California Tech & Science
Xtera(R) and UCL Smash a Transmission World Record
16 03 2018
March 16, 2018 - ALLEN, DALLAS and LONDON – The experiment, which was performed in collaboration with University College London (UCL), used a hybrid distributed-Raman / EDFA amplifier with a bandwidth of 91 nm. This is an extension of the technology which Xtera currently deploys in its subsea repeaters, with 256QAM and adaptive FEC expertise coming from UCL and Z-PLUS Fiber 150 fibre from Sumitomo.Increasing the bandwidth is the best way to get more capacity from a given fibre and the combination of a C-band and an L-band amplifier has been used to get bandwidths of approximately 70 nm, but Raman amplification used by Xtera can offer even greater bandwidth, while also offering very low noise. In recent years higher order modulations and more sophisticated FEC have been key transmission enablers, so 256QAM and adaptive FEC shows the direction that commercial modules will be rolling out in the foreseeable future. These initial experiments were performed over 630 km with nine...
Connected Retail Market: Product Innovation Paramount for Major Players to Maintain Leadership
16 03 2018
Albany, NY -- 03/16/2018 -- Global Connected Retail Market: SnapshotThe common aspiration of consumer product manufacturers is to develop products that are of esteemed quality, but invariably, there is a strong need to spread the awareness regarding exactly why their products are superior to the alternatives. Connected retail is a collection of modes via which a company can interact with their customers, which opens vast new opportunities of providing assistance, collecting payments, and delivering at door steps. On the back of radically increasing ubiquity of smartphones and deepening penetration of social media, the connected retail market is flourishing. According to this business intelligence study, the demand in the global connected retail market will multiply at an impressive CAGR of 19.80% during the forecast period of 2017 to 2025. The analysts of the report have estimated that the hardware and software pertaining to connected retail will produce opportunities worth US$82.31 bn...
Sierra College's Pepper-Kittredge Selected as Girl Scout Community Partner of the Year
16 03 2018
Carol Pepper-Kittredge, Associate Dean, Workforce Development, Sierra College, was recently recognized as “Community Partner of the Year” by the Girl Scouts Heart of Central California Council.
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ROCKLIN, Calif. March 16, 2018
Carol Pepper-Kittredge, Associate Dean, Workforce Development, Sierra College, was recently recognized as “Community Partner of the Year” by the Girl Scouts Heart of Central California Council, based in Sacramento CA and covering 18 counties in central California. Pepper-Kittredge is the Statewide Project Manager of CCC Maker, a California Community College Chancellors Office initiative building 24 community college educational makerspaces with $17 million in funding under the Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy framework and housed at Sierra College.
Pepper-Kittredge provided guidance and resources to support Girl Scouts Heart...
Big Brothers Big Sisters Announces 2018 Board of Directors Additions
16 03 2018
SANTA ANA, CA, March 16, 2018 -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire, a nonprofit providing youth facing adversity with one-to-one professionally supported mentoring relationships, today announces a slate of changes to its board of directors for 2018. Todd Pickup begins his two-year term as board chair, with Navin Narang promoted to vice chair. New additions include Matthew Stowe to the executive board and Matt Bailey, Blake Johnson and Guy Johnson to the governing board.With the new appointments, Big Brothers Big Sisters has a roster of 46 members on its executive and governing boards who are helping to maintain the local agency's success as the second largest of 320 affiliates nationwide."We are thrilled to welcome these individuals to the board of directors," said Melissa Beck, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire. "The diverse range of their expertise, along with new leadership under Todd and...
Nocturia: the most common cause of a poor night’s sleep, say experts on World Sleep Day
16 03 2018
SAINT-PREX, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On World Sleep Day, scientists are highlighting the number one reason that people are waking up at night – nocturia (otherwise known as the need to get up and urinate more than once during the night).1,2 It often has one or more contributing factors such as an overproduction of urine, reduced bladder capacity; certain illnesses and medications are also potential contributors.2,6 Although it is most common in older adults, nocturia can affect people of all ages and frequent sleep disturbances significantly impact daily living and can be a sign of more serious health conditions.2,3,4,5
“Nocturia’s disruption to deep sleep results in reduced productivity and alertness that can affect multiple areas of an individual’s life during the day,” said Jens-Peter Nørgaard, Medical Director of Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Professor of Urology at Ghent University, Belgium. “From making it difficult to manage a busy daily schedule to negatively...
BOD POD® Body Composition System Tests Athletes for 13th Year at NFL Scouting Combine
16 03 2018
CONCORD, Calif., March 15, 2018 -- COSMED USA, Inc., manufacturer of the BOD POD® Body Composition Tracking System, has completed its 13th year of athlete body composition testing at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, held February 28 – March 3, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The BOD POD was adopted as the exclusive body composition measurement tool for the Combine in 2006, and has been used at each subsequent Combine for assessing the %Fat, Fat Mass, Fat-Free Mass, and Total Body Mass of all Combine athletes.
In conjunction with other measurements, BOD POD assessments have become a valuable component in the Combine evaluation process and in preparation for the Draft. The simplicity and accuracy of the BOD POD has removed the guesswork in obtaining high quality athlete body composition data, thereby establishing a "standard" in body composition assessment within the collegiate and professional athletic communities.
Having more than a decade of consistent historical BOD POD data on over...
Audeze Announces Mobius: Immersive Cinematic 3D Audio Headphone
15 03 2018
Introducing Audeze Mobius: It's more than a headphone, it's an experience
Audeze announced yesterday the Indiegogo campaign launch for Mobius, a premium fully immersive 3D cinematic audio and head tracking-enabled headphone. In the first 24 hours since announcing, Audeze has achieved 830% of its initial Indiegogo goal and surpassed $420,000 in funds raised.
SANTA ANA, Calif. March 15, 2018
Audeze, the world's leading manufacturer of planar magnetic headphones, yesterday announced the Indiegogo launch of Mobius, the first premium fully immersive 3D cinematic audio and head tracking-enabled headphone designed specifically for gamers. In the first 24 hours since the announcement, Audeze has achieved 830% of its initial Indiegogo goal and surpassed $420,000 in funds raised. The Indiegogo campaign will continue to run for 29 more days with early bird, introductory pricing available starting at $259 (retail value $399).
Audeze headphones have achieved worldwide acclaim...
Financial Education Benefits Center Supports Members With High Medical Expenses
15 03 2018
Press Release - updated: Mar 15, 2018 14:00 PDT
San Ramon, Calif., March 15, 2018 - A 2017 study found that Americans are delaying certain medical services due to the high costs. Many have health insurance with high deductibles, which can prevent them from being able to afford the care they need. Compared to other countries, Americans spend much more on healthcare but can’t boast better health to justify the costs. Financial Education Benefits Center (FEBC), a membership benefits company offering health and wellness benefits, reminds members of the variety of health and wellness benefits available to them that may help towards cutting certain medical costs.
“No one should have to put off medical care because of costs,” said Jennifer Martinez, Manager at FEBC. “Even though insurance is supposed to make healthcare costs affordable, many Americans still struggle. Any little way to reduce costs can help a family stay healthy.”
Why is healthcare more expensive in the U.S. compared...
MedChain Announces Board of Advisors, Additions Include Experts From Leading Companies
15 03 2018
Additions include experts from leading companies such as IBM Watson Health and CloudMedX
CASTLE ROCK, COLORADO – MARCH 15, 2018 – MedChain is expanding with the announcement of the first two members of their Board of Advisors, as well as a new creative director.
Gene Libov is the first addition to the MedChain Board of Advisors. Libov is the Chief Information Security Officer at CloudMedX and former Director of Security and Technology Assurance at Blue Shield of California.
“We are very excited to have Gene on board, as information security should be the highest priority of any company dealing with patient data. We’re confident that his guidance will be invaluable to our company moving forward,” said Joachim Sandgaard, founder of MedChain.
Dr. Erika Beerbower, Clinical Content Specialist at IBM Watson Health, is the second addition to the Board of Advisors.
“IBM Watson is pioneering the field of artificial intelligence, as IBM Watson Health for optimal care and long-term positive...
OATI and USA Microgrids Presenting Sponsors at CERTs Conference
15 03 2018
MINNEAPOLIS March 15, 2018
OATI and USA Microgrids are pleased to announce their involvement as presenting sponsors for the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) Conference, March 28 - 29, 2018 in St. Cloud, MN. The conference agenda includes one day of conference and a half day of workshop, plus exhibits and networking.
As a presenting sponsor, OATI and USA Microgrids will both speak and demo our Grid 4.0™ system, Microgrids/DERs, and showcase our EV charge station network and management solution.
During the conference’s Welcome and Kickoff, Mary Brown, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel of OATI, will present examples of successful projects from around the country and discuss how OATI can help Minnesota be just as successful. David Heim, Associate Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at USA Microgrids, will speak during the “Charging Ahead with Energy Storage in Minnesota” session on Wednesday afternoon, focusing particularly on the OATI Microgrid Technology...
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