02/04/2016 12:28:54
Lori Dajose
Dianne Newman has been awarded the National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology.
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.
10/18/2015 05:00:00
Ramanuj Basu
In September, the NASA/JPL Cassini mission began the last two years of the Solstice Mission. We recently spoke with JPL director Charles Elachi to gain his unique perspective on Cassini's achievements—and what will come next.
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.
10/08/2015 11:13:29
Rod Pyle
New evidence indicates that Gale Crater on Mars was filled with water-borne sediment, and excavated, in a shorter time than previously thought, leaving the base of Mount Sharp behind.
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.
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