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Caltech Assistant Professor Receives Naval Research Grant

Andrei Faraon, assistant professor of applied physics and materials science Andrei Faraon (BS ’04) has been awarded a research grant from the Office of Naval Research’s Young Investigator program. From a pool of 267 applications, Faraon was among 47 selected for the honor, which is designed to attract young scientists and engineers with exceptional promise both as teachers and researchers. In 2015, Faraon received a…

At JPL This Week, NASA’s Advanced Concept Symposium Shows Off Incredible Innovation

Image Credit: ESA/J. Whatmore/NASA/JPL-Caltech Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is hosting NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts symposium, a gathering where the space agency selects which early-stage projects they wish to fund that aim to push forward the…

Search for a “Theory of Everything”: A Conversation with Caltech’s Hirosi Ooguri

Hirosi Ooguri. Credit: Bill Youngblood for Caltech Hirosi Ooguri, the Fred Kavli Professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics and the director of the Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics at Caltech, recently served as a…

Full-Circle Vista from JPL-Managed Mars Rover Curiosity Shows ‘Murray Buttes’

Click to enlarge Eroded mesas and buttes reminiscent of the U.S. Southwest shape part of the horizon in the latest 360-degree color panorama from NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover. The rover used its Mast Camera (Mastcam)…

JPL-Built Imaging Instrument Captures Blue Cut Fire From Space

The MISR instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the destructive Blue Cut wildfire east of Los Angeles midday on Aug. 17. Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL-Caltech, MISR Team JPL’s Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument…

Caltech Researchers Announce Fascinating Discoveries About How Animals Sleep

Roundworms called C. elegans in a laboratory petri dish. The image was taken using a microscope; the worms are actually about 1 millimeter in length.…

JPL’s Asteroid Redirect Mission Completes Design Milestone

NASA has given the go-signal for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), managed out of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, to proceed to the next phase of design…

Pasadena Behavioral Research Scientist in Landmark Study: Get Up Off That Couch and Move!

No matter how much activity you get, sitting for long periods of time poses a major health hazard, a leading Pasadena scientist said in a…

JPL, Caltech Study Analyzes Four Corners Methane Sources

The Four Corners region of New Mexico and Colorado. Numerous light-colored spots are sites of gas and oil development. Credit: Flickr user Doc Searls, CC-BY-SA…

Local Scientists Develop Artificial Intelligence That Could Be Firefighters’ “Guardian Angel”

New artificial intelligence technology, developed jointly by the Jet Propulsion Lab and the Department of Homeland Security, could one day guide first responders in the field. Credits: USAF photo/Tech. Sgt. Rey Ramon Edward Chow (left), Manager of JPL’s Civil Program Office and program manager for a new artificial intelligence technology, stands with John Merrill (right), Next Generation First Responder program manager for the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate. Credits: Edward Chow Firefighters have only their wits and five senses to rely on inside a burning building. But research developed in part by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory may…

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