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Monthly Archives: November 2010

‘Daylight Harvesting’ Technology licensed to Philips

UC Davis has signed a co-exclusive license agreement with Philips to commercialize inventions that reduce the cost and increase the reliability of daylight harvesting systems. The license agreement covers a package of patents and patent applications describing strategies and technologies …
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Students Take Part in Synthetic Biology Competition

A team of UC Davis undergraduates recently competed in the annual iGEM ‘Synthetic Biology’ competition at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Team UC Davis was among about a third of the competing teams from around the world to be awarded …
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Battle of the Brains

Two teams of UC Davis students took part in the regional heats of an international programming competition Nov. 13, finishing 11th and 37th out of a field of 70 teams. The teams in the Pacific Northwest Regional Competition of the …
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Going Viral with Kinect

Microsoft’s Kinect game controller, launched this month, is designed to let you control a video game with body movements. UC Davis computer science researcher Oliver Kreylos, however, has found out how to use the device to capture three-dimensional video on …
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Engineering startup incubator signs first tenant

The UC Davis Engineering Translational Technology Center (ETTC) has signed its first tenant. PutahGreen Systems, Inc., founded by computer science professor Biswanath Mukherjee, focuses on software technology that reduces internet-scale network router energy consumption by as much as 75 percent. …
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Set your DVR for Sea Monsters

UC Davis geologist Ryosuke Motani and postdoc Lars Schmitz appear on National Geographic channel this Thursday, Nov. 18 10 p.m., in “Ancient Sea Monsters.” The episode revolves around the excavation of a 35-foot long, 240 million year old icthyosaur from …
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Video: Black Swans and White Whales

In June this year UC Davis geologist Ken Verosub organized an on-line discussion and a special session for a World Bank Conference on Understanding Risk – Innovation in Disaster Risk Assessment. At the opening ceremony, each session leader was asked …
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Large Hadron Collider Starts Throwing Lead

The Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) near Geneva, Switzerland enters a new phase of operations Nov. 4. Scientists will stop running streams of protons through the machine and begin running lead atoms, stripped of …
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