11/13/2017 12:00:13
Robert Perkins
Engineers used the flow of water over a crystal plate to generate a stable ring of plasma without a vacuum chamber or electromagnetic fields to contain it.
Ring
10/09/2017 11:28:59
Robert Perkins
Intense neutron beams force metallic glasses to give up one of their secrets: the source of a huge increase in entropy at the glass transition.
Hillary
07/13/2017 12:20:19
Emily Velasco
Xiaoyue Ni, a grad student who works in the lab of Caltech engineer Julia R. Greer, a Caltech professor of materials science and mechanics has made sensitive measurements of how materials respond to deformation.
A scanning electron microscope image of one of the copper pillars used in the experiment.
06/28/2017 12:43:36
Robert Perkins
Engineers create nanoscale light detectors capable of distinguishing between different colors.
Color detectors
06/15/2017 12:24:43
Robert Perkins
Electrons excited by a laser diffuse through a material 1,000 times faster than their room-temperature counterparts, study shows.
Superdiffusion
05/01/2017 08:21:50
Robert Perkins
Engineers and scientists experimentally observe surface twisting in thrust faults that can momentarily rip open the earth's surface.
Earthquake
04/20/2017 11:00:20
Whitney Clavin
First 3-D quantum liquid crystals may have applications in quantum computing.
Patterns from atomic crystals; At right, 3-D quantum liquid crystal
03/06/2017 12:00:25
Robert Perkins
Combining computational with experimental approaches, researchers identify 12 new materials with potential use in solar fuels generators.
01/30/2017 17:19:14
Robert Perkins
Newly developed flexible artificial skin senses changes in temperature much the same way pit vipers sense nearby prey.
Skin
12/22/2016 08:41:05
Robert Perkins
Stacking two metasurfaces composed of tiny silicon cylinders, engineers at Caltech have created a flat camera lens yielding high image quality.
Lens
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