Science and Technology
Huntington Memorial is First San Gabriel Valley Hospital to Offer Groundbreaking Minimally Invasive Heart Valves Replacement

The Huntington Hospital TAVR team is led by Dr. Azhil (Alex) Durairaj and Dr. Robbin Cohen. (Photo: Huntington Memorial Hospial) Huntington Memorial Hospital is the first facility in the San Gabriel Valley to perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive replacement of heart valves. The TAVR procedure is a revolutionary new way to replace an aortic valve without a chest incision or the…

Caltech Economist Richard Roll Wins Onassis Prize in Finance

Richard Roll, the Linde Institute Professor of Finance at Caltech. (Image: Lance Hayashida/Caltech Office of Strategic Communications) Richard Roll, the Linde Institute Professor of Finance at Caltech, has been named one of two recipients of…

250 Inventors, Academic Leaders Gather at Caltech for National Academy of Inventors Induction

Inductees of the 2014 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors at the NAI's 4th annual conference, held this year at the Caltech, March 19 and 20, 2015. Caltech was the setting for the induction…

Caltech Scientists Develop Cool Process to Make Graphene, Futuristic Wonder Material

Nai-Chang Yeh and David Boyd. Credit: Lance Hayashida/Caltech Office of Strategic Communications A new technique invented at Caltech to produce graphene—a material made up of an atom-thick layer of carbon—at room temperature could help pave…

Contest Unleashes Aquamania in Caltech’s Millikan Pond

Credit: Lance Hayashida/Caltech Marketing and Communications Amphibious robots took to Millikan Pond on Tuesday, March 10, each one hoping to come away with the title “Aquamania champion.” At the event, teams of students tested their…

Caltech Scientists Say West Antarctic Ice Sheet Will Melt Much Faster Than Previously Thought

Credit: Courtesy Karen Heywood Credit: Courtesy Louise Biddle The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is of particular concern to scientists because it contains enough ice to…

Caltech Scientists Are One Step Closer to Artificial Photosynthesis and “Solar Fuels”

Ke Sun, a Caltech postdoc in the lab of George L. Argyros Professor and Professor of Chemistry Nate Lewis, peers into a sample of a…

Caltech Names Cultural Anthropologist Genevieve Bell to Deliver Commencement Address

Cultural anthropologist Genevieve Bell, an expert on the intersection of culture and technology, will be the speaker at Caltech's 121st annual commencement ceremony. (Photo: Caltech)…

Couple Donates $50 Million to Caltech

Ron (MS ’62, PhD ’64) and Maxine Linde. Photo Credit: Bob Paz Their gift, structured to provide Caltech with flexibility to address emerging priorities, creates…

Amazing! JPL Space Telescope Spies Galaxy Cluster Smiling a Universal Happy Face

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a galaxy cluster, SDSS J1038+4849, that appears to have two eyes and a nose as part of a happy face. Image credit: NASA/ESA An upbeat-looking galaxy cluster appears to smile at us in a newly released image from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Hubble Space Telescope. The cluster – designated as SDSS J1038+4849 – appears to have two eyes and a nose as part of a happy face. Those eyes are actually very bright galaxies, and the smile lines are, in reality, arcs caused by an effect known as strong gravitational lensing.…

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