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News Roundup – February 8, 2017

By Innovate Pasadena Staff — February 8, 2017

Ayzenberg Launches Tools of Influence, Engineers Create Artificial Skin That "Feels" Temperature Changes, 50 LA Startups to Watch in 2017, NASA's Curiosity Rover Sharpens Paradox of Ancient Mars, Engineers Build Robot Drone That Mimics Bat Flight, and more!

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Ayzenberg Group Launches Tools Of Influence, Harnessing Power Of AI And Machine Learning For Brands

Data-driven marketing is swiftly becoming a cornerstone for the industry. According to eMarketer, 55 percent of executives are now using data to make informed decisions. READ MORE

Bill Nye Saves the World Premieres on Netflix

Bill Nye, CEO of the Planetary Society in Pasadena, announced that his new Netflix talk show will premiere on April 21st. READ MORE


Engineers Create Artificial Skin That "Feels" Temperature Changes

A team of engineers and scientists at Caltech and ETH Zurich have developed an artificial skin capable of detecting temperature changes using a mechanism similar to the one used by the organ that allows pit vipers to sense their prey. READ MORE

Caltech Hosts "The Science Behind the Expanse" Panel

Caltech and JPL scientists, and the cast, crew, and producers of the popular Syfy series The Expanse teamed up at Caltech for a panel discussion of the science behind the show and the importance of getting everything right, from the appearance of planets to the effects of extreme gravity on humans. READ MORE

NASA's Curiosity Rover Sharpens Paradox of Ancient Mars

Curiosity rover findings add to a puzzle about ancient Mars because the same rocks that indicate a lake was present also indicate there was very little carbon dioxide in the air to help keep a lake unfrozen. READ MORE

Engineers Build Robot Drone That Mimics Bat Flight

The key flight mechanisms of bats now have been recreated with unprecedented fidelity in the Bat Bot—a self-contained robotic bat with soft, articulated wings, developed by researchers at Caltech and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). READ MORE

Close Views Show Saturn's Rings in Unprecedented Detail

Newly released images showcase the incredible closeness with which NASA's Cassini spacecraft, now in its "Ring-Grazing" orbits phase, is observing Saturn's dazzling rings of icy debris. READ MORE


Pasadena Company to Demo Facial Recognition Software to Health Industry

NextGate will be showcasing this month new healthcare industry solutions that use facial recognition software – technology that until recently was limited to security and law enforcement applications – to improve record-matching accuracy among patients and increase speed and efficiency in their care. READ MORE

50 LA startups to watch in 2017

Pasadena-based codeSpark and Impact Health named in LA startups to watch in 2017. READ MORE

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