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New Polymer Heart Valve Implanted in First Patient
09/17/2019

New Polymer Heart Valve Implanted in First Patient

Robert Perkins
Caltech researchers have helped design a new synthetic heart valve that is  currently undergoing  FDA testing.
Heart Valve
New Metamaterial Morphs Into New Shapes, Taking on New Properties
09/11/2019

New Metamaterial Morphs Into New Shapes, Taking on New Properties

Robert Perkins
Electrochemical reactions drive shape change in new nanoarchitected metamaterial
Programmed Lithiation
A Metal Unlike Itself
09/10/2019

A Metal Unlike Itself

Whitney Clavin
Physicists find evidence for the mechanism by which metals may exhibit "ferroelectricity"
Image of lithium osmate sample
Levitating Objects with Light
03/18/2019

Levitating Objects with Light

Lorinda Dajose
Specially designed materials enable objects of different sizes to be levitated and manipulated with light, thanks to new research from Caltech scientists.
Conceptual illustration of a nano-patterned object reorienting itself to remain in a beam of light.
New Materials Exhibit Split Personality
01/31/2019

New Materials Exhibit Split Personality

Robert Perkins
Architected materials behave both as collections of discrete particles and as a continuous mass.
Material stretched
Microscopic Devices that Control Vibrations Could Allow Smaller Mobile Devices
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
Nailing It: Caltech Engineers Help Show That InSight Lander Probe Can Hammer Itself Into Martian Soil
11/21/2018

Nailing It: Caltech Engineers Help Show That InSight Lander Probe Can Hammer Itself Into Martian Soil

Robert Perkins
José Andrade's work on force transmission through granular materials has helped inform the recently launched mission to probe down into the soil of Mars.
InSight
"Folded" Optical Devices Manipulate Light in a New Way
10/30/2018

"Folded" Optical Devices Manipulate Light in a New Way

Robert Perkins
New technology is showcased in a millimeter-wide spectrometer.
Folded metasurface optics
Spinning the Light: The World's Smallest Optical Gyroscope
10/25/2018

Spinning the Light: The World's Smallest Optical Gyroscope

Robert Perkins
Newly developed device fits on the tip of your finger and could find its way into drones and spacecraft in the future.
Optical Gyroscope
Caltech Startup Aims to Make Solar Panels More Efficient
10/18/2018

Caltech Startup Aims to Make Solar Panels More Efficient

Robert Perkins
A Caltech startup company plans to improve the contact efficiency of solar cells.
Solar panels
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