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Chirp Microsystems waves on touch-free future

Within just a few years, we’ve got used to controlling devices by swiping, scrolling or tapping our fingers on a touch screen. But soon you might not even have to touch anything at all to check your email or play …
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Shale oil fracking, conventional crude drilling produce similar greenhouse gas emissions

By Kat Kerlin It requires roughly the same level of greenhouse gas emissions to extract shale oil as it does to extract conventional crude oil, according to a pair of studies by UC Davis and Stanford University released this week …
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Alumn judges the Big Brains on TV

UC Davis multi-alumna Christine Gulbranson is bringing her talents to a new challenge starting today, May 1: She is one of two regular judges on a new reality TV show, “Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius” which begins an eight-week run …
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Power-saving startup Ennetix graduates from engineering technology incubator

(Contributed by Paul Dorn) Ennetix, a startup firm based on research conducted at UC Davis, has graduated from the university’s tech incubator, the Engineering Translational Technology Center (ETTC). Ennetix is the second firm to exit the ETTC, following the May …
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UC Davis magazine: Entrepreneurs, guns, domes

The Spring issue of UC Davis Magazine is on its way out to alumni and parents, and available online at the magazine’s website and in a new online “zmag” format. The cover story of this issue, by Clifton Parker, is …
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Business school, College of Engineering fare well in US News rankings

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management and the graduate programs of the College of Engineering are both included in this year’s US News and World Report rankings. The Graduate School of Management’s part-time MBA program placed No. 19 among …
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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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Higher ed cuts will hurt farming, too

Following a visit to the editorial board of the Bakersfield Californian by UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi and Neal Van Alfen, dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the Californian’s editorial page editor Robert Price points out that …
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‘Father of the Plug-in Hybrid’ gets a Chevy Volt

UC Davis engineering professor Andy Frank has been called ‘The Father of the Plug-in Hybrid,’ and yesterday he picked up one of the first to be sold. The Chevrolet Volt made by General Motors has both an electric motor and …
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Mori Seiki to open Davis factory

Japanese machine tool manufacturer Mori Seiki is to open a factory in Davis. The plant will be next door to the company’s existing DTL subsidiary off Second Street in East Davis.  The company will invest about $50 million in the …
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