Pasadena Researchers Unveil Unique Robot That Can Skateboard, Walk a Slackline

In a project seeking to advance the field of robotic mobility, scientists at Caltech have unveiled a bipedal robot fitted with propellers with an unusual gate that lies between walking and flying. The Legs Onboard Drone, or LEONARDO, made its appearance in a paper published Wednesday online in Science Robotics, and also featured on the cover of the journal’s October issue. “Part walking robot, part flying drone, the newly developed LEONARDO — short for LEgs ONboARD drOne, or LEO for short —... continue reading »"Pasadena Researchers Unveil Unique Robot That Can Skateboard, Walk a Slackline"

$3 million Grant Renewal Drives Stem-cell Research in PCC’s Keck Biotechnology Program

The biotech sector in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley got a jolt of energy earlier this month. Pasadena City College’s Keck Biotechnology Program has received a renewal grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the state’s stem cell agency, worth more than $3 million over the next five years. The “Bridges to Stem Cell Research and Therapy” grant will allow PCC to continue its mission of educating the next generation of stem cell lab technicians and researchers. “This renewal of CIRM’s support reaffirms... continue reading »"$3 million Grant Renewal Drives Stem-cell Research in PCC’s Keck Biotechnology Program"

Tetra Tech Nabs Slice of $800 Million Federal Contract

Pasadena engineering and data analysis consulting company Tetra Tech Inc. has won a slice of an $800 million federal architectural and engineering services contract.  The contract from the Agency for International Development began in July. It has a base period of five years with an option to continue for another two years. Tetra Tech was one of 13 companies selected by USAID to be on call for work under the agency’s third Global Architect-Engineer Services contract. The work ceiling for... continue reading »"Tetra Tech Nabs Slice of $800 Million Federal Contract"

From Pasadena to India: Local Company Aims to Disrupt $16 Billion Auto-Rickshaw Market With Cost-Saving Swappable Battery

A Northwest Pasadena energy supplier company situated thousands of miles away from the busy crowded streets of India is promising to bring a host of economic and social benefits to the Asian country. With its new swappable battery designed for use by auto-rickshaws, Pasadena-based Power Global vows to bring clean and affordable battery technology to India’s massive three-wheeler market valued at $16 billion. The company this week introduced its first mass market product, the eZee ™ swappable battery, which powers two to three-wheeled vehicles including auto-rickshaws. ... continue reading »"From Pasadena to India: Local Company Aims to Disrupt $16 Billion Auto-Rickshaw Market With Cost-Saving Swappable Battery"

25 Most Popular Large Cities to Relocate

Major urban hubs like San Francisco, Chicago, and Philadelphia are dominate when it comes to the volume of people moving in and out on a regular basis.  But, large, “2nd tier” cities are starting to make a comeback in popularity, especially among millennials. But exactly which large cities are people moving to? To measure the most popular large cities in the US, we looked at data from our move cost calculator and best interstate moving companies list to determine which large cities were most searched as destinations for... continue reading »"25 Most Popular Large Cities to Relocate"

15 Best Things To Do in Pasadena

Pasadena is a city of more than 140,000 residents located about ten miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. It may be most well-known for its annual Tournament of Roses parade and the Rose Bowl football game that features high-profile Midwest and West Coast teams, but it’s also a center for technology, industry, and the arts. Pasadena is chock-full of significant historical and cultural attractions. It’s close to a number of undisturbed natural areas that offer visitors easy access to a... continue reading »"15 Best Things To Do in Pasadena"

Cal Tech Confirms Successful Touchdown of NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover

The largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world touched down on Mars Thursday, after a 203-day journey traversing 293 million miles. Confirmation of the successful touchdown was announced in mission control at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which Caltech manages for NASA, at 3:55 p.m. EST (12:55 p.m. PST). Packed with groundbreaking technology, the Mars 2020 mission launched July 30, 2020. The Perseverance rover mission marks an ambitious first step in the effort to collect Mars samples and return them to Earth.... continue reading »"Cal Tech Confirms Successful Touchdown of NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover"

Deep 6 AI of Pasadena Announces Release of Trial

Deep 6 AI today announced the addition of Trial Recommender to its industry-leading artificial intelligence (AI)-driven clinical trial acceleration platform. Addressing a major gap in traditional patient recruitment, Trial Recommender lets physicians and their patients easily discover and participate in clinical research. Leveraging the Deep 6 AI and NLP platform, Trial Recommender offers precision-matched clinical trial opportunities for patients, during their visit with a treating physician, based on real-time structured and unstructured clinical data. Starting inside their EMR or the Trial... continue reading »"Deep 6 AI of Pasadena Announces Release of Trial"

The Opening of Pasadena’s Only International Boarding School is Pushed Back

The anticipated opening of a 975-student international boarding school in Pasadena has been delayed until September of 2022, after previously being pushed back to 2021 in July, representatives announced Friday. EF Academy had originally planned to open a new campus on the former site of the William Carey International University at 1539 E. Howard Street this year. But the project remained in construction when the pandemic struck in force. The school, which is being built by Swiss company Education First,... continue reading »"The Opening of Pasadena’s Only International Boarding School is Pushed Back"