02/11/2016 07:32:10
Douglas Smith
Built to look for gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space itself that were predicted by Einstein in 1915, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is the most ambitious project ever funded by the National Science Foundation. We talk to two Caltech researchers to learn about how LIGO came to be.
07/29/2015 10:01:00
Kimm Fesenmaier
Based on new observations, Caltech astronomers say brown dwarfs behave more like giant planets than small stars.
07/27/2015 10:24:19
Rod Pyle
Claudia Alexander, a longtime employee of JPL, died July 11 of cancer at the age of 56. In addition to her career on JPL's technical staff, Alexander advocated for STEM activities and for the empowerment of young women preparing for careers in science.
07/22/2015 15:43:34
If the power necessary to transmit and receive information from a wearable to a computer, cellular or Wi-Fi network were reduced, you could get a lot more mileage out of the technology you're wearing before having to recharge it.
07/14/2015 09:38:10
Rod Pyle
July 14 marks 50 years of visual reconnaissance of the solar system by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), beginning with Mariner 4's flyby of Mars in 1965.
07/09/2015 10:02:04
Ker Than
Magnetic waves from a black hole are set in motion like whips being jerked from side to side.
07/08/2015 16:32:57
Ramanuj Basu
NASA's NuSTAR telescope has captured high-energy X-rays coming from active regions across the sun.
06/24/2015 10:02:11
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A Caltech-led team, using the powerful ALMA telescope in Chile, has analyzed the clouds of gas and dust from some of the earliest galaxies ever observed—1 billion years after the Big Bang.
06/18/2015 17:30:36
NASA participated for the first time in Norway's annual oil spill cleanup exercise in the North Sea on June 8 through 11. Scientists flew a specialized NASA airborne instrument to monitor a controlled release of oil into the sea.
06/17/2015 15:28:16
Kimm Fesenmaier
The new Joint Initiative on Data Science and Technology strives to boost intellectual infrastructure and expertise for data-driven discoveries.
06/11/2015 09:22:41
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A Caltech/JPL/UC Santa Barbara team designed a robot to perform many of the same emergency procedures as a human first responder, and their final product finished fifth at the DARPA Robotics Challenge on June 5–6.
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