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.

 
03/08/2001 08:00:00
Robert Tindol

Though the dinosaurs fared poorly in the comet or meteor impact that destroyed two-thirds of all living species 65 million years ago, new evidence shows that various other forms of life rebounded from the catastrophe in a remarkably short period of time.

 
03/02/2001 08:00:00
Robert Tindol

Some inventors hope to build a better mousetrap, but California Institute of professor of biology Henry Lester's grand goal is to build a better mouse.

 
02/05/2001 08:00:00
Robert Tindol
When Hamlet told the courtiers they would eventually
 
02/05/2001 08:00:00
The Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project has submitted a preliminary report to the task force studying the election in Florida. Their nationwide study of voting machines offers further evidence supporting the task force's call to replace punch card voting in Florida. The statistical analysis also uncovered a more surprising finding: electronic voting, as currently implemented, has performed less well than was widely believed.
 

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