Caltech in the Media
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July 19, 2017
Congressman Asks NASA If There's an Ancient Civilization on Mars. For Real.
While testifying before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Ken Farley was asked by a congressman whether it was possible that there was a civilization on Mars thousands of years ago. Farley responded that there was no evidence that he was aware of.
July 07, 2017
Titan's Conditions Could Be Just Right to Power US-Sized Colony
Caltech's Yuk Yung and colleagues analyzed the conditions on Titan to see what energy sources could be used to power a human settlement. They found that turbines in the seas and solar power are among the most promising potential sources.
July 06, 2017
Breaking Through the Brain's Barrier
Viviana Gradinaru and senior research scientist Ben Deverman last year genetically engineered a naturally occurring virus that can move through the blood-brain barrier in mice; last month, they reported engineering the virus's shell to create two variations that can broadly deliver genes to the nervous system. Deverman is quoted.