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Remembering the Great Ahmed Zewail - We Live on One Planet

Turk Pipkin | Posted 08.02.2016 | World
Turk Pipkin

Ahmed Zewail, Nobel laureate and pioneering father of the field of femtochemistry died today at age of 70. A friend of The Nobelity Project and one of...

The Night We Landed on Mars

John C. Wathey | Posted 07.20.2016 | Science
John C. Wathey

Image credit: NASA/JPL Exactly forty years ago today I experienced one of the greatest thrills of my life. It was the fulfillment of a childhood drea...

Caltech Prof Punished For Harassment Won't Return To Campus Yet

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.01.2016 | College

Christian Ott was scheduled to return to his job as a professor of theoretical astrophysics at the California Institute of Technology on Friday, compl...

Design Driven Startups from the Heart

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Design and entrepreneurship are in vogue and enjoying a strong endorsement from both business and Venture Capitalists. The nexus of design, innovation...

How a 'Science Spring' Is Coming to the Middle East

Ahmed Zewail | Posted 03.24.2016 | World
Ahmed Zewail

My dream is that 40 years from now, the terrible carnage now wracking the Middle East will give way to building and utilizing knowledge for the betterment of humankind. For Egypt, it would be a return to its civilizational roots as a world center of learning. For me, it would complete the circle of my personal destiny.

Caltech Re-inventing the Toilet

Soren Petersen | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Cody Finke User Interface designed by Anastasia Hanan Our world, from our cars to our phones now communicates and the Internet of Th...

What Nobody Will Tell You About Virtual Reality

Steven Schkolne | Posted 02.24.2016 | Technology
Steven Schkolne

Science fiction films and books have created a hunger for Oculus-style, head-mounted displays (HMDs) and "immersive" experiences, but does wearing a pair of goggles really have more power to transport us? Based on my 10 years of experience in the field I don't think so.

Caltech Enters Electric Vehicle Racing

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.16.2016 | Education
Soren Petersen

The world of transportation is now experiencing a renaissance as gas-guzzling vehicles are supplanted with alternative fuel sources. One way of accelerating the development of breakthrough innovations is by experimenting with and testing new technologies in racing.

Gravitational Waves: Ripples in the Fabric of Spacetime Lost and Found

Hanoch Gutfreund | Posted 02.12.2016 | Science
Hanoch Gutfreund

The detection of gravitational waves has been one of the great challenges of modern astrophysical research. Its success will open a new window on the universe and allow us to trace its evolution almost to its beginning.

Hawaii Supreme Court Invalidates Thirty Meter Telescope's Permit For Mauna Kea

Catherine Bauknight | Posted 12.14.2015 | World
Catherine Bauknight

By Catherine Bauknight The Hawaii Supreme Court's decision to invalidate a permit granted to build the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on ...

The Truth Behind Einstein's Letter on the 'Universal Force' of Love

Katharine Rose | Posted 08.06.2016 | Science
Katharine Rose

As we've been forced to learn in our rapidly expanding digital age, you can't always trust what you read on the Internet, particularly when it lacks an original source, as was the case with this supposed letter from Einstein.

The Farthest Object in the Universe

Mario De Leo Winkler | Posted 07.15.2016 | Science
Mario De Leo Winkler

Scientists at Caltech have confirmed the distance of the furthest galaxy known in the Universe as of today. The light from this very early celestial comes just 570 million years after the Big Bang.

The Persistent Dreams of the Tunnel Builders

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 05.16.2015 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

Some of the people seated around the long table in the elegant dark wooded South Pasadena home have been fighting the idea of a five-mile long tunnel nearly 200 feet beneath their feet for decades.

Mentoring: The Missing Link for Many High Achieving Students -- and What to Do About It

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 04.04.2015 | College
Elizabeth Dankoski

Did you know that working with a mentor is a critical component of your success? You probably know that a mentor can give you advice on how to get your feet wet in your unique area of interest. But do you know how to find one?

How to Write a Harvard-Worthy College Application Essay

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 02.06.2015 | College
Elizabeth Dankoski

When you allow a bit of mystery into the end, you let the reader know that you're okay with not knowing everything. That shows maturity, and it lets the colleges know that you're in a perfect place to dive into the complicated issues you're going to face in your college classes.

Discovery Of Vast Buried Canyon Has Scientists Buzzing

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.22.2014 | Science

Researchers have made a surprising discovery in Tibet, unearthing an ancient canyon buried deep under sediment along the Yarlung Tsangpo River in the ...

Robotic 'Dolphins' Help Scientists Measure Antarctic Ice Melt

Reuters | Alister Doyle | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green

By Alister Doyle OSLO, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Dolphin-sized robots are giving clues to a thaw of Antarctica's ice in a sign of how technolog...

Beloved Physicist's Lectures Now Available For Free

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Science

From his work on the Manhattan Project to the key role he played in explaining the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, Richard Feynman (1918-1988) is k...

YIKES: Game-Playing Chimps Have It All Over Humans

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 06.06.2014 | Science

There's a lot of bad stuff in the world for sure. But let's all take a minute to consider just how lucky we are that chimps don't look particularly go...

What Is a Bow Shock? Voyager 1 Spacecraft is Arrived

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 11.12.2013 | Science
Alison Winfield Burns

An editor at Bloomberg asked me the other day, "What is a bow shock?" My hand flies with delight to respond, because plasma shocks were my undergrad research topic at Columbia. . .

Death by Dior: A Book Review

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 07.20.2013 | Books
Alison Winfield Burns

There is no death by Dior if we talk about art, there is only life by Dior. And in this book that so remorselessly brings to light long-ago misdeeds, there is something of a reminder how great art outlasts the residue of pain.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Has AIDS Met Its Match? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.18.2013 | Science

Researchers may have discovered a way to protect against the transmission of HIV--a worldwide epidemic that now infects about 35 million people. No...

Space, Jerry Brown's Place, and A Race

William Bradley | Posted 10.27.2012 | Technology
William Bradley

Now space is happening again, in ways different than before. While NASA begins to refocus on a true deep-space mission to the asteroid belt while maintaining its presence with the International Space Station, private enterprise is beginning to pick up the slack for orbital missions.

WATCH: A Solar-Powered Toilet?!

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 01.07.2013 | Los Angeles

Would you be surprised to hear that some of the smartest scientists in the country are working on developing a new toilet? Well it's about time. "N...

Classroom Disruption: Top Universities Join Online Course Program

The Huffington Post | Anna Susman | Posted 07.19.2012 | College

Coursera, a company offering online courses from top universities, quadrupled their partnerships yesterday and gained the University of Pennsylvania a...