Frances Arnold Wins 2016 Millennium Technology Prize
Innovator Frances Arnold has been awarded the Millennium Technology Prize for her "directed evolution" method, which creates new and better proteins in the laboratory using principles of evolution. The Millennium Technology Prize is one of the world's most prestigious technology awards.
LIGO Team Awarded Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
The Selection Committee of the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics has announced a Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics recognizing the scientists and engineers who contributed to the detection of gravitational waves by LIGO.
Michael Watkins Named Next JPL Director
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.
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July 19, 2016
Planet Nine May Have Tilted Entire Solar System Except the Sun
New paper from graduate student Elizabeth Bailey, and Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown, suggests that the gravitational influence of the proposed Planet Nine could have tilted the orbits of the solar system's other planets.
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