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09/18/2014 09:24:46
Kimm Fesenmaier
Researchers around the country are adopting a technique developed in the Caltech lab of Nobel Laureate David Baltimore to try to guard against infection. The method, called VIP, was originally designed to trigger an immune response to HIV, and because of its success with HIV is now being studied, in mice, for protection against influenza, malaria, hepatitis C, and tuberculosis.
09/04/2014 13:21:49
Kathy Svitil
Caltech and JPL are offering an unusual take on the massive open online course (MOOC) model: a two-week-long "virtual summer school" class, providing advanced instruction by experts at Caltech and JPL on the computational skills and methods used in the analysis of complex data sets—that is, of "big data."
MOOCs Infographic
09/03/2014 10:56:15
Cynthia Eller
This summer, Caltech junior Kevin Li has been working with computational scientists and seismologists to refine the Community Seismic Network (CSN) by developing a machine-learning system that can accurately estimate the magnitude of an earthquake within seconds of its detection.
Caltech junior Kevin Li and his mentor Julian Bunn
09/02/2014 10:12:47
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
On September 1, John Grotzinger, the Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology, became the new chair of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences (GPS).
09/02/2014 10:11:36
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Professor of English Cindy Weinstein became the newest vice provost at Caltech on September 1.
08/28/2014 10:40:31
Kimm Fesenmaier
For the last six years, Caltech Facilities has managed an innovative, green revolving fund that has enabled the Institute to finance new energy efficiency projects around campus with the cost savings from previous energy efficiency improvements and upgrades.
08/25/2014 09:48:16
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
The new university librarian at Caltech sat down with us to talk about her new position, the changing needs of a library in the 21st century, and her past life as a competitive chess player
08/21/2014 14:20:09
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Caltech researchers work to make sure that NASA's newly launched satellite provides accurate data about carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere.
08/20/2014 09:49:15
Katie Neith
Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark and Caltech have developed a new method for organizing molecules on the nanoscale. Inspired by techniques used for folding DNA origami—first invented by Paul Rothemund, a senior research associate in computation and neural systems in the Division of Engineering and Applied Science at Caltech—the team, which includes Rothemund, has fabricated complicated shapes from DNA's close chemical cousin, RNA.
08/19/2014 13:54:39
Kathy Svitil
The SURF program supports students from Caltech and other universities while they participate in real laboratory research on campus. Since the program's inception in 1979, more than 6,200 students have SURFed.
08/15/2014 15:15:20
Kathy Svitil
Caltech's Hirosi Ooguri has been selected to receive the Kodansha Prize for Science Books, Japan's only major prize for science books, for his popular science work, Introduction to Superstring Theory.