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CalTech Report Reveals Optimism For AIDS Protection

AP | By MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 11.30.2011 | Los Angeles

NEW YORK -- As scientists struggle to find a vaccine to prevent infection with the AIDS virus, a study in mice suggests hope for a new approach &ndash...

Who Will Win the 2011 Solar Decathlon?

Susanna Murley | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green
Susanna Murley

Can a liberal education prepare you to compete in the Solar Decathlon? In the spirit of Emerson, "Self Reliance," from Middlebury, will be the only submission from a liberal arts school to the Department of Energy's architectural competition.

Caltech vs. Vince Lombardi

Ben Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ben Rosen

For the first time in the last 26 years, Caltech won a conference basketball game. A record 310-game losing streak -- longest ever in the United States by any sports team -- was broken.

College Team Wins First Conference Game Since 1985

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

PASADENA, Calif. — Caltech ended its 310-game conference losing streak in men's basketball Tuesday night, beating Occidental College 46-45 in it...

Green Energy Innovation: Building A National Commitment

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

Clean energy may well be the next economic revolution, and the United States can be at the forefront, if we take full advantage of our nation's streng...

America Needs To Re-Energize Our Scientific Culture

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman recently endorsed a "Manhattan Project" approach to renewable energy research. Specifically, he urged the U.S...

Innovation Alchemy: Turning Ideas into Gold

Paul S. Otellini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Paul S. Otellini

With this economic near-death experience still so fresh, now may not seem the time for ambitious and aggressive investments in science and technology. But, in reality, this is the best possible time.

Empowering the Planet - An Earth Day Overview

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

Leaving climate change aside, is reliance on fossil and nuclear fuels in an era of skyrocketing demand a workable, long-term, energy policy for the United States and the world?

Did Caltech Predict An Earthquake?

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Seismologists in California were busy this week fighting rumors apparently floating on Twitter that a major earthquake was likely in the next few days...

The Most GRUELING Colleges (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

What makes a college particularly difficult? Myriad required courses? Impossibly high standards? Necessary IV of caffeine? Decide for yourself -- and ...

Big Science in a Small City

Sharon Glassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sharon Glassman

Lingo without linguistics can be dangerous, I knew. One of the great things about life out West is that people respect newbies. And they don't begrudge mistakes.

Caltech Studying Keys To Urban Hydroponic Farming, Roof Farms

AP | JACOB ADELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

POMONA, Calif. — Terry Fujimoto sees the future of agriculture in the exposed roots of the leafy greens he and his students grow in thin streams...

Study: Paying Inflated Prices Trigger Pleasure Points

i09 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Inflated prices trigger the pleasure centers in your brain more than fair ones. Not only is the idea of buying something expensive more exciting than ...