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Monthly Archives: June 2011

iMobot modular robot technology licensed

UC Davis has signed an exclusive license agreement with Barobo, Inc. of West Sacramento, Calif., to commercialize the modular robot technology called “iMobot” – an Intelligent Modular Robot for applications in research, education, industry, search and rescue, military operation, and …
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Democracy in the Middle East leads UC Davis magazine summer issue

(From Kathleen Holder, editor of UC Davis Magazine) The latest issue of UC Davis Magazine is now in the mail and most of the content is also online. Features this issue are: “Building democracy in the Middle East,” which quotes …
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Ted is blooming!

Ted the Titan began to open up yesterday afternoon. I visited about 9 am this morning and the plant is looking spectacular and giving off a truly awful stink. The greenhouse on Kleiber Hall drive will be open to the …
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Ted the Titan teaser

We’ve been on tenterhooks since Monday, but as of 1.30 pm today, still no sign of Ted the Titan actually opening up his smelly bloom. Keep checking the Botanical Conservatory website and the UCD Titan Arums Facebook page for updates. …
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Expecting a happy event at the greenhouse

We’re expecting a happy event at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory greenhouse. Ted the Titan, a Titan arum or “corpse flower,” is set to bloom as soon as tomorrow. This will be Ted’s fifth bloom, having previously flowered in 2003, …
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Two from UC Davis among 15 HHMI/GBMF plant biology fellows

Two plant scientists from UC Davis, Simon Chan from the Department of Plant Biology and Jorge Dubcovsky from the Department of Plant Sciences are among 15 across the nation named as Howard Hughes Medical Institute/Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation Investigators …
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Tonight, Through the Wormhole

UC Davis cosmologist Andreas Albrecht appears on “Through the Wormhole” airing tonight on The Science Channel, 10 p.m., hosted by Morgan Freeman. Tonight’s episode asks Albrecht and other experts, “Why do we care?” about the size and shape of the …
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Treating rabies, at home and around the world

An 8-year-old from Humboldt County has become only the third person in the U.S. to have survived neurological rabies after being treated at UC Davis Medical Center. Precious Reynolds was put into a drug-induced coma while her body fought off …
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Fellowships available for summer program for science teachers

The UC Davis Center for Computing and STEM Education (C-STEM) is offering a six-week summer program aimed at K-12 teachers from June 20 to July 29, and stipends of up to $4,800 are available for teachers who attend. Attendees will …
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UC Davis to partner with BGI, world’s biggest genome institute

UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi and Jian Wang, director of BGI (formerly the Beijing Genome Institute) signed a formal agreement to establish the BGI@UC Davis Partnership during a meeting in Shenzhen, one of China’s Special Economic Zones. Under the …
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