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JPL Study Eyes Soot’s Role in 1800s Glacier Retreat

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 | 9:07 am

A NASA-led team of scientists has uncovered strong evidence that soot from a rapidly industrializing Europe caused the abrupt retreat of mountain glaciers in the European Alps that began in the 1860s, a period often thought of as the end of the Little Ice Age.... More »


JPL’s Spitzer Telescope Celebrates 10 Years in Space

Monday, August 26, 2013 | 6:01 am

Ten years after a Delta II rocket launched NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, lighting up the night sky over Cape Canaveral, Fla., the fourth of the agency’s four Great Observatories continues to illuminate the dark side of the cosmos with its infrared eyes. “I a... More »


Cracked Phone Screen? No Problem − Reboot It

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | 8:45 am

Not only is a cracked phone screen annoying, but it can be downright embarrassing. But what do you do? You can take it to the dealer, but most likely they will want to replace the entire phone, usually at a steep cost or send it out to be fixed, so no phone fo... More »


Young Scholars to Compete for $100,000 at Caltech

Friday, October 19, 2012 | 5:32 am

On November 9 and 10, all roads lead to California Institute of Technology for a group of young scholars headed to the 2012 Siemens Competition Regional Finals where they will have a chance to win the $100,000 top prize in the national finals. The young schola... More »


NASA Administrator to Visit JPL, Meet With Mars Team on Wednesday

Thursday, February 16, 2012 | 8:01 pm

Will a visit by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden calm the minds of scientists and employees of Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory when he speaks to them next Wednesday? Uncertainty hangs over facility after the disclosure of NASA’s budget earlier this w... More »


JPL Gives Earthlings the Power to “Journey” Through the Solar System

Monday, September 5, 2011 | 5:27 am

A team of computer programmers at JPL is giving earthlings the power to journey through the solar system using a new interactive Web-based tool called “Eyes on the Solar System.” The “Eyes on the Solar System” interface combines video game technology and NASA ... More »


Caltech Engineers Develop One-way Transmission System for Sound Waves

Thursday, July 28, 2011 | 11:29 am

While many hotel rooms, recording studios, and even some homes are built with materials to help absorb or reflect sound, mechanisms to truly control the direction of sound waves are still in their infancy. However, researchers at Caltech have now created the f... More »


JPL’s Next Mars Rover to Land at Gale Crater

Monday, July 25, 2011 | 3:32 pm

JPL’s next Mars rover will land at the foot of a layered mountain inside the planet’s Gale Crater. The car-sized Mars Science Laboratory, or Curiosity, is scheduled to launch late this year and land in August 2012. The target crater spans 96 miles (154 kilomet... More »


Caltech President Addresses “Caltech Community” in Town Hall Addresss

Friday, June 10, 2011 | 4:53 am

In his third annual Town Hall address to the Caltech community, President Jean-Lou Chameau looked back at the last academic year—from its game-changing research to its streak-ending basketball games—and considered the year to come. “Today, I’m pleased to s... More »


Caltech Professor Slated to Receive Prestigious Award

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 | 10:02 am

Caltech’s Dr. Hans Hornung, Clarence L. Johnson Professor of Aeronautics, will receive the 2011 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Fluid Dynamics Award (AIAA)  at a noon awards luncheon June 29 in Honolulu, the AIAA said in a press release. ... More »


Muir High School Wins Solar Cup Championship

Saturday, May 28, 2011 | 4:29 am

A team from John Muir High School’s Engineering & Environmental Sciences Academy bested more experienced teams from schools in La Cañada Flintridge, Arcadia, La Puente and Duarte to win the regional championship at the annual Solar Cup race held at Lake Skinn... More »


Improving Health Assessments with a Single Cell

Thursday, May 26, 2011 | 6:08 am

There’s a wealth of health information hiding in the human immune system. Accessing it, however, can be very challenging, as the many and complex roles that the immune system plays can mask the critical information that is relevant to addressing specific healt... More »