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2014-08-15 23:02:43

Looking for Unheralded Pioneers from Around the World with Provocative and Transformative Ideas Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 Caltech’s Resnick Sustainability Institute has announced that nominations are open for the 2015 Resonate Awards (http://resnick.caltech.edu/awards-nomination.php). The awards are designed to bring attention to unheralded innovators with provocative ideas that contribute to long term sustainability. These include meeting the world’s energy needs...

3D visualization of intact kidney tissue
2014-08-04 05:31:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In a discovery that could improve our general knowledge of biology, lead to more accurate clinical diagnoses and disease monitoring, and serve as a catalyst for new therapies for a variety of conditions, researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have discovered a way to see through tissues and organs. The study, which appears in the July 31 edition of the journal Cell, details simple methods that can make...

3d printed rocket nozzle
2014-07-29 03:30:50

Elizabeth Landau, NASA JPL / Cynthia Eller, Caltech 3-D printers can create all kinds of things, from eyeglasses to implantable medical devices, straight from a computer model and without the need for molds. But for making spacecraft, engineers sometimes need custom parts that traditional manufacturing techniques and standard 3-D printers can't create, because they need to have the properties of multiple metals. Now, researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California,...

2014-07-25 09:21:48

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have demonstrated a new design for an atomic clock that is based on a chip-scale frequency comb, or a microcomb. The microcomb clock, featured on the cover of the inaugural issue of the new journal Optica, is the first demonstration of all-optical control of the microcomb, and its accurate conversion of optical...

explaining the Last Glacial Maximum
2014-06-03 05:48:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of MIT scientists has turned to the Southern Ocean in search of an explanation for the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), a period in the Earth's climate history during which the northern continents were covered by ice sheets, according to new research appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Plankton fossils in deep-sea sediments contain chemical traces that reveal rearranged ocean water masses, as well...

2014-05-27 23:01:47

Caltech and The Innovation Institute will collaborate to further the advancement of medical research and development. La Palma, California (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 The Innovation Institute announced today that the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has signed a memorandum of understanding that will give The Innovation Institute the opportunity to collaborate directly with researchers at Caltech on the development of new healthcare products. “Caltech is a world-class organization,...

2014-05-06 08:23:50

PASADENA, Calif., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new $15 million gift by Lynda and Stewart Resnick in support of the Resnick Sustainability Institute at Caltech will help scientists and engineers advance research aimed at helping humanity sustainably meet its needs for energy, food, clean water, and a healthy environment. This brings total funding of the Resnick Sustainability Institute to nearly $60 million, beginning with a foundational $21 million gift from the Resnicks in 2009....

2014-04-15 12:30:22

Scientist's 'monumental' discoveries underlie one of the largest fields in modern biomedical research, including efforts to treat cancer and neurodegenerative diseases ALBANY, N.Y., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ----Alexander Varshavsky, Ph.D., whose landmark discoveries transformed the understanding of how cell behavior impacts diseases including cancer, autoimmune disorders and other illnesses, has been selected to receive the prestigious Albany Medical Center Prize in...

2014-03-26 12:23:19

The off-the-grid toilet aims to provide safe sanitation to rural India KOHLER, Wis., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with World Water Day, Kohler Co. and Caltech embrace the next milestone of a more than two-year collaborative journey in the development of a photovoltaic toilet as part of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This next stage of the project takes the team and its two toilet units from Pasadena, California...

2014-02-11 10:57:21

In 2011, biologists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) demonstrated a highly effective method for delivering HIV-fighting antibodies to mice—a treatment that protected the mice from infection by a laboratory strain of HIV delivered intravenously. Now the researchers, led by Nobel Laureate David Baltimore, have shown that the same procedure is just as effective against a strain of HIV found in the real world, even when transmitted across mucosal surfaces. The findings,...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.