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News Roundup – January 3, 2018

By Innovate Pasadena Staff — January 4, 2018

The latest in Pasadena design, technology, science, and innovation community news.

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PCC Promise: Focus On Completion

In an effort to continue its strong commitment to the community and provide greater financial relief to in-district students, Pasadena City College is refocusing its tuition-free program known as the PCC Promise. Read More

Spokeo Ranks On 2017 Entrepreneur 360™ List

Spokeo, a leading people search platform, announced that it has been recognized by Entrepreneur as one of the most esteemed privately-owned companies on the magazine’s Entrepreneur 360™ list. Spokeo is ranked for its exponential growth and industry leadership, securing its placement on the list. Read More


Caltech Breaks Ground on Chen Neuroscience Research Building

The Caltech community came together with Pasadena mayor Terry Tornek and distinguished guests from China to break ground for the Chen Neuroscience Research Building. The $200 million complex will usher in a new era of brain research. Read More

NASA-led Study Solves a Methane Puzzle

A new NASA-led study has solved a puzzle involving the recent rise in atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas, with a new calculation of emissions from global fires. Read More

Scientists Design Bacteria to Reflect "Sonar" Signals for Ultrasound Imaging

In the 1966 science fiction film Fantastic Voyage, a submarine is shrunken down and injected into a scientist's body to repair a blood clot in his brain. While the movie may be still be fiction, researchers at Caltech are making strides in this direction: they have, for the first time, created bacterial cells with the ability to reflect sound waves from inside bodies, reminiscent of how submarines reflect sonar to reveal their locations. Read More


Edisun Microgrids, West Hills Construction announce 20 MW solar pipeline partnership

Edisun Microgrids, Inc., Pasadena, Calif., and West Hills Construction, Inc., a Corona, Calif.-based design-build general construction firm, announced a strategic partnership to develop up to 20 MW of commercial and industrial rooftop solar projects utilizing PV Booster, Edisun’s rooftop tracking technology. Read More

ObEN and Qtum Join Forces to Build Blockchain Lab to Nurture Innovation and Research

Personal artificial intelligence company ObEN announced plans to build a Blockchain Research Lab with the Qtum Foundation, creators of the Qtum open-source blockchain project. Read More

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