A team of researchers has discovered an ancient, deep canyon buried along the Yarlung Tsangpo River in south Tibet. The geologists say that the ancient canyon—thousands of feet deep in places—effectively rules out a popular model used to explain how the massive and picturesque gorges of the Himalayas became so steep, so fast.
Heat Transfer Sets the Noise Floor for Ultrasensitive Electronics
A team of engineers and scientists has identified a source of electronic noise that could affect the functioning of instruments operating at very low temperatures, such as devices used in radio telescopes and advanced physics experiments.
How to Grip an Asteroid
Caltech junior Edward Fouad spent 10 weeks this summer as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program working in the lab of Aaron Parness, a group leader at JPL, where researchers are designing, prototyping, and refining technology for a device called a microspine gripper. Looking something like a robotic circular foot with many toes extending radially outward, such a gripper has the ability to grab onto a rocky surface and cling to it even when hanging upside down.
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Coming Soon to a Dwarf Planet in Your Solar System: NASA’s Dawn Mission to the Asteroid Belt
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In The Media
November 14, 2014
National Geographic publishes a story noting the research of Caltech's Elaine Hsiao and the late biology professor Paul Patterson that has explored the connection between bacteria in the human intestinal system and the brain, which may be connected to neurological disorders such as autism. The story first appeared in partner publication Ozy.
November 12, 2014
A roundup of the latest research on the physics of the early universe including the work of Jeffrey Filippini and SPIDER at Caltech. Following up on the ground-based BICEP2 experiments, SPIDER uses balloons to send sophisticated instruments to a high altitude to measure primordial gravitational waves.
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