Research News

02/23/2017 09:19:43
Lori Dajose
A software tool and a systematic wet-lab procedure proven in practice are an advance in the design and construction of circuits made of DNA.
A man at a computer. Artistic biological objects flow from it.
02/22/2017 10:08:54
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.
Abstract Concept of TRAPPIST-1 System
02/16/2017 08:31:50
ENGenious magazine sat down with four Caltech professors to discuss the field of silicon photonics, including some incredible potential applications.
image
02/14/2017 11:45:54
A planet and a star are having a tumultuous romance that can be detected from 370 light-years away.
illustration of a blue planet orbiting a yellow sun
02/13/2017 12:16:52
Lori Dajose
The Keck Cosmic Web Imager will be used at the W. M. Keck Observatory to image the webs of matter between galaxies.
The Keck Cosmic Web Imager, under construction.
02/06/2017 09:09:22
Judy Hill
Caltech and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens have embarked on a new collaboration.
photo of Leah Klement
02/02/2017 09:22:38
Whitney Clavin
Caltech researchers are learning more about how ribosome chaperones work, showing that one particular chaperone binds to its protein client almost like a glove fitting a hand.
structural rendering of ribosomal protein
02/01/2017 11:44:34
Robert Perkins
A self-contained flying robot successfully mimics the flight of bats using a morphing skeleton array and a silicone-based membrane skin.
01/30/2017 17:19:14
Robert Perkins
Newly developed flexible artificial skin senses changes in temperature much the same way pit vipers sense nearby prey.
Skin
01/30/2017 11:02:04
Whitney Clavin
The Keck Observatory's vortex coronagraph has the potential to image planetary systems closer to their host stars than was possible before.
Brown dwarf HIP 79124 B