Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 1999-01-14 08:00
ROSEMEAD, Calif., Jan. 15, 1999—On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the devastating Northridge earthquake, Southern California Edison and the California Institute of Technology today announced the utility's participation in a state-of-the-art seismic measuring network that will expedite power restoration and emergency response after a major temblor in the southland.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 1998-12-16 08:00
When early humans first encountered wolves after leaving Africa 140,000 years ago, the two species may have established a partnership that allowed Homo sapiens to eventually dominate the entire world, a Caltech biologist says in a new book.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 1998-12-01 08:00
Submitted by Norman Arce, San Marino.
Answered by Dr. Andrew Ingersoll, Professor of Planetary Science, Caltech.
We don't feel it, but the planet is rotating eastward at a rate of about 1,000 miles per hour. Thus, it might make sense that you could rise in the air, stay in one spot, and wait for the West Coast to rotate underneath you in about three hours.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 1998-11-26 08:00
For geophysicists, the 7.3–magnitude Landers earthquake of June 28, 1992 has yielded much in terms of understanding the basic mechanisms of seismic events. A new study appearing in this week's Science provides a new model to explain why the ground near the fault gradually shifted the first few years after the main shock. The work could be used in the future for the analysis of earthquake hazard.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 1998-10-22 07:00
Physicists at the California Institute of Technology, joined by an international collaboration, have succeeded in the first true teleportation of a quantum state. Caltech physicists achieve first bona fide quantum teleportation October 1998 98
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 1998-10-01 07:00
There is a popular notion that earthquakes happen more often in certain kinds of weather. Unfortunately, the description of the preferred weather varies geographically and with the person providing the description.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 1998-09-04 07:00
Geophysicists have discovered why there are high plains and mountains in the Himalayas for trekkers to trek on. According to new data, the soft crust of the Tibetan Plateau is being squeezed like an accordion between the harder crusts of India and Asia.