Santa Cruz Tech Beat


Science to the people

By Dan WhiteUC Santa Cruz May 19, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA Alumnus George Kraw reflects on the success of the popular Kraw Lecture Series, which turns complex scientific inquiry into engaging public presentations When […]

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Virtual reality warps your sense of time

By Allison Arteaga SoergelUC Santa Cruz May 19, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA (Image above: Participants in the study played this maze game both in virtual reality and on conventional monitors. The superimposed yellow line, which was […]

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You Don’t Have to Work at Goldman Sachs. I Promise.

By Marc RandolphCo-founder and first CEO of Netflix May 19, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA A few years ago, as  I was finishing That Will Never Work, my book about starting Netflix, I sent a draft […]

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Cruz Foam Secures $1 Million National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research Phase II Grant

(Contributed) May 19, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA California startup’s patented sustainable EPS foam replacement moves toward scalable commercial production Cruz Foam, the bio-benign foam and plastic packaging alternative provider, today announced it has secured […]

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Parallel Flight Technologies customer pipeline continues to grow (and other milestones)

By Sara Beth AshbaughCommunications, Parallel Flight Technologies May 14, 2021 — La Selva, CA Parallel Flight Technologies (PFT), an industrial-grade drone startup based in La Selva Beach, has achieved major company milestones over the last […]

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Replay: IPO Edge Hosts Air Mobility III with Joby Aviation’s senior leadership

(Source: IPO Edge) May 13, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photos above: L to R, Paul Sciarra, Executive Chairman of Joby Aviation; Dan Elwell Advisor for Joby Aviation; and JoeBen Bevirt, Founder and Chief Executive […]

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SupplyShift recognized in 2021 Gartner Market Guide for Supplier Sustainability Applications

(Source: SupplyShift) May 13, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA Companies are facing pressure to address ESG issues in the supply chain. In a 2021 report by Gartner, it is recommended that companies leverage purpose-built technologies […]

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Poly Announces Voyager Focus 2, Next Generation of Poly’s Best-Selling Wireless Headsets

(Contributed) May 13, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: The Poly Voyager Focus 2. Contributed) The Voyager Focus 2 Brings Acoustic Excellence and Top-Notch Performance to your Calls with its Acoustic Fence Technology and […]

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New tools enable rapid analysis of coronavirus sequences and tracking of variants

By Tim StephensUC Santa Cruz May 13, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA UShER allows researchers to quickly see how a new viral sequence is related to all other variants of SARS-CoV-2, crucial information for tracking […]

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Ultrasensitive antigen test detects SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses

By Tim StephensUC Santa Cruz May 13, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA (Image above: This illustration shows the setup of the optofluidic chip for rapid detection of single antigens of SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza A. Credit: […]

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