Robert Perkins
Using high-speed photography and digital image correlation techniques, engineers study how friction along a faultline evolves during an earthquake.
Robert Perkins
Scientists identify the slow part of a chemical reaction that allows carbon to be sequestered in the ocean, and demonstrate how to speed it up with a common enzyme.
The Mars Curiosity rover has provided evidence that an ancient lake on Mars supported chemical reactions that are fundamental to the basic functions of life.
Robert Perkins
At the Caltech Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences 90th Anniversary symposium, alumni from throughout the division's history shared their stories.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has sampled sand dunes on Mars in the first close-up study of active dunes anywhere other than Earth.
Robert Perkins
Engineers and scientists experimentally observe surface twisting in thrust faults that can momentarily rip open the earth's surface.
Caltech rolls out a new Institute magazine, in print and online
Robert Perkins
Researchers at Caltech and Harvard have found that changes in the amount of hydroxyl in the atmosphere may be responsible for the recent increase in global methane that started in 2007.
Robert Perkins
A new study adds 41 new types of cyanobacteria, and helps pin down when in history they "invented" oxygen-producing photosynthesis.
Robert Perkins
A new study suggests that efficient nutrient consumption by plankton in the Southern Ocean drove carbon sequestration in the deep ocean during the ice ages.
Robert Perkins
New minerals found in the Khatyrka meteorite, famed for containing the only known naturally occurring quasicrystals.
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