Research News

08/28/2015 10:10:27
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Even large objects obey quantum physics, meaning they are never quite at rest. Caltech researchers have developed a way to detect—and manipulate—this underlying quantum motion.
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.
07/08/2015 15:26:49
Kimm Fesenmaier
Biologist Markus Meister explains some of the flaws in a highly publicized paper that came out last year claiming that humans can distinguish at least a trillion smells.
07/01/2015 11:22:16
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
By studying the effect of femtosecond laser pulses on the types of materials used to make DVDs, Caltech researchers made a discovery that could one day lead to better information storage in computers.
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.
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