Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 1999-03-17 08:00
Caltech biologists have harnessed a gene communication network that controls the size and shape of a flowering land plant. The discovery is a fundamental advancement in understanding the processes that make plants what they are. The knowledge could also lead to greater control over certain characteristics of plants such as fruit size and stem durability.
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.