09/17/2003 07:00:00
There may be no giant monitor in the control room that one normally sees in the movies about space exploration, but the new Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) Science Center is an indication of how much has been achieved in the long quest to make space-based astrophysical observation an every
09/08/2003 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

First there was liquid metal, that wondrous substance from Bill Johnson's materials science lab at Caltech that is now used for golf clubs and tennis rackets. Now a couple of Johnson's enterprising grad students have come up with a new invention-liquid metal foam.

08/20/2003 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

Two months after a pivotal study on the potential impact of a future hydrogen economy on the environment, further evidence is emerging on what would happen to new quantities of hydrogen released into the atmosphere through human activity.

07/31/2003 07:00:00
PASADENA, Calif. — In trying to predict where earthquakes will occur, few people would think to look at Earth's gravity field.
07/29/2003 07:00:00
Photos available at http://www.astro.caltech.edu/palomar/oschin_telescope.htm

PALOMAR Mountain, Calif. — A major new sky survey has begun at the Palomar Observatory.

07/17/2003 07:00:00
Astrophysicists have had an exceedingly difficult time charting the mysterious stuff called dark matter that permeates the universe because it's--well--dark.
06/26/2003 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have set a new Internet2 land speed record using the next-generation Internet protocol IPv6.

06/12/2003 07:00:00
According to conventional wisdom, hydrogen-fueled cars are environmentally friendly because they emit only water vapor -- a naturally abundant atmospheric gas.
05/29/2003 07:00:00
For the first time, the planets orbiting a pulsar have been "weighed" by measuring precisely variations in the time it takes them to complete an orbit, according to a team of astronomers from the California Institute of Technology and Pennsylvania State University.

Reporting at the summer meeting

05/07/2003 07:00:00
Marcus Woo
Mapping and manipulating the neural circuits involved in such innate behaviors as fear.