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"New York Times"
Billionaire Thinks in Trillions for His Computer Designs
Technology reporter John Markoff quotes Calit2's Larry Smarr in a profile of Andreas Bechtolsheim, a co-founder of Sun Microsystems and creator of a new supercomputer, the Sun Constellation System.
Wide hopes on broadband
The Melbourne daily newspaper reports on renewed agreement among Australian politicians on the need for improved broadband connectivity, following quotes from Calit2's Larry Smarr on why Australia lags most industrial countries.
Est?n entre nosotros... (They are among us...)
Luis Miguel Ariza reports for the Spanish newspaper on advances in robotic technologies, including intelligent driver assistance systems under development at UCSD and Calit2 by prof. Mohan Trivedi. (In Spanish)
"The West Austrailian"
No quick fix for a slow internet
No matter who wins the battle between the Optus-led G9 consortium and Telstra over the right to build Australia's new broadband internet network, one thing is clear: Australians are unlikely to see any real improvement in their internet speeds for many years. On Monday, one of the internet's original architects, Californian-based Professor Larry Smarr, said Australia's standard of living was at risk because the country was not putting in place essential modern broadband infrastructure. He said "real broadband" would be 1000 times the current speed and 80 times the speed that the Government and Labor propose. Professor Smarr's attack echoed earlier concerns by media magnates Rupert Murdoch and James Packer, who both lamented the current internet speeds in Australia.
"The Sydney Morning Herald"
Vaile vows to unveil Broadband plan soon
The government hopes to announce the details of its broadband package this week, Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile says. His comments followed claims by a pioneer of the internet Professor Larry Smarr who said Australia's living standards were in danger of slipping out of the top tier because the nation was not gearing up for the next level of internet infrastructure.
Broadband details this week ... hopefully
Mr Vaile said the Government hoped to make an announcement on a process for determining whether Telstra or its rival, the Optus-led G9 group, get the go-ahead to build a fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) network. Internet pioneer Larry Smarr has said Australia's living standards were in danger of slipping from the top tier because the nation was not gearing up for the next level of internet infrastructure.
Internet guru says Australia needs faster broadband
Australia needs to get cracking and gear up for the next generation of high speed broadband or risk being left behind.
The warning comes from one of the Internet's original architects, who says Australia's current mediocre status on broadband could ultimately affect living standards. Professor Larry Smarr, a director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, says the current political debate over the future of broadband will be critical to Australia's global economic standing.
"SBS World News Australia"
Aust needs 'real broadband'
Australia's living standards are at risk unless the nation gears up for the next level of internet infrastructure, an expert says. Larry Smarr, a director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), said "real broadband" would allow connections 1000 times the speed of Australian connections.
Australian broadband may drag down standard of living: expert
A decade ago, broadband was a luxury. Now with more than 2 million Australians connected we're told that we're still in danger of being left behind by the rest of the world.
The warning came today from one of the architects of the Internet, who says unless Australia boosts the speed of its broadband network by 80 times, we'll experience a big slide in our standard of living.
Broadband vision needed for Australia: expert warns
The future of broadband in Australia is already a hot election issue, but a US analyst is warning today that the proposals being put forward by both the Government and the Labor Party will ultimately force a steep fall in living standards in Australia. Professor Larry Smarr says the world standards for what he calls "real broadband" are 80 times the speeds being proposed in Australia at the moment.
NZ internet speed 'a baby's crawl'
Larry Smarr, director of the Californian Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, said New Zealand's speeds were "a baby's crawl compared to the spaceship" on the international scene.
"The Sacramento Bee"
Research institutions fuel state economy
Recent technological innovations and discoveries flowing out of California's public research universities -- backed by state and industry funding -- are helping to keep our economy competitive, improve our health and safety, and find cleaner, more efficient solutions to our use of energy and natural resources. In Southern California, the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) has created innovative wireless technologies that help emergency responders cope with major disasters, and is reducing traffic congestion through a free wireless service that lets motorists call in for personalized commute information.
"San Diego Union Tribune"
Copper Age treasures: UCSD archaeologist's 1997 discoveries from ancient trade route will be exhibited
Professor Thomas Levy swung his leg over a donkey on a high desert plateau in Jordan in 1997. Ten days and about 95 miles later, the UC San Diego archaeologist had retraced an ancient metal mining trade route into Israel. Now a chronicle of that expedition will be on display at the San Diego Museum of Man starting Sunday. Calit2 is co-sponsoring the exhibit.
Program Would Put Oceans at Arm's Length
UCSD will play a leading role in the recently approved, multimillion-dollar Ocean Observatories Initiative, a nationwide project meant to boost the public's scientific knowledge of the oceans. Scientists from the Jacobs School of Engineering, the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the UCSD School of Medicine have united to contribute their expertise to the initiative in the hopes that studying the ocean will lead to new discoveries about natural phenomena such as hurricanes, earthquakes and global warming, as well as in the physical, chemical and biological sciences.
The Big Business of Research
Ron Schachter quotes Jacobs School Dean Frieder Seible on the greater possibilities in cross-disciplinary research. "It's this convergence of different technologies, across different academic disciplines but also across industries, that really is the new exciting frontier," Seible is quoted as saying: "A biotech company can visit our California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology, and they see new 3-D visual displays that we're working on, and suddenly they understand how they could use that technology in their field."
"San Diego Union-Tribune"
UCSD wins grant to launch massive study of the oceans
Terry Rodgers reports on the $29 million award to Calit2 and UCSD to develop the cyberinfrastructure for "a high-tech project aimed at revolutionizing people's knowledge of the oceans."
Eco-Sense and Sensibility
This blog reports on Squirrel, the new personal pollution sensor being developed at Calit2 by researchers Shannon Spanhake and Kael Greco.
Schools need to master intellectual property
Columnist Brier Dudley reports from the OVP venture-capital firm's Technology Summit in Seattle, where Calit2 director Larry Smarr delivered the keynote address.
"San Diego Metropolitan"
$125,000 Apiece for New UCSD Wireless Stars
Report on the award of five-year grants from Calit2 to UCSD professors Geoff Voelker and Rene Cruz, in the form of Ericsson Faculty Fellowships for wireless-related research.
"Sun Microsystems Journal"
Cutting-Edge Research Organizations Advance Scientific Goals with Sun Fire X4500 Data Server Technology
In a customer snapshot for its website, Sun profiles two projects at UC San Diego and Calit2 that are using the Sun server technology: CAMERA, and BIRN's Hurricane Response Portal project. Larry Smarr, Mark Ellisman and Phil Papadopoulos are quoted or mentioned.
Customer Snapsot: University of California, San Diego
Sun Microsystems website features a profile on "cutting-edge research organizations" at UCSD, including the CAMERA metagenomics project in Calit2.
"Futures in Biotech"
Futures in Biotech 15: The SuperNet
Calit2 director Larry Smarr is interviewed by hosts Marc Pelletier and Leo Laporte for this hour-long podcast that "goes far beyond metagenomics and biotech..." [Audio podcast length: 54:15]
"International Science Grid This Week"
Pacific Rim Researchers Collaborate to Study Avian Flu
Calit2-based researchers led by Peter Arzberger's PRAGMA team have received a DoD technology grant to apply bioinformatics and cyber infrastructure to the study of Avian flu, in collaboration with teams in Asia.
Ultrahigh Bandwidth No Longer A Pipe Dream
Writer David Eisenberg reports on the launch of the production version of CAMERA, the marine microbial metagenomics database and cyber infrastructure; executive director Paul Gilna is quoted.
Nanotechnology turns heat on tumors in mice
Report on research to harness nanotechnology in the fight against breast cancer includes a quote from Calit2 participant Sadik Esener, from Jacobs School of Engineering, and leader of an NIH-funded cancer nanotech center based at UC San Diego. Also quoted: Sungho Jin of MAE.
"Living on Earth"
Microbe's Big Role
Transcript of radio feature on metagenomics, mentioning the UC San Diego "database" (CAMERA) set up in conjunction with Craig Venter's ambitious project to sequence the DNA of ocean microbes and better understand their environment.
"Case Western News Center"
High-tech art detective to unveil latest findings on quest for hidden Leonardo during talk at Cleveland Museum of Art
Preview of Seracini public lecture at the Cleveland Museum of Art on March 30.
IEEE Honors Larry Smarr
In a special feature, the grid computing online publication reports on Calit2 director Larry Smarr receiving the Tsutomu Kanai Award from the IEEE Computer Society for his contributions to distributed computing systems.
"Technology News Daily"
UCSD Internet Pioneer Honored
The director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), Larry Smarr, has received the prestigious Tsutomu Kanai Award from the world?s largest association of computer professionals. He was cited for outstanding contributions in the area of distributed computing systems.
"Medical News Today"
Pacific Rim researchers to collaborate on distributed bioinformatics analysis of avian flu
Medical news site picked up announcement of $350,000 U.S. Army grant for one-year project to use bioinformatics tools and cyberinfrastructure to study avian flu.
UCSD Leads Bioinformatics Collaboration on Avian Flu
Report on announcement of UC San Diego and University of Hawaii award from U.S. Army technology unit to explore use of bioinformatics in study of avian flu.
IEEE Computer Society Honors Internet Pioneer and Calit2 Director Larry Smarr
Larry Smarr receives the IEEE Tsutomu Kanai Award for his contributions to distributed computing systems.
UCSD, Venter Institute Launch Metagenomics Complex
The high-performance computing news service describes the launch of CAMERA's database and cyberinfrastructure, a partnership between Calit2 and J. Craig Venter Institute.
Biobridge Helps Bring the Excitement of Biological Discovery Into Area High School Classrooms
Calit2 is participating in the BioBridge program, which trains science teachers and helps them, in turn, educate high school students.
"San Diego Union-Tribune"
A reporter's Kyoto Laureate notebook
Peter Rowe reports that Kyoto Prize winner Hirotugu Akaike, "spoke to full houses -- in two countries. His speech at UCSD drew an overflow crowd of almost 300 and was broadcast to hundreds more at Japan's Keio University." The link to Keio was provided by Calit2.
Ocean Study Yields a Tidal Wave of Microbial DNA
John Bohannon reports on Calit2's joint venture with Venter Institute; quotes Larry Smarr.
Calit2 Launches Metagenomic 'Watering Hole' to Handle Data Tsunami from JCVI GOS Study
Bernadette Toner reports that "the CAMERA database was launched concurrently with a trio of papers in PLoS Biology on the largest metagenomics dataset collected to date ? 7.7 million sequencing reads covering 6.3 billion base pairs."
The magazine's online edition notes that Calit2 and the Venter Institute have launched their joint CAMERA project, the first cyberinfrastructure customized to serve the marine microbial metagenomics community.
"North County Times"
Schwarzenegger touts health care information technology
William Finn Bennett reports on a visit to San Diego by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to tout the advantages of investing in health-care IT. His visit included a demonstration of the StrokeDoc wireless stroke diagnosis system co-developed by the UCSD division of Calit2.
More than Six Million New Genes, Thousands of New Protein Families, and Incredible Degree of Microbial Diversity Discovered from First Phase of Sorcerer II Global Ocean Sampling Expedition
Unprecedented amount of data deposited in CAMERA database; features enhanced tools to visualize and analyze metagenomic data; Calit2 director Larry Smarr is quoted.
"Orange County Register"
Top UCI Researcher Resigns
The paper reports on the resignation of Albert Yee, Calit2's division director at UC Irvine, after two years in the job; mentions Calit2 director Larry Smarr.
Millions Of New Genes, Thousands Of New Protein Families Found In Ocean Sampling Expedition
Report on first scientific results from sequencing of ocean microbes collected by the Venter Institute's Global Ocean Sampling (GOS) expedition; includes quote from Calit2's Larry Smarr and information on a paper co-authored by UCSD's Susan Taylor.
Seas Yield Surprising Catch of Unknown Genes
Rick Weiss reports on the launch of the Venter Institute's project to sequence the DNA of thousands of ocean microbes; he notes that the metagenomic analysis was "conducted on an immensely powerful supercomputer designed for the project by the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology," which "tallied genetic coding for more than 6 million new proteins, doubling the number already tabulated in the world's genetic databases."
"UC Santa Cruz News"
Internet pioneer Larry Smarr to speak at UCSC on Thursday, March 22
The news release notes that "Internet pioneer" and Calit2 director Larry Smarr will talk on "How Global-scale Personal Lightwaves are Transforming Scientific Research," the first in a Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by UCSC's Baskin School of Engineering.
"The JHU Gazette"
Digital grid to link heart researchers
The Johns Hopkins University magazine reports on an $8.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to create a Cardiovascular Research Grid; the consortium includes Calit2 participant Mark Ellisman.
"Byte and Switch"
UCSD Launches Cyberinfrastructure
Report on announcement that the CAMERA cyberinfrastructure and database of marine microbial metagenomics was launched by Calit2 and Venter Institute.
Yacht voyage turns up abundant sample of genes
Maggie Fox reports on the publication of the first scientific analyses of a wealth of metagenomic data on ocean microbes made available through the CAMERA project, a joint venture of Venter Institute and Calit2.
'Renaissance Man' Fuses Culture, Science at New Center
Casey Lo reports on Calit2's new Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology (CISA3), led by Maurizio Seracini, which is actively working with UCSD students.
Cardiovascular Research Grid Receives $8.5M
Announcement of the Cardiovascular Research Grid, a cyber infrastructure that will link top cardiovascular researchers at multiple institutions,including UCSD's Center for Research in Biological Systems, led by Mark Ellisman.
DinoQuest Online, a joint venture with the UCI Game Lab and the Discovery Science Center, is profiled.
CISA3 Center at UC San Diego
Lyn Stuart reports on the launch of a new center at UCSD to examine the history of works of art, architecture and archaeology, to be led by Maurizio Seracini, Class of '73. Length: 2:32
"Orange County Register"
The End of the Book?
Electronic publishing is replacing print, changing reading as well as society. Academic affiliate Ramesh Jain comments.
"Orange County Register"
UCI Has Robot that Helps Stroke Patients
A device developed at UC Irvine by a Calit2 academic affiliate helps stroke victims regain lost manual dexterity, a breakthrough in robotic medicine.
Cracking a Real-Life Da Vinci Code
Rome correspondent Jeff Israely reports on the re-opening of the search for Da Vinci's Battle of Anghiari mural, with Calit2's Maurizio Seracini leading the effort.
"World News Australia"
Super-fast broadband links researchers
New OptIPortal at the University of Melbourne linked with Calit2 at UC San Diego at "250 times faster than a standard broadband connection... [and at] 50 times higher than the highest reesolution HD television commercially available."
Vision research yields improved driving experience
Computer vision researchers at the UCSD have demonstrated techniques to improve recognition of human activity by using cameras that operate at different wavelengths than those used in human vision. "The new systems we are developing are multi-perspective and multimodal," said Mohan Trivedi, professor of electrical and computer engineering in UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering and an affiliate of Calit2 on the UCSD campus.
"This Week at UCSD"
New Center at Calit2 to Work on Da Vinci Masterpiece
Calit2 will create a new center in early 2007 to bring the benefits of science and technology to the analysis and restoration of great works of art and historic monuments. UCSD bioengineering alum Maurizio Seracini, Class of '73, joined the staff of Calit2 in October and is leading the effort to create a center of interdisciplinary studies for art, architecture and archaeology. Mentioned in "The Da Vinci Code," Seracini pioneered the use of multi-spectral imaging and other techniques to scan works of art and one of the new center's first projects will focus on a Da Vinci masterpiece. The center will also launch a project to study one of the most important structures of Renaissance Italy.
Schwarzenegger Proposes $95 Million For Tech Initiative
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will propose nearly $95 million in the state budget to create the Governor's Research and Innovation Initiative. This initiative provides funding for major projects that will grow California's economic strength in key innovation sectors, including cleantech, biotech and nanotech. The proposal aims to reaffirm California's position as a world leader in advanced research and innovation that creates jobs while preserving the environment. The Governor's budget provides $19.8 million (General Fund) for the California Institutes for Science and Innovation (CISI). CISI is a multidisciplinary research effort by the University of California-working in partnership with private companies-in the areas of information technology, biomedical research and nanotechnology.
"San Diego Union-Tribune"
In 'social cinema,' you have a role
Arts writer James Hebert interviews and profiles UCSD new-media artist Adriene Jenik and her SPECFLIC project launched at Calit2's dedication, and supported by Calit2 in a San Jose showing of SPECFLIC in the fall.
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