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ETTC is a Top Ten Incubator

The Engineering Translational Technology Center at the UC Davis College of Engineering has been named as one of “Ten College Business Incubators We’re Most Excited About” by bestcollegesonline.com. ETTC appears on the list alongside Syracuse University’s Student Sandbox and Harvard’s …
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More from Mars: UC Davis engineering alumn lead landing system design

Adam Steltzner, the NASA engineer who led the design and development of the “sky crane” system that allowed the Curiosity rover to make a soft landing from Mars, has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UC Davis. Steltzner was …
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Mars!

Watching Curiosity touch down on Mars last night was a compelling piece of live news — without any need for intrusive commentary, gauzy biographies, advertising or a time delay (other than the few minutes it takes for radio waves to …
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Endangered species: Move them or lose them?

Contributed by Kat Kerlin The rapid pace of projected climate change may force people to choose between witnessing extinctions and intentionally relocating threatened species in an effort to protect them, says a new UC Davis-led study published in the August, …
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Video: Jon Eisen on our microbial cloud, poo tea and diabetes

Jonathan Eisen of the UC Davis Genome Center was invited to speak at the recent TEDMED meeting in Washington D.C. and video of his talk has now been posted online. While much of medicine has obsessed over cleanliness and removing …
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Watching the transit of Venus

Quite a crowd showed up in Lot 2 yesterday afternoon to watch the transit of Venus. Geology graduate student John Peterson had set up his telescope, with a special solar filter, and invited others to come and watch. Peterson, in …
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Don’t throw out those solar glasses; transit of Venus is June 5!

Keep those glasses from the May 20 eclipse, because you’ll need them for an even rarer celestial event: on June 5 (in North America) the planet Venus will pass across the Sun. Transits of Venus occur in pairs a few …
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More eclipse photos, video

Pulled from the comments section — a few photos compiled by the good people of the UC Davis physics department. Full set here. Photograph by Professor John Conway, taken in Marysville, CA.               Professor …
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Eclipse photos; any more?

UC Davis physicist Marusa Bradac took this fabulous timelapse of the May 20 solar eclipse from Tahoe City. Thanks Marusa for sharing!  

Public talk on the Lotus Valley meteorite — plus solar eclipse viewing!

UC Davis geology professor Qing-Zhu Yin will give a public talk, “The “Lotus Valley” Meteorite: What does it mean to science? What does it mean to our valley? What can it mean to you?” on Sunday, May 20. Where: Gold …
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