02/22/2017 10:08:54
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.
Abstract Concept of TRAPPIST-1 System
02/16/2017 08:31:50
ENGenious magazine sat down with four Caltech professors to discuss the field of silicon photonics, including some incredible potential applications.
image
02/14/2017 11:56:06
Kip Thorne talks about the years leading up to LIGO’s first detection of gravitational waves.
02/14/2017 11:45:54
A planet and a star are having a tumultuous romance that can be detected from 370 light-years away.
illustration of a blue planet orbiting a yellow sun
02/02/2017 09:22:38
Whitney Clavin
Caltech researchers are learning more about how ribosome chaperones work, showing that one particular chaperone binds to its protein client almost like a glove fitting a hand.
structural rendering of ribosomal protein
02/01/2017 11:44:34
Robert Perkins
A self-contained flying robot successfully mimics the flight of bats using a morphing skeleton array and a silicone-based membrane skin.
01/30/2017 17:19:14
Robert Perkins
Newly developed flexible artificial skin senses changes in temperature much the same way pit vipers sense nearby prey.
Skin
01/30/2017 11:02:04
Whitney Clavin
The Keck Observatory's vortex coronagraph has the potential to image planetary systems closer to their host stars than was possible before.
Brown dwarf HIP 79124 B
01/26/2017 12:20:41
Lori Dajose
A new study explains the nimble, complex maneuvers that allow the pesky fruit fly to evade being swatted.
Fruit fly flight simulator.
01/24/2017 14:50:04
The supernova SN 2014C dramatically changed in appearance over the course of a year, surprising astronomers.
Chandra image of galaxy NGC 7331
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