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Caltech Professor Named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

Friday, September 24, 2021 | 5:50 am

Mikhail Shapiro, professor of chemical engineering, has been named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator. He is one of 33 scientists named as investigators this year by HHMI, a nonprofit medical research organization founded by the late billion... More »

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InSight Probe Detects Largest Marsquakes Yet

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 12:31 pm

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory-managed InSight Mars lander detected the three biggest Marsquakes scientists have ever seen over the past month, according to JPL. The discovery was made possible after scientists managed to clear accumulated dust from the probe’s... More »

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Caltech: Researchers Build Embryo-Like Structures From Human Stem Cells

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 3:37 pm

Research on human embryos is vital to understanding the earliest stages of human development. Currently, this research is conducted on surplus embryos willingly donated by individuals who have undergone in vitro fertilization. Nevertheless, this research is li... More »

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JPL Team Competing in DARPA Underground Robot Competition

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 12:49 pm

? A team led by Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineers is taking part in a competition this week in which scientists will pit subterranean robot designs against each other inside an abandoned Kentucky limestone mine, according to JPL. The SubT Challenge is being ... More »

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JPL Invites Public to Explore Mars in 3D Alongside Perseverance Rover

Thursday, September 16, 2021 | 11:44 am

Software engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory unveiled new interactive online projects Thursday that offer the public a glimpse of what it would be like to trek across the Red Planet along with the Perseverance Mars Rover. The two new features on JPL’... More »

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JPL to Showcase Futuristic Concepts at NASA Symposium

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 | 3:41 pm

Technologists from Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena will be among the scientists presenting dozens of ideas to push the limits of human space exploration next week at NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts Symposium, according to the institution. Staff from ... More »

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1st Martian Rock Core Samples Point to Wet, Volcanic Past

Friday, September 10, 2021 | 10:39 am

Scientists are already making discoveries from the first two core samples drilled from a Martian rock by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Perseverance Rover, which were successfully collected earlier this week. Preliminary analysis indicates the rock being stud... More »

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Caltech Astronomers Win New Horizons Breakthrough Prize

Friday, September 10, 2021 | 5:46 am

Professor of Astronomy Mansi Kasliwal (MS ’07, PhD ’11) and Professor of Astronomy Gregg Hallinan have been named winners of a 2022 New Horizons Prize in Physics, one of several Breakthrough Prizes announced today. Together with former Caltech postdoctoral sch... More »

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Caltech Associate Professor Receives Early Career Award; Funding

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 | 3:29 pm

Lu Wei, assistant professor of chemistry, has been selected as one of 20 early career scientists to receive funding from Scialog: Advancing BioImaging, an initiative focused on developing new technologies for imaging living tissues. Wei, who joined Caltech in ... More »