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04/28/2017

May 11 Event Will Mark 90th Anniversary for GPS

Robert Perkins
Witnesses to the history of GPS will return to campus to share experiences with the Caltech community at a daylong celebration of the division's 90th anniversary.
photo of two row boats on a Grand Canyon expedition in 1939
04/24/2017

Introducing Caltech Magazine

Caltech rolls out a new Institute magazine, in print and online
Magazine cover
04/17/2017

'Detergent' Molecules May Be Driving Fluctuations in Atmospheric Methane Concentrations

Robert Perkins
Researchers at Caltech and Harvard have found that changes in the amount of hydroxyl in the atmosphere may be responsible for the recent increase in global methane that started in 2007.
Methane
03/31/2017

The 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Lorinda Dajose
Twenty current students and eight alumni have been selected to receive funding for graduate studies.
The logo of the National Science Foundation.
03/30/2017

How do Plants Make Oxygen? Ask Cyanobacteria

Robert Perkins
A new study adds 41 new types of cyanobacteria, and helps pin down when in history they "invented" oxygen-producing photosynthesis.
Bacterial mats
03/27/2017

Caltech Grad Student Wins Hertz Fellowship

Robert Perkins
Preston Cosslett Kemeny, a first-year graduate student in geochemistry at Caltech, has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2017 Hertz Fellowship
Preston
03/14/2017

Study: Cold Climates and Ocean Carbon Sequestration

Robert Perkins
A new study suggests that efficient nutrient consumption by plankton in the Southern Ocean drove carbon sequestration in the deep ocean during the ice ages.
Fossils
03/06/2017

Three New Minerals Discovered in a Unique Meteorite

Robert Perkins
New minerals found in the Khatyrka meteorite, famed for containing the only known naturally occurring quasicrystals.
Minerals
03/01/2017

Computer Model Shows Breakup of Iceberg Logjams

Robert Perkins
A new computer model from Caltech shows how sea ice can freeze icebergs together into a bulwark against glacial movement—and how thinning sea ice can suddenly break apart.
photo of icebergs
02/28/2017

Supersonic Gas Jets Blast Off

Lorinda Dajose
A new discovery about jets of gas bursting from the surface of moons throughout the solar system.
still image from YouTube video