Research News

11/12/2018 12:37:09
Whitney Clavin
A new method for learning the structures of small molecules, such as hormones, is "like science fiction."
Tyler Fulton
11/08/2018 08:26:49
Lori Dajose
Male fruit flies display aggression in a manner similar to humans. Now, Caltech scientists have shown how the flies' threatening behavior is encoded in their brains.
A fruit fly raising its wings in a threat display.
10/31/2018 11:49:09
Emily Velasco
Ted Scudder has spent over six decades studying the impacts large dams have on rivers, on the people displaced by them, and on the countries that built them. During that time, he's come to see them causing more harm than good. He's published a new book explaining why.
Ted Scudder, professor emeritus of anthropology, stands in his office. He is surrounded by file folders, books, and artifacts.
10/30/2018 14:45:59
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel needed for further science operations.
Artwork of Kepler telescope in space
10/30/2018 10:36:39
Robert Perkins
New technology is showcased in a millimeter-wide spectrometer.
Folded metasurface optics
10/25/2018 10:29:16
Whitney Clavin
Chemists have developed an easier way to make libraries of candidate drugs with a specific "handedness."
Gregory Fu and Zhaobin Wang at Caltech.
10/25/2018 10:17:29
Robert Perkins
Newly developed device fits on the tip of your finger and could find its way into drones and spacecraft in the future.
Optical Gyroscope
10/24/2018 15:21:32
Lori Dajose
A new study shows how a bacterial product in the Drosophila gut is necessary for proper motor function.
photo of two fruit flies facing each other
10/23/2018 11:44:05
A bubbling star-forming region is highlighted in a new Spitzer image.
Cat's Paw Nebula
10/22/2018 11:54:10
Robert Perkins
New study explores how much oxygen could exist in water on Mars, and how that impacts potential habitability.
Mars