New Cancer Drug Targets Cellular Garbage Disposal

A promising new cancer treatment causes cancer cells to fill up with discarded proteins and thus self-destruct.

Remembering Anatol Roshko, 1923–2017

Caltech Aeronautical Engineer Anatol Roshko, who discovered structure within turbulence, passed away on January 23.

Something New to Check Out at the Library: 3D Printers

The TechLab at Sherman Fairchild Library helps members of the Caltech community get started in 3D printing.

Getting Rid of the Last Bits of Sulfur in Fuel

A new technique scrubs the last bits of sulfur from fuel, reducing the release of pollutants when the fuel is burned.

Freshman Swimmer Makes It to NCAA Championships

Freshman Thomas Gallup will be Caltech’s first representative at the NCAA National Swimming & Diving Championships in more than three decades.

Alphabet Chief Sees AI Helping Spur Scientific Discovery

On a visit to campus, Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet and the former CEO of Google, discussed how artificial intelligence will become dramatically more capable and useful, impacting how we live our lives and how we understand the world around us.

Electrons Use DNA Like a Wire for Signaling DNA Replication

A Caltech-led study has shown that the electrical wire-like behavior of DNA is involved in the molecule's replication.

Computing with Biochemical Circuits Made Easy

A software tool and a systematic wet-lab procedure proven in practice are an advance in the design and construction of circuits made of DNA.

NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.

Two Physicists Named Sloan Fellows

Xie Chen and Manuel Endres study the quantum properties of matter.

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