Research News

02/14/2019 16:02:17
Whitney Clavin
The NSF is awarding Caltech and MIT $20.4 million to upgrade LIGO, with additional funding coming from the United Kingdom and Australia.
Engineers installing Advanced LIGO upgrades.
02/13/2019 15:09:43
Whitney Clavin
The SPHEREx sky-surveying mission will answer questions about the origins of the universe.
Artwork of SPHEREx science goals
02/13/2019 12:55:12
Opportunity's mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring Mars.
Opportunity
02/07/2019 09:11:50
Whitney Clavin
New discoveries from the Zwicky Transient Facility include exploding stars, near-Earth asteroids, and more.
Andromeda as seen by ZTF
02/07/2019 08:34:59
Lorinda Dajose
Newly developed sensors visually illustrate how nicotine affects cells from the inside out.
01/31/2019 13:18:17
Robert Perkins
Architected materials behave both as collections of discrete particles and as a continuous mass.
Material stretched
01/28/2019 08:26:36
Lorinda Dajose
Individualized cancer therapies are improved, thanks to two new methods for characterizing the immune system.
T cells surround a cancer cell
01/24/2019 11:51:06
Lorinda Dajose
Theory of mind, or the ability to represent other people's minds as distinct from one's own, can be difficult for people with autism. A new test provides researchers with a better understanding of the source of this difficulty.
A cartoon depiction of many people thinking.
01/24/2019 11:36:54
Emily Velasco
A research team led by Brian Stoltz has invented a new method for creating the bis-THIQ class of compounds.
A black-and-white sea slug crawls over an ocean bottom.
01/24/2019 09:00:07
Whitney Clavin
Using machine-learning programs, physicists have created a precise model for the end state of black hole collisions.
simulated picture of two merging black holes