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.
 
06/27/2000 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

A California Institute of Technology research group has been able to mate genes from different organisms and breed new genetic pathways in bacteria

06/26/2000 07:00:00
Robert Tindol
Caltech faculty have played an integral part in the development of the Human Genome Project.
 
04/27/2000 07:00:00
Robert Tindol

Physicists at the California Institute of Technology have announced the first observation of the quantum of thermal conductance. This discovery reveals a fundamental limit to the heat that can be conducted by objects of atomic dimensions.

 

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