Research News

06/25/2015 09:02:18
Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech chemists develop a technique that could one day lead to early detection of tumors and less invasive testing.
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.
06/23/2015 11:23:04
Kathy Svitil
Three years ago this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which was enacted in 1965 and extended four times since then by Congress. The decision, says Kousser, was wrong.
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.
06/15/2015 14:46:36
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Through a newly discovered self-repair mechanism, injured jellyfish repair body symmetry rather than regenerating missing limbs.
06/10/2015 13:02:50
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Clinical trials are used to test the latest drugs and treatments, but few of these trials track how human behavior influences the effectiveness of these therapeutics. In a new study, Caltech's Erik Snowberg suggests an approach to tracking such influences.
06/03/2015 15:04:03
Ker Than
Known as the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy, or CARMA, the telescopes tucked away on a remote, high-altitude site in the Inyo Mountains formed one of the most powerful millimeter interferometers in the world.
05/29/2015 10:50:18
Ker Than
A new study by Caltech researchers suggests that yeast could serve as a fast and inexpensive model organism for studying human obesity.
05/26/2015 16:34:15
Kimm Fesenmaier
Taking advantage of airborne radar tools, Caltech researchers provide two possible explanations for a series of unusual earthquakes seen in Iceland during a period of volcanic activity that started in August last year.
05/20/2015 10:00:32
Allie Akmal
The discovery, made using a robotic observing system, offers new insight into how white dwarfs become Type Ia supernovae.
05/19/2015 14:51:00
Kathy Svitil
The Advanced LIGO Project, a major upgrade that will increase the sensitivity of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories instruments by a factor of 10 was officially dedicated on May 19.
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