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New brain mapping tool produces higher resolution data during brain surgery 5/24/17
New brain mapping tool produces higher resolution data during brain surgery
Researchers have developed a new device to map the brain during surgery and distinguish between healthy and diseased tissues. The device provides higher resolution neural readings than existing tools used in the clinic and could enable doctors to perform safer, more precise brain surgeries.
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Printed, flexible and rechargeable battery can power wearable sensors 5/24/17
Printed, flexible and rechargeable battery can power wearable sensors
Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first printed battery that is flexible, stretchable and rechargeable. The zinc batteries could be used to power everything from wearable sensors to solar cells and other kinds of electronics. The work appears in the April 19, 2017 issue of Advanced Energy Materials.   
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New UC San Diego Technology Accelerator Selects Five Teams for Its Inaugural Cohort 5/23/17
New UC San Diego Technology Accelerator Selects Five Teams for Its Inaugural Cohort
Today the Institute for the Global Entrepreneur (IGE) at the University of California San Diego announced team selections for its new technology accelerator. Five UC San Diego research teams, with innovations ranging from advanced healthcare diagnostics and medical device technologies to next generation LIDAR for autonomous-vehicle navigation, have been selected to join the new campus program.
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UC San Diego Electrical Engineering Professor Pam Cosman Wins Pinnacle Award 5/22/17
UC San Diego Electrical Engineering Professor Pam Cosman Wins Pinnacle Award
Pamela Cosman, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, is being honored for her exemplary leadership among women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Cosman was one of just seven recipients of the 2017 Pinnacle Awards, announced May 5, 2017.  
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UC San Diego Engineer Talks Tech with Congressional Staff in Washington, D.C. 5/19/17
UC San Diego Engineer Talks Tech with Congressional Staff in Washington, D.C.
UC San Diego electrical engineering professor Patrick Mercier met with staff members working for representatives for San Diego County and for California Senator Dianne Feinstein at an event on Capitol Hill, where he showcased wearable technologies that have the potential to revolutionize access to health care. 
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Researchers find computer code that Volkswagen used to cheat emissions tests 5/18/17
Researchers find computer code that Volkswagen used to cheat emissions tests
An international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanism that allowed Volkswagen to circumvent U.S. and European emission tests over at least six years before the Environmental Protection Agency put the company on notice in 2015 for violating the Clean Air Act. During a year-long investigation, researchers found code that allowed a car’s onboard computer to determine that the vehicle was undergoing an emissions test. The computer then activated the car’s emission-curbing systems, reducing the amount of pollutants emitted. Once the computer determined that the test was over, these systems were deactivated. 
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Eight Students Receive Engineering Leadership Award 5/17/17
Eight Students Receive Engineering Leadership Award
Five engineering undergraduate and three engineering graduate students were recognized for their outstanding leadership skills at the 8th Annual Engineering Leadership Awards Celebration, which took place May 12, 2017 at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. 
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3D-printed soft  four legged robot can walk on sand and stone 5/16/17
3D-printed soft four legged robot can walk on sand and stone
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first soft robot that is capable of walking on rough surfaces, such as sand and pebbles. The 3D-printed, four-legged robot can climb over obstacles and walk on different terrains. 
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