News tagged with 'research_news' Subscribe via RSS

09/20/2018

Experiments using Diamond Anvils Yield New Insight into the Deep Earth

Robert Perkins
New experiments could explain one of the most unusual features of the core-mantle boundary.
Anvil
09/12/2018

Corruption is Hard to Hide If You're a Politician Whose Face is Wide

Emily Velasco
A new study shows that people can separate corrupt politicians from clean ones by simply looking at portraits of the politicians.
A politician stands on a stage in front of a large crowd taking an oath of office. His fingers are crossed behind his back
09/06/2018

IMSS Unveils $4.2 Million High Performance Computing Center

Jon Nalick
The new computing resource will bolster research efforts campus-wide.
Stack of computers in a tall black case with a column of glowing lights.
09/05/2018

Superfast Jet Observed Streaming Away from Stellar Collision

Elise Cutts
An international team of researchers, including two Caltech scientists, observed a superfast jet of material from a neutron star collision.
Artist's impression of neutron star merger
08/30/2018

Guiding Flight: The Fruit Fly's Celestial Compass

Lori Dajose
Fruit flies use the sun to avoid flying in circles, according to new research.
Fruit flies keep the sun fixed in one region of their vision to navigate.
08/28/2018

Researchers Put A.I. to Work Making Chemistry Predictions

Emily Velasco
Tom Miller and researchers in his lab have developed a new machine-learning tool for predicting chemistry.
An artist's representation of computational chemistry. Two beakers pour zeros and ones into a beaker.
08/28/2018

Higgs Boson Observed in Haystack of Quarks

New observations from CERN show the Higgs boson decaying into pairs of bottom quarks.
CMS
08/23/2018

Solved! Caltech Researcher Helps Crack Decades-Old Math Problem

Whitney Clavin
Spiros Michalakis and Matthew Hastings solve a lingering mathematical physics problem with implications for quantum physics as a whole.
Spiros Michalakis
08/21/2018

JPL News: NASA's InSight Passes Halfway to Mars, Instruments Check In

The InSight spacecraft has passed the halfway point on its journey to the Red Planet.
InSight
08/16/2018

Student-Built Satellite Telescope Prepares for Space

Robert Perkins
The reconfigurable space telescope approaches a conclusion—and a launch
AAReST