Submitted by dsmith on Tue, 2014-09-16 15:30
Frank Earl Marble (Eng '47, PhD '48), Caltech's Richard L. and Dorothy M. Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Jet Propulsion, Emeritus, was one of the fathers of modern jet engines.
Submitted by kfesenma on Thu, 2014-09-11 11:00
Caltech materials scientist Julia Greer and her students have developed a method for constructing new structural materials by taking advantage of the unusual properties that solids can have at the nanometer scale, where features are measured in billionths of meters. In a paper published in the September 12 issue of the journal Science, the Caltech researchers explain how they used the method to produce a ceramic (e.g., a piece of chalk or a brick) that contains about 99.9 percent air yet is incredibly strong, and that can recover its original shape after being smashed by more than 50 percent.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
A chance to meet Pasadena Unified School District Leadership
Submitted by schabner on Wed, 2014-09-03 10:50
This summer, Caltech junior Kevin Li has been working with computational scientists and seismologists to refine the Community Seismic Network (CSN) by developing a machine-learning system that can accurately estimate the magnitude of an earthquake within seconds of its detection.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
RESCHEDULED to Sept 24th: A chance to meet Pasadena Unified School District Leadership
Submitted by rbasu on Thu, 2014-08-21 13:11
The annual prize recognizes researchers who have made "an outstanding and innovative contribution" to the field of applied physics.
Submitted by rbasu on Wed, 2014-08-13 08:26
Frank E. Marble, the Richard L. and Dorothy M. Hayman Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Jet Propulsion, Emeritus, at Caltech, passed away on August 11. He was 96.
Submitted by kfesenma on Sun, 2014-08-03 12:05
Researchers from Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have provided a global observational study of the effect that changes in aerosol levels have on low-level marine clouds—the clouds that have the largest impact on the amount of incoming sunlight that Earth reflects back into space.
Submitted by jsconrad on Mon, 2014-07-28 09:51
Students on the Caltech Robotics Team have created a robotic submarine that will compete in the 17th Annual International RoboSub Competition in San Diego.