A quarter of Earth’s population lacks access to reliable electricity, according to the U.N. Development Programme. More than half of those people have no electricity at all. For many, orbiting solar panels could be a solution.
Caltech board chair emeritus and longtime Compaq chairman Benjamin M. (Ben) Rosen (BS ’54) and his wife, Donna, have made a bequest commitment to advance scientific exploration at the intersection of biology and engineering.
Caltech, JPL, and NIST researchers have developed a simple, cost-effective laser frequency comb, potentially simplifying measurements of the telltale "wobbles" from stars that reveal the presence and properties of planets around other stars.
Chemotherapy injections are a painful but necessary part of many cancer treatment regimes. SURF student Teo Wilkening spent his summer developing a chemotherapy patch that could one day take pain out of the equation.
If microbial life exists elsewhere in the solar system, wouldn't we like to actually see it on the move? Bioengineers are already testing a new scope—in extreme environments a bit closer to home—that could capture the 3D videos to make that possible.