USC receives grant to boost tech, innovation
On Tuesday, the National Science Foundation announced a three-year, $3.5 million grant to USC, California Institute of Technology and UCLA in order to foster collaboration between public and private institutions and promote technology innovation in the Southern California region.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
NSF To Create Innovation Center In LA
The National Science Foundation is planning to create a new, innovation center in Los Angeles, in conjunction with the University of Southern California , the California Institute of Technology , and the University of California Los Angeles , the NSF said this morning.
Modern research borne on a relic
Airships are dusty relics of aviation history. Lighter-than-air vehicles conjure images of the Hindenburg, in its glory and destruction, and the Goodyear Blimp, a floating billboard that barely resembles its powerful predecessors.
summer program brings more diversity to the earth sciences
Ferdinand Harerimana, Ayanna Jones, Mariela Garcia Arredondo and Sederra Ross relax on the lawn between classes in Stanford's Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering program.
A Noise Within to Offer Free Staged Reading of COPENHAGEN, 9/29
A Noise Within , the acclaimed classical repertory theatre, presents a free staged reading of Michael Frayn 's Tony Award-winning play Copenhagen, which "soars at the intersection of art and science."
A New World: NASA Recalls Voyager 2 Probe's 1989 Neptune Encounter
NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft made the first-ever flyby of Neptune on Aug. 25, 1989, zipping by the "ice giant" and its frigid moon Triton in quick succession.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Criminal Report Daily
Curiosity Does Drilling U-Turn on Wobbly Mars Rock
This image from the front Hazcam on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the rover's drill in place during a test of whether the rock beneath it, "Bonanza King," would be an acceptable target for drilling to collect a sample.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
How Stuff Works
Curiosity Scrubs Mars Rock, Possible Drilling Target
NASA's rover Curiosity has begun drilling operations for the third time on Mars.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
South China Morning Post
Harvard stays in top spot in Chinese list of world's universities
American universities dominated the top 20 in an annual ranking of global educational institutions released by a Chinese organisation yesterday, with Harvard remaining in first place ahead of Stanford.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Scientists fold RNA origami from a single strand
RNA origami is a new method for organizing molecules on the nanoscale. Using just a single strand of RNA, this technique can produce many complicated shapes.
15 Real-Life Scientists Share Their Favorite Science Fiction Books, Movies
There's a big difference between science and science fiction, but there's abundant evidence to suggest that sci-fi books and movies can spark a lifelong interest in science.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Aerotech News And Review
Curiosity's first two years revealing Mars' history
The left-front wheel of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows dents and holes in this image taken during the 469th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's work on Mars .
Mental health: Stressed students reach out for help
Sarah Gossan got mostly 'A's during her undergraduate astrophysics programme at Cardiff University, UK, and graduated at the top of her class in 2012.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Ames Laboratory's Thiel winner of 2014 Welch Award
Ames Laboratory's Pat Thiel has won the 2014 AVS Medard W. Welch Award, which recognizes outstanding research in the fields of materials, interfaces and processing.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
The Role of the Posterior Temporal and Medial Prefrontal Cortices in...
Address correspondence to Dr Jeffrey C. Cooper, Department of Computation and Neural Systems, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Institutions Announce Collaboration toward Sharing Neuroscience Data
The Allen Institute for Brain Science, California Institute of Technology, New York University School of Medicine, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the University of California, Berkeley are collaborating on a project aimed at making databases about the brain more useable and accessible for neuroscientists - a step seen as critical to ... (more)
Lectures make it crystal clear: science can be controversial
McGill is playing host to a series of lectures in Crystallography, marking the International Year of Crystallography and the International Congress of Crystallographers here in Montreal until next Tuesday.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Curiosity celebrates second anniversary on Mars as it approaches mountain goal
The Curiosity rover has been actively exploring Mars for two years now, and as it celebrated its second anniversary on Tuesday, Aug. 5, it is also, after a lengthy journey, approaching its primary mission goal: the massive Mount Sharp in the middle of Gale crater.
Harry Atwater and Albert Polman receive the Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics 2014
Harry Atwater is the Howard Hughes Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science at the California Institute of Technology.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Transparency Allows Better Diagnostic Imaging
New diagnostic medical applications could be in the pipeline, allowing scientists to better image developmental problems and disease within the human body.