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Ultrafast Camera Takes 1 Trillion Frames Per Second of Transparent Objects and Phenomena
01/17/2020

Ultrafast Camera Takes 1 Trillion Frames Per Second of Transparent Objects and Phenomena

Emily Velasco
Lihong Wang has adapted his picosecond imaging technology to take pictures and video of transparent objects like cells and phenomena like shockwaves.
A blue dot on a black background spreads outward, indicating an expanding shockwave in water.
Donald S. Cohen (1934–2020)
01/10/2020

Donald S. Cohen (1934–2020)

Robert Perkins
Caltech mourns the passing of Donald S. Cohen, Charles Lee Powell Professor of Applied Mathematics, Emeritus
Donald Cohen
AI for #MeToo: Training Algorithms to Spot Online Trolls
01/08/2020

AI for #MeToo: Training Algorithms to Spot Online Trolls

Robert Perkins
Machine learning could be a powerful tool for allowing social media platforms to spot online trolls.
Twitter trolls
Making a Better Match
01/07/2020

Making a Better Match

Judy Hill
A Caltech team improved a school district’s open-enrollment algorithm.
Laura Doval, Adam Wiremen, and Federico Echenique
Decade of Discovery
12/19/2019

Decade of Discovery

As December winds down, we mark not just the end of another year of discovery at Caltech but the conclusion of a decade of remarkable accomplishments and research breakthroughs.
collage image for decade in review story
How Electrons Break the Speed Limit
12/09/2019

How Electrons Break the Speed Limit

Robert Perkins
Caltech scientists calculate how electrons will flow through a complex material using only principles from quantum mechanics.
Electrons
Caltech Undergrads Build Robot for DARPA Challenge
12/02/2019

Caltech Undergrads Build Robot for DARPA Challenge

Robert Perkins
Caltech students built a robot to compete in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge.
Balto
Wearable Sweat Sensor Detects Gout-Causing Compounds
11/25/2019

Wearable Sweat Sensor Detects Gout-Causing Compounds

Emily Velasco
Caltech's Wei Gao has developed an easier way to mass-produce highly sensitive sweat sensors that can detect a variety of low-concentration compounds related to health conditions.
Fingers inside a purple laboratory glove hold a flexible membrane sweat sensor.
Bees "Surf" Atop Water
11/18/2019

Bees "Surf" Atop Water

Robert Perkins
Ever see a bee stuck in a pool? It's surfing to escape.
Bee 2
Choosing Caltech
11/12/2019

Choosing Caltech

Judy Hill
This fall, 9 former Caltech summer scholars enrolled as graduate students at the Institute
Graduate student Daniel Mukasa