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7 fascinating and free online courses from the California Institute of Tech

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. California Institute of Tech; Alyssa Powell/Insider The California Institute of Tech is one of the top 10 universities in the world. Caltech offers free online courses through e-learning platforms edX and Coursera. The free online classes span topics from machine learning and economics to astronomy. Ranked as the 7th best college in the world in 2021 by US News, The California Institute of Tech is a ren...
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, May 6-13

The Getty Villa Museum in Pacific Palisades reopened on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   EVENTS   California Trout’s Trout Camp Gala – 50th Anniversary Celebration:The event is shown online with live entertainment and celebrates taking action for California’s fish, people and water, 6:30 p.m. May 7. The group’s online auction runs through 8 p.m. May 7. Free to attend the online gala but registration is required here: caltrout.org/trout-cam...
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Cypress College instructor on leave after interrupting, objecting to student’s pro-police argument

An adjunct professor at Cypress College took a leave of absence after she was seen interrupting a student who referred to police as heroes and prevented him from responding to her criticism during a recorded online class session. The student, Braden Ellis, 19, of Cypress was making a presentation on the term “cancel culture” to his Communications 100C class when the exchange took place during a recorded Zoom meeting that has since gone viral. The instructor involved in the matter will be absent ...
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Coronavirus tracker: Hospitalizations in California fall below 2,000, with 1,433 new cases and 100 new deaths as of May 1

Hospitalizations across the state fell below 2,000 to 1,942, down 91.2% from the Jan. 6 high of 22,098, according to Saturday’s end-of-day totals on California public health websites, There were 1,433 new cases of the coronavirus reported in the state, bringing the total number of cases so far to 3,716,760. There were 100 new deaths reported statewide Saturday, for a total of 61,510 people who have died from COVID-19. According to the California Department of Public Health, 29.8 million vaccine ...
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LA County reports no new coronavirus deaths Sunday, 313 new cases

Los Angeles County reported no additional coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, May 2, welcome news for officials who’ve seen increasing evidence in recent weeks that the pandemic is on the wane. The county also reported 313 new cases of COVID-19. Officials cautioned that those low numbers, though in step with recent downward trends, likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend during scaled-back record-keeping. According to state figures, the number of coronavirus patients in county hospita...
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Granada Hills Charter High wins its 8th US Academic Decathlon championship

GRANADA HILLS — Granada Hills Charter High School won its eighth national Academic Decathlon championship this weekend, officials announced Saturday. The team scored 52,656.7 points out of a possible 60,000. Granada Hills, which had most recently won the title in 2019, beat out its longtime rival, El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills, to win the state competition in late March. This year’s winning team of students is Dwaipayan Chanda, Eunice Choi, Joshua Choi, Rachel Heo (alterna...
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Caltech students not satisfied with updated graduation plan; officials defend hybrid celebration

PASADENA >> At first, it seemed like a victory for Caltech students and parents seeking more of a traditional graduation ceremony this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic that has defined so much of life appears to be easing. Nayla Abney, a senior chemical engineering student, read the headline posted Friday, April 30, on a new statement from the school: “In-person Commencement Celebration for the 2021 Graduates.” But as Abney read on, the realization crept in. No mention of a walk across a stage for...
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3D printed models provide clearer understanding of ground motion

It seems like a smooth slab of stainless steel, but look a little closer, and you'll see a simplified cross-section of the Los Angeles sedimentary basin. Caltech researcher Sunyoung Park and her colleagues are printing 3D models like the metal Los Angeles proxy to provide a novel platform for seismic experiments.
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Reasons to believe at the 51st Earth Day

The first Earth Day was in 1970. The 51st is this Tuesday, April 20. The bad news is that there have been a few problems, since. The good news is that we’re still here. What I had always thought of as a smallish but peppy local celebration and call to action at my high school — we personalize everything — actually saw about 20 million Americans participating half a century ago. Earth Day was the brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, a Democratic senator and environmentalist from Wisconsin. But what is s...
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 15-22

  People ride the Revolution roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Thursday, Apr. 1, 2021. The theme park opened on April 1 for the first time after a yearlong pandemic closure. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Here is a sampling of upcoming in-person and online things to do in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area.   EVENTS   Universal Studios Hollywood: Tickets on sale — for California residents only — and scheduled to reopen on April ...
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Caltech Space Based Solar Power Cubesat Demo Flying December 2021

Dr. Rich Madonna gave a talk on Caltech’s SSPP (Space based solar power project) this past week. Attendees of his talk are the leaders in the Space Based Solar Power community. · Dr. Paul Jaffe... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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United States: Caltech Files Original Complaint Against Microsoft, Amended Complaints Against Dell, HP - RPX Corporation

Late last week, Caltech filed three new complaints in the litigation campaign that resulted in an infringement verdict awarding $1.1B in damages—$837.8M against Apple and $270.2M against Broadcom—in January 2020.
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 1-8

  The Petersen Automotive Museum reopened on Thursday, Mar. 25, 2021 after closing at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)     Here is a sampling of upcoming in-person and online things to do in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area. EVENTS   Six Flags Magic Mountain: Reopens on April 1. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Check the website for details and tickets. Tickets are for California residents only at this time. 26101 Ma...
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65 free online courses from the top US colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Yale, and more

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images E-learning platforms Coursera, edX, and FutureLearn let you take classes from top colleges for free. Paid options give access to certificates of completion, feedback, and even final grades. Course topics vary widely, from business and programming to writing and medicine. Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking of the top universities in the country. These schools ar...
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Proof that Surface devices are not a niche product obsessed over by Microsoft fans: A patent lawsuit from Caltech

Well, you wanted to be just like Apple, right? The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has followed up its attempts to double its billion-dollar award from Apple and Broadcom for patent infringement by turning its sights on Microsoft.…
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Reading minds with ultrasound: A less-invasive technique to decode the brain's intentions

A new brain imaging application developed at Caltech uses ultrasound to predict intended movements before they happen
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What happened to mars's water? It is still trapped there

Analyzing Mars's atmosphere and rock record, scientists from Caltech and JPL find that an ocean's worth of water was sequestered in the crust of Mars billions of years ago.
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Legislature mulls lifting tax on unemployment checks, Oahu edges toward Tier 4 reopening, Mauna Kea management group advances, Hirono memoir to be published next month, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hirono Memoir Heart of FireMazie Hirono Memoir To Be Published In April. It will chronicle her immigrant journey from Japan to Hawaii and all the way to the U.S. Senate. Civil Beat.=====Hawaii unemployment compensation tax exemption bill advances. A proposal to exempt unemployment compensation from state income taxes won a key approval on Thursday with the Senate Ways and Means Committee unanimously approving the measure. Star-Advertiser.Here’s How Tax Increases Are Shaking Out In The Ha...
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley and LA area, March 4-11

Ken Nwadiogbu’s “Syncytium,” part of the Nigerian-born artist’s “UBUNTU, I Am Because We Are” exhibit through March 27 at Thinkspace in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Thinkspace)     Here is a sampling of upcoming arts and cultural events in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area. EVENTS   Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America’s California Virtual Book Fair: International booksellers sell rare books plus autographs, children’s books, modern first editions, manuscripts, ma...
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The 20 best US schools for computer science and information systems

SeanPavonePhoto/Getty Images QS Quacquarelli Symonds published its World University Rankings by Subject on Wednesday. MIT ranked at the top of the computer science and information systems ranking. These are the top US schools for computer science and information systems. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Global higher education research company QS Quacquarelli Symonds just published its 11th annual rankings of the best global colleges and universities for 51 differen...
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Watch NASA mission control live as the Perseverance rover attempts to land on Mars on Thursday

NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover will attempt to land on Mars on Thursday afternoon. If Perseverance survives its supersonic plunge and jetpack landing, it will then search for fossils of alien microbes. Watch NASA's live broadcast from mission control, and look out for video footage of the landing later. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA's most sophisticated Mars rover is about to attempt a plunge to the surface of Mars.Perseverance - or "Percy," as N...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, PERCY, Alien Life, Mars, Spacecraft, Planetary Science, Caltech, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mars Landing, Allen Chen, Jezero Crater


From dorm rooms to board rooms: How universities are promoting entrepreneurship

Earlier this year, 15 top U.S. universities joined forces to launch a one-stop shop where corporations and startups can discover and license patents. Working in concert, Brown, Caltech, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, the University of Illinois, Michigan, Northwestern, Penn, Princeton, SUNY Binghamton, UC Berkeley, UCLA, the University of Southern California and Yale formed The University Technology Licensing Program LLC (UTLP)  to create a centralized pool of licensable IP. The UTLP arrives as more...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Tech, Harvard, Yale, Venture Capital, Patents, Private Equity, Intellectual Property, Usc, Columbia, Stephen elop, Ucla, Uc-berkeley, Caltech


When Science Doesn’t Cut It

Director Iram Parveen Bilal (I’ll Meet You There) explains: “I’m the daughter of a physicist mother and a chemistry professor father. … We were told from the get-go that education is your passport. And when I came to Caltech, I realized that even though I was good at science, it came naturally to me, it wasn’t ticking the passion clock. I wanted to interact with people. I was in the subbasement of an applied physics lab in Caltech, you know, streaming DNA strands on semiconductor chips.” Hence,...
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1971 Sylmar temblor sparked damage, death – and changed how we feel about, prepare for quakes

A half-century ago, about an hour before sunrise, the earth under the San Fernando Valley shuddered for a full12 seconds. Freeway interchanges collapsed. Buildings shifted off their foundations. Water had to be diverted from a crippled dam to avoid a deadly flood. Nearly 80,000 residents evacuated their homes. Related: How the 1971 Sylmar earthquake changed the lives of two first responders The 6.6 magnitude Sylmar earthquake rumbled across the San Fernando Valley at about 6 a.m. on Feb. 9, 1971...
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The search for ancient Martian life will begin in three weeks

Aiming for a precarious and hazard-laden crater next to an ancient riverbed on Mars, NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech will try to land the most sophisticated rover built to-date, Perseverance, hoping to find fossilized clues of ancient life and lay the groundwork for future manned missions to the red planet. The search begins in just three weeks, as scientists and engineers prepare for a Feb. 18 landing — or, rather, they’re preparing the rover to land itself — and hoping it com...
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A technique to sift out the universe’s first gravitational waves

In the moments immediately following the Big Bang, the very first gravitational waves rang out. The product of quantum fluctuations in the new soup of primordial matter, these earliest ripples through the fabric of space-time were quickly amplified by inflationary processes that drove the universe to explosively expand.Primordial gravitational waves, produced nearly 13.8 billion years ago, still echo through the universe today. But they are drowned out by the crackle of gravitational waves produ...
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Nanoparticle immunization technology could protect against many strains of coronaviruses

Caltech researchers are studying a new type of immunization that may be able to protect against many variants of viruses.
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Elon Musk is now the richest person in the world with a net worth of $187 billion. Here's how the Tesla and SpaceX CEO went from getting bullied as a child to becoming one of the most successful and controversial men in tech.

Elon Musk. Steve Nesius/Reuters Elon Musk has had a tumultuous yet successful life.  He was bullied as a child but ultimately attended an Ivy League university before going on to become the CEO of two companies, Tesla and SpaceX, and the founder of three more. He's also been married three times and has triplets and twins. He recently had another baby with his girlfriend, the musician Grimes.  But Musk also courts controversy, especially on Twitter. The tech billionaire has been outspoken a...
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A Successful Experiment Gets Us One Step Closer To a Quantum Internet (slashdot)

Earlier this week, a team of researchers announced that they successfully teleported qubits of photons across approximately 27 miles of fiber-optic cable. Engadget reports: While other scientists have worked on similar projects, this group is the first to beam quantum information across such a great distance. What's more, they did so across two separate networks and with a fidelity greater than 90 percent. One of the researchers on the team told Motherboard they built the networks using "off-the...
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A Successful Experiment Gets Us One Step Closer To a Quantum Internet

Earlier this week, a team of researchers announced that they successfully teleported qubits of photons across approximately 27 miles of fiber-optic cable. Engadget reports: While other scientists have worked on similar projects, this group is the first to beam quantum information across such a great distance. What's more, they did so across two separate networks and with a fidelity greater than 90 percent. One of the researchers on the team told Motherboard they built the networks using "off-the...
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