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Alert system for seniors who want to stay active takes first place at 2nd annual Design Competition 6/26/17
Alert system for seniors who want to stay active takes first place at 2nd annual Design Competition
On Saturday, June 10, 2017, ten interdisciplinary teams from the University of California San Diego Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) and Cognitive Science Departments presented prototypes of innovative products designed to improve the lives of senior citizens. The UC San Diego undergraduates presented to an audience of  Electrical & Computer Engineering alumni, members of the La Costa Glen senior retirement community and the UC San Diego Retirees Association.
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UC San Diego Computer Scientist Welcomes New Jobs Partnership with Tech San Diego 6/26/17
UC San Diego Computer Scientist Welcomes New Jobs Partnership with Tech San Diego
A new initiative in San Diego will help find more interns and full-time employees for technology companies from among students in college or getting ready to graduate. The non-profit organization Tech San Diego announced that it is boosting regional talent efforts by hiring a director for its recently-launched University Talent Initiative. The effort starts out as a partnership with the University of California San Diego to improve the local talent pipeline, from talent access to internships, research and collaborations, while building tools to help local companies find qualified workers. 
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6/26/17
Six Things That Are Contributing to Student Success at the Jacobs School
At the University of California San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering, IDEA stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Excellence and Achievement. The IDEA Engineering Student Center fosters an inclusive and welcoming community, works to increase retention and graduation rates, and promotes a culture of academic excellence among all engineering students at UC San Diego.
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5G Wireless and Beyond: From Evolution to Revolution 6/21/17
5G Wireless and Beyond: From Evolution to Revolution
From a technical standpoint, fifth generation mobile wireless – or 5G, as it’s commonly known – is more about “evolution” than “revolution.” In many ways 5G simply builds upon the mobile infrastructure established by the current wireless standard, 4G LTE. From the standpoint of the imagination, however, 5G is poised to reshape the technological world as we know it.
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Fighting Global Warming and Climate Change Requires a Broad Energy Portfolio 6/19/17
Fighting Global Warming and Climate Change Requires a Broad Energy Portfolio
Can the continental United States make a rapid, reliable and low-cost transition to an energy system that relies almost exclusively on wind, solar and hydroelectric power? While there is growing excitement for this vision, a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) by 21 of the nation’s leading energy experts, including David G. Victor and George R. Tynan from the University of California San Diego, describes a more complicated reality. These researchers argue that achieving net-zero carbon emissions requires the incorporation of a much broader suite of energy sources and approaches.
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Robots do some heaving lifting at annual robotics competition 6/19/17
Robots do some heaving lifting at annual robotics competition
She was about to drop out of an engineering design class that culminates in a robotics competition. But Shushoma Sravostee’s classmates stepped in to help, offering support and reassurance. On June 13, she and her three teammates won the overall competition, taking home intricate 3D-printed trophies—and bragging rights. 
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Electrolytes made from liquefied gas enable batteries to run at ultra-low temperatures 6/15/17
Electrolytes made from liquefied gas enable batteries to run at ultra-low temperatures
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed new electrolytes that enable lithium batteries to run at temperatures as low as -60 degrees Celsius with excellent performance -- in comparison, today's lithium-ion batteries stop working at -20 degrees Celsius. The new electrolytes also enable electrochemical capacitors to run as cold as -80 degrees Celsius -- their current limit is -40 degrees Celsius.
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Nuvve and UC San Diego to Demonstrate Vehicle-to-Grid Technology through Energy Commission Grant 6/15/17
Nuvve and UC San Diego to Demonstrate Vehicle-to-Grid Technology through Energy Commission Grant
The United States is home to more than half a million electric vehicles. What if all those vehicles could be turned into virtual power plants, feeding energy back into the grid while connected via a charger? Thanks to a $7.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission, San Diego-based Nuvve Corporation will demonstrate how this technology could work on a large-scale with help from UC San Diego.
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