Research News

12/18/2017 14:32:49
Robert Perkins
As levels of atmospheric nitric oxide decline rapidly due to air quality regulations, North American cities may soon experience higher levels of airborne organic hydroperoxides.
Smog
12/15/2017 15:30:49
Lori Dajose
Two neuropeptides in zebrafish provide clues to the complex neural mechanisms underlying sleep.
An image of a zebrafish brain with NPY-expressing neurons labeled
12/14/2017 11:30:04
A new study from researchers at Caltech and JPL finds evidence of geologic activity on the dwarf planet Ceres.
Ceres
12/11/2017 12:58:53
Robert Perkins
Engineers at Caltech have developed a way to encode more than one hologram in a single surface with no loss of resolution.
12/08/2017 11:39:21
Whitney Clavin
Striped patterns of electrical charges may help crack mystery of high-temperature superconducting materials.
Illustration shows the “rivers of charge”
12/06/2017 09:00:18
Lori Dajose
New techniques in DNA self-assembly allow researchers to create the largest to-date customizable patterns with nanometer precision on a budget.
12/04/2017 09:04:53
Caltech is proceeding to decommission the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) on Hawaii Island's Maunakea. CSO began operations in 1987 and ceased scientific observations in September 2015.
photo of the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO)
12/04/2017 08:03:02
Whitney Clavin
Scientists are investigating the nature of planetary-mass bodies that orbit stars, finding new clues to their origins.
12/01/2017 11:17:41
Robert Perkins
Underwater robots monitoring the waters off of Antarctica discover that near-bottom ocean mixing is enhanced where strong currents intersect steep undersea topography.
Ocean ice
11/29/2017 10:02:50
Whitney Clavin
For the first time, scientists have created bacteria that can make compounds with boron-carbon bonds.
Artist's concept of boron meeting carbon