Tracking Photosynthesis from Space

A new way of using the technologies aboard JPL's OCO-2 satellite allows researchers to monitor plant health and productivity on a global scale.

John H. Richards, 1930–2015

John H. ("Jack") Richards, a professor of organic chemistry and biochemistry at Caltech whose research was focused on gaining a molecular understanding of the mechanisms of protein function, passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2015. He was 85 years old.

“Freezing a Bullet” to Find Clues to Ribosome Assembly Process

Researchers figure out how protein-synthesizing cellular machines are assembled in a stepwise fashion.

JCAP Receives a 5-Year, $75M Funding Renewal

On Monday, April 27, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a five-year, $75 million renewal of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP). JCAP's mission is to explore the science and technology of artificial photosynthesis to harness solar energy for the production of fuel.

Simon Wins International Mathematics Prize

Barry Simon, the IBM Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Caltech, has been awarded the International János Bolyai Prize of Mathematics for 2015 by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

JPL News: NuSTAR Captures Possible Beacons from Dead Stars

Peering into the heart of the Milky Way galaxy, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has spotted a mysterious glow of high-energy X-rays.

Four from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Marianne Bronner, the Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology, and three Caltech alumni have been elected to join the National Academy of Sciences.

Switching On One-Shot Learning in the Brain

Caltech researchers find the brain regions responsible for making snap decisions about cause and effect.

Space-Based Solar Power Project Funded

A sponsored research agreement with Northrop Grumman Corporation will provide Caltech up to $17.5 million over three years for the development of the Space Solar Power Initiative (SSPI), to enable a space-based solar power system.

How an RNA Gene Silences a Whole Chromosome

Researchers have developed a technique to understand the function of a new type of RNA gene and uncover a key role in the development of female organisms.

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