BruinsInTech

Discover the latest life changing breakthroughs now within our reach, and hear directly from the faculty and tech pioneers of the Bruin community making them happen.

The 2nd Annual Student Challenge is Now Open

By the FuturizeX team

On Sept. 20th, we invited students out to grab a t-shirt, travel to another world in seconds with our virtual reality headset, and sign-up for our 2nd annual FuturizeX Student Challenge that is now officially open to submissions. Over 300+ students registered within just a few hours! Bruins, are you a problem solver? A creative…

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Catch the Future of Augmented Reality on Oct. 13th

By the FuturizeX team

Join us on October 13th as we host game designer and UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television alum Raza Ahmad, MFA ’12. We will sit down for a fireside chat on the future of augmented reality, his work on Pokémon GO and Ingress, and much more. It’s an evening you won’t want to miss. Admission…

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Celebrating 50 Years of Star Trek

By the FuturizeX team

Star Trek introduced a future full of possibilities. At our Future of Medicine Forum, attendees got a glimpse of the technology making those possibilities a reality with the Qualcomm Tricoder XPRIZE, a mobile, wireless, user-friendly medical device that can accurately diagnose 15 medical conditions. That’s right. Healthcare diagonsis when you need it, wherever you need it.…

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Disrupting Disruption: Our Need for Evolution in the Music Industry

By Gigi Johnson, Founder and Executive Director of the UCLA Center for Music Innovation

We live and create in a transformative time.  Our relationships with each other, devices, and our creative work are undergoing massive, permanent transformation. The recorded music business has shifted from selling physical recordings to “selling” access to digital files. Instead of owning music, we “rent” recorded creative content in exchange for our personal data and…

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Beyond Glasses: How Visual Impairment Will Become a Thing of the Past

By Navid Amini, Research Assistant Professor at UCLA Stein Eye Institute

Each year nearly five million people are affected by hemianopia, a condition that impairs the visual field by one half in both eyes, mostly as a result of strokes and to a lesser extent, brain tumors or trauma. With an aging population and improvements in emergency care for stroke victims, the incidence of hemianopia is…

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TechCrunch Rolls in for a Los Angeles Meet Up

By the FuturizeX team

You know the Los Angeles Tech Scene has arrived when the Crunch Wagon rolls in for an L.A. meet up. We all hustled in Wednesday night into WeWork’s brand new Culver City location, where we had an amazing time mixing and mingling with TechCrunch writers, up and coming startups, and entrepreneurs within the growing L.A.…

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Upcycling: How CO2 to CO2NCRETE Can Tackle Climate Change

By the UCLA Carbon Upcycling Team and George Foulsham at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

Imagine a world without concrete. Would that even be possible? After all, concrete is everywhere — on our roads, in our homes, bridges and buildings. For the past 200 years, it’s been the very foundation of our civilization. Cement, the component that gives concrete its strength when mixed with water, is produced at a staggering…

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How Augmented Reality Can Transform Our Classrooms

By Emmanuel V. Masongsong, Project Specialist for UCLA EPSS

3D visualization is a powerful, newly accessible technology that can captivate audiences with an immersive, hands-on experience. The Augmented Reality Sandbox repurposes Microsoft Kinect’s 3D camera, projector, and open source software to accurately model terrain elevation and fluid physics, transforming a plain kids’ sandbox into a dynamic, surreal landscape responsive to touch and hand gestures. Vibrantly…

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Medicine Tailored to You: An Inside-Look Into the Future of Healthcare

By Dean Ho, Professor at UCLA and Co-Founder of KYAN Therapeutics

Many in the healthcare industry are currently focused on building large databases of patient profiles based on genomic data that may someday be used to customize and individualize therapy for diseases ranging from cancer to infectious diseases and beyond. One of the challenges that arise from accumulating all of this data is whether or not…

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Tomorrow’s Innovations. At Your Fingertips.

By the FuturizeX team

FuturizeX is bringing together the leading minds and tech pioneers from UCLA, XPRIZE, and the greater Los Angeles area. Whether you are interested in learning about a UCLA professor making the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, a UCLA student developing innovative new treatment therapies in the field of health, or a UCLA alum involved in a next-generation tech…

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