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05/08/2008 07:00:00
elisabeth nadin
In the biblical story in which two women bring a baby to King Solomon, both claiming to be the mother, he suggests dividing the child so that each woman can have half. Solomon's proposed solution, meant to reveal the real mother, also illustrates an issue central to economics and moral philosophy: how to distribute goods fairly.
05/05/2008 07:00:00
Kathy Svitil
Scientists at the California Institute of Technology have produced the first complete description of the complex network of genes that create a particular type of cell in an organism.
04/30/2008 07:00:00
Jill Perry
Former CIA director R. James Woolsey will discuss "The Need for Energy Independence" as part of the Chen-Huang Sustainable Energy Seminar Series at 8 p.m. on May 6 in Beckman Auditorium at the California Institute of Technology.
04/21/2008 07:00:00
Jill Perry
As conventional means fail to conquer Africa's deadliest diseases-- HIV and malaria--researchers are starting to look outside the box. One solution might be Nobelist David Baltimore's novel approach to combating HIV through gene therapy. He will give the headlining lecture at the Symposium on African Health at the California Institute of Technology May 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ramo Auditorium on the Caltech campus in Pasadena. Admission is free.
04/17/2008 07:00:00
Jill Perry
The California Institute of Technology has exceeded its goal of raising $1.4 billion during a five-year capital campaign for the creation of new academic centers, buildings, and groundbreaking research projects. The total amount raised was $1.424 billion.
04/16/2008 07:00:00
elisabeth nadin
Your brain gets a better workout when you change your routine, say scientists at the California Institute of Technology who have pinpointed one particular circuit that activates your ability to execute a decision. This finding may help drive research in neural prosthetics and in how unhealthy decisions are made.
04/15/2008 07:00:00
Jill Perry
To address the complex issue of global climate change from a wide range of disciplines, Ronald and Maxine Linde have established an $18 million endowment for the California Institute of Technology to create the Ronald and Maxine Linde Center for Global Environmental Science, uniting faculty from chemistry, engineering, geology, environmental science, and other fields.
 
04/15/2008 07:00:00
Jill Perry
The City of Pasadena's largest-ever solar-energy facility will soon be installed on the California Institute of Technology campus. Construction begins this week and will conclude in August. The facility will be located on top of Caltech's Holliston parking structure.
 
04/14/2008 07:00:00
Kathy Svitil

In the brain, as in sports, sex, and life, timing--and teamwork--are everything. Such is the message of a series of studies by researchers at the California Institute of Technology that offer insight into the processes by which memories are stored in the brain and that may someday guide the development of new therapies to prevent epileptic seizures.

 
04/10/2008 07:00:00
Jacqueline Scahill
The California Institute of Technology's Paul Rothemund, senior research associate in computation and neural systems and computer science, and Michael Roukes, professor of physics, applied physics, and bioengineering, are scientists who can now add artist to their resumes. Rothemund's DNA origami and a colorized electron micrograph of Roukes's nanoscience work will be displayed now through May 12 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Roukes's micrograph was even selected for the museum's permanent collection.