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01/12/2005

Caltech Author's Take on Desperate Housewives, Family Fights, and Suburban Paranoia

Deborah Williams-Hedges
What does Merrill Joan Gerber, a lecturer in creative writing at the California Institute of Technology, know about desperate housewives, family feuds, and the façades of middle-class suburbia?
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01/05/2005

Neuroscientists discover that humans evaluate emotions by looking at the eyes

Robert Tindol
If your mother ever told you to watch out for strangers with shifty eyes, you can start taking her advice to heart. Neuroscientists exploring a region of the brain associated with the recognition of emotional expressions have concluded that it is the eye region that we scan when our brains process information about other people's emotions.
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11/10/2004

Einstein: Release of Volume 9, The Berlin Years

Marcus Woo

Early in the 20th century, scientists were grappling with a controversial and complex new theory from Albert Einstein: defying Newton's Principia that stated space was fixed and time was absolute, inexorably ticking away, Einstein's general theory of relativity held that matter actually changes the shape of a combined space-time.

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11/02/2004

Media Can Call to Discuss Election: What Worked, What Didn't

Jill Perry
Researchers from the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project are available to discuss how voting technology performed on election day and other election-related issues, via conference call with the news media, Nov. 3 at 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m EST.
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09/08/2004

Memo to VTP Reporters

Marcus Woo
Sent out as a "note" to reporters in the VTP database.
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07/19/2004

Caltech and MIT Propose Measures to Ensure Accuracy, Accessibility in Presidential Election

Jill Perry
Experts in voting technology from the California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology say that four relatively simple and inexpensive steps can be taken to ensure that voting procedures in this fall's presidential election are as accurate and reliable as possible.
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05/17/2004

The Whitewashed History of Los Angeles

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01/22/2004

Internet voting will require gradual, rational planning and experimentation, experts write

Robert Tindol
Will Internet voting be a benefit to 21st-century democracy, or could it lead to additional election debacles like the one that occurred in 2000?
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05/19/2003

Caltech Professor to Help Implement Federal Election Reform in California

Deborah Williams-Hedges
Michael Alvarez, professor of political science at the California Institute of Technology, has been appointed to the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) California State Plan Advisory Committee. The purpose of the committee is to seek public input and provide policy guidance to assist the secretary of state of California in drafting the state's initial plan for compliance with federal mandates contained in HAVA.
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