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01/06/2017 11:53:07
A mysterious neutron star has been caught behaving like two distinct objects—a radio pulsar and a magnetar.
Pulsar artist's concept
01/05/2017 15:01:54
Andrew Mishin
Jewel Plummer Cobb, a life member of the Caltech Board of Trustees and president and professor of biology, emerita, of California State University, Fullerton, passed away on January 1, 2017. She was 92 years old.
Jewel Plummer Cobb
01/05/2017 11:27:14
Lori Oliwenstein
The history of Caltech is one of intriguing people, significant places, and some very unique things … all of which can be explored in the Institute’s new interactive history map.
archive photo of the GALCIT wind tunnel
01/03/2017 14:53:55
The path that the late Nobel laureate Donald Glaser (PhD ’50) cut in the scientific world was distinctively Caltech.
photo of Donald Glaser
01/03/2017 08:57:32
A formidable team of Caltech and University of Southern California investigators has geared up to understand, protect, and repair the human eye.
image
12/23/2016 09:54:45
Lori Dajose
A cellular gatekeeper for water molecules finds new use in magnetic resonance imaging.
An illustration of aquaporin's effect on cells.
12/22/2016 11:28:07
Robert Perkins
A trio of papers—investigating how traces of iron could allow animals to navigate by magnetic fields and could further influence cellular function—fails to pass muster, says Markus Meister.
graphic
12/22/2016 08:41:05
Robert Perkins
Stacking two metasurfaces composed of tiny silicon cylinders, engineers at Caltech have created a flat camera lens yielding high image quality.
Lens
12/20/2016 11:35:56
Robert Perkins
Now a decade old, Caltech's Information Science and Technology initiative is uniting disciplines across campus by offering new and more effective ways of tackling previously intractable challenges.
12/19/2016 12:00:03
Lori Dajose
New discoveries about the mechanical properties of lithium metal can make batteries safer and last longer.
A micrometer-sized pillar of lithium.