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.
03/23/2015 12:00:29
Kimm Fesenmaier
Where are they now? Their demise might have cleared the way for the formation of planets like home sweet Earth.
03/18/2015 03:40:02
Ker Than
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.
03/10/2015 09:42:05
Ker Than
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.
03/09/2015 12:04:40
Ker Than
A nickel-oxide protective coating, developed by Caltech chemists, solves a major problem in the development of ways to harness sunlight to generate fuels.
03/05/2015 09:03:55
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
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.
03/02/2015 09:19:24
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Hints for how to improve the treatment of parasitic infection might lie within the parasite's genome.
02/12/2015 11:01:30
Jon Nalick
X-ray “vision” helps scientists determine the structure of a transport channel that is vital for cell survival
02/13/2015 09:46:59
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
New findings regarding iron's unusual thermodynamic stability at high temperatures could one day help researchers design better and stronger steel.
02/04/2015 10:00:07
Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech chemists discover that an abundant potassium compound could replace rare precious metals used in the creation of new drugs and materials, and in agrocience.
01/30/2015 15:59:13
A joint analysis of data from the Planck space mission and the ground-based experiment BICEP2 has found no conclusive evidence of gravitational waves from the birth of our universe.
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