January 14, 2018
This Caltech Dining Center's Freshest Vegetables are Grown on Its Roof
Caltech dining services has established a garden on the rooftop of Chandler Cafe using vertical tower gardens. The garden grows peppers, eggplants, heads of lettuce, kale, arugula, basil and other herbs that are used in the cafe's meals. The aeroponic system will one day be fed by the condensation from the building's air conditioning units, and may include solar panels to power the pumps.
December 25, 2017
San Jose Mercury News
Meet the Caltech Professor Who's Building a Bigger Snowflake
Article about the work of Caltech's Kenneth Libbrecht who grows snowflakes in his lab, and is on a quest to grow even bigger snowflakes. "Understanding crystal growth is important for all sorts of high-tech applications, such as the fabrication of semiconductors, lasers and telecommunications equipment," according to the article.