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Physicists Successful in Trapping Ultracold Neutrons at Los Alamos National Laboratory
05/06/2004

Physicists Successful in Trapping Ultracold Neutrons at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Free neutrons are usually pretty speedy customers, buzzing along at a significant fraction of the speed of light. But physicists have created a new process to slow neutrons down to about 15 miles per hour—the pace of a world-class mile runner—which could lead to breakthroughs in understanding the physical universe at its most fundamental level.
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From Cosmos to Climate, Six Caltech Professors Awarded Sloan Research Fellowships
04/12/2004

From Cosmos to Climate, Six Caltech Professors Awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

Deborah Williams-Hedges
Six members of the Caltech faculty have received Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships for 2004.
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CARMA Groundbreaking Set for March 27
03/25/2004

CARMA Groundbreaking Set for March 27

Robert Tindol
Groundbreaking for the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-Wave Astronomy (CARMA) facility is set for 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, at Cedar Flat in the Inyo Mountains near Bishop, California. The media is invited to attend.
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Most distant object in solar system discovered; could be part of never-before-seen Oort cloud
03/15/2004

Most distant object in solar system discovered; could be part of never-before-seen Oort cloud

Robert Tindol
A planetoid more than eight billion miles from Earth has been discovered by researchers led by a scientist at the California Institute of Technology. The new planetoid is more than three times the distance of Pluto, making it by far the most distant body known to orbit the sun.
Nanoscience Institute to Be Created at Caltech with $7.5 Million Gift
03/10/2004

Nanoscience Institute to Be Created at Caltech with $7.5 Million Gift

Robert Tindol
A $7.5 million grant has been awarded by Fred Kavli and the Kavli Foundation to create a new institute at the California Institute of Technology for research in the emerging field of nanoscience.
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Caltech, Cornell announce new $2-million study for building giant submillimeter telescope
03/09/2004

Caltech, Cornell announce new $2-million study for building giant submillimeter telescope

Robert Tindol
The California Institute of Technology and Cornell University are in the planning stages for a new 25-meter telescope to be built in Chile. The submillimeter telescope will cost an estimated $60 million and will be nearly two times larger in diameter than the largest submillimeter telescope currently in existence.
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Planetary scientists find planetoid in Kuiper Belt; could be biggest yet discovered
02/19/2004

Planetary scientists find planetoid in Kuiper Belt; could be biggest yet discovered

Robert Tindol
Planetary scientists at the California Institute of Technology and Yale University on Tuesday night discovered a new planetoid in the outer fringes of the solar system.
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Researchers Using Hubble and Keck Telescopes Find Farthest Known Galaxy in the Universe
02/15/2004

Researchers Using Hubble and Keck Telescopes Find Farthest Known Galaxy in the Universe

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Astronomers measure distance to star celebrated in ancient literature and legend
01/21/2004

Astronomers measure distance to star celebrated in ancient literature and legend

Robert Tindol
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The coming global peak in oil productionis a grave concern, according to new book
01/20/2004

The coming global peak in oil productionis a grave concern, according to new book

Robert Tindol
Ancient Persians tipped their fire arrows with it, and Native Americans doctored their ails with it. Any way you look at petroleum, the stuff has been around for a long time. Problem is, it's not going to be around much longer--or at least not in the quantities necessary to keep our Hummers humming.
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