Research News

10/11/2018 11:30:11
Lori Dajose
The unexpectedly gentle death of a massive star suggests that it was being robbed by a dense companion lurking out of sight.
Three panels illustrating the life of a supernova
10/10/2018 09:00:18
Whitney Clavin
A new class of dust and gas instabilities helps explain planet formation and other phenomena on Earth and in space.
10/08/2018 09:47:19
Lori Dajose
Caltech researchers show how sound can retroactively induce an optical illusion.
10/05/2018 12:41:00
The Voyager 2 spacecraft may be getting close to edge of vast bubble around the sun.
Graphic of Voyager 1 and 2
10/01/2018 09:48:42
Emily Velasco
Caltech researchers explore the choice overload effect, a phenomenon that hampers the brain's ability to make a decision when there are too many options.
A cartoon sketch of a man standing confused in front of shelves with many items.
09/26/2018 15:32:22
Superconducting metamaterial shows promise for quantum computing.
Metamaterial
09/24/2018 13:56:42
Whitney Clavin
Historic telescope's discoveries include everything from thousands of galaxy clusters to a Pluto-sized object in our solar system.
George Abell at 48-inch telescope
09/24/2018 13:41:53
Analysis of data from Cassini revealed the existence of dust storms on Saturn's moon Titan.
Dust storm
09/21/2018 17:20:03
Lori Dajose
Caltech researchers have developed a "toolkit" of proteins that can be assembled, like Legos, in various ways to one day treat diseases.
09/20/2018 11:09:20
Robert Perkins
New experiments could explain one of the most unusual features of the core-mantle boundary.
Anvil