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Physicists create atom-cavity microscope, track single atoms bound in orbit with single photons
02/24/2000

Physicists create atom-cavity microscope, track single atoms bound in orbit with single photons

Robert Tindol
In a promising development with applications to science at the single-atom level, physicists have constructed an "atom-cavity microscope" that tracks the motion of individual atoms.
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Astrobiologists should look for both water and energy sources when searching for life on other worlds, researcher says
02/19/2000

Astrobiologists should look for both water and energy sources when searching for life on other worlds, researcher says

Robert Tindol
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New physics research shows how twisted plasmas can suddenly generate unstable magnetic waves
12/02/1999

New physics research shows how twisted plasmas can suddenly generate unstable magnetic waves

Robert Tindol
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Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation pledges $1.5 million to relocate six telescopes
11/29/1999

Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation pledges $1.5 million to relocate six telescopes

Sue McHugh
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Caltech scientists develop new cell sorter
11/08/1999

Caltech scientists develop new cell sorter

Robert Tindol

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have developed a device for sorting individual living cells. This device will provide huge cost benefits for scientists and technologists in clinical medicine as well as in biological and materials research.

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Inauguration of LIGO facility to be hosted by NSF, Caltech, MIT
11/08/1999

Inauguration of LIGO facility to be hosted by NSF, Caltech, MIT

Robert Tindol

Media Advisory—Not for Publication The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) will be inaugurated Friday, November 12, at the Livingston, Louisiana, LIGO site to celebrate the completion of construction.

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Largest Explosions in the Universe May Come from the Death of Massive Stars
09/29/1999

Largest Explosions in the Universe May Come from the Death of Massive Stars

Robert Tindol
Cosmic gamma-ray bursts, the brightest known explosions in the universe, may come from the fiery deaths of very massive stars in supernova explosions, a team of astronomers said today.
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Caltech joins effort to extend capabilities of major observatories
08/04/1999

Caltech joins effort to extend capabilities of major observatories

Sue McHugh
The California Institute of Technology will participate in a multi-institutional effort, funded by the National Science Foundation, to advance the field of adaptive optics, which promises to revolutionize astronomy.
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New digital sky survey uncovers rare celestial objects
05/31/1999

New digital sky survey uncovers rare celestial objects

Robert Tindol

A large new digital sky survey has been used by astronomers at the California Institute of Technology to discover distant quasars and other rare types of cosmic objects, including mysterious new objects of an unknown nature.

Aeronautics researchers generate cracks that move as fast as the speed of sound, and resemble certain earthquake shear ruptures
05/20/1999

Aeronautics researchers generate cracks that move as fast as the speed of sound, and resemble certain earthquake shear ruptures

Robert Tindol

New work from California Institute of Technology researchers shows that a certain type of crack can exceed the shear wave speed through the material, creating a sort of "sonic boom," and can almost reach sound speed.