11.20.14 EE Times
"Tiny Tattoos Sense Health: Printable sensors detect explosives"
Research into nanosensors is bearing fruit at the University of California San Diego. Researchers at the University's Center for Wearable Sensors have prototypes for several tiny, inexpensive sensors fit for the skin that target a variety of medical uses. Joe Wang, distinguished professor in UCSD's Department of Nanoengineering and faculty director of its wearables center, showcased temporary tattoos outfitted with electrochemical sensors to monitor electrolytes and metabolites in real-time.
11.19.14 The Guardian
"Hundreds Attend Second TSensor Summit"
Several hundred scientists and engineers convened for the second U.S. Trillion Sensors Summit on Nov. 12 and Nov. 13, hosted at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa. Over 30 speakers gave presentations at the convention, with topics ranging from sensor applications in medicine, security, sports and communications. The TSensor Summits were the brainchild of Dr. Janusz Bryzek and dean of the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering Albert Pisano.
"Gone in 180 Seconds: Hackers Quickly Raid E-Mails in Search of 'Wire Transfer' and Sex Photos"
If you fear the website you just visited may have stolen your e-mail password, don't delay taking action. Hackers who use that information to access accounts move at "astonishing" speed, according to a report from Google and the University of California at San Diego. The new study offers a revealing look at what cyber-criminals do once they have a person's e-mail account credentials -- and how fast they operate.
11.19.14 Aviation Today
"New Study Finds Vulnerabilities in Mobile Information Cockpit Systems"
The study was produced by a group of computer scientists from the University of California, San Diego and Johns Hopkins University. The group examined three combinations of devices and apps most commonly used by GA pilots, including; the Appareo Stratus 2 receiver with the ForeFlight iPad app; the Garmin GDL 39 receiver with the Garmin Pilot iPad app; and the SageTech Clarity CL01 with the WingX Pro7 iPad app.
11.19.14 Geeky Gadgets
"Hush Smart Earplugs Let You Hear What You Need (video)"
If you sometimes find it hard to sleep due to noise either being made from your neighbours are within your own home, you might be interested in the worlds first smart earplugs called Hush. Hush has been designed to block out the noises you would prefer not to hear, but let you hear your alarm clock and important smartphone alerts. Check out the video after the jump to learn more about the new smart earplugs.
11.19.14 Coolest Gadgets
"Hush combines earplugs and a sound machine to make sure you get restful sleep"
Hush is the first pair of smart ear plugs the world has seen. These are wireless sound machine ear plugs that are controlled through your smartphone. You can choose what notifications you receive while you're asleep so that only the important calls or messages will come through. They use memory foam to fit comfortably inside your ears, and silicone padding to make sure those who sleep on their side won't have to worry about them jabbing into their head.
11.19.14 Tech Cocktail San Diego
"Hush Blows Their $100K Kickstarter Goal Out of the Water"
There's still 33 days to go on Hush's Kickstarter campaign, but they've already hit their $100,000 funding goal; in fact, they've hit $137,416. What makes their Kickstarter so enticing to people is the fact that Hush has figured out how to tune out your loud neighbors, snoring roommates, and noisy streets. Hush introduced us to the world's first smart earplugs, raising $25,000 in day one of their campaign.
11.15.14 Arch Daily
"Engineers at Stanford Develop Cost-Effective Earthquake-Resistant House"
In 1989, California's central coast was rocked by a 6.9 magnitude earthquake, destroying infrastructure and buildings in San Francisco, Oakland, and a host of coastal cities. Twenty five years later, a team of engineers at Stanford University have invented a cost-effective foundation for residential buildings capable of withstanding three times the magnitude of the catastrophic 1989 earthquake.
11.15.14 4029TV.com KHBS/KHOG-TV
"Students plan to send rocket into low orbit"
University of California, San Diego students will attempt to become the first in the country to launch a rocket into the low reaches of space. The project is being developed by student engineers hoping to turn the experience into jobs.
11.15.14 ABC 7 Chicago
"UCSD STUDENTS TRYING TO BECOME FIRST TO LAUNCH ROCKET INTO SPACE"
A group of students in California are trying to be the first in the country to launch a rocket into space. Engineer students at University of California San Diego are putting the pieces together of what would be the first student-made rocket in space. They are doing it to land an internship. They hope a successful launch could help make a name for themselves, saying the engineering job market is very competitive right now.
11.14.14 Science Magazine/sciencecareers.org
"Biosystems Nanotechnology: Big Opportunities in the Science of the Small"
The science of the very small is big business these days, as nanotechnology becomes a huge part of multiple sectors. In particular, scientists, engineers, and clinicians who endeavor to better understand how nanotechnology can impact biological systems -- through the use of biosensors, biopharmaceuticals, and biomaterials -- are finding abundant opportunities to pursue these investigations in multiple environments.
11.14.14 Fox 5 San Diego
"UCSD students shoot to send rocket into space"
A group of UC San Diego students have their sights set not only on graduating but also on making history by launching a rocket into space. The Triton Rocket Club is designing a two-stage rocket tentatively scheduled to launch from Black Rock, Nev. in March. The club's president, Nicholas Montoya, said that the motivation behind the creation is to land internships after graduation.
"Pilots Love These Navigation Apps. Too Bad They Can Be Hacked"
In-flight apps that function as live displays for weather, air traffic, and static documents like flight checklists are a cost-effective alternative to traditional devices. But according to security experts, they are also fundamentally insecure. A new study by researchers at the University of California San Diego and Johns Hopkins Hospital analyzed the security features of several popular apps for pilots, including ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot, and discovered a number of security vulnerabilities.
11.13.14 San Diego Daily Transcript
"EvoNexus startup Hush kicks off $100K campaign"
Two months after winning EvoNexus' DemoDay pitch event, the co-founders of Hush -- a smart earplug that combines noise blocking and white noise-generating solutions to improve sleep while connecting with your phone to hear alarms or emergency notifications -- are launching a $100,000 Kickstarter campaign to get the product into production.
"Wearable Analyzes Sweat as You Exercise to Create Personalized Wellness Profile"
Electrozyme is a biosensor strip that tells the wearer when to replenish lost electrolytes, rehydrate and take a break. A person's sweat says a lot about them, and not just when they last took a shower. Sweat has over 800 unique biomarkers that can provide vital information on a person's physical state. The Electrozyme, a new fitness wearable, plans to use this data to provide users with live, accurate data on their progress and their body's needs.
11.12.14 the Wall Street Journal
"Q&A: What Crowdsourcing Means to Indonesia's Forests"
The power of the crowd has been called upon in Indonesia to suggest government ministers, find a new city logo and search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Now, a crowdsourcing platform called Tomnod is being used to pinpoint forest areas in Sumatra that are burning. The technology developed by satellite imagery provider DigitalGlobe, allows users to explore geospatial images and tag information that might be of use in various events, including natural disasters.
11.12.14 NBC San Diego
"Pilot Apps Are Vulnerable to Hacking: UC San Diego Study"
Inexpensive wireless devices used by private pilots for GPS, weather information and more are susceptible to hacking or spoofing, which could lead to catastrophic outcomes, a team of researchers recently revealed. Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego and Johns Hopkins University presented their findings Nov. 5 at a conference in Arizona to increase awareness among pilots who use the devices.
11.12.14 EE Times
"Trillion-Sensor Vision, Results Shared: UCSD researchers show latest efforts"
Saving the planet one sensor at a time, the backers of the Trillion Sensor Summit here shared their visions and some research working toward a fully instrumented world. "I believe in a world with abundance -- a world without hunger, with medical care for all, with clean energy for all, no pollution," said Janusz Bryzek, chairmen and CEO of the event.
"Hush Begins Crowdfunding to Produce Noise-Masking "Smart Earplugs""
Hush, a San Diego startup that has developed "smart earbuds" to minimize the distractions of a noisy world, is beginning a crowdfunding campaign today that would enable the year-old company to produce as many as 10,000 units by spring. Founded by three UC San Diego engineering students (all named Daniel), Hush has set a goal of raising at least $100,000 on Kickstarter to produce wireless, noise-masking earplugs with a Bluetooth link that enables a user to connect with a smartphone.
"Startup seeks $100,000 to make 'smart' earplugs"
Three current and former UC San Diego students -- all of them named Daniel -- will go on Kickstarter Wednesday to try to raise $100,000 to begin manufacturing Hush, a "smart" earplug that lets in some sounds while blocking others. Hush is primarily designed for people who want to shut out noise so they can sleep, but hear selected sounds, such as an alarm clock. The earplugs connect wirelessly to smartphones, which send alarms and alerts to Hush.