Research News

06/07/2018 11:50:21
The Curiosity rover has found new evidence that Mars could have supported ancient life.
image of Curiosity rover
06/07/2018 10:29:06
Lori Dajose
Scientists can now image the activity of 10,421 genes at once within individual cells, using a new technique developed at Caltech.
3D reconstruction of transcription sites
06/07/2018 10:28:13
Lori Dajose
A new technique creates maps of the folded structures of DNA, RNA, and proteins within the cellular nucleus, revealing elegant "hubs" of organization.
A gif of 3D regions of of the nucleus visualized with SPRITE.
06/06/2018 12:01:26
Scientists from NASA's Juno mission describe the ways in which lightning on Jupiter is actually analogous to Earth's lightning.
artist's concept of lightning distribution in Jupiter's northern hemisphere
06/05/2018 14:04:57
Using the W.M. Keck Observatory, researchers have found the primary source of heavy elements in dwarf galaxies.
Sculptor Dwarf galaxy
06/01/2018 12:08:22
Robert Perkins
Researchers face the challenge of building something that is thinner than tissue paper but strong enough to withstand the energy of an ultra-high-powered laser
Lighsail
05/30/2018 08:23:50
Robert Perkins
A debris flow that struck Montecito, California in January was detected by a nearby seismometer
Debris flow
05/23/2018 08:00:42
Emily Velasco
Michael Alvarez, a professor of political science at Caltech, and Neal Kelley, Orange County's registrar of voters, are partnering for an election-integrity project.
An image of red, white, and blue buttons reading "vote."
05/22/2018 14:58:26
The twin spacecraft of the GRACE-FO mission to monitor the movement of water in the earth have been successfully launched into orbit
Launch
05/17/2018 08:18:02
Lori Dajose
Caltech researchers gain new insights into the brain mechanisms underlying the negative effects caused by long-term social isolation.
A brain alone in a cell