California Institute of Technology

Figuring out how we get the nitrogen we need

(Phys.org) —Nitrogen is an essential component of all living systems, playing important roles in everything from proteins and nucleic acids to vitamins. It is the most abundant element in Earth's atmosphere and is literally ...

dateOct 28, 2014 in Materials Science
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A newborn supernova every night

Thanks to a $9 million grant from the National Science Foundation and matching funds from the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) collaboration, a new camera is being built at Caltech's Palomar Observatory that will be able to ...

dateOct 17, 2014 in Astronomy
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Seeing protein synthesis in the field

(Phys.org) —Caltech researchers have developed a novel way to visualize proteins generated by microorganisms in their natural environment—including the murky waters of Caltech's lily pond, as in this image created by ...

dateSep 08, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Biology made simpler with "clear" tissues

(Phys.org) —In general, our knowledge of biology—and much of science in general—is limited by our ability to actually see things. Researchers who study developmental problems and disease, in particular, are often limited ...

dateAug 04, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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