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01/24/2017

Frances Arnold Wins National Academy of Sciences' Sackler Prize

Whitney Clavin
The National Academy of Sciences has awarded Frances Arnold the 2017 Sackler Prize for her work on directed evolution.
Frances Arnold
01/11/2017

Remembering Caltech Crystallographer Richard Marsh

Richard Marsh, a crystallographer, colleague, mentor, and friend to generations of scientists, passed away on January 3, 2017, at the age of 94.
Richard Marsh with Linus Pauling
12/23/2016

Visualizing Gene Expression with MRI

Lori Dajose
A cellular gatekeeper for water molecules finds new use in magnetic resonance imaging.
An illustration of aquaporin's effect on cells.
12/20/2016

Caltech Computes: Disrupting and Uniting Science and Engineering

Robert Perkins
Now a decade old, Caltech's Information Science and Technology initiative is uniting disciplines across campus by offering new and more effective ways of tackling previously intractable challenges.
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12/16/2016

The Mechanical Universe Now on YouTube

Jon Nalick
The critically acclaimed television series The Mechanical Universe… And Beyond, created at Caltech and broadcast on PBS from 1985-86, is now available in its entirety on YouTube.
Image of spaceships and vector math symbols
12/13/2016

Dow and Caltech's Resnick Institute Award SISCA Prize to Recognize Student Innovations in Sustainability

Caltech's Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA), established by Dow, recognizes and rewards students for their innovation and research aimed at finding sustainable solutions to the world's most pressing social, economic and environmental problems.
SISCA
12/09/2016

Garnet Chan Talks Quantum Chemistry and Chinese Food

Whitney Clavin
Caltech's new professor of chemistry specializes in quantum chemistry, a field pioneered at Caltech by the late Linus Pauling.
Garnet Chan
11/24/2016

Bringing Silicon to Life

Whitney Clavin
Living organisms have been persuaded to make chemical bonds not found in nature, a finding that may change how medicines and other chemicals are made in the future.
Artwork of organosilicon life
11/21/2016

History of Cells Told Through MEMOIR

Whitney Clavin
A new technique called MEMOIR can record the life history of animal cells.
MEMOIR cells
11/14/2016

Biologists Give Bacteria Thermostat Controls

Whitney Clavin
Researchers are developing new tools for the emerging field called microbial therapeutics, in which bacteria are used as medicine.
graphic showing temperature regulation of bacteria