JPL Named Among ‘Best Places to Work in 2022

In its debut on Glassdoor’s list, which is based solely on the input of employees, JPL appeared at No. 12 among large U.S. employers. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been named one of the Best Places to Work in 2022 among large employers in the U.S., ranking No. 12 on Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards list honoring 100 employers. This marks JPL’s debut on the awards list, which is based solely on anonymous and voluntary reviews posted by current and former... continue reading »"JPL Named Among ‘Best Places to Work in 2022"

Solar Energy Company Heliogen Set for New Year’s Eve Debut on NYSE

As the clock was running out on 2021, L.A. County was poised to get another publicly traded company: Pasadena-based solar technology firm Heliogen Inc. On Dec. 31, Heliogen was set to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol HLGN, the product of a special purpose acquisition company deal that valued the company at $2 billion. Three days earlier, on Dec. 28, the board of the SPAC, Kennesaw, Ga.-based Athena Technology Acquisition Corp., approved the merger... continue reading »"Solar Energy Company Heliogen Set for New Year’s Eve Debut on NYSE"

2022 Best Tech Startups in Pasadena

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Pasadena, California. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to: Revenue potential Leadership team Brand/product traction Competitive landscape Additionally, all companies must be independent (unacquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.  Read more....

Amazon joins race for quantum computer with new Caltech center

Amazon is officially entering the race to develop a quantum computer, joining U.S. and Chinese rivals in the quest to harness the properties of nature’s tiniest particles into computing power far surpassing existing machines. Amazon will base its quantum team at a new center on the campus of Caltech in Pasadena, Calif., which officially opens this week. Caltech described it as the first “corporate-partnership building” on the university’s campus, showing “Caltech’s interests in bringing fundamental science to the marketplace.” The... continue reading »"Amazon joins race for quantum computer with new Caltech center"

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"