02/14/2017 11:45:54
A planet and a star are having a tumultuous romance that can be detected from 370 light-years away.
illustration of a blue planet orbiting a yellow sun
02/02/2017 09:22:38
Whitney Clavin
Caltech researchers are learning more about how ribosome chaperones work, showing that one particular chaperone binds to its protein client almost like a glove fitting a hand.
structural rendering of ribosomal protein
02/01/2017 11:44:34
Robert Perkins
A self-contained flying robot successfully mimics the flight of bats using a morphing skeleton array and a silicone-based membrane skin.
01/30/2017 17:19:14
Robert Perkins
Newly developed flexible artificial skin senses changes in temperature much the same way pit vipers sense nearby prey.
Skin
01/30/2017 11:02:04
Whitney Clavin
The Keck Observatory's vortex coronagraph has the potential to image planetary systems closer to their host stars than was possible before.
Brown dwarf HIP 79124 B
01/26/2017 12:20:41
Lori Dajose
A new study explains the nimble, complex maneuvers that allow the pesky fruit fly to evade being swatted.
Fruit fly flight simulator.
01/24/2017 14:50:04
The supernova SN 2014C dramatically changed in appearance over the course of a year, surprising astronomers.
Chandra image of galaxy NGC 7331
01/24/2017 10:29:33
Lori Dajose
Neurons specialized for processing faces in the human brain are controlled by attention, according to a new Caltech study.
01/19/2017 11:48:35
Robert Perkins
Studying the second-most-prevalent greenhouse gas in the atmosphere presents research challenges that are being tackled at Caltech.
Plume
01/12/2017 08:49:57
Whitney Clavin
A Caltech team has designed and built a new imaging spectrograph to map streams of gas that feed forming galaxies.
Chris Martin with KCWI

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