10/06/2015 10:10:12
Kimm Fesenmaier
Bruce Hay's lab has developed a way to bring about long-term infertility in mice. The new approach, called vectored contraception, turns muscle cells into factories that produce an antibody that inhibits a key reproductive process.
10/01/2015 12:05:07
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A new fuel additive developed by Caltech and JPL researchers could reduce the risk of postcrash fuel explosions.
09/17/2015 10:17:56
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
The key to any healthy relationship is communication. Two types of microbes near the ocean floor use direct electron transfer to coordinate their symbiotic relationship—which results in the consumption of large amounts of methane from deep ocean vents.
09/15/2015 15:22:11
Rod Pyle
The Advanced LIGO, twin observatories designed to detect gravitational waves, begins full-scale operations this week after a 7-year overhaul. The new detectors are 10 times as powerful as their predecessors.
09/11/2015 12:07:34
Kimm Fesenmaier
New imaging method allows researchers to simultaneously identify dozens of molecules within individual cells and could offer insight into how cells are organized and interact in normal and diseased tissue.
09/11/2015 08:58:01
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) are thought to be the future for treating and preventing HIV infections. A bNAb recently characterized by Caltech researchers can neutralize HIV in different states—increasing the antibody's promise as a therapeutic.
09/07/2015 19:29:07
Kimm Fesenmaier
Ken Farley, the project scientist for NASA's next Mars rover, a mission called Mars 2020, and the W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Geochemistry at Caltech, talks about how the Mars 2020 landing site selection process is shaping up.
08/28/2015 10:10:27
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Even large objects obey quantum physics, meaning they are never quite at rest. Caltech researchers have developed a way to detect—and manipulate—this underlying quantum motion.
09/01/2015 09:16:43
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
For centuries, the countries of western Europe colonized and conquered much of the rest of the world; Caltech's Philip Hoffman has a new explanation for why history unfolded in this way.
08/27/2015 09:26:22
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A new solar fuel generation system, or artificial leaf, developed by researchers at JCAP safely creates fuel from sunlight and water with record-setting efficiency and stability.