01/10/2002 08:00:00
Using specially prepared HIV-derived viruses stripped of their disease-causing potential, California Institute of Technology biologist David Baltimore and his team have invented a new method of introducing foreign DNA into animals that could have wide-ranging applications in biotechnology and experi
11/27/2001 08:00:00
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have made the first direct detection of the atmosphere of a planet orbiting a star outside our solar system and have obtained the first information about its chemical composition.
11/14/2001 08:00:00
Scientists at the California Institute of Technology have discovered that hearing can significantly change visual perception, and that the influence of hearing on visual perception occurs at an early perceptual level rather than at a higher cognitive level.

Ladan Shams, a Caltech postdoctoral rese

11/07/2001 08:00:00
Robert Tindol

Astrophysicists have combined the Palomar Mountain 200-inch Hale Telescope with the abilities of a new NASA satellite to detect and characterize a gamma-ray burst lying at a distance of only 5 billion light-years from Earth.

10/05/2001 07:00:00
Exploiting a phenomenon known as gravitational lensing, an international team of astrophysicists has detected a very small, faint stellar system in the process of its formation during the first half billion years or so of the universe's existence.

The discovery is being reported in the October 20

09/05/2001 07:00:00
Caltech professor develops powerful technique for detailed 3-D computer graphics.
08/30/2001 07:00:00
If you stare at a bright red disk for a time and then glance away, you'll soon see a green disk of the same size appear and then disappear. The perceived disk is known as an afterimage, and has long been thought to be an effect of the "bleaching" of
08/06/2001 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology announced today the discovery of the long-sought "Cosmic Renaissance," the epoch when young galaxies and quasars in the early universe first broke out of the "Dark Ages" that followed the Big Bang.

07/25/2001 07:00:00
Computer "organisms" challenge conventional Darwinian thinking
07/16/2001 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

Though over 100 million Americans went to the polls on election day 2000, as many as 6 million might just have well have spent the day fishing.