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From the Break Through Campaign: On Different Wavelengths
12/06/2019

From the Break Through Campaign: On Different Wavelengths

Whether it is wavelengths, perspectives, or strategies, Caltech planetary scientist Katherine de Kleer prefers to settle on more than just one.
Katherine de Kleer
Seal Takes Ocean Heat Transport Data to New Depths
12/04/2019

Seal Takes Ocean Heat Transport Data to New Depths

Data gathered by a female southern elephant seal and four satellites offer a new, high-resolution picture of how surface and deep ocean water mixes in the Antarctic.
Seal
New Geochemistry Technique Yields Clues about Earth's Earliest Days
11/21/2019

New Geochemistry Technique Yields Clues about Earth's Earliest Days

Robert Perkins
Fran├žois Tissot has developed a way to measure the isotopic ratio of the element uranium inside a single crystal of zircon.
Zircon
Caltech and the City of Pasadena Team Up to Build Seismic Sensing Network
11/19/2019

Caltech and the City of Pasadena Team Up to Build Seismic Sensing Network

Robert Perkins
Caltech seismologists will use City of Pasadena fiber optic cables to track temblors locally with unparalleled resolution.
Fiber optics
Ten Years of Research Through the Resnick Sustainability Institute
11/08/2019

Ten Years of Research Through the Resnick Sustainability Institute

Emily Velasco
A look back at the achievements of the Resnick Sustainability Institute's first decade
A lake reflects snowy mountains
JPL News: A Third of California Methane Traced to a Few Super-Emitters
11/06/2019

JPL News: A Third of California Methane Traced to a Few Super-Emitters

Researchers have created a statewide inventory of highly concentrated methane releases using an airborne sensor
Methane
From the Break Through Campaign: Science in 60 Seconds
10/25/2019

From the Break Through Campaign: Science in 60 Seconds

From geochemistry to fluid dynamics, Caltech researchers across disciplines are solving problems of human health in innovative ways. In these short videos from the The Caltech Effect, scholars explain their health-related research in sixty seconds.
image from the April 2019 issue of
Earthquakes in Slow Motion
10/23/2019

Earthquakes in Slow Motion

Robert Perkins
A survey of slow-slip events in Cascadia reveals new insight into the recently discovered phenomenon.
Cascadia
Researcher Unveils a Plan for a Dense Seismological Survey of Los Angeles
10/22/2019

Researcher Unveils a Plan for a Dense Seismological Survey of Los Angeles

Robert Perkins
Seismologists want to use a rolling, passive network of seismic sensors to map the ground beneath the LA Basin.
Clayton seismic waves
Lessons From Ridgecrest
10/17/2019

Lessons From Ridgecrest

Robert Perkins
Geophysicists complete their analysis of a well-documented seismic event that held many surprises.
Ridgecrest Quake fault