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06/15/2018 06:06:54
Emily Velasco
Lihong Wang, Caltech's Bren Professor of Medical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, has developed a laser-sonic scanning system that can identify breast tumors quickly and safely.
A false-color image of blood vessels within human-breast tissue.
06/14/2018 08:14:20
Emily Velasco
Caltech researchers have discovered the neurons that activate when a person finds an item they are looking for.
A black-and-white photograph of a crowd of people moving through a train station.
06/13/2018 16:44:23
One of the thickest dust storms ever observed on Mars has been spreading for the past week and a half.
Mars dust storm
06/13/2018 14:30:23
Robert Perkins
Geobiologist Victoria Orphan is one of three recipients of the 2018 NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award.
Victoria Orphan
06/13/2018 08:18:21
Whitney Clavin
Researchers have revealed how the human nuclear pore complex is involved in the flow of genetic information.
3-D structures of nuclear pore complex proteins
06/12/2018 11:17:11
Robert Perkins
Engineer Ares Rosakis will receive the Timoshenko Medal in recognition of his work applying mechanical engineering to earth sciences.
photo of Ares Rosakis
06/11/2018 10:53:00
Robert Perkins
Applied physicists shrink a tabletop-sized optical technology to computer-chip size, opening the way for its widespread use in communications, metrology, sensing, and LIDAR
Optical frequency synthesizer
06/07/2018 11:50:21
The Curiosity rover has found new evidence that Mars could have supported ancient life.
image of Curiosity rover
06/07/2018 10:29:06
Lori Dajose
Scientists can now image the activity of 10,421 genes at once within individual cells, using a new technique developed at Caltech.
3D reconstruction of transcription sites
06/07/2018 10:28:13
Lori Dajose
A new technique creates maps of the folded structures of DNA, RNA, and proteins within the cellular nucleus, revealing elegant "hubs" of organization.
A gif of 3D regions of of the nucleus visualized with SPRITE.