Rare Brightening of a Supernova's Light found by Palomar Observatory

An international team of astronomers has seen the strong cosmic magnification and multiple images of a class of supernova referred to as "standard candles."

New Quantum Liquid Crystals May Play Role in Future of Computers

First 3-D quantum liquid crystals may have applications in quantum computing.

Junior Watson Program Brings Top High School Science Students to Campus

For nearly two decades, the program has provided top science students with first-hand exposure to Caltech faculty and their research.

Deciphering the Glass Universe

On April 4, author Dava Sobel visited Caltech to discuss her latest book, on women in astronomy.

'Detergent' Molecules May Be Driving Fluctuations in Atmospheric Methane Concentrations

Researchers at Caltech and Harvard have found that changes in the amount of hydroxyl in the atmosphere may be responsible for the recent increase in global methane that started in 2007.

Robert H. Grubbs Wins National Award from American Chemical Society

Nobel Prize-winning Caltech chemist has been recognized by the American Chemical Society for his work on catalysts.

Scientists Learn Secrets of Deadly Bacterial Toxin Gun

Scientists have discovered the structure of a bacterial machine that injects toxins into cells and spreads antibiotic resistance.

Keck Cosmic Web Imager Achieves "First Light"

The Caltech-built Keck Cosmic Web Imager has taken its first look at the cosmos.

Black Silicon Prevents Eye Implant from Gumming Up

New eye implants from the lab of Hyuck Choo are an order of magnitude smaller than previous designs and use a new material that improves their longevity.

JPL News: Earth-Sized 'Tatooine' Planets Could Be Habitable

Caltech postdoctoral scholar Siegfried Eggl modeled planets in double-star systems to find out if they could be habitable.

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