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December 10, 2017
New Smartphone Case Offers Blood Glucose Monitoring on the Go

ECE and NanoEngineering faculty from the Center for Wearable Sensors have developed a smartphone case and app to make it easier for patients to record and track their blood glucose levels. The faculty are academic participants in QI.[more]

 

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3.3.2006
"Orange County Register"
Sciencedude Blog

Money donated to UCI by Joan Irvine Smith will be used by researchers William Tang, Abraham Lee and James Fallon in a collaborative project at UCI's Reeve-Irvine Research Center. Tang and Lee are Calit2 academic affiliates.
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3.3.2006
"Science"
Two Cultures

In its Newsmakers section, the publication report on a new documentary featuring UCSD physics professor Ivan Schuller, following his quest to build the world's smallest magnet -- and educate audiences about nanoscience in the process. Schuller is a former layer leader for Materials and Devices in the UCSD Division of Calit2.
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3.1.2006
"Dallas Morning News"
Drivers may be slow to accept safer cars

Writer Terry Maxon reports on various research efforts to make cars safer, including Calit2 participant Mohan Trivedi's project to develop "smart" air bags that would be much more safely if deployed just before the accident. The UCSD electrical engineering professor is paraphrased as saying "any safety system has to monitor what the driver is doing – paying attention, looking away from the road or nodding off."
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3.1.2006
"Science Grid This Week"
The Future of Digital Data

In a report on the "Expanding Universe of Digital Data Collections" symposium at the 2006 American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, Katie Yurkewicz quotes SDSC director Francine Berman saying: "We used to look at compute only and ask what you can do in your local environment and what you need to go outside for. Now we need to look at data like that too. One of the things we see across many communities is the desire to put together different kinds of data to answer bigger questions."
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3.1.2006
"KFMB Channel 8"
Da Vinci Decoded

The San Diego CBS affiliate's Shawn Styles reports on the work of UCSD engineering alumnus Maurizio Seracini, who recently spoke at Calit2 on his use of new imaging techniques to look below the surface of Leonardo Da Vinci artworks. [Real player is required to view]
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3.1.2006
"Campus Technology"
New Leadership for Network Research at UCSD

In its roundup of "Campus Briefs," the magazine reports that "computer scientist Amin Vahdat has taken the reins as director of the University of California-San Diego’s Center for Networked Systems (CNS). Vahdat is also an academic participant in the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2)."
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2.28.2006
"Red Herring"
Coda Genomics Snags $1.6M

Biotech developer CODA Genomics, which was incubated in the CBRL lab at UCI's Calit2 Building, closed on a second round of funding worth $1.6 million, led by an angel investor group, Life Science Angels.
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2.24.2006
"New York Times"
A Page Turner, Real-Life Echoes Included

Matt Richtel reports on the life of venture capitalist Tom Perkins, and quotes von Liebig Center executive director Paul Kedrosky, who says venture capitalists are "all looking for influence beyond being a glorified banker."
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2.24.2006
"HPCwire"
National LambdaRail Completes Infrastructure Deployment

The news service reports that the National LambdaRail (NLR), a consortium of leading U.S. research universities and private sector technology companies, has announced that it has completed deployment of a nationwide advanced optical, Ethernet and IP networking network infrastructure, already being used by research projects including the Calit2-led OptIPuter and CAMERA projects.
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2.23.2006
"Photonics Spectra"
Zeiss and UCI Develop Research Center

Carl Zeiss SMT Inc., a semiconductor and nanotechnology instrument manufacturer in Thornwood, N.Y., and California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology at the University of California, Irvine, (UCI) have established a center for nanotechnology and biotechnology research and advanced materials development.
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2.22.2006
"CTWatch Quarterly"
PRAGMA: Example of Grass-Roots Grid Promoting Collaborative e-Science Teams

Calit2 participants Peter Arzberger and Phil Papadopoulos co-author a report on the Pacific Rim Application and Grid Middleware Assembly (PRAGMA) that promotes interaction and collaboration in grid middleware among cyberinfrastructure researchers in the U.S. and Pacific Rim nations.
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2.21.2006
"Lightwave"
National LambdaRail completes nationwide network infrastructure deployment

National LambdaRail completes nationwide network infrastructure deployment
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2.13.2006
"San Diego Business Journal"
UCSD Database May Aid Startups

The weekly publication's Katie Weeks reports that "researchers at UC San Diego are creating a massive database that scientists worldwide will use to identify new genes in microscopic marine life." The report refers to a partnership led by Calit2 and J. Craig Venter Institute, and quotes Calit2 participant Peter Arzberger, director of Life Science Initiatives at UCSD.
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2.13.2006
"This Week @UCSD"
Information Theory and Applications Center Inaugurated in Calit2

"UCSD has created a new research center to explore and apply the basic theory that underpins the digital revolution," reports the weekly e-zine of the universty.
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2.9.2006
"New York Times"
A Real-Life Mystery: The Hunt for the Lost Leonardo

Ian Fisher reports on the hunt for the Battle of Anghiari mural in Florence -- Leonardo Da Vinci's lost masterpiece -- by Calit2 researcher Maurizio Seracini.
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2.8.2006
"Connect Newsletter"
Calit2 Cyberinfrastructure Project Could Spawn Economic Development, Including New Start-Ups

The $24.5-million, seven-year grant was given by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in January to the UC San Diego Division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) to build a state-of-the-art computational resource and develop software tools that will decipher the genetic code of microbial communities in oceans around the world.
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2.8.2006
"TV Technology"
Tech Retreat 2006: Display's the Thing

Robin Berger reports that Calit2's Tom DeFanti will present "International Developments in Digital Cinema" at a TV-technology meeting in late February. The article notes that Calit2 has installed one of the first Sony SRX-R110 4K projectors, and "successfully transmitted 4K digital video over Gigabit IP optical-fiber networks between San Diego and Tokyo last September."
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2.2.2006
"The Courier Mail"
New Blog for High-Fliers

Later this year 20 pigeons will take to the skies above San Jose, Calif., each carrying a GPS receiver, air pollution sensors and a basic cellphone. They will measure levels of pollutants they encounter, and beam back their findings as text messages to a blog in real time. The research is a project of Beatriz da Costa, UCI Calit2 academic participant. Article also appeared in:Manchester Evening NewsReuters, New Scientist, The South African Star, Stuff Magazine,Slashdot.org, vnunet.com, Telecommunications Industry News ,
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1.31.2006
"Yahoo! Finance"
SGI Highlights Key Sales, Groundbreaking New Products in Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2006

In a news release over PRNewswire, Silicon Graphics reports that Calit2 "purchased SGI visualization and storage technology for the new Richard C. Atkinson Hall to provide research scientists, media artists, educators, and entertainers with the most cutting-edge visualization environment available today."
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1.27.2006
"HPCwire"
The OptIPuter Gets Real

In his lead story for the weekly online publication, Michael Feldman, editor of HPCwire, asks: "What do you get when you combine one of the most advanced computational infrastructures in the world with one of the most renowned genomic research organizations? We're about to find out. Larry Smarr recently spoke with HPCwire about how OptIPuter technology is poised to transform scientific research and discovery."
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1.27.2006
"HPCwire"
Optical Race

NCSA research editor Kathleen Ricker reports on the Electronic Visualization Lab partnering with TRECC to deploy new visualization and other user interface technologies at the TRECC facility in West Chicago as part of the Calit2-led OptIPuter project. She notes that EVL's Jason Leigh is leading the project to make TRECC and OptIPuter node, and quotes Leigh saying, "they should be extremely display-rich environments, with the ability to wallpaper a high-definition video stream and high-resolution visualization content, and to be able to work collaboratively with this data over distance."

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1.26.2006
"R&D Magazine"
Photonic Switches Put the Internet on Steroids

Richard Gaughan reports on the coming revolution in optical networking, and quotes Calit2 director Larry Smarr on the challenges ahead: “There’s something deadly wrong with the infrastructure when the natural rate of the PC is so much higher than the bandwidth interconnecting them.”
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1.26.2006
"News-Gazette Online"
Formal dedication of new center held; NCSA marking 20 years

Greg Kline reports on the dedication of a new National Center for Supercomputing Applications Building at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He notes that "also on hand was Larry Smarr, who needed supercomputing power for his research as a cosmology professor, helped spearhead the NCSA's founding at the UI and ended up as its first director. He now lives in California [where he directs Calit2]."
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1.23.2006
"GRIDtoday"
CAMERA Project First Persistent App for Smarr's OptIPuter

Report on the joint venture led by Calit2 director Larry Smarr and genome pioneer Craig Venter in marine microbial genomics and the role of grid computing and new cyberinfrastructure tools.
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1.23.2006
"This Week @UCSD"
UCSD Partners with Venter Institute to Decipher Genetic Code of Marine Microbes

Writer Ioana Patringenaru reports on the news conference announcing a joint venture between Calit2, UCSD and J. Craig Venter Institute to develop cyberinfrastructure for studies in marine microbial genomics.
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1.23.2006
"Information Week"
First The Body, Now The Oceans

Chappell Brown of EETimes reports that "after helping crack the human genome, computer technology, data mining, and optical networking will be put to work to give biologists worldwide a window into ocean life." Calit2 director Larry Smarr is quoted. 
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1.19.2006
"HPCwire"
UCSD, Venter Institute Launch Metagenomics Project

Calit2 is leading a joint venture with J. Craig Venter Institute in marine microbial genomics, and the high-performance computing news service included this news release in its weekly e-zine as well as its main website.
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1.18.2006
"Chronicle of Higher Education"
Project for Collaborative Research on Marine Genomics Could Be Model for Online Teamwork in Other Fields

Technology writer Vincent Kiernan reports on a joint venture led by Calit2 director Larry Smarr and Craig Venter, who led the first successful effort to decode the human genome. The CAMERA project will develop and deploy cyberinfrastructure to support marine microbial genomics research.
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1.18.2006
"San Diego Union-Tribune"
UCSD scientists join massive ocean study

Science reporter Bruce Lieberman reports on the announcement of a joint venture between UCSD and J. Craig Venter Institute to develop infrastructure and tools for marine microbial genomics research. Project leader (and Calit2 director) Larry Smarr is quoted as saying, "This is an ocean planet. . . . To understand ourselves – after all, we're basically water – we really have to understand our own planet."
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1.18.2006
"North County Times"
UCSD venture seeks to map 'planet's life system' of marine microbes

"This is just raw discovery," Craig Venter is quoted saying at a news conference to announce a joint venture to develop cyberinfrastructure for marine microbial genomics research. Calit2 director Larry Smarr, who is leading the joint venture between UCSD and J. Craig Venter Institute, is also quoted.
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1.18.2006
"KPBS Radio"
Deep ocean exploration seeks to uncover past

Host Tom Fudge reports that local scientists are taking the plunge to uncover some of the ocean's deepest mysteries with hopes of shedding light on the evolution of life on Earth. His guest in the studio: Larry Smarr, director of Calit2 , whose group "is providing new information and research on marine ecosystems."  Click on the "Listen Here" icon.
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1.17.2006
"Orange County Register"
The Place to go in OC for Tech + Art Today

 "5 'til 12" by Knifeandfork (a group show that includes artists Susan Huang and Brian House) opened at the Beall Center this week.
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1.16.2006
"New York Times"
Sharing Broadband to Increase Speed

John Markoff reports that "Mushroom Networks, which was started at the University of California, San Diego," has built a prototype of "simple wireless systems that make it possible for groups of neighbors to share their D.S.L. or cable Internet connections." Company founder and Calit2 participant Rene Cruz is quoted. Mushroom's co-founder, Cahit Akin, is a researcher in Calit2.

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1.16.2006
"Information Week"
You Call Yourself a Manager? Well, You're Not Alone

Managers now make up 10 percent of the U.S. IT workforce, up from less than 7 percent in 2000, and manager jobs outnumber those in categories such as IT support specialist and network or data-communications administrator. Business-process outsourcing of functions such as human resources and accounting may actually increase IT-management payrolls, since some companies assign an IT manager to help administer these types of outsourced services, according to Ken Kraemer, UC Irvine information sciences professor and Calit2 academic affiliate.
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1.16.2006
"Computerworld"
Private Office or Cubicle for Developers: The Debate Goes on

Which is more productive: a closed office or an open cubicle? Walt Scacchi, acting director and a research scientist at UCI's Institute for Software Research, and a Calit2 affiliated researcher, comments.
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1.12.2006
"Irvine World News"
Engaging Kids to Appreciate Habitat Restoration

EcoRaft, a project that a merges the arts (drama, visual art) with computing, ecology and education, was created by Bill Tomlinson and F. Lynn Carpenter, UCI professors and Calit2 academic participants.
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1.10.2006
"CONNECT Newsletter"
Renowned UCSD Professor Opens Neuroscience Lab at Calit2

The weekly e-zine reports that "one of the nation's leading neuroscientists," Robert Hecht-Nielsen, has established a lab in Calit2 at UCSD "to explore and expand upon a radical new theory to explain how humans think."
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1.10.2006
"USA Today"
FBI Checking Prints in Death Row Cases

The FBI is reviewing the cases of all state and federal prisoners scheduled for execution to determine whether bureau fingerprint examiners made errors that led to death sentences. The move comes amid increased attention to fingerprint analysis. Fingerprints, long thought to be unique to individuals, have been used in U.S. courts since the early 1900s. But critics such as Simon Cole, a professor of criminology at the University of California, Irvine, say fingerprinting is not backed by sufficient scientific research.
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1.8.2006
"New York Times"
In Love With Reality Truly, Madly, Virtually

In an article on new-media efforts, museum curator Michael Rush reports on the successes of CAVE and other virtual-reality environments that are attracting a new generation of artists. Calit2 visualization leader Tom DeFanti, a co-PI on the OptIPuter and original developer of CAVE at University of Illinois.
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1.1.2006
"CONNECT Newsletter"
Calit2 Cyberinfrastructure Project Could Spawn Economic Development, Including New Start-Ups

Editor Andrea Siedsma reports on the recent linkup between Calit2 and the Venter Institute to form an initiative to build the cyberinfrastructure needed to explore new data in marine microbial genomics.
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1.1.2006
"ABC Good Morning America"
Schools Become High Tech

Parenting correspondent Ann Pleshette Murphy reports on the wave of high tech innovation in classrooms, including experiments at UCSD with the robot Asobo to help very young children learn. Machine Perception Lab director Javier Movellan, based in Atkinson Hall, was interviewed. (Flash video can be viewed from the news site.)
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1.1.2006
"China Radio International Online"
U.S. researchers use advanced technology to locate tomb of Genghis Khan

The English language version of CRI runs a story from Xinhua News.
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1.1.2006
"FreshNews.com"
Ortiva Wireless Named to SiliconIndia's List of Top Ten Wireless Technology Companies

The online news service notes that the company started by Calit2 participant Sujit Dey, Ortiva Wireless, has been named to SiliconIndia magazine's list of Top Ten Technology Companies founded and managed by Indians within the U.S.
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1.1.2006
"HPCwire"
UC San Diego Researchers Visualize Cultural Patterns

The high-performance networking news service reports on the award of 330,000 hours of time on DOE supercomputers for the Calit2-based Software Studies Initiative.
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