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Popular Science: Joby’s electric aircraft inches us closer to a future full of flying taxis

By Rob Verger Popular Science April 6, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA Joby Aviation has been working on an aircraft that should sound like “the wind in the trees.” Joby Aviation wants to give you […]

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Apple to build battery-based solar energy storage project in Monterey County

(Source: Reuters) April 6, 2021 — Monterey, CA Apple Inc said recently that it will build a battery-based renewable energy storage facility in Central California near a solar energy installation that already provides energy for […]

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UCSC to launch new support center to advance the university’s innovation, industry engagement

By Scott Hernandez-JasonUC Santa Cruz April 6, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA (Photo above: The research enterprise at UC Santa Cruz sets the stage for the Hub to accelerate current work in business development, industry […]

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Marco Rolandi appointed faculty director of UCSC Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development

(Contributed) April 6, 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) UC Santa Cruz has appointed Marco Rolandi, […]

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SupplyShift partners with Responsible Sourcing Network, launches tool to screen for forced labor risk in cotton supply chains

(Contributed) April 6, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA SupplyShift announces that their platform will host the YESS: Yarn Ethically & Sustainably Sourced Cotton Sourcing Risk Screen, a tool built in collaboration with Responsible Sourcing Network […]

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Paystand: Why CFOs are Betting on AR Automation for Survival

By Mark FisherPaystand April 6, 2021 — Scotts Valley, CA For most CFOs, the COVID-19 crises caused a shift in priorities, leaning towards employee safety and cutting down expenses to survive the unexpected economic shock […]

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Paystand: Software is Eating the Banks

By Daniella BourguettsPaystand April 6, 2021 — Scotts Valley, CA Here’s a quick question for you: What can you do now using an internet connection and an electronic device that would have seemed impossible ten […]

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Unlocking the COVID code

By Jon GertnerNew York Times April 6, 2021 Scientists can now sequence an entire genome overnight. This technology has been the key tool in identifying and tracking Covid variants. Edward Holmes was in Australia on […]

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Poly Hits 30 Million IP Phones Milestone

(Contributed) April 6, 2021 — Santa Cruz, CA Poly’s lineup of professional-grade phones give you countless ways to crush a call from anywhere Poly has announced that it has sold its 30 millionth IP phone, marking […]

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NSF funds CSUMB and regional colleges to make more STEM teachers

April 6, 2021 — Seaside, CA By Walter RyceCSUMB (Photo above: The National Science Foundation grant award supports STEM teachers for 6th – 12th grade students. Source: CSUMB) CSUMB has been awarded a grant for […]

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