Daily Aztec: SDSU Alumni and Current Students Say ‘Buck’ it and Launch New Social Media App ‘Bucket’

Today’s social media platforms revolve around users’ past experiences. LinkedIn is where people showcase the jobs they’ve had. Instagram is the place for users to curate their captured memories. That is nothing new.

Even with emerging platforms like Clubhouse capturing the present, the future is part of the human experience social media companies have yet to conquer, leaving an entire half of the bell curve untouched. 

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The San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego’s Economy Was Rocked in ’20. But Could it Have Been Worse?

San Diego County’s first pandemic year cost the economy up to $10 billion.

Unemployment hit levels not seen in generations and the tourism industry, one of the region’s biggest employers, was decimated.

But, a new report on 2020 from the San Diego Association of Governments, or SANDAG, uses data to point out it could have been much worse. Aggressive spending by the federal government meant some of the poorest residents — while not all — were able to stay afloat.

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San Diego Union-Tribune: Diverse Group of Finalists, Including 84-Year-Old San Diego Entrepreneur, Compete for Startup Money

At the age of 84, retired aerospace engineer Anton Simson has become an entrepreneur.

After a friend’s son was paralyzed in an accident, Simson spent years designing an FDA-complaint device that helps maneuver people with limited mobility from bed to wheelchair.

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News Wise: UC San Diego Writing a New Chapter on Innovation

The University of California San Diego is the first University of California campus to establish a chapter of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), a move that will help the campus build and sustain a more robust innovation ecosystem. This designation provides tools and resources to help UC San Diego raise the profile of its inventions and technologies, encourage innovations on campus and educate student entrepreneurs. 

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Telecompetitor: Verizon Expands 5G Home Internet to 10 More Cities

Verizon has been driving 5G innovation and deployment for years and the addition of the C-band assets announced yesterday will provide even greater 5G availability, speed and capacity for 5G mobility and 5G Home customers. This month alone, Verizon is expanding 5G Home Internet service to 10 more cities. Beginning March 18, customers in parts of Cleveland, OH; Las Vegas, NV; Louisville, KY; Omaha, NE and San Diego, CA can sign up for the blazing fast internet service. And on March 25, 5G Home Internet launches in parts of Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH; Hartford, CT; Kansas City, MO and Salt Lake City, UT.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune: Scientists Hustle to Create New Tests, Drugs and Expand Telemedicine to Battle COVID-19 Over the Long Term

Open a laptop. Pull up a chair. Talk to your doctor from the comfort of your home.

For years, telemedicine has been billed as the next big thing. It’s still mostly a niche nationally — but maybe not for long. The pandemic is proving that things can change in a snap.

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UC San Diego News Center: ‘Wearable Microgrid’ Uses the Human Body to Sustainably Power Small Gadgets

Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a “wearable microgrid” that harvests and stores energy from the human body to power small electronics. It consists of three main parts: sweat-powered biofuel cells, motion-powered devices called triboelectric generators, and energy-storing supercapacitors. All parts are flexible, washable and can be screen printed onto clothing.

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