News articles tagged with "GPS"

10/08/2015 11:13:29
Rod Pyle
A paper published in Science on October 9, 2015, will present new details about the paleoclimate of Mars and formations inside Gale Crater. New evidence indicates that the crater was filled with water-borne sediment, and excavated, in a shorter time than previously thought, leaving the base of Mount Sharp behind. Climate models of the ancient atmosphere of Mars will need to be adjusted.
10/06/2015 20:07:41
Douglas Smith
Arthur B. McDonald (PhD '70), director of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) in Ontario, Canada, and Takaaki Kajita, at the University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan, have shared the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery that neutrinos can change their identities as they travel through space.
09/30/2015 09:58:08
Shayna Chabner McKinney
Caltech undergraduate students returned to campus this week, many after spending the summer working at companies in biotechnology, technology, and finance, among other fields. These students have had the opportunity to learn firsthand about the career opportunities and paths that may be available to them after graduation.
09/28/2015 14:43:06
Lori Dajose
The start of the 2015–2016 school year brings not only new freshmen and faculty, but also new courses.
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.
09/17/2015 10:17:56
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
The key to any healthy relationship is communication. Two types of microbes near the ocean floor use direct electron transfer to coordinate their symbiotic relationship—which results in the consumption of large amounts of methane from deep ocean vents.
09/07/2015 19:29:07
Kimm Fesenmaier
Ken Farley, the project scientist for NASA's next Mars rover, a mission called Mars 2020, and the W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Geochemistry at Caltech, talks about how the Mars 2020 landing site selection process is shaping up.
09/01/2015 12:09:53
Lori Dajose
Yuk Yung, the Smits Family Professor of Planetary Science, has received the 2015 Gerard P. Kuiper Prize from the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences.
08/12/2015 14:26:08
Lori Dajose
More than 100 high school seniors and their families got an inside look at the impact Caltech women are making in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
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.
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