade ahead, it’d be […]

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