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Mars Gullies Likely Not Formed by Liquid Water

Martian gullies as seen in the top image from HiRISE on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter resemble gullies on Earth that are carved by liquid water. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UA/JHUAPL New findings using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show that gullies on modern Mars are likely not being formed by flowing liquid water. This new evidence will allow researchers to further narrow theories about how Martian…

Casting Complete for Pasadena Playhouse’s Next Production: The Fantasticks

The cast of The Fantasticks - Top row (L-R): Gedde Watanabe, Conor Guzmán, Ashley Park, Regi Davis. Bottom Row (L-R): Alyse Rockett, Philip Anthony-Rodriguez, Hal Linden, and Amir Talai. Photo courtesy The Pasadena Playhouse The…

Chorus of Black Holes Sings in X-Rays Announced by Caltech Investigator

The blue dots in this field of galaxies, known as the COSMOS field, show galaxies that contain supermassive black holes emitting high-energy X-rays. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Supermassive black holes in the universe are like a raucous…

Emmy Award-Winning Actor Bill Oberst Jr. Stars in Ray Bradbury’s “Pillar of Fire” at South Pasadena Library

Fresh off a sold-out debut run in Los Angeles, Ray Bradbury’s “Pillar of Fire,” a dynamic theatrical reading by actor Bill Oberst, Jr. will be presented at 7:00 p.m. on August 11 at the South…

Fourth Annual Bulletproof Biohacking Conference Announced For September

Dave Asprey, Founder and CEO of Bulletproof Biohacker, bestselling author, and Bulletproof® Coffee CEO Dave Asprey today announced that the highly anticipated fourth annual Bulletproof Biohacking Conference will be held September 23 to 25, 2016…

Saturday, July 30

The Baseball Reliquary Presents A Baseball Four-Bagger Exhibition

Apr. 6, 1977: Starting lineup for opening day against the Giants are from left: Reggie Smith, rf; Ron Cey, 3b; Don Sutton, p; Davey Lopes,…

Saturday, July 30

The History of the Rebozo at the Altadena Library

The History of the Rebozo – a presentation by Artist Miriam Quezada at the Altadena Library, The History of the Rebozo at the Altadena Library,…

Saturday, July 30

Leave the Muggle World Behind! Launch Party for ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Parts I & II

On Saturday, July 30, at midnight, Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, releases the script book for a new play based…

Saturday, July 30

Michael Feinstein Sings Volume 2 of His Grammy-nominated Sinatra Project for One Night Only with the Pasadena POPS

Michael Feinstein, soloist. Photo courtesy Pasadena Symphony and Pops Larry Blank, conductor. Photo courtesy Pasadena Symphony and Pops On the heels of last summer’s sold…

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Caltech Scientists Improve Computer Graphics with Quantum Mechanics

The Schrodinger equation, the basic description of quantum mechanical behavior, can be used to describe the motion of superfluids—fluids, supercooled to temperatures near absolute zero, that behave as though they are without viscosity. Schroder and his colleagues realized that the same equation with some small modifications can also be used to describe vorticity dominated phenomena of fluids at the macroscopic level–from smoke gently rising from a flame to the concentrated vorticity of a twister. Credit: Peter Schroder/Caltech Caltech applied scientists have developed a new way to simulate large-scale motion numerically using the mathematics that govern the universe at the quantum…

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