Protecting wood frame buildings the goal of new earthquake grant to Caltech
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and California Office of Emergency Services announced today that $5.2 million in federal funds will be awarded to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for a three-year multi-university project to reduce the losses to woodframe construction in future earthquakes. Protecting wood frame buildings the goal of new earthquake grant to Caltech
Caltech Launches Major Bioscience Initiative with $18 Million Donation from Eli Broad
Eli Broad, one of Southern California's most prominent civic and business leaders, has teamed with the California Institute of Technology to create a center for the biological sciences which will drive technological and scientific innovation and solidify Southern California's role as a leader in the biotechnology industry.
Crust of Tibetan Plateau is being squeezed by India and Asia, new study shows
Geophysicists have discovered why there are high plains and mountains in the Himalayas for trekkers to trek on. According to new data, the soft crust of the Tibetan Plateau is being squeezed like an accordion between the harder crusts of India and Asia.
Mechanism of cell suicide determined by Caltech, MIT researchers
Biologists at MIT and Caltech have uncovered the chemical details of a mechanism that cells use to commit suicide. The work appears in the August 28 issue of the journal Science. Mechanism of cell suicide determined by Caltech, MIT researchers
Curry to Take New Post at MIT
John Curry, vice president for business and finance at the California Institute of Technology since 1995, has accepted the position of executive vice president at the Masschusetts Institute of Technology effective November 15. The entirely new MIT position was created to oversee a wide range of administrative units and to work on strategic planning.
Egypt Honors Ahmed Zewail with Postal Stamps
Egypt has issued two postal stamps with the likeness of Ahmed Zewail, the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Physics and professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology. The stamps were issued in tribute to Zewail's scientific achievements. He was honored at a June 14 ceremony in Cairo, Egypt.
New Study Shows How Axons Find Their Way Home
Like a commuter trying to get to work during rush hour, a growing axon must thread its way through a throng of other axons that are headed in many different directions in the developing brain. Axons are the wire-like extensions of nerve cells that carry electrical signals from one place to another in the brain, and during development they must navigate across long distances (many centimeters) to reach their correct address within the brain. If the axon gets lost, brain circuits cannot form normally and, like the commuter showing up at the wrong office, the axon may not be able to do its job. So how do axons find their way? A report published in the July 24th issue of the journal Science by Drs. Susan Catalano and Carla Shatz of the University of California at Berkeley sheds light on how axons home in on their correct targets. New Study Shows How Axons Find Their Way Home July 1998 98
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Rock Climbing Anchors: A Discussion of Forces and Methods
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George Ellery Hale's Vision of the Humane Scientist: Has it Survived?
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Climbing Attempt of the North Col Northeast Ridge Route of Mount Everest
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Cosmic Explosions through the Ages: Supernovae Seen with the Naked Eye
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Big Glass and the Age of New Astronomy
Story on the Thirty Meter Telescope, the controversy over its construction, and what efforts to build newer and bigger telescopes might mean—good and bad—for the future of astronomy. Piece prominently features Ed Stone and Shri Kulkarni.
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