Three Caltech professors, including one famous for “killing” Pluto, were named Tuesday to the National Academy of Sciences.
It could take several months for aerospace experts to design a manned mission to a Martian moon. Students pulled off the feat in five days.
Amid harsh criticism from surrounding neighbors, Caltech officials on Tuesday said they would postpone plans to build a bigger childcare facility.
Caltech President Jean-Lou Chameau this week announced that he will leave his position at the end of the school year to head up a science and tech-focused university in Saudi Arabia.
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A weekend’s worth of national attention brought yet another accolade for the Caltech University baseball team.
Among the 23 scientists and innovators President Obama honored Friday afternoon during a White House ceremony were La Cañada Flintridge residents Frances Arnold and Solomon Golomb.
State Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) introduced a bill Monday to create a system in California to warn the public seconds in advance of an earthquake.
Spring is often associated with renewal and growth.
In the future, a brain scan might be part of a prenuptial agreement.
LOS ANGELES — A frantic rally from the Caltech University men's basketball team came up a little short Wednesday evening as the visiting Beavers fell to Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference archrival Occidental, 78-71.
A year of championships, suspensions and seemingly endless tension dominated the Pasadena-area sports scene in 2012.
Caltech professor Frances Arnold was recognized Friday as a winner of a top technology award given by President Obama.
Millikan Library is the tallest building on the Caltech campus. It is also the most sensitive.
In yet another breathtaking Caltech breakthrough, the world’s only edible Mars rover is on display at the Athenaeum this month.
One person was exposed to hydrochloric acid at a Caltech lab Monday afternoon.
The Grand Canyon may be much older than widely believed, according to a new study that challenges the view that the American landmark was born 5 million or 6 million years ago.
Pasadena’s California Institute of Technology on Wednesday was awarded $2.4 million by the Department of Energy to work on solar energy technology, according to the Department of Energy.
The prototype for a solar-powered refrigerator that could ease the burdens of farmers from Pasadena to Punjab has earned a $25,000 grant for a Caltech aeronautics student and his colleagues.
When David Lee first arrived at Caltech, he was seeking his doctorate in physics, and calculators were the hot new data-crunchung tool.
For their research into lung cancer, a pair of California high school students will share a $6,000 scholarship – and a chance to compete at the national finals in December – in what is billed as the nation’s top science research...
After the streets were clear of trick-or-treaters and parties were winding down, a group of Caltech students were pushing crates of frozen pumpkins up the elevator in Millikan Library.
Caltech students and professors looking to create green energy now have a sustainable central hub.
For the second year in a row, Caltech has been ranked the best university in the world by the British magazine Times Higher Education.
Caltech biologist Sarkis Mazmanian has been awarded a MacArthur "genius" grant for his work on the human immune system, the university announced late Monday. Mazmanian will...
Latest volume of 'The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein,' edited at Caltech, tells of a trip abroad by the physicist.
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Two Caltech biologists have been recipients of the National Institute of Health’s Director’s Awards, Caltech announced Monday. The awards, which come with grant funding, give scientists an opportunity to pursue cutting-edge health-related...
When people make decisions based on watching or coordinating with other members of society, what is going on in their brains?
Scientists have created a tiny measuring scale 300 times smaller than the width of a human hair that can weigh a single molecule at a time. The device may one day help doctors diagnose disease and illuminate the complex inner machinery of cells,...
Caltech scholars took time away from their studies last week to run a free science camp for middle school students attending Pasadena public schools, supervising hands-on experiments designed to enlighten and inspire.
NASA has renewed Caltech's contract to operate the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the next five years, the agency announced Friday.
There’s talent within the Caltech men’s water polo program.
Residents near Caltech were evacuated Friday morning after a report of a gas line break.
A Caltech team won a $100,000 grant for designing a solar-powered toilet that turns waste into hydrogen gas and generates energy.
As the rover descended to the surface of Mars Sunday night, Caltech President Jean-Lou Chameau was doing something that no other university president gets to do: He was in mission control, his heart racing.
Caltech physics and computer science professor Alexei Kitaev is among the first group of scientists to win the Fundamental Physics Prize, which comes with a $3 million award.
When the NCAA released its 13-page “Public Infractions Report” on July 12 in the wake of multiple violations committed by the Caltech athletics department, included among sanctions and penalties were a set of corrective actions.
Caltech and Harvard researchers created an artificial jellyfish made from silicone polymer and rat heart cells.
Two Caltech researchers and a Jet Propulsion Laboratory aerospace engineer are among the 2012 winners of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
Professors say the U.S. is behind other countries in weaning off gasoline.
A unique institutional policy and poor oversight were two of the larger causes behind the somewhat shocking sanctions and penalties self-imposed and levied against Caltech as was announced by the NCAA on Thursday.
Another storied Southern California university has joined the USC Trojans under the hammer of NCAA sanctions.
Caltech researchers tackle many projects that can change lives, from curing chronic diseases to producing artificial fuels that might curtail the need to drill for petroleum.
Can doctors perform surgery without cutting through skin?
An electrical fire broke out in a Caltech-owned apartment Thursday night that resulted in $150,000 worth of damages and the death of a cat.
A remote-controlled rover built by Caltech students won second place in a Houston competition while team members steered it from a basement in the Pasadena institute.
When a temblor hits, it may be hard to immediately assess the impact in each neighborhood. A Caltech professor is hoping to change that with a community seismology project.
When Christina Kondos receives her bachelor's degree at Caltech's commencement Friday, she will represent a tiny and little-known minority at the prestigious science and engineering campus in Pasadena.