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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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NASA Concludes Attempts to Contact Mars Rover Spirit

Thursday, May 26, 2011 | 6:02 am

NASA is ending attempts to regain contact with the long-lived Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, which last communicated on March 22, 2010. A transmission that will end on Wednesday, May 25, will be the last in a series of attempts. Extensive communications activi... More »

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JPL’s Cassini and Telescope See Violent Saturn Storm

Friday, May 20, 2011 | 4:04 pm

Jet Propulsion Laboratories’ NASA’s Cassini spacecraft and a European Southern Observatory ground- based telescope have tracked the growth of a giant early-spring storm in Saturn’s northern hemisphere that is so powerful it stretches around the entire planet. ... More »

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NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer Helps Confirm Nature of Dark Energy

Thursday, May 19, 2011 | 3:54 pm

A five-year survey of 200,000 galaxies, stretching back seven billion years in cosmic time, has led to one of the best independent confirmations that dark energy is driving our universe apart at accelerating speeds. The survey used data from NASA’s space-based... More »

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Earth Day Tour Begins and Ends with Bicycles

Monday, April 25, 2011 | 9:59 am

C.I.C.L.E.’s Felicia Williams (on bicycle at far right) rounds the bend from Colorado Blvd. onto South Raymond Ave. as she leads Earth Day bicycle tourists towards the day’s final destination, the LEEDS-certified Church of Scientology of Pasadena building. It ... More »

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NASA Study Sheds Light on Ozone Hole Chemistry

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 | 7:40 pm

A new NASA study of Earth’s polar ozone layer reinforces scientists’ understanding of how human-produced chlorine chemicals involved in the destruction of ozone interact with each other. A team of scientists led by Michelle Santee of JPL examined how nighttime... More »

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NASA Administrator to Be Caltech Commencement Speaker

Monday, February 8, 2010 | 2:21 pm

NASA administrator Charles Bolden (Major General, USMC ret.) will be the speaker for Caltech’s 116th annual commencement on June 11 of this year. General Bolden was appointed the 12th administrator of NASA in July 2009. In this capacity, he leads the NASA team... More »

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Discovering Other Earths, Far Away

Thursday, February 4, 2010 | 6:46 am

JPL astronomer Dr. Mark Swain has announced a breakthrough observational technique which analyzes the atmospheres of distant planets and speeds up the search for other “Earths.” Surprisingly, the technique uses small ground-based telescopes and does not rely u... More »

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Got a Computer? You Need This Man

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 | 2:40 pm

  David Burnham, computer guru It’s all relative (as Einstein used to say). So when you meet a man who’s been repairing computers since 1990 – for almost 20 years – you’ve got to think you’re meeting someone who knows more about computers than just about ... More »