06/13/2001 07:00:00
Marcus Woo
Proving that protein synthesis occurs in intact dendrites
 
06/04/2001 07:00:00
A team of scientists at the California Institute of Technology and the State University of New York at Stony Brook has found strong evidence that high-luminosity quasar activity in galaxy nuclei is linked to the presence of abundant interstellar gas and high rates of star formation.

In a presentat

 
05/22/2001 07:00:00

PASADENA, Ca.— Proteins are the cell's arbiters. In a complex and still largely mysterious cascade of events, proteins tell a cell when to divide and grow—and when to die. To properly control cell behavior, proteins need to be turned on when they are needed, and turned off when they are not.

 
05/02/2001 07:00:00
Deborah Williams-Hedges
California Institute of Technology researchers have received a $100,000 grant from the Alice C. Tyler Perpetual Trust to study the human impact on land and water in the San Gabriel Valley and San Gabriel River watershed. Ecosystems bordering major metropolitan areas are subject to intense pressures from pollutants produced by transportation, industrial activities, power generation, and recreational activities. This project will measure and document these environmental changes in order to predict future impacts.
 
04/30/2001 07:00:00
Cosmologists from the California Institute of Technology and their international collaborators have discovered the presence of acoustic "notes" in the sound waves that rippled through the early universe.

The existence of these harmonic peaks, discovered in an analysis of images from the BOOMERANG

 
04/19/2001 07:00:00
Gasoline averaging $3 per gallon? Oil drilling in an Alaskan wildlife reserve? A need to relax air quality standards? It seems the long-term future of fossil fuels is bleak. One promising solution scientists have been studying is fuel cells, but they've had limitations too. Now, in the April 19 issue of the science journal Nature, the California Institute of Technology's Sossina M. Haile reports on a new type of fuel cell that may resolve these problems.
 
04/17/2001 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

Scientists have revived and modernized a nearly forgotten technique for monitoring Earth's climate by carefully observing "earthshine," the ghostly glow of the dark side of the moon.

 
04/13/2001 07:00:00
Owls have long been known for their stunning ability to swoop down in total darkness and grab unsuspecting prey for a midnight snack.
 
04/10/2001 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

Seven in 10 Americans think the Bush administration's proposed tax cuts would mainly benefit the wealthiest taxpayers, according to a national poll conducted by the University of Southern California and the California Institute of Technology's joint Center for the Study of Law and Politics (CSLP)

 
04/04/2001 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

A gamma-ray burst detected in February has led astronomers to a galaxy where the equivalent of 500 new suns is being formed each year.

 

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