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09/05/2014

Seeing Protein Synthesis in the Field

Caltech researchers have developed a novel way to visualize proteins generated by microorganisms in their natural environment—including the murky waters of Caltech's lily pond.
09/03/2014

Measuring Earthquake Shaking

Cynthia Eller
This summer, Caltech junior Kevin Li has been working with computational scientists and seismologists to refine the Community Seismic Network (CSN) by developing a machine-learning system that can accurately estimate the magnitude of an earthquake within seconds of its detection.
Caltech junior Kevin Li and his mentor Julian Bunn
09/02/2014

GPS Names a New Division Chair

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
On September 1, John Grotzinger, the Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology, became the new chair of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences (GPS).
08/21/2014

Checking the First Data from OCO-2

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Caltech researchers work to make sure that NASA's newly launched satellite provides accurate data about carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere.
08/05/2014

The Birth and Death of Our Solar System

Cynthia Eller
An interview with Konstantin Batygin, who recently joined the Caltech faculty as assistant professor of planetary science.
07/31/2014

Looking Forward to 2020 . . . on Mars

Kimm Fesenmaier
Ken Farley, Caltech's W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of Geochemistry and chair of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, is serving as project scientist for Mars 2020. We recently sat down with him to talk about the mission and his new role.
07/15/2014

Corals Provide Clues for Climate Change Research

Katie Neith
Just as growth rings can offer insight into climate changes occurring during the lifespan of a tree, corals have much to tell about changes in the ocean.
07/01/2014

Hiroo Kanamori Receives William Bowie Medal from American Geophysical Union

Cynthia Eller
Caltech's John E. and Hazel S. Smits Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus, Hiroo Kanamori, will be receiving the highest award of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the William Bowie Medal, at this year's AGU meeting on December 17, 2014, in San Francisco.
06/25/2014

Geothermometer for Methane Formation

Kimm Fesenmaier
A team of scientists led by Caltech geochemist John M. Eiler has developed a new technique that can, for the first time, determine the temperature at which a natural methane sample formed.
06/17/2014

Earth-Building Bridgmanite

Katie Neith
"The most abundant mineral of the earth now has an official name," says Chi Ma, a mineralogist and director of the Geological and Planetary Sciences division's Analytical Facility at Caltech.