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Larry Smarr
Works at Calit2-UCSD/UCI
Attended Harvard University
Lived in La Jolla, CA
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Absolutely stunning!

Happy 25th Hubble...
 
Explore beautiful Hubble Space Telescope images from each year the telescope has been in orbit: http://go.nasa.gov/1FkyfYL #Hubble25 
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Talk about overdelivering on the original mission!
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Sounds like we may need this in California. Can our drought drive entrepreneurial farming methods?
 
Smart Farm required 95 percent less water than traditional agriculture, and its intended as a viable option for urban areas that don’t have access to fresh produce.
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Many new innovations coming from making hybrid devices of nano-materials and biological cells. The emergence of bionanoengineering...
A nanowire-bacteria hybrid created by scientists in the U.S. could, in the near future, be used to produce drugs and biofuels.
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Next step in citizen science and the widespread sharing of personal biomedical data.
By Aaron Krol. April 9, 2015 | Jason Bobe, Executive Director of the nonprofit PersonalGenomes.org, is a serial research participant. He is a proud donor of skin cells to the New York Stem Cell Foundation, and fondly remembers swabbing his cheek with super glue to provide facial mites for a ...
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Very cool! I love citizen science and I'm so glad to see more avenues opening for community engagement in professional discovery work.
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University rushes to recruit best in hot area of science
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Well, one out of three engineering goals achieved. Successful lift off with Dragon on track for ISS resupply and first stage booster successfully turned around, carried out firing sequences, and landed on floating barge. However, third goal of landing softly enough for booster reuse was not achieved.

Engineering is an iterative activity. Much will be learned from the telemetry data, making soft landing next time much more likely...
 
LIFTOFF of Falcon 9 and Dragon on the CRS-6 mission to resupply the International Space Station​. www.spacex.com/webcast
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It does feel like we're witnessing history with each attempt.
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It's what we do here in San Diego :-)
 
Check out the world's first algae-based, sustainable surfboard--produced at UC San Diego. Article and video: http://bit.ly/1d5zbp8. #surf  #science #sustainability
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LOL the perfect breeding ground ;)
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Still early days, but immunotherapy for cancer seems very promising...
The 49-year-old woman had had three melanoma growths removed from her skin, but now the disease was spreading further. A several-centimeter-sized growth under her left breast went deep into her chest wall. Some of the tissue in the tumor was dying because of lack of blood flow. Doctors at Memorial Sloan [...]
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Another Dragon ISS resupply.  Amazing that SpaceX has the bandwidth to get this done perfectly, while also working the ocean landing of the first stage...
 
Dragon is attached to the International Space Station​! Hatch will be opened over the next day.
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Wow! No margin of error. You explode if you are off by even a little. Seems almost impossible to get exactly right, but I believe Elon and his SpaceX engineers know what they are doing...
 
High resolution and color corrected Falcon 9 first stage landing video https://youtu.be/BhMSzC1crr0 
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Awesome video of SpaceX first stage landing on floating barge.

Soooo close to perfect!
 
Video of Falcon 9 first stage landing burn and touchdown on Just Read the Instructions https://vine.co/v/euEpIVegiIx
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Oddly, Elon tweeted to John Carmack yesterday "Looks like the issue was stiction in the biprop throttle valve, resulting in control system phase lag. Should be easy to fix" but has since deleted that tweet.
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Second try today, same time. Watch it live!
 
Falcon 9 and Dragon are vertical on the launch pad in advance of today’s CRS-6 launch, targeted for 4:33pm Eastern. Live launch webcast beginning at 4:15pm: www.spacex.com/webcast
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Woohoo!
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I am the founding director of Calit2 (www.calit2.net), a UCSD/UCI partnership, and hold the Harry E. Gruber professorship in Computer Science and Engineering at UCSD’s Jacobs School.
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  • Calit2-UCSD/UCI
    Director, 2000 - present
  • UC San Diego
    Professor, 2000 - 2011
  • NCSA at UIUC
    Director, 1985 - 2000
  • UIUC
    Professor, 1979 - 2000
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Previously
La Jolla, CA - Cambridge, MA - Austin, TX - Stanford, CA - Livermore, CA - Urbana, IL - Princeton, NJ - Columbia, MO
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I have made change my friend...
Introduction
I was a mathematician, then physicist, then astrophysicist, then supercomputer director, now computer scientist. 
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Member, Nat. Acad. Engineering; Fellow Amer. Phys. Soc and Amer. Acad. Arts & Sciences
Education
  • Harvard University
    Junior Fellow, 1977 - 1979
  • Princeton University
    Postdoc, 1975 - 1977
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Graduate Student, 1972 - 1975
  • Stanford University
    Graduate Student, 1970 - 1972
  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    Undergrad/Grad., 1966 - 1970
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