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Caltech Program Fosters Scientific Curiosity in Kids
06/01/2017

Caltech Program Fosters Scientific Curiosity in Kids

Jon Nalick
Caltech volunteers bring eye-popping, hands-on science demonstrations to local schools.
First-year geophysics graduate student Celeste Labedz shows off the results of her comet-making demonstration at a May 18 Science Night event at Field Elementary School in Pasadena.
LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves for Third Time
06/01/2017

LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves for Third Time

Whitney Clavin
Newest LIGO observation provides clues about the spins, and possible origins, of binary black holes.
Artist concept of merging black holes
Origami … in Space!
05/15/2017

Origami … in Space!

Manan Arya (PhD ’16) had a space problem with a novel solution.
Manan Arya (PhD ’16)
Oxygen Mystery on Comets Explained
05/08/2017

Oxygen Mystery on Comets Explained

Whitney Clavin
Chemical engineer Konstantinos P. Giapis has figured out a nagging mystery in space—how molecular oxygen is produced on comets.
Diagram showing how molecular oxygen is created
Shining Light Deep into the Brain
05/05/2017

Shining Light Deep into the Brain

Whitney Clavin
Caltech researchers have developed a new type of brain probe based on optical communication technology.
Brain probe compared to a penny
Five from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Sciences
05/02/2017

Five from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech professors and alumni included among the Academy's new members
Logo of the National Academy of Sciences
NASA Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings
04/27/2017

NASA Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is back in contact with Earth after its successful first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its rings.
artist's concept of Cassini spacecraft hovering above Saturn's northern hemisphere
Introducing Caltech Magazine
04/24/2017

Introducing Caltech Magazine

Caltech rolls out a new Institute magazine, in print and online
Magazine cover
Finding Brighter "Standard Candles"
04/20/2017

Finding Brighter "Standard Candles"

Ivona Kostadinova
An international team of astronomers has seen the strong cosmic magnification and multiple images of a class of supernova referred to as "standard candles."
The Hale Telescope
New Quantum Liquid Crystals Discovered
04/20/2017

New Quantum Liquid Crystals Discovered

Whitney Clavin
First 3-D quantum liquid crystals may have applications in quantum computing.
Patterns from atomic crystals; At right, 3-D quantum liquid crystal