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AgTech Insight Announces Global Team of AgriFood Implementation Experts and Interactive Ecosystem Market Map

Source: AgTech Insight June 23, 2020 — Salinas, CA (Image above: A selected area of the AgTech Insight 2020 AgTech Ecosystems map. Source: Agtech Insight) International team works to help organizations become more agile and resilient […]

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A new challenge for engineering students’ capstone projects—COVID-19

By James McGirkBaskin School of Engineering, UCSC June 23, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: Although unable to complete their initial plans, a team of engineering students was able to finish a prototype of […]

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Evidence supports ‘hot start’ scenario and early ocean formation on Pluto

By Tim StephensUC Santa Cruz June 23, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA Theory contrasts with traditional view of Pluto’s origins as a ball of frozen ice and rock The accretion of new material during Pluto’s […]

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Netflix’s Reed Hastings and Patty Quillin to donate $120M to Black education

By Dylan ByersNBC News June 23, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz locals’ contribution intended to support student scholarships at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and his wife, […]

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Monterey Bay Aquarium to reopen for visitors in July

(Contributed) June 23, 2020 — Monterey, CA Monterey Bay Aquarium will reopen in mid-July, ending an unprecedented four-month closure. Beginning July 9, the Aquarium will welcome back members and donors and will give these supporters […]

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Parallel Flight Technologies Announces Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

By Sarah VickersDirector of ProductionSanta Cruz Tech Beat June 20, 2020 — La Selva, CA (Photo above: Parallel Flight Technologies CEO Joshua Resnick and co-founders inspect the Hybrid Power Module before takeoff. Source: Parallel Flight […]

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Five in Five: Maya Delano of NextSpace

By Sarah Vickers-WebbDirector of ProductionSanta Cruz Tech Beat June 19, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA NextSpace Senior Community Manager on reopening, creating virtual community, and the future of coworking I’m going to be totally transparent […]

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Gasoline out of Thin Air: Our Investment With Prometheus Fuels

Greg SmithiesBMW i Ventures Blog June 18, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA (Image source: BMW i Ventures) Santa Cruz-based Prometheus Fuels is at the forefront of renewable energy technology in the auto industry, massively reducing the […]

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In a U.S. first, Santa Cruz set to ban predictive policing technology

by Avi Asher-SchapiroThomson Reuters Foundation June 18, 2020 — Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz Mayor Cummings says locally-based PredPol’s predictive technology can support racist patterns of policing and is unnecessary Used by police forces across the […]

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4 Effective Ways to Recession-Proof Your Accounts Receivable Department

By Eduardo LopezPaystand June 18, 2020 — Scotts Valley, CA (Image source: Paystand) Increase business resilience during economic downturns The recent economic volatility has led businesses to be more careful about how they manage their cash. […]

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