Caltech in the Media
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May 02, 2017
The Daily Mail
Simulation Shows a Real Megaquake Would Tear Open the Earth
A powerful earthquake along a thrust fault could cause the ground to tear open and swallow everything above, before violently snapping closed again. According to researchers from Caltech and École normale supérieure (ENS) in Paris, the phenomenon can happen along thrust faults both on land and underwater.
May 02, 2017
Australian Financial Review
Men on Testosterone Are Quicker to Make Snap Judgments – and Often Wrong
Colin Camerer and coauthors from other institutions conducted a study showing that higher levels of testosterone interfere with with certain decision-making processes and cause them to act more impulsively.
April 25, 2017
Caltech Tops the List of 25 Hardest Colleges to Get into in the U.S.
The website Niche.com named Caltech the toughest university to get into, basing its findings on U.S. Department of Education data including acceptance rates, along with both SAT and ACT test scores. Harvard University placed second on the nationwide list. Yale, University of Chicago and Princeton round out the top five.
April 24, 2017
'Detergent' Molecules Can Increase Methane Level in the Atmosphere, Recent Study Finds
A number of molecules that behave like detergent to the greenhouse gasses can affect the methane level in the atmosphere, according to recent findings from Caltech, JPL and Harvard. Caltech's Christian Frankenberg is mentioned.
April 21, 2017
International Business Times
3D Quantum Liquid Crystal, A New State Of Matter, Could Help Overcome Computing Challenges
Discovered in 1999 at Caltech, 2D liquid crystals have been around for over a decade and are commonly used in displays of televisions, smartphones, watches and so on. Now a team led by physicists at Caltech has discovered a 3D version of liquid crystals that can find applications in quantum computing. Lead author and Caltech Postdoc John Harter is quoted.