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“Combing” Through Terahertz Waves

Kimm Fesenmaier
New device created by Caltech chemists opens the door for many new applications in a variety of fields from astronomy to chemistry and beyond.

Navigating the Southern Ocean

At Caltech's Ronald and Maxine Linde Center for Global Environmental Science, researchers from diverse disciplines work together to investigate Earth's climate and its atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere; their evolution; and how they may change in the future.

Explaining Saturn’s Great White Spots

Kathy Svitil
Weight of water molecules may be key to formation of its giant storms.

An Earthquake Warning System in Our Pockets?

Kimm Fesenmaier
Smartphones could contribute to early warning systems for large earthquakes, according to a new study.

JPL News: California Snowpack 40 Percent of Worst Year

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
New NASA data find the snowpack in the Tuolumne River Basin in California's Sierra Nevada currently contains just 40 percent as much water as it did near this time at its highest level of 2014, one of the two driest years in California's recorded history.

JPL News: Curiosity Rover Finds Biologically Useful Nitrogen on Mars

A team using the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite aboard NASA’s Curiosity rover has made the first detection of nitrogen on the surface of Mars from release during heating of Martian sediments.

Our Solar System May Have Once Harbored Super-Earths

Kimm Fesenmaier
Where are they now? Their demise might have cleared the way for the formation of planets like home sweet Earth.

Peter Wyllie IUGG Honorary Fellowship

The IUGG established in 2013 a set of Union Awards, with first presentations in 2015. The Union...

Orphan Elected Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology

Lorinda Dajose
Professor of Geobiology Victoria Orphan studies anaerobic marine microorganisms that live within the seafloor and breathe methane.

Ice Sheets Melting Faster than Expected?

Ker Than
Using new computer models that account for friction, scientists at Caltech find that the Antarctic ice sheets are more sensitive to climate change than we thought.