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News Roundup – November 30, 2016

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

Around Town

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

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