03/19/2003 08:00:00
Four hundred years ago, a scientist could peer into one of the newfangled optical microscopes and see microorganisms, but nothing much smaller. Nowadays, a scientist can look in the latest generation of lens-based optical microscopes and also see, well, microorganisms, but nothing much smaller.
 
03/19/2003 08:00:00
Scientists "arriving quickly on the scene" of an October 4 gamma-ray burst have announced that their rapid accumulation of data has provided new insights about this exotic astrophysical phenomenon.
 
03/18/2003 08:00:00
Caltech computer scientists have developed a new data transfer protocol for the Internet fast enough to download a full-length DVD movie in less than five seconds.

The protocol is called FAST, standing for Fast Active queue management Scalable Transmission Control Protocol (TCP).

 
03/03/2003 08:00:00
In an advance that holds promise for integrating previously disparate functions on a chip, applied physicists at the California Institute of Technology have created a disk smaller than the diameter of a human hair that can store light energy at extremely high efficiency.
 
02/13/2003 08:00:00

Reporting in the February 14 issue of the journal Science, Caltech planetary science professor Andy Ingersoll and his graduate student, Shane Byrne, present evidence that the decades-old model of the polar caps being made of dry ice is in error.

 
02/12/2003 08:00:00
Marcus Woo
Study of centenarians showed each was five times more likely than the general population to have a similar mtDNA mutation.
 
01/29/2003 08:00:00
Nanoscientists have achieved a milestone in their burgeoning field by creating a device that vibrates a billion times per second, or at one gigahertz (1 GHz).
 
01/09/2003 08:00:00
In a triumph of bioengineering, an interdisciplinary team of California Institute of Technology researchers has imaged the blood flow inside the heart of a growing embryonic zebrafish.
 
12/23/2002 08:00:00
Robert Tindol
New gene therapy that is highly effective in preventing the HIV virus.
 
12/18/2002 08:00:00
Teams of astronomers at the California Institute of Technology and at the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered methane clouds near the south pole of Titan, resolving a fierce debate about whether clouds exist amid the haze of the moon's atmosphere.

The new observations were made usi

 

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