Earth and Environment News

11/12/2015 16:03:06
Douglas Smith
Caltech celebrates the 25th year of the Beckman Institute and the 80th birthday of Harry Gray, the Beckman Professor of Chemistry and the institute's founding director.
Caltech chemist Harry Gray
11/19/2015 13:32:48
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A new collaboration between seismologists at Caltech and local public schools helps Los Angeles prepare for the "big one."
10/27/2015 10:00:31
Rod Pyle
Using data from the W. M. Keck Observatory's OSIRIS spectrometer and maps from NASA's Galileo probe, researchers have mapped what may be salt deposits from the ocean below the ice onto the Jovian moon's surface.
Europa, as imaged by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
10/23/2015 09:31:56
Tom Waldman
Jonas C. Peters, the Bren Professor of Chemistry, has been appointed director of the Resnick Sustainability Institute.
10/19/2015 09:46:25
Kimm Fesenmaier
Major changes are coming to the electrical system. An interdisciplinary group of Caltech scientists and engineers is thinking ahead to prepare us for the power network of the future.
10/13/2015 15:48:36
Lori Dajose
A team of Caltech researchers has measured the body temperatures of a wide range of dinosaurs, providing insight into how the animals may have regulated their internal heat.
09/21/2015 10:40:13
Douglas Smith
Caltech geochemist Clair Patterson (1922–1995) helped galvanize the environmental movement 50 years ago when he announced that highly toxic lead could be found essentially everywhere on Earth, including in our own bodies—and that very little of it was due to natural causes.
Clair Patterson and distillation apparatus.
08/27/2015 09:26:22
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A new solar fuel generation system, or artificial leaf, developed by researchers at JCAP safely creates fuel from sunlight and water with record-setting efficiency and stability.
08/06/2015 11:01:43
Kimm Fesenmaier
A team of scientists led by Caltech has pieced together the first complete account of what physically happened during the Gorkha earthquake—a picture that explains how the large temblor left the majority of low-story buildings in Kathmandu unscathed.
08/03/2015 15:18:36
Lori Dajose
On July 30, the U.S. Geological Survey announced approximately $4 million in awards to Caltech, UC Berkeley, the University of Washington and the University of Oregon, for the expansion and improvement of the ShakeAlert system.
07/29/2015 14:53:35
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Five emerging leaders in green innovation received Resonate Awards from Caltech's Resnick Sustainability Institute.
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