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01/10/2019

What Astronomers are Gleaning from a Big Blast Called "Cow"

Whitney Clavin
Caltech astronomers find new clues in the mystery of a dramatic cosmic event.
ALMA, NuSTAR and the Submillimeter Array
01/09/2019

Magnetar Mysteries in our Galaxy and Beyond

Whitney Clavin
When researchers looked at an exotic object called a magnetar, located at the center of the Milky Way galaxy, they found some surprises.
Illustration of a magnetar
01/03/2019

Q&A: Creating a "Virtual Seismologist"

Elise Cutts
Geologists and engineers team up to apply artificial intelligence to seismology.
Seismogram
12/21/2018

Mission IMPossible

Caltech biochemistry professor Bil Clemons is on a mission to take some of the guesswork out of how we study integral membrane proteins (IMPs).
photo of Bil Clemens with graduate student Shyam Saladi
12/19/2018

Researchers Make World's Smallest Tic-Tac-Toe Game Board with DNA

Emily Velasco
Researchers in the lab of Lulu Qian have developed new dynamic DNA origami technology
An artist's rendering of a game of tic-tac-toe played with DNA tiles
12/19/2018

Murray Lab Helps Scientists See Themselves on Mars

Robert Perkins
Scientists take the decision of where to send a $2.1 billion rover seriously. The Murray Lab gives them the tools to make an informed choice.
Jezero Crater
12/18/2018

Regulating the Rapidly Developing Fruit Fly

Lori Dajose
What once seemed like a hasty mistake in gene transcription turns out to be a useful program for a developing fly embryo.
A Drosophila embryo at the point of cellularization, when it changes from a single
12/12/2018

Microscopic Devices that Control Vibrations Could Allow Smaller Mobile Devices

Emily Velasco
Nanoscale devices can manipulate vibrations in much the same way that conventional electronics manipulate electrons.
A small integrated circuit rests on a surface next to a time, which is comparable in size
12/12/2018

New Climate Model to Be Built from the Ground Up

Robert Perkins
Researchers from across the country team up to re-engineer climate modeling.
Climate modeling
12/06/2018

Focusing on the Negative is Good When It Comes to Batteries

Whitney Clavin
Fluoride-based batteries have the potential to last up to eight times longer than those in use today.
An illustration of the electrolyte solution used in the new study