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NASA’s Asteroid-Striking DART Mission Team Has JPL Members

Thursday, September 22, 2022 | 10:19 am

It’s a bold and complex undertaking to try impacting an asteroid. JPL is there to assist with navigators, communications, and more. On Monday, Sept. 26, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission has the challenging goal of crashing its spacecraft ... More »

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How Caltech Scientists Shifted Gears to Fight COVID-19

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 | 8:15 pm

When aerosol expert Richard Flagan could not come to campus to investigate the effectiveness of masks at stopping transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, he brought the work home with him: specifically, to his home garage and its collection of woodworking tools.... More »

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Caltech to Study How the Brain Responds to Virtual Environments

Sunday, September 4, 2022 | 4:35 am

The rise of social media has meant that social and professional interactions are increasingly carried out online. This trend is expected to continue in the coming decades, as the digital world becomes more immersive and realistic. To understand how the human b... More »

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JPL Scientists Help Probe Dark Energy by Testing Gravity

Monday, August 29, 2022 | 5:16 am

The universe is expanding at an accelerating rate, and scientists don’t know why. This phenomenon seems to contradict everything researchers understand about gravity’s effect on the cosmos: It’s as if you threw an apple in the air and it continued upward, fast... More »

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Pasadena Company Creates “Mind-bending Technology”

Saturday, August 27, 2022 | 5:56 am

A Pasadena-based technology company has merged creativity and advanced technology that lets different people look at the same high-tech screen and see different information — each viewer sees just his or her own personalized information. “Imagine several passe... More »

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Caltech Charts the Course to a Green Electrical Grid

Friday, August 26, 2022 | 6:20 am

California’s energy grid, an engineering marvel 150 years ago, is due for a makeover. Now, thanks to an interdisciplinary group of researchers, Caltech is working to transform energy systems by developing a “smart grid”: a flexible, responsive, efficient, syst... More »