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Caltech and JPL Experts Discuss Climate Change
04/25/2014

Caltech and JPL Experts Discuss Climate Change

Andrew Allan
In the final installment of our Earth Week 2014 features, Caltech experts share their knowledge about climate change.
Research for a Greener Future
04/23/2014

Research for a Greener Future

Kathy Svitil
Today's Earth Week feature highlights three cross-disciplinary research centers where Caltech scientists and engineers collaborate on projects that will have a positive impact on energy, the environment, and Earth's sustainable future.
Spring Break in the Galápagos
04/22/2014

Spring Break in the Galápagos

Kimm Fesenmaier
As the final element of Evolution, Caltech's new Bi/Ge 105 course, a dozen students spent their spring break snorkeling with penguins and sharks, hiking a volcano, and otherwise taking in the natural laboratory for evolution that is the Galápagos Islands.
A New Tool for Unscrambling the Rock Record
04/10/2014

A New Tool for Unscrambling the Rock Record

Kimm Fesenmaier
A technique developed by Caltech researchers shows sulfur reducers were at work on the early Earth.
Gravity Measurements Confirm Subsurface Ocean on Enceladus
04/03/2014

Gravity Measurements Confirm Subsurface Ocean on Enceladus

Kimm Fesenmaier
Using gravity measurements collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, scientists have confirmed that Saturn's moon Enceladus harbors a large subsurface ocean near its south pole, fueling plumes first seen in 2005.
Watson Lecture: "When Rocks Roll: How Sediment Transport Shapes Planetary Surfaces"
03/14/2014

Watson Lecture: "When Rocks Roll: How Sediment Transport Shapes Planetary Surfaces"

Douglas Smith
On Wednesday, March 19, Professor of Geology Michael Lamb will describe how flowing water and grains of sand create Earth's dramatic landscapes.
Airborne Over Iceland: Charting Glacier Dynamics
03/13/2014

Airborne Over Iceland: Charting Glacier Dynamics

Cynthia Eller
Mark Simons, professor of geophysics at Caltech, along with graduate student Brent Minchew, recently logged over 40 hours of flight time mapping the surface of Iceland's glaciers.
Caltech Appoints Diana Jergovic to Newly Created Position of Vice President for Strategy Implementation
03/13/2014

Caltech Appoints Diana Jergovic to Newly Created Position of Vice President for Strategy Implementation

Kathy Svitil
In the newly created position, Jergovic will collaborate closely with the president and provost, and with the division chairs, faculty, and senior leadership on campus and at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Gurnis Wins Geology Award
02/28/2014

Gurnis Wins Geology Award

Brian Bell
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Detection of Water Vapor in the Atmosphere of a Hot Jupiter
02/24/2014

Detection of Water Vapor in the Atmosphere of a Hot Jupiter

Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Researchers at Caltech and several other institutions have made the first detection of water in the atmosphere of a Jupiter-mass planet orbiting the nearby star tau Boötis.