Submitted by jsconrad on Mon, 2014-06-23 12:00
A new technique developed at Caltech helps grow individual species of the unknown microbes that live in the human body.
Submitted by celler on Thu, 2014-06-05 02:00
If you're trying to outwit the competition, it might be better to have been born a chimpanzee, according to a study by researchers at Caltech, which found that chimps at the Kyoto University Primate Research Institute consistently outperform humans in simple contests drawn from game theory.
Submitted by kfesenma on Thu, 2014-05-29 11:00
Caltech researchers at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis have devised a way to protect technologically important semiconductors from corrosion even as the materials continue to absorb light efficiently.
Submitted by kfesenma on Fri, 2014-05-23 09:16
This image shows the latest example of what Julia Greer, professor of materials science and mechanics, calls a fractal nanotruss. Greer's group has developed a three-step process for building such complex structures very precisely.
Submitted by celler on Wed, 2014-05-21 10:00
The problem with observing supernovae is knowing just when and where one is occurring and being able to point a world-class telescope at it in the hours immediately afterward.
Submitted by jsconrad on Thu, 2014-05-15 11:00
Researchers at Caltech find a way to sidestep the quantum "noise" that limits the precision of ultrasensitive position measurements.
Submitted by jsconrad on Sun, 2014-04-20 06:28
An experiment just launched into orbit by Caltech researchers could be an important step toward understanding the protein that causes Huntington's disease—a devastating and untreatable hereditary disorder.
Submitted by celler on Thu, 2014-04-17 09:33
Apart from the inherent joy of pushing number theory forward through another generation, Dinakar Ramakrishnan points out that this field has interesting applications in both science and everyday life. "Quite often in science, you are counting..."