05/02/2016 13:00:00
Michael M. Watkins, the Clare Cockrell Williams Centennial Chair in Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Center for Space Research at The University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and vice president at Caltech, the Institute announced today.
10/27/2015 10:00:31
Rod Pyle
Using data from the W. M. Keck Observatory's OSIRIS spectrometer and maps from NASA's Galileo probe, researchers have mapped what may be salt deposits from the ocean below the ice onto the Jovian moon's surface.
Europa, as imaged by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
10/26/2015 09:01:10
Kimm Fesenmaier
It is not a conventional metal, insulator, or magnet. It is something entirely different and could hold the solution to a long-standing mystery related to high-temperature superconductivity.
10/26/2015 09:16:09
Kimm Fesenmaier
If microbial life exists elsewhere in the solar system, wouldn't we like to actually see it on the move? Bioengineers are already testing a new scope—in extreme environments a bit closer to home—that could capture the 3D videos to make that possible.
10/22/2015 10:01:26
Rod Pyle
New research into autism spectrum disorder (ASD), utilizing complex real-world images, provides enhanced understanding of how people with autism attend to these visual cues.
10/22/2015 12:18:37
Ker Than
Astronomers have for the first time probed the magnetic fields in the mysterious inner regions of stars, finding they are strongly magnetized.
10/19/2015 09:46:25
Kimm Fesenmaier
Major changes are coming to the electrical system. An interdisciplinary group of Caltech scientists and engineers is thinking ahead to prepare us for the power network of the future.
10/06/2015 10:10:12
Kimm Fesenmaier
Bruce Hay's lab has developed a way to bring about long-term infertility in mice. The new approach, called vectored contraception, turns muscle cells into factories that produce an antibody that inhibits a key reproductive process.
10/01/2015 12:05:07
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A new fuel additive developed by Caltech and JPL researchers could reduce the risk of postcrash fuel explosions.
09/17/2015 10:17:56
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
The key to any healthy relationship is communication. Two types of microbes near the ocean floor use direct electron transfer to coordinate their symbiotic relationship—which results in the consumption of large amounts of methane from deep ocean vents.
09/15/2015 15:22:11
Rod Pyle
The Advanced LIGO, twin observatories designed to detect gravitational waves, begins full-scale operations this week after a 7-year overhaul. The new detectors are 10 times as powerful as their predecessors.
Preparations for Advanced LIGO's full-scale operational startup
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