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Caltech Provides Insights Into the Science of Elections

Monday, November 2, 2020 | 11:55 am

During an especially emotionally charged election season, Caltech researchers have been working to provide the public with unbiased data on issues related to elections and the voting process, from the security of mail-in ballots and election fraud to political... More »


Greenland’s Retreating Glaciers Could Impact Local Ecology

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 3:00 pm

A new study of Greenland’s shrinking ice sheet reveals that many of the island’s glaciers are not only retreating, but are also undergoing other physical changes. Some of those changes are causing the rerouting of freshwater rivers beneath the glaciers, where ... More »


JPL Creates Free, Downloadable ‘Galaxy of Horrors’ Posters

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 12:35 pm

Just in time for Halloween, Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released a series of free, downloadable posters featuring some of the universe’s spookiest and most mysterious phenomena that it has dubbed the “Galaxy of Horrors.” The colorful posters feature a  “dead... More »


JPL’s Perseverance Rover Reaches Midway Point on Trip to Mars

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 12:29 pm

Having traveled more than 146 million miles since its launch in late-July, NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, carrying the Jet Propulsion Laboratory-built Mars Perseverance rover, crossed the halfway point to the Red Planet on Tuesday afternoon, JPL announced. The next... More »


Caltech Researchers Explore How Stem Cells Choose Their Careers

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 6:03 am

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question it seems like every child gets asked. A few precocious ones might answer “a doctor” or “an astronaut,” but most will probably smile and shrug their shoulders. But well before a child could comprehend the... More »


JPL’s Perseverance Rover Carrying 11 3D-Printed Parts to Mars

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 9:49 am

Always looking for ways to leverage new technologies to improve their spacecraft, engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have included 11 3D-printed metal parts on their Perseverance rover, set to touch down on Mars in February, according to JPL. The bu... More »