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Coming Full Circle: An Engineer's Journey to Entrepreneurship 8/26/16
Coming Full Circle: An Engineer's Journey to Entrepreneurship
Ben Pouladian (BS, Electrical Engineering, ’04) was always a tinkerer. With small business owners for parents, he also learned to work hard. He wanted to challenge himself in college, so he set his sights on engineering.
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UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Forum, on October 28, 2016, will focus on Shared Autonomy 8/24/16
UC San Diego Contextual Robotics Forum, on October 28, 2016, will focus on Shared Autonomy
On October 28, 2016, the University of California, San Diego will host the annual Contextual Robotics Forum, a one-day event featuring talks by world leaders and local researchers developing robotics for the benefit of society. This year’s theme is “Shared Autonomy: New Directions in Human-Machine Interaction”.
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UC San Diego Researchers Devise New Method for Detecting Hardware Trojans 8/11/16
UC San Diego Researchers Devise New Method for Detecting Hardware Trojans
To prevent, detect and combat hardware Trojans, computer scientists from UC San Diego, together with their collaborators, have devised a new technique that tracks information flow through a circuit’s logic gates. If information unexpectedly moves to a part of the chip where it shouldn’t be, the method will determine that a security violation occurred. Tortuga Logic – a UC San Diego startup – offers a set of related commercial products.
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UC San Diego, SDSU to Roll Out Research Platform to Improve Hearing-Aid Technologies 8/10/16
UC San Diego, SDSU to Roll Out Research Platform to Improve Hearing-Aid Technologies
A team of engineers from the University of California San Diego, including Patrick Mercier, and audiologists from San Diego State University has set out an ambitious timetable for delivering two new electronic platforms to dramatically improve and accelerate research on better hearing aids.
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Crowdsourcing the Transformation of Mass Spectrometry Big Data into Scientific Living Data 8/9/16
Crowdsourcing the Transformation of Mass Spectrometry Big Data into Scientific Living Data
In a landmark paper published in the August issue of Nature Biotechnology, 127 scientists from a consortium of universities and research labs in the U.S. and worldwide report for the first time on the establishment of an online, crowdsourced knowledge base and workbench that could be a game-changer for the study of natural products that could potentially be useful in the development of the next antibiotic, better pesticides, or more effective cancer drugs.
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Researchers receive NSF grant to develop new quantum technologies for secure communication 8/8/16
Researchers receive NSF grant to develop new quantum technologies for secure communication
A multi-institutional team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego has received a grant from the NSF Office of Emerging Frontiers and Multidisciplinary Activities (EFMA) to develop and manufacture microchips that would enable secure and efficient quantum communication. The technology has applications in long-distance fiber optic communication and will help advance research in quantum sensing and computing.
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Nanobowls offer a way to magnetically deliver drugs in the body 8/4/16
Nanobowls offer a way to magnetically deliver drugs in the body
Imagine a device that could transport drugs to any diseased site in the body with the help of a small magnet. Researchers at the University of California San Diego have taken a step toward that goal by developing nano-sized vessels, called nanobowls, that could be filled with drug molecules and controlled with magnets for guided delivery to specific tissues and organs, including cancer tissue, small organs such as the pancreas and hard to access areas like the brain.
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UC San Diego part of new DOE consortium to revolutionize electric car battery performance 8/3/16
UC San Diego part of new DOE consortium to revolutionize electric car battery performance
Researchers at the University of California San Diego are part of the new Battery500 consortium led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) aiming to almost triple the energy packed in electric car batteries and make them smaller, lighter and less expensive. This would allow manufacturers to make more affordable electric vehicles that can travel two to three times farther. 
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