Caltech to Host SoCal State Science Olympiad Tournament

Competition for K–12 students fosters interest in STEM study.

A New Spin to Solving Mystery of Stellar Companions

Scientists are investigating the nature of planetary-mass bodies that orbit stars, finding new clues to their origins.

Undersea Topography Generates Hot Spots of Ocean Mixing

Underwater robots monitoring the waters off of Antarctica discover that near-bottom ocean mixing is enhanced where strong currents intersect steep undersea topography.

Science Meets Art in a Warehouse in Brooklyn

LIGO scientists met with artists to gain new perspectives on their research.

Teaching Life a New Trick: Bacteria Make Boron-Carbon Bonds

For the first time, scientists have created bacteria that can make compounds with boron-carbon bonds.

J. N. Franklin, 1930-2017

Joel (J. N.) Franklin, who taught mathematics at Caltech for nearly a half-century, passed away on November 18 at the age of 87.

Engineers Model the California Reservoir Network

An empirical model of 55 of California's major reservoirs reveals how they respond to shifting drought conditions and to one another.

Three Caltech Faculty Named AAAS Fellows

Peter Dervan, Ares Rosakis, and Ellen Rothenberg are among 396 new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The Strange Case of the Scuba Diving Fly

How a species of fly subverted nature to forage in a caustic underwater habitat

The Microscopic Origin of Efficiency Droop in LEDs

Caltech team found why high-energy electrons can leak out of an LED before emitting light, leading to efficiency loss.


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