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"Failed Stars" Host Powerful Auroral Displays
Based on new observations, Caltech astronomers say brown dwarfs behave more like giant planets than small stars.
Explaining Saturn’s Great White Spots
Weight of water molecules may be key to formation of its giant storms.
Microbes Help Produce Serotonin in Gut
New research in mice shows that certain gut bacteria help produce serotonin in the intestine—which may be a crucial step in the prevention and treatment of some diseases.
Superfine 3-D Resolution on Your Smartphone?
New imaging technology fits on a tiny chip and, from a distance, can form a high-resolution three-dimensional image of an object on the scale of micrometers.
Our Solar System May Have Once Harbored Super-Earths
Where are they now? Their demise might have cleared the way for the formation of planets like home sweet Earth.
A Cool Process to Make Better Graphene
Material's unique properties in strength and electrical mobility far outpace silicon, with the potential to revolutionize an array of different engineering and scientific fields.
Ice Sheets Melting Faster than Expected?
Using new computer models that account for friction, scientists at Caltech find that the Antarctic ice sheets are more sensitive to climate change than we thought.
Thin Film Clears Path to Solar Fuels
A nickel-oxide protective coating, developed by Caltech chemists, solves a major problem in the development of ways to harness sunlight to generate fuels.
Feeling Sleepy? Might be the Melatonin
Melatonin supplements are commonly taken as a sleep aid, but new research on zebrafish suggests that the melatonin naturally made in our brains may also be important for sleep processes.
Knocking Out Parasites with Their Own Genetic Code
Hints for how to improve the treatment of parasitic infection might lie within the parasite's genome.
Chemists Solve Key Cellular Puzzle
X-ray “vision” helps scientists determine the structure of a transport channel that is vital for cell survival
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Powerful auroras shed new light on brown dwarfs.
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Former Caltech postdoc's
maps the sounds that surround you. It's all on E&S+.
students get hands-on
fieldwork experience with Caltech's Community Science Academy.
We dedicated our largest auditorium to "Mr. JPL," William Pickering, lab director 1954-1976
Alum Elaine Hsaio (PhD ’13) selected as National Geographic Emerging Explorer.
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Earth’s bigger, older cousin!
discovers new distant planet that's near-Earth-size:
News: a Wi-Fi reflector chip to speed up
Caltech chapter of Engineers Without Borders aims to help provide clean water to Nepal.
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