Searching for Vibrations from the Big Bang
For a brief instant after the Big Bang, the universe flew apart at speeds faster than light; the gravitational waves from this expansion sowed the seeds of galaxies. Caltech professor Jamie Bock is hunting for an echo of these waves in the cosmic microwave background.
JCAP Funding Renewed
On Monday, April 27, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a five-year, $75 million renewal of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP). JCAP's mission is to explore the science and technology of artificial photosynthesis to harness solar energy for the production of fuel.
In The Media
June 22, 2015
Dear World: Here Are Some Drought Fixes. Love, California
The Resnick Institute at Caltech is crafting a three-part plan to alleviate the drought. The goal, says executive director Neil Fromer, is to "develop a system that is much more resilient to these kinds of weather systems, that can be valuable to people all over the world."
June 11, 2015
Caltech team wins $300,000 Vodafone grant for sanitation project
Caltech graduate students won the Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project competition for creating a mobile app that alerts and then instructs people in developing countries how to repair a solar toilet—also designed at Caltech.
June 10, 2015
Saturn's ring found to be biggest in solar system
Scientists, including Caltech's Anne Verbiscer and Frank Masci, concluded that the faint ring around Saturn discovered in 2009, known as the Phoebe ring, is 270 times the size of Saturn and more than 10 times larger than the planet's E ring.
June 03, 2015
Scientists just made a breakthrough that's going to help a lot of individuals with paralysis
Caltech's Richard Andersen has developed a new approach in the field of neuroprosthetics that focuses on intent by zeroing in on a different part of the brain, making movement easier and more intuitive.
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