News articles tagged with "research_news"

10/20/2014 08:12:17
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Researchers at Caltech have developed a system that could make some airplanes more fuel-efficient by allowing them to safely fly with smaller, lighter tails.
10/15/2014 08:34:03
Kimm Fesenmaier
Results from NASA's Kepler planet-hunting mission have indicated that the most common planets in the galaxy are super-Earths—those that are bigger than Earth but smaller than Neptune. We have no examples of these planets in our own solar system, so Heather Knutson, assistant professor of planetary science at Caltech, and her colleagues are using space telescopes to try to find out more about these worlds. They hope to shed some light on the processes of planet formation and evolution and to be able to say something about how common or rare our solar system is when compared to those found throughout the universe.
10/14/2014 09:44:52
Methane-breathing microbes that inhabit rocky mounds on the seafloor could be preventing large volumes of the potent greenhouse gas from entering the oceans and reaching the atmosphere, according to a new study by Caltech researchers.
10/08/2014 09:59:33
Kimm Fesenmaier
Astronomers working with NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), led by Caltech's Fiona Harrison, have found a pulsating dead star beaming with the energy of about 10 million suns. The object, previously thought to be a black hole because it is so powerful, is in fact a pulsar—the incredibly dense rotating remains of a star.
09/30/2014 08:01:21
Marcus Woo
The effect could be as strong as those due to the wind and tides, the main factors that are known to drive the up-and-down mixing of oceans.
09/22/2014 08:51:48
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Using mathematical theory and software tools, Caltech researcher John Doyle studies why a variable heart rate is a sign of health and fitness.
09/18/2014 09:24:46
Kimm Fesenmaier
Researchers around the country are adopting a technique developed in the Caltech lab of Nobel Laureate David Baltimore to try to guard against infection. The method, called VIP, was originally designed to trigger an immune response to HIV, and because of its success with HIV is now being studied, in mice, for protection against influenza, malaria, hepatitis C, and tuberculosis.
09/18/2014 09:04:59
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A technique developed by Caltech researchers uses a genetic tool and light to view and map neuronal circuits.
09/14/2014 12:07:08
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Work at Caltech's unique lamprey facility provides important insights about the evolutionary history of vertebrate brain development.
09/11/2014 11:01:25
Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech materials scientist Julia Greer and her students have developed a method for constructing new structural materials by taking advantage of the unusual properties that solids can have at the nanometer scale, where features are measured in billionths of meters. In a paper published in the September 12 issue of the journal Science, the Caltech researchers explain how they used the method to produce a ceramic (e.g., a piece of chalk or a brick) that contains about 99.9 percent air yet is incredibly strong, and that can recover its original shape after being smashed by more than 50 percent.
09/11/2014 09:00:42
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Caltech researchers have discovered a seesaw-like circuit in the brain that controls the choice between social and repetitive self-oriented behaviors in mice.
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