California Institute of Technology

Curious tilt of the sun traced to undiscovered planet

Planet Nine—the undiscovered planet at the edge of the Solar System that was predicted by the work of Caltech's Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown in January 2016—appears to be responsible for the unusual tilt of the sun, ...

dateOct 19, 2016 in Astronomy
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Noise-canceling optics

Engineers at Caltech have created the visual analogue of noise-canceling headphones—a camera system that can obtain images of objects obscured by murky media, such as fog or clouds, by canceling out the glare.

dateOct 11, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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MiPACT reveals infections in plain view

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder in which chronic accumulations of thick mucus, called sputum, can trap bacteria in the lungs and cause frequent, serious lung infections. There is no cure for cystic fibrosis, but ...

dateSep 28, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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