Submitted by rbasu on Wed, 2013-11-06 12:03
About a third of American adults suffer from cardiovascular diseases, which are the underlying cause of about one in three deaths in the U.S. In 2010, cardiovascular diseases generated direct and indirect costs of approximately $503 billion. New techniques to detect these diseases early and provide ongoing health information could significantly reduce such unacceptable human and financial costs.
Submitted by rbasu on Mon, 2013-11-04 16:31
The discovery of new materials with novel properties often spurs leaps in science and technology. One of the most promising advances under way now is the creation of "tunable" materials. Caltech aerospace engineer Dennis Kochmann, who works on the modeling and fabrication of novel materials, is using Caltech Innovation Initiative support to design materials whose performance can be altered on demand.
Submitted by dsmith on Fri, 2013-11-01 15:34
Caltech's Axel Schere is miniaturizing medical equipment (without benefit of a shrink ray). He'll tell us how to make a sensor small enough to be injected into an artery.
Submitted by rbasu on Mon, 2013-10-28 11:35
Glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness, affects some 70 million people, including four million Americans. As Americans age, the problem is expected to worsen in the U.S. There's stronger hope of progress in the fight against glaucoma, thanks to funding from the Caltech Innovation Initiative, a philanthropically funded internal grant program designed to provide research funds to high-risk but potentially high-reward projects that could produce disruptive technologies with practical applications in the marketplace.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)
Advice for Future New Faculty: Caltech Postdoc Association Event
Center for Student Services 360 (Workshop Space)
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Orientation
Submitted by abenter on Thu, 2013-10-24 09:28
Today Caltech announced the appointment of Thomas F. Rosenbaum as the Institute's ninth president. Dr. Rosenbaum is currently the John T. Wilson Distinguished Service Professor of Physics and provost at the University of Chicago.
Submitted by jsconrad on Thu, 2013-10-03 14:55
DALE is nearly ready to face the judges. The Dynamic Augmented Living Environment, Caltech's collaboration with the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is now on-site at the Department of Energy's 2013 Solar Decathlon competition site in Irvine, California.
Submitted by ksvitil on Wed, 2013-10-02 10:06
For the third year in a row, the California Institute of Technology has been rated the world's number one university in the Times Higher Education global ranking of the top 200 universities.
Submitted by jsconrad on Wed, 2013-09-25 09:25
A group of researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has created the optical equivalent of a tuning fork—a device that can help steady the electrical currents needed to power high-end electronics and stabilize the signals of high-quality lasers. The work marks the first time that such a device has been miniaturized to fit on a chip and may pave the way to improvements in high-speed communications, navigation, and remote sensing.