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Hiroo Kanamori Awarded Japan Academy Prize
07/21/2004

Hiroo Kanamori Awarded Japan Academy Prize

Marcus Woo
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Unexpected Changes in Earth's Climate Observed on the Dark Side of the Moon
05/27/2004

Unexpected Changes in Earth's Climate Observed on the Dark Side of the Moon

Robert Tindol
Scientists who monitor Earth's reflectance by measuring the moon's "earthshine" have observed unexpectedly large climate fluctuations during the past two decades. By combining eight years of earthshine data with nearly twenty years of partially overlapping satellite cloud data, they have found a gradual decline in Earth's reflectance that became sharper in the last part of the 1990s, perhaps associated with the accelerated global warming in recent years. Surprisingly, the declining reflectance reversed completely in the past three years. Such changes, which are not understood, seem to be a natural variability of Earth's clouds.
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Robert Phillip Sharp Dies
05/26/2004

Robert Phillip Sharp Dies

Robert Tindol
Robert Phillip Sharp, a leading authority on the surfaces of Earth and Mars and longtime head of the geological sciences division at the California Institute of Technology, died May 25 at his home in Santa Barbara. He was 92.
White House Names Three from Caltech Faculty as Presidential Early Career Award Winners
05/04/2004

White House Names Three from Caltech Faculty as Presidential Early Career Award Winners

Robert Tindol
Three members of the faculty at the California Institute of Technology have been named among the most recent winners of the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The honor was announced today by the White House.
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Caltech geoscientist named Guggenheim Fellow
04/16/2004

Caltech geoscientist named Guggenheim Fellow

Robert Tindol
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From Cosmos to Climate, Six Caltech Professors Awarded Sloan Research Fellowships
04/12/2004

From Cosmos to Climate, Six Caltech Professors Awarded Sloan Research Fellowships

Deborah Williams-Hedges
Six members of the Caltech faculty have received Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships for 2004.
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Researchers demonstrate existenceof earthquake supershear phenomenon
03/18/2004

Researchers demonstrate existenceof earthquake supershear phenomenon

Robert Tindol
As if folks living in earthquake country didn't already have enough to worry about, scientists have now identified another rupture phenomenon that can occur during certain types of large earthquakes. The only question now is whether the phenomenon is good, bad, or neutral in terms of human impact.
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Most distant object in solar system discovered; could be part of never-before-seen Oort cloud
03/15/2004

Most distant object in solar system discovered; could be part of never-before-seen Oort cloud

Robert Tindol
A planetoid more than eight billion miles from Earth has been discovered by researchers led by a scientist at the California Institute of Technology. The new planetoid is more than three times the distance of Pluto, making it by far the most distant body known to orbit the sun.
Caltech mineralogy professor George Rossman wins Feynman Prize for teaching excellence
03/12/2004

Caltech mineralogy professor George Rossman wins Feynman Prize for teaching excellence

Robert Tindol
Ever wonder what becomes of the type of kid who keeps a rock collection?
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Planetary scientists find planetoid in Kuiper Belt; could be biggest yet discovered
02/19/2004

Planetary scientists find planetoid in Kuiper Belt; could be biggest yet discovered

Robert Tindol
Planetary scientists at the California Institute of Technology and Yale University on Tuesday night discovered a new planetoid in the outer fringes of the solar system.
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