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An Earthquake Warning System in Our Pockets?
04/10/2015

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
04/01/2015

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
03/24/2015

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
03/23/2015

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
03/23/2015

Peter Wyllie IUGG Honorary Fellowship

The IUGG established in 2013 a set of Union Awards, with first presentations in 2015. The Union...
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Orphan Elected Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology
03/12/2015

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?
03/10/2015

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.
Caltech Professors Awarded 2015 Sloan Fellowships
02/23/2015

Caltech Professors Awarded 2015 Sloan Fellowships

Lorinda Dajose
Five Caltech faculty members have been awarded the fellowships, honoring them as "early-career scientists whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders."
Knutson Receives AAS Award for Outstanding Research
01/28/2015

Knutson Receives AAS Award for Outstanding Research

Lorinda Dajose
Heather Knutson, assistant professor of planetary science at Caltech, has been awarded the Newton Lacy Pierce Prize of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).
Heather Knutson
Batygin Named to Forbes's "30 Under 30" List
01/23/2015

Batygin Named to Forbes's "30 Under 30" List

Lorinda Dajose
Konstantin Batygin (MS '10, PhD '12), an assistant professor of planetary science at Caltech, was recently included in Forbes's "30 Under 30" list in the science category, and described by the editors as being "the next physics rock star."