Research News

11/24/2015 10:29:05
Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech and JPL researchers identify a process involving UV light from the sun that helps explain how a moderately dense martian atmosphere 3.8 billion years ago could have evolved into the current thin one without invoking a missing carbon reservoir.
08/07/2015 11:40:07
Rod Pyle
Caltech's Thomas F. Rosenbaum and colleagues at the University of Chicago and the Argonne National Laboratory recently used a synchrotron X-ray source to investigate the existence of instabilities in the arrangement of the electrons in metals as a function of both temperature and pressure, and to pinpoint, for the first time, how those instabilities arise.
08/06/2015 11:01:43
Kimm Fesenmaier
A team of scientists led by Caltech has pieced together the first complete account of what physically happened during the Gorkha earthquake—a picture that explains how the large temblor left the majority of low-story buildings in Kathmandu unscathed.
08/05/2015 10:00:01
Kimm Fesenmaier
The finding of cold gas flowing into a galaxy-in-the-making provides strong support for the cold-flow model of galaxy formation in the early universe.
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.
07/16/2015 08:03:59
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Mosquitoes use olfactory, visual, and thermal clues to hunt down a human host for their next meal—and avoiding their annoying bites might be next to impossible, a recent Caltech study says.
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.
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.
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