12/13/2000 08:00:00
Though it seems to follow common sense that vision is the most dominant of the human senses, a new study by California Institute of Technology researchers shows that auditory signals can sometimes trick test subjects into misinterpreting what they have seen.

In a new study appearing in the Dec.

12/13/2000 08:00:00
Whether or not the man was right when he said a mustard seed can move mountains, a poorer cousin of mustard named Arabidopsis has just been certified one of the heavy lifters of 21st-century biology.

With today's announcement that the international effort to sequence the Arabidopsis genome has bee

11/15/2000 08:00:00

In a study of nine epilepsy patients awaiting brain surgery, researchers have discovered that humans use the same neurons to conjure up mental images that they use when they see the real object with their eyes.

10/26/2000 07:00:00
According to one version of the "panspermia" theory, life on Earth could originally have arrived here by way of meteorites from Mars, where conditions early in the history of the solar system are thought to have been more favorable for the creation of life from nonliving ingredients.
10/20/2000 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

HANFORD, Wash.—Scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) announced today that they established "first lock" at the detector near Hanford, Washington.

09/27/2000 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

The National Science Foundation today awarded $9.6 million in start-up funding for the Center for the Science and Engineering of Materials (CSEM) at the California Institute of Technology.

09/27/2000 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

Researchers using the testbed interferometer at Palomar Observatory have achieved the best-ever distance measurement to a type of star known as a Cepheid variable. The new results improve the "cosmic yardstick" used to infer the size and age of the universe.

09/22/2000 07:00:00
Jill Perry
Caltech receives a $10 million grant from BP to conduct methane research.
09/18/2000 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

A new five-minute vision test using a desktop computer and touch-sensitive screen is showing promise as a diagnostic tool for a variety of eye diseases and even certain brain tumors.

09/13/2000 07:00:00
The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $5 million grant to the California Institute of Technology to create an institute devoted to quantum information science—a new field that could ultimately lead to devices such as quantum computers.