News

01/28/2008 08:00:00
Kathy Svitil
If humans had see-through skin like a jellyfish, spotting disease like cancer would be a snap: Just look, and see a tumor form or grow.
 
01/23/2008 08:00:00
Jill Perry
The California Institute of Technology has received an eight-year $24 million grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to establish the W. M. Keck Institute for Space Studies, which will bring together scientists and engineers to develop new space-mission concepts and technology.
01/22/2008 08:00:00
elisabeth nadin
California Institute of Technology student Vivek Narsimhan has been awarded a Churchill Scholarship for the academic year 2008–09. The chemical engineering major plans to complete the Certificate in Advanced Mathematics (Maths Part III) at Churchill College, University of Cambridge.
01/16/2008 08:00:00
elisabeth nadin
Nature knows how to make proteins and nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) dance to assemble and sustain life. Inspired by this proof of principle, researchers at the California Institute of Technology have demonstrated that it is possible to program the pathways by which DNA strands self-assemble and disassemble, and hence to control the dynamic function of the molecules as they traverse these pathways.
 
01/14/2008 08:00:00
Kathy Svitil
A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but slap on a hefty price tag, and our opinion of it might go through the roof. At least that's the case with the taste of wine, say scientists from the California Institute of Technology and Stanford University.
 
01/10/2008 08:00:00
Kathy Svitil
Supernarrow silicon wires, or silicon nanowires, are laying the foundation for a new type of cheap yet energy-efficient microscopic refrigeration, with no moving parts, report researchers from the California Institute of Technology in a study published today in the journal Nature.
 
01/10/2008 08:00:00
elisabeth nadin
It's been called beachfront property. Wireless companies are clamoring for pieces of it. The auction that will parcel it out will be the biggest of the next decade, with reserve prices set at $10 billion.
 
01/07/2008 08:00:00
Jacqueline Scahill
With the aim of developing innovative ways to detect and treat cancer, researchers at the California Institute of Technology, UCLA, and the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle have joined together to create the Nanosystems Biology Cancer Center (NSBCC).
 
01/07/2008 08:00:00
elisabeth nadin
The women basketball players of the California Institute of Technology--the Beavers--feel a bit overlooked, and they're hoping to change that. Last year the men's team stole the spotlight when the documentary Quantum Hoops hit the big screen. On January 10, the women play Whittier College, whom they beat last year by two points. Another win may just help them capture a bit of the limelight.
 
01/02/2008 08:00:00
Kathy Svitil
An analysis by the international LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) Scientific Collaboration has excluded one previously leading explanation for the origin of an intense gamma-ray burst that occurred last winter. Gamma-ray bursts are among the most violent and energetic events in the universe, and scientists have only recently begun to understand their origins.