Dragonfly Larvae Inspire New Designs for Prosthetic Heart Valves

A close look at the way dragonfly larvae propel themselves could one day yield better prosthetic heart valves.

'City of Astronomy' to Host Gathering of International Space Experts

Pasadena will be hopping with space events the week of July 14-22.

Switching Brain Circuits On and Off Without Surgery

By combining ultrasound, gene therapy, and synthetic drugs, researchers have figured out a way to noninvasively control the brain.

Yanbei Chen Named Simons Investigator

Professor of Physics Yanbei Chen has been named a Simons Investigator for his work on gravitational-wave physics.

Rothenberg Innovation Initiative Removes Risk, Leaves Lots of Reward

Researchers looking for a way to bridge the "valley of death" can compete for RI2 funding.

Test Tube Artificial Neural Network Recognizes "Molecular Handwriting"

Caltech scientists have developed an artificial neural network out of DNA that can recognize highly complex and noisy molecular information.

JPL News: NuSTAR Mission Proves Superstar Eta Carinae Shoots Cosmic Rays

Data from NuSTAR show that a well-studied luminous star is accelerating particles to high energies.

Buying Under the Influence (of Testosterone)

Researchers examine testosterone's effect on men's desire for goods that are considered to have social cachet.

Caltech Awarded Contract Extension to Manage JPL

Caltech has been awarded a contract extension to continue to operate the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

JPL News: ECOSTRESS Launches to Space Station on SpaceX Mission

ECOSTRESS, an Earth science instrument built by JPL, is headed to the International Space Station.

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