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Caltech Researchers Invent Glowing Contact Lens That Could Prevent a Leading Cause of Blindness

This glowing contact lens could help prevent blindness in millions of people with diabetes. Credit: Caltech Hundreds of millions of people suffer from diabetes worldwide, putting them at risk for a creeping blindness, or diabetic retinopathy, that comes with the disease in its more advanced stages. Existing treatments, though effective, are painful and invasive, involving lasers and injections into the eyeball. Caltech graduate student Colin…

JPL Engineers Dream Big with Small Spacecraft

Many of NASA’s most iconic spacecraft towered over the JPL engineers who built them: think Voyagers 1 and 2, Cassini or Galileo — all large machines that could measure up to a school bus. But…

JPL Noted as Webby Award Contender for Internet Production, Including Cassini Grand Finale

2017 Webby Awards. Image credit: NASA JPL has been nominated for two of NASA’s six Webby Awards, as the lab retains its reputation for its stellar efforts in digital information. Jen Rae Wang, NASA’s associate…

Caltech Earth Day Events Kicked Off Introduction to Climate Science This Week

To mark the start of Earth Week, Caltech hosted a two-day series of lectures about climate and climate change. The event—which organizers dubbed “climate school”—were a collaboration between the Resnick Sustainability Institute and the Ronald…

Pasadena’s BioMedical Corridor Welcomes Huntington Medical Research Institutes’ New Glass-Walled Laboratory Facility

Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI), Pasadena’s only dedicated medical research institute, celebrated the grand opening last week of its new world-class research facility in the heart of Pasadena at 686 South Fair Oaks Avenue. The…

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Remembering Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman Credit: Caltech Archives The late Richard P. Feynman, longtime professor of physics at Caltech and Nobel Laureate, would have been 100 years old…

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JPL Study Brings Antarctic Ice Changes Into Sharper Focus

A NASA study at Jet Propulsion Laboratory confirms that ice losses from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet are accelerating, and reveal that rates of flow from the east of the continent are steady. The study by the JPL team, published in the journal The Cryosphere, is based on satellite data, and provides the clearest picture yet of changes in Antarctic ice flow into the ocean, JPL announced Tuesday. The satellite data was compiled by a computer-vision technique that crunched data from hundreds of thousands of NASA-U.S. Geological Survey satellite images. The new work, conducted by an international team of scientists,…

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