By Innovate Pasadena Staff — December 1, 2016
In Case You Missed It! Bill Gates tours Caltech, Pasadena Wants to Tax Netflix, Snapbot lands at the Rose Bowl Stadium, Mars Ice Deposit Holds as Much Water as Lake Superior, and more.
In Case You Missed It!
Bringing Silicon to Life
Researchers in Frances Arnold’s lab at Caltech have persuaded living organisms to make chemical bonds not found in nature. The finding may change how medicines and other chemicals are made in the future. READ MORE
Why I’d Love to Be a College Student Again – Bill Gates Tours Caltech
Bill Gates writes about what an amazing time it is to be a student at an institution like the California Institute of Technology. In every field he learned about phenomenal research underway to improve our health, find new energy sources, and make the world a better place. READ MORE
Mars Ice Deposit Holds as Much Water as Lake Superior
Frozen beneath a region of cracked and pitted plains on Mars lies about as much water as what's in Lake Superior, largest of the Great Lakes, researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have determined. READ MORE
Snapbot at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena
Another day, another Spectacles vending machine location. This is the fifth place the Snapbot has appeared, to sell its first-person video capturing sunglasses to droves of willing Snapchat fans. READ MORE
Portland Parking Tech Startup Lands in SoCal
Portland startup Citifyd’s parking technology is headed to Pasadena to be used in a private parking sharing program in the Central Business District. The Citifyd platform allows parking space owners to post available spots in an app. READ MORE
Fretting Over the ‘Netflix Tax’
Pasadena was among the first to say publicly that it wanted to tax video streaming services like Netflix, a step that could make up for lost tax revenue from growing numbers of cord-cutters. READ MORE