Research News

01/17/2017 10:14:12
For over a decade, the Kavli Nanoscience Institute (KNI) at Caltech has been an intellectual hub and facilitator of cross-disciplinary research in the areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology. ENGenious magazine sat down with the KNI leadership to discuss the past, present, and future contributions of this intellectual hub.
Research Image from the Kavli Nanoscience Institute
01/12/2017 08:49:57
Whitney Clavin
A Caltech team has designed and built a new imaging spectrograph to map streams of gas that feed forming galaxies.
Chris Martin with KCWI
01/06/2017 11:53:07
A mysterious neutron star has been caught behaving like two distinct objects—a radio pulsar and a magnetar.
Pulsar artist's concept
01/03/2017 08:57:32
A formidable team of Caltech and University of Southern California investigators has geared up to understand, protect, and repair the human eye.
image
12/23/2016 09:54:45
Lori Dajose
A cellular gatekeeper for water molecules finds new use in magnetic resonance imaging.
An illustration of aquaporin's effect on cells.
12/22/2016 11:28:07
Robert Perkins
A trio of papers—investigating how traces of iron could allow animals to navigate by magnetic fields and could further influence cellular function—fails to pass muster, says Markus Meister.
graphic
12/22/2016 08:41:05
Robert Perkins
Stacking two metasurfaces composed of tiny silicon cylinders, engineers at Caltech have created a flat camera lens yielding high image quality.
Lens
12/19/2016 12:00:03
Lori Dajose
New discoveries about the mechanical properties of lithium metal can make batteries safer and last longer.
A micrometer-sized pillar of lithium.
12/19/2016 09:36:18
Robert Perkins
Nine months of continual radar observation reveals the complex changing patterns of ice stream movement in three dimensions that can inform predictions for the speed at which the ice caps will respond to a warming climate.
Glaciers
12/16/2016 09:55:30
Robert Perkins
Sampling at the site of the 2015-2016 natural gas leak explores how microbes respond to a flood of methane.
Soil processing