California Institute of Technology

A worthy endeavor

The space shuttle Endeavour's final flight ended Friday, September 21, when it landed at Los Angeles International Airport en route to its new life as an exhibit at the California Science Center. But without ...

Sep 24, 2012
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JPL's space simulator today

(Phys.org)—You could call it the Ultimate Evil Tanning Bed—a stainless-steel torture chamber 47 feet tall and 25 feet in diameter that's expressly designed to deliver a fatal sunburn, if at all possible, ...

Sep 10, 2012
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Scientist discovers plate tectonics on Mars

(Phys.org) -- For years, many scientists had thought that plate tectonics existed nowhere in our solar system but on Earth. Now, a UCLA scientist has discovered that the geological phenomenon, which involves ...

Aug 09, 2012
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Zooming in on single cells

(Phys.org) -- Last fall, assistant professor of chemistry Long Cai received a New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Now, just nine months later, Cai has published the first results ...

Jul 03, 2012
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