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Life as We Do Not Know It: Astrobiology and the Mars 2020 Mission
02/16/2021

Life as We Do Not Know It: Astrobiology and the Mars 2020 Mission

Lori Dajose
A conversation with geobiologist Woody Fischer on the possibilities for astrobiological research from the Mars 2020 mission.
A large crater on Mars is filled with water, appearing as a lake with rivers emptying into it.
The Caltech Effect: Neural Networking
02/04/2021

The Caltech Effect: Neural Networking

The new issue focuses on the opening of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building, a vital new hub for interdisciplinary research on the brain.
cover art from issue 12 of The Caltech Effect, an illustration of the new Chen building on campus
2020: A Year In Review
12/17/2020

2020: A Year In Review

Reflecting on community achievements in a year of international upheaval
Composition of images from highlighted stories throughout 2020
The Caltech Effect: Pivot Points
09/24/2020

The Caltech Effect: Pivot Points

The new issue features scientists and engineers who have followed unexpected paths, repurposed technology, and responded nimbly to innovative ideas and urgent needs.
Caltech Effect cover
Lab-Grown Earthquakes Reveal the Frictional Forces Acting Beneath Our Feet
09/02/2020

Lab-Grown Earthquakes Reveal the Frictional Forces Acting Beneath Our Feet

Robert Perkins
Engineers produce “full-field” measurements of the dynamics of motion and friction evolution in thrust-fault earthquakes in a lab
thrust vault dynamics animation
Teaching Imaging Techniques with Raspberry Pi and Scotch Tape
06/17/2020

Teaching Imaging Techniques with Raspberry Pi and Scotch Tape

Andrew Moseman
Katie Bouman immediately had to adapt her first class as a Caltech faculty member for a world of remote learning
Scotch Tape camera
The Climate Modeling Alliance
04/23/2020

The Climate Modeling Alliance

At CliMA, engineers and scientists are building a climate model from the ground up.
earth from space with cloud overlay
From Caltech Magazine: On a Mission of Sustainability
04/20/2020

From Caltech Magazine: On a Mission of Sustainability

A recent $750 million pledge is set to reenergize the work of the Resnick Sustainability Institute as it addresses Earth’s most pressing environmental concerns.
Caltech sustainability researchers
Ultrasound Can Selectively Kill Cancer Cells
02/04/2020

Ultrasound Can Selectively Kill Cancer Cells

Robert Perkins
Proof-of-concept study specifically targets cancer cells with sound waves
Cells
Making a Better Match
01/07/2020

Making a Better Match

Judy Hill
A Caltech team improved a school district’s open-enrollment algorithm.
Laura Doval, Adam Wiremen, and Federico Echenique