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Physics student wins acclaim for new theory of neutron-star spin
06/16/1998

Physics student wins acclaim for new theory of neutron-star spin

Robert Tindol
When you're beginning a career in cosmology, it's only fitting to start with a bang.?That's what Ben Owen will do now that he has his doctorate in physics from the California Institute of Technology. Not only did Owen win the annual Clauser Prize for the best Caltech dissertation at the June 12 commencement, but his work has also been the subject of an international symposium. In September, he'll fly to Germany for a new job at the Albert Einstein Institute (where the symposium was held) as a postdoctoral researcher.?
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Gamma-ray Burst Found To Be Most Energetic Event in Universe
05/06/1998

Gamma-ray Burst Found To Be Most Energetic Event in Universe

Robert Tindol

A team of astronomers from the California Institute of Technology announced today that a recently detected cosmic gamma-ray burst was as bright as the rest of the universe, releasing a hundred times more energy than previously theorized.

Geophysicists model the Cretaceous motions of Australia
05/03/1998

Geophysicists model the Cretaceous motions of Australia

Robert Tindol

The theory of plate tectonics says that Earth's crust has moved horizontally by thousands of miles over millions of years. For visual evidence, one need look no further than a map showing how nicely South America and Africa fit together.

Mars Global Surveyor already bringing in scientific payoff
03/12/1998

Mars Global Surveyor already bringing in scientific payoff

Robert Tindol
Despite a 12-month delay in aerobraking into a circular orbit, the Mars Global Surveyor is already returning a wealth of data about the atmosphere and surface of the Red Planet.
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Physicists create first nanometer-scale mechanical charge detector
03/12/1998

Physicists create first nanometer-scale mechanical charge detector

Robert Tindol
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Researchers develop new plastic recording material that can be used to see through tissue without X rays
02/11/1998

Researchers develop new plastic recording material that can be used to see through tissue without X rays

Robert Tindol
Researchers have recently achieved a certain amount of success in using laser light to see through scattering media such as human tissue. The new technology could eventually have medical applications in situations where X rays are ineffective or downright dangerous.? Researchers develop new plastic recording material?that can be used to see through tissue without X rays February 1998 98
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ACE Satellite Now In Place Between Earth and Sun; Will Seek To Determine What Sun Is Made Of
02/03/1998

ACE Satellite Now In Place Between Earth and Sun; Will Seek To Determine What Sun Is Made Of

Robert Tindol
ACE satellite will be a benefit to weather forecasters in predicting solar flares as well as to astrophysicists in understanding the nature of the universe.
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Black Hole That Periodically Ejects Its Inner Disk As Jets Discovered
01/07/1998

Black Hole That Periodically Ejects Its Inner Disk As Jets Discovered

Robert Tindol

Astronomers observing a disk of matter spiralling into a black hole in our galaxy have discovered that the black hole periodically hurls the inner portion of the disk into space as jets travelling at near the speed of light.

Geophysicists Develop Model to Describe Huge Gravity Anomaly of Hudson Bay Region
12/04/1997

Geophysicists Develop Model to Describe Huge Gravity Anomaly of Hudson Bay Region

Robert Tindol

Using a new approach to analyzing planetary gravity fields, two geophysicists, Mark Simons at the California Institute of Technology and Bradford Hager at M.I.T., have shown that incomplete glacial rebound can account for a substantial portion of the Hudson Bay gravity anomaly. Geophysicists Develop Model to Describe Huge Gravity Anomaly of Hudson Bay Region December 1997 97

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Caltech Scientists Devise First Neurochip
10/26/1997

Caltech Scientists Devise First Neurochip

Robert Tindol
Caltech researchers have invented a "neurochip" that connects a network of living brain cells wired together to electrodes incorporated into a silicon chip. Caltech Scientists Devise First Neurochip October 1997 97
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