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UC San Diego Develops Online Software Development Courses for Coursera 9/1/15
UC San Diego Develops Online Software Development Courses for Coursera
Three members of the Computer Science and Engineering faculty at the University of California, San Diego are the brains behind a new online course series to teach intermediate software development to learners around the world, Java Programming: Object-Oriented Design of Data Structures. The four courses and a Capstone Project make up a Specialization mini-degree program commissioned by Coursera, a leading provider of open online courses with 15 million registered learners worldwide.
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Undergraduates find a future in robotics lab over summer 9/1/15
Undergraduates find a future in robotics lab over summer
Gerardo Gonzalez had never seriously considered going to graduate school before his summer internship in mechanical and aerospace engineering professors Jorge Cortes’ and Sonia Martinez's Multi-Robot (MURO) lab. “The sense of satisfaction I had after we got our robot to work helped change my perspective and gain an understanding of control theory,” said Gonzalez. “At one point, the formula that enabled our success was someone's research; now, it is being used all over the world! To answer questions that will have an impact in the real world – that is what motivates me to go to graduate school. The summer research program has helped me see that.”
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Mouth guard monitors health markers, transmits information wirelessly to smart phone 8/31/15
Mouth guard monitors health markers, transmits information wirelessly to smart phone
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a mouth guard that can monitor health markers, such as lactate, cortisol and uric acid, in saliva and transmit the information wirelessly to a smart phone, laptop or tablet. The technology, which is at a proof-of-concept stage, could be used to monitor patients continuously without invasive procedures, as well as to monitor athletes’ performance or stress levels in soldiers and pilots. 
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Magnetic fields provide a new way to communicate wirelessly 8/31/15
Magnetic fields provide a new way to communicate wirelessly
Electrical engineers at the University of California, San Diego demonstrated a new wireless communication technique that works by sending magnetic signals through the human body. The new technology could offer a lower power and more secure way to communicate information between wearable electronic devices, providing an improved alternative to existing wireless communication systems, researchers said. 
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Qualcomm Institute Convenes Conference on Future of Virtual Reality 8/27/15
Qualcomm Institute Convenes Conference on Future of Virtual Reality
Experts from academia and industry will share their insights into the future of virtual reality technology and content at the first annual Future of Virtual Reality conference. The 2015 event takes place Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 8-9 at Calit2’s Qualcomm Institute at UC San Diego.
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Bone-fracture puzzles introduce undergraduates to real-world engineering 8/26/15
Bone-fracture puzzles introduce undergraduates to real-world engineering
In a new project-based class, first-year bioengineering students at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering produced 3D-printed models of fractured ankles from 2D images of real patients.
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These microscopic fish are 3D-printed to do more than swim 8/25/15
These microscopic fish are 3D-printed to do more than swim
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego used an innovative 3D printing technology they developed to manufacture multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots — called microfish — that swim around efficiently in liquids, are chemically powered by hydrogen peroxide and magnetically controlled. These proof-of-concept synthetic microfish will inspire a new generation of “smart” microrobots that have diverse capabilities such as detoxification, sensing and directed drug delivery, researchers said.
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Howard University Alumnus Awarded Sloan Ph.D. Fellowship in Computer Science at UC San Diego 8/25/15
Howard University Alumnus Awarded Sloan Ph.D. Fellowship in Computer Science at UC San Diego
Jeremy Blackstone is the first graduate student selected to receive a fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Minority Ph.D. Program to do a doctorate in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He graduated magna cum laude in computer science from Howard University, where he also earned his M.S. degree, but Blackstone is not a newcomer to the UC San Diego campus. For the past two summers, he worked in the lab of CSE Professor Ryan Kastner in an eight-week program for Master’s and undergraduate students.
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