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Caltech Scientists Design Huge Modular Space Telescope, Assembled By Robot

Illustration shows how a robot could assemble the trusses that would support a massive telescope mirror. Credit: Sergio Pellegrino/Caltech Seeing deep into space requires large telescopes. The larger the telescope, the more light it collects, and the sharper the image it provides. For example, NASA’s Kepler space observatory, with a mirror diameter of under one meter, is searching for exoplanets orbiting stars up to 3,000…

Pasadena Researchers Invent Technique Which Reveals Infections in Plain View

MiPACT-HCR, a tissue clearing technique designed for bacterial retention and identification, was applied to a sputum sample from a cystic fibrosis patient. Confocal microscopy of cleared sputum revealed that Streptococcus (green) aggregated around host cells…

Caltech Scholar Named L’Oreal USA For Women in Science Fellow

Moriel Zelikowsky Credit: L'Oréal USA Moriel Zelikowsky, a postdoctoral scholar in biology and biological engineering at Caltech, has been named a 2016 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellow. The fellowship, now in its thirteenth…

Caltech’s Aravin and Hoelz Named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholars

Left to Right: Alexei Aravin, André Hoelz The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Simons Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation today announced the selection of 84 Faculty Scholars, early career scientists who…

Two Caltech Professors Named MacArthur Fellows

Dianne Newman and Victoria Orphan Credit: Ryan Forbes Photography Dianne Newman, the Gordon M. Binder/Amgen Professor of Biology and Geobiology, and Victoria Orphan, the James Irvine Professor of Environmental Science and Geobiology, have been selected…

JPL Goes After Asteroid Like a Big Game Hunter

This graphic depicts the Asteroid Redirect Vehicle conducting a flyby of its target asteroid. During these flybys, ARM would come within 0.6 miles (1 kilometer),…

JPL’s Space Telescope Sees Nebulae that Resemble Star Trek’s USS Enterprise

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech A new infrared image from Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Spitzer Space Telescope has uncovered nebulae that resemble famed USS Enterprise ships from “Star…

Pasadena’s JPL Creates a Whole New Way to Look at Mars: From the Ground Up

A ceremonial ribbon is cut for the opening of new "Destination: Mars" experience at the Kennedy Space Center visitor complex in Florida. From the left…

JPL’s Cassini Spacecraft Begins Epic Final Year Exploring Saturn

The Cassini spacecraft — which launched in 2004 on a mission managed by Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to explore Saturn and its many moons — will conclude…

Human Milk Convention in Pasadena Linked to “Incredible” Evolution in Scientific Advancements Surrounding Breastmilk

A three-day conference centered around the science of human milk will bring together world-renowned scientists and clinicians at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena to present the latest research on the applications of human milk. The fourth annual International Conference on Human Milk Science and Innovation, which started Wednesday and will runs through this afternoon, will present discussions about potential applications of human milk for the gut and the microbiome in premature infants, according to a statement released to the media. Over the past four years, the International Conference on Human Milk Science and Innovation has become a leading forum for…

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