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Moore Foundation Awards Additional $17.5 Million for Thirty-Meter Telescope Plans
12/17/2003

Moore Foundation Awards Additional $17.5 Million for Thirty-Meter Telescope Plans

Jill Perry
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Caltech, SLAC, and LANL Set New Network Performance Marks
12/10/2003

Caltech, SLAC, and LANL Set New Network Performance Marks

Robert Tindol
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Gamma-Ray Bursts, X-Ray Flashes, and Supernovae Not As Different As They Appear
11/12/2003

Gamma-Ray Bursts, X-Ray Flashes, and Supernovae Not As Different As They Appear

Robert Tindol
For the past several decades, astrophysicists have been puzzling over the origin of powerful but seemingly different explosions that light up the cosmos several times a day. A new study this week demonstrates that all three flavors of these cosmic explosions--gamma-ray bursts, X-ray flashes, and certain supernovae of type Ic--are in fact connected by their common explosive energy, suggesting that a single type of phenomenon, the explosion of a massive star, is the culprit. The main difference between them is the "escape route" used by the energy as it flees from the dying star and its newly born black hole.
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Aeronautical Lab Celebrates Its 75th
11/11/2003

Aeronautical Lab Celebrates Its 75th

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Caltech, JPL researchers unveil details on new type of light detector based on superconductivity
10/22/2003

Caltech, JPL researchers unveil details on new type of light detector based on superconductivity

Robert Tindol
A new and improved way to measure light has been unveiled by physicists at the California Institute of Technology and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The technology exploits the strange but predictable characteristics of superconductivity, and has a number of properties that should lead to uses in a variety of fields, from medicine to astrophysics.
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Caltech Boasts Silver Medal Winners at the 34th International Physics Olympiad
10/16/2003

Caltech Boasts Silver Medal Winners at the 34th International Physics Olympiad

Deborah Williams-Hedges
The California Institute of Technology adds two silver medals to its list of distinguished honors, won by freshmen Emily Russell and Yernur Rysmagambetov, at the 34th International Physics Olympiad in Taiwan.
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A Detailed Map of Dark Matter in a Galactic Cluster Reveals How Giant Cosmic Structures Formed
07/17/2003

A Detailed Map of Dark Matter in a Galactic Cluster Reveals How Giant Cosmic Structures Formed

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International Teams Set New Long-range Speed Record with Next-generation Internet Protocol
06/26/2003

International Teams Set New Long-range Speed Record with Next-generation Internet Protocol

Robert Tindol
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Astronomers "weigh" pulsar's planets
05/29/2003

Astronomers "weigh" pulsar's planets

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Caltech Faculty Member Named Scientist of the Year
05/07/2003

Caltech Faculty Member Named Scientist of the Year

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