04/11/2016 17:08:07
Ramanuj Basu
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.
02/08/2016 12:02:08
Lori Dajose
Researchers have discovered that tiny diatom shells have the highest specific strength of any biological material.
02/02/2016 11:56:58
Stacey Hong
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.
09/18/2015 11:24:38
Lori Dajose
The atoms that make up metallic glasses lack the orderly lattice structure present in most other crystalline solids. Researchers have now shown that within randomly packed clusters of atoms, a fractal pattern emerges at the scale of two atomic diameters.
08/31/2015 08:53:36
Ker Than
Caltech engineers have created flat devices capable of manipulating light in ways that are very difficult or impossible to achieve with conventional optical components.
05/08/2015 10:24:41
Adam Hadhazy
Caltech engineers have created flat microlenses with performance on a par with conventional, curved lenses. These lenses can be made using well-known methods for making computer chips, allowing their incorporation into electronics and other novel devices.
04/28/2015 10:02:33
Kathy Svitil
A sponsored research agreement with Northrop Grumman Corporation will provide Caltech up to $17.5 million over three years for the development of the Space Solar Power Initiative (SSPI), to enable a space-based solar power system.
04/24/2015 14:39:13
Kathy Svitil
Building on their creation of the first-ever mechanical device that can measure the mass of individual molecules, one at a time, a team of Caltech scientists and their colleagues have created nanodevices that can also reveal their shape.
04/06/2015 10:59:17
Douglas Smith
Caltech seniors Adam Jermyn and Charles Tschirhart have been named 2015 Hertz Fellowship winners. Selected from a pool of approximately 800 applicants, the awardees will receive up to five years of support for their graduate studies.
2015 Hertz Foundation Fellows Charles Tschirhart (left) and Adam Jermyn (right)
03/18/2015 03:40:02
Ker Than
Material's unique properties in strength and electrical mobility far outpace silicon, with the potential to revolutionize an array of different engineering and scientific fields.
02/13/2015 10:59:14
Lori Dajose
Andrei Faraon (BS '04) has been awarded a research grant from the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program.
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