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Book Launch for Bonnie Schroeder, “Write My Name on the Sky” at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse

On Wednesday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse hosts a book launch for local author Bonnie Schroeder. Her second novel, Write My Name on the Sky, was inspired in part by her own experiences while living in Los Angeles and married to an artist in the 60s and 70s, a particularly vibrant time for the city’s art scene. In Write My Name…

Future of $1.5 Billion Joint JPL – Indian Satellite Project May Depend on President Trump, Prime Minister Modi Meeting Monday

Image from NASA/JPL Website Scientists and administrators at Jet Propulsion Laboratory and at the Indian Space Research Organisation in Bengaluru, India are watching with suspense as President Donald Trump meets Monday with Indian Prime Minister…

“Esprit De Corps” New Presentation at South Pasadena Theatre Workshop

South Pasadena Theatre Workshop is opening a new play called Esprit de Corps, which will run from June 9th to July 9th. Esprit de Corps was written by Sally Smythe, and is an ensemble piece…

Caltech Researchers Shine Light on Why Darkness Makes Us Sleepy

Overexpression of the neuropeptide prokineticin 2 (Prok2) results in an increase in expression of the sleep-promoting neuropeptide galanin (shown in white) when zebrafish are kept in the light, but not when they are kept in…

Local Scientists Prep Planner: How to Watch This Summer’s Solar Eclipse

See what the eclipse will look like from anywhere around the world and find the best spot to view this rare celestial event on NASA's Eclipse 2017 visualization tool. On Aug. 21, 2017, sky-gazers in…

Tuesday, June 27

Moira Smiley and VOCO Open Descanos World Rhythms Series on Tuesday

Descanso Gardens’ World Rhythms series opens with genre-bending Moira Smiley & VOCO on Tuesday, June 27, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The group brings elegance and…

Tuesday, June 27

Author Night with NY Times Bestselling Novelist Lisa Wingate at South Pasadena Public Library

An Author Night presenting nationally known novelist, award-winning novelist Lisa Wingate will be showcased in the beautiful, historic South Pasadena Public Library Community Room on…

Friday, June 30

An Evening With Lisa See

Bestselling author, Lisa See, will give a special presentation at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden about her new novel, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane,…

Saturday, July 01

Unbound Productions Presents Mystery Lit: Holmes, Sherlock and The Consulting Detective

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced the details of the company’s first…

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Caltech Engineers Develop Ultra-Thin Camera Which Creates Images Without Lenses

At Caltech, engineers have developed a new camera design that replaces the lenses with an ultra-thin optical phased array (OPA). Credit: Caltech Traditional cameras—even those on the thinnest of cell phones—cannot be truly flat due to their optics: lenses that require a certain shape and size in order to function. At Caltech, engineers have developed a new camera design that replaces the lenses with an ultra-thin optical phased array (OPA). The OPA does computationally what lenses do using large pieces of glass: it manipulates incoming light to capture an image. Lenses have a curve that bends the path of incoming…

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