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Tiny Optical Cavity Could Make Quantum Networks Possible
03/30/2020

Tiny Optical Cavity Could Make Quantum Networks Possible

Robert Perkins
Engineers at Caltech have shown that atoms in optical cavities could be foundational to the creation of a quantum internet.
Optical cavity
New Chip-Based Laser Gyroscope Measures Earth's Rotation
03/04/2020

New Chip-Based Laser Gyroscope Measures Earth's Rotation

Emily Velasco
The device developed by Kerry Vahala's lab combines the benefits of two other common types of gyroscope.
An image of Earth from orbit. Blue ocean and swirling white clouds are seen.
Microstructures Self-Assemble into New Materials
03/02/2020

Microstructures Self-Assemble into New Materials

Robert Perkins
New process for creating nanoarchitected materials takes them one step closer to mass production
Nanolattices
From the Break Through Campaign: The Math of Human + Machine
02/28/2020

From the Break Through Campaign: The Math of Human + Machine

Maegan Tucker moves people. As a first-year graduate student in mechanical engineering, she developed an accessory for walking canes that vibrates to alert users when they may be in danger of falling. She researches ankle exoskeletons and full-body suits that could return mobility to those who have lost it.
Maegan Tucker
Team CoSTAR Takes First Place in Underground Robot Competition
02/27/2020

Team CoSTAR Takes First Place in Underground Robot Competition

A team including Caltech researchers from campus and JPL earned top honors at a robotics competition to explore underground terrain.
Team CoSTAR
Sweat Sensor Detects Stress Levels; May Find Use in Space Exploration
02/26/2020

Sweat Sensor Detects Stress Levels; May Find Use in Space Exploration

Emily Velasco
Caltech researcher has developed a sweat sensor capable of monitoring levels of cortisol in the body.
A hand wearing a blue rubber glove holds a small sensor that consists of a circuit board and a thin piece of plastic film.
Melany Hunt Awarded Caltech's Top Teaching Award
02/25/2020

Melany Hunt Awarded Caltech's Top Teaching Award

Robert Perkins
Engineering's Melany Hunt will receive the annual Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
Melany Hunt
Advancement Simplifies Laser-Based Medical Imaging
02/24/2020

Advancement Simplifies Laser-Based Medical Imaging

Emily Velasco
Lihong Wang finds a way to reduce the number of sensors required for his photoacoustic imaging technology.
A false-color image of the blood vessels inside a mouse's brain.
Kornfield and Vahala Inducted into National Academy of Engineering
02/14/2020

Kornfield and Vahala Inducted into National Academy of Engineering

Emily Velasco
The two are joined by five Caltech alumni being honored this year.
The logo of the National Academy of Engineering
Four Faculty Members Receive Sloan Research Fellowships
02/12/2020

Four Faculty Members Receive Sloan Research Fellowships

Lori Dajose
Stevan Nadj-Perge, Yuki Oka, Joseph Parker, and Omer Tamuz are among 126 early career researchers selected for these prestigious fellowships.
Left to right: Yuki Oka, Stevan Nadj-Perge, Joe Parker, Omer Tamuz