Conte Center Poised for Next Chapter in Decision-Making Research

With its federal funding renewed for another five years, Caltech's Conte Center aims to tackle even more complex questions about how humans make decisions.

Fighting Viruses with Viruses

Genetically engineered viruses help the immune system target specific pathogens in unexpected ways.

Designing Computer Software of the Future

“Researchers develop new algorithm for quantum computers.”

Neural Networks Model Audience Reactions to Movies

With just a few minutes of observation, new deep-learning software is capable of predicting an audience member's reaction to a movie.

The Neural Codes for Body Movements

A small patch of neurons fires in complex ways to encode movement of much of the body

Holographic Imaging Could Be Used to Detect Signs of Life in Space

Caltech engineer Jay Nadeau says a method called digital holographic microscopy could be used to detect living microbes in space.

Key to Speeding Up Carbon Sequestration Discovered

Scientists identify the slow part of a chemical reaction that allows carbon to be sequestered in the ocean, and demonstrate how to speed it up with a common enzyme.

Innovation Speaker Series Highlights Inspiring Researchers, Technologists

The weekly science and technology talks will be presented each Thursday through August 3.

Computer Chip Technology Repurposed for Making Reflective Nanostructures

Andrei Faraon's nano-scale metamaterials have been used to create flat lenses and prism-like surfaces that spread light out into its spectrum. Now, he is using them to create a special class of reflective surfaces.

Caltech Grad Student Makes Ultra-Sensitive Measurement of Deformation

Xiaoyue Ni, a grad student who works in the lab of Caltech engineer Julia R. Greer, a Caltech professor of materials science and mechanics has made sensitive measurements of how materials respond to deformation.


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