Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 2004-09-30 07:00
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that California Institute of Technology mechanical engineering and applied physics professor Rob Phillips is one of nine recipients of the first annual Director's Pioneer Award. Stephen Quake, the Thomas E. and Doris Everhart Professor of Applied Physics and Physics at Caltech, currently at Stanford University, is also among this year's recipients.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 2004-08-30 07:00
Sliding down a sand dune on your derriere might at first take seem a bit undignified for a professor from the California Institute of Technology. But for mechanical engineering professor Melany Hunt, it's all in the name of science.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 2004-06-24 07:00
Paul Jennings, professor emeritus in civil engineering and applied mechanics at the California Institute of Technology, has been named provost of the Institute. He takes the post on August 1.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 2004-05-13 07:00
Erik Antonsson, the chief technologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a professor of mechanical engineering at the California Institute of Technology, will give the inaugural Victor Wouk Lecture at 4 p.m. May 19 in Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall, 101 Guggenheim Laboratory of Aeronautics and Applied Science on the Caltech campus. Antonsson will discuss "Advanced Technology for Space Exploration" and will provide an overview of the JPL Strategic Technology Plan, along with highlights of recent successes and future missions. A wine and cheese reception will follow. The program is free and open to the public.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 2004-05-04 07:00
Three members of the faculty at the California Institute of Technology have been named among the most recent winners of the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The honor was announced today by the White House.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 2004-03-18 08:00
As if folks living in earthquake country didn't already have enough to worry about, scientists have now identified another rupture phenomenon that can occur during certain types of large earthquakes. The only question now is whether the phenomenon is good, bad, or neutral in terms of human impact.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 2004-03-04 08:00
PASADENA, Calif. -- It's do-or-die time for Bob. Next week marks the final test for the Chevrolet truck with the human nickname, the California Institute of Technology's entry in the DARPA Grand Challenge autonomous ground vehicle race scheduled for March 13.
DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is offering a $1 million prize to a team whose vehicle can complete an off-road course of more than 200 miles that will start somewhere near Barstow, CA, and end somewhere near Las Vegas (the exact course won't be revealed until race day).
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 2004-02-09 08:00
PASADENA, Calif. -- Imagine driving down a twisty mountain road on a dark foggy night. Visibility is near-zero, yet you still can see clearly. Not through your windshield, but via an image on a screen in front of you.
Such a built-in radar system in our cars has long been in the domain of science fiction, as well as wishful thinking on the part of commuters. But such gadgets could become available in the very near future, thanks to the High Speed Integrated Circuits group at the California Institute of Technology.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 2003-11-24 08:00
The quest for a cheap and robust fuel cell for future cars may be a bit closer this week to the "grail" moment. Scientists at the California Institute of Technology have announced that they're getting promising results with a new material that solves various limitations of previously tested fuel cells.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 2003-10-29 08:00
Tom Sterling's Watson Lecture