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Optical Microcomb Device May Result in Improved Telecommunications, Sensors, Clocks
06/18/2020

Optical Microcomb Device May Result in Improved Telecommunications, Sensors, Clocks

Emily Velasco
Kerry Vahala's work with researchers from UC Santa Barbara and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne advances integrated photonics technology.
Several lasers emit light in different colors
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
Eight US Manufacturers Selected to Make NASA COVID-19 Ventilator
05/29/2020

Eight US Manufacturers Selected to Make NASA COVID-19 Ventilator

Eight U.S. manufacturers have been selected to make a new ventilator designed at JPL.
VITAL
Allan Acosta (BS '45, MS '49, PhD '52), 1924–2020
05/19/2020

Allan Acosta (BS '45, MS '49, PhD '52), 1924–2020

Robert Perkins
Caltech mourns the passing of Allan Acosta, one of the fathers of the Institute's present-day mechanical engineering option.
Acosta
Seeing Through Opaque Media
05/11/2020

Seeing Through Opaque Media

Robert Perkins
A new technique could one day allow researchers to peer inside living flesh
FLUX
New Ultrafast Camera Takes 70 Trillion Pictures Per Second
05/04/2020

New Ultrafast Camera Takes 70 Trillion Pictures Per Second

Emily Velasco
Caltech's Lihong Wang has created a camera that is so fast it can show the movement of light and the fluorescent decay of molecules.
Streaky colored lights appear to zoom toward the viewer against a black background
NASA-Developed Ventilator Authorized by FDA for Emergency Use
04/30/2020

NASA-Developed Ventilator Authorized by FDA for Emergency Use

A new high-pressure ventilator developed by NASA engineers at JPL and tailored to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients today was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Ventilator
NASA Develops COVID-19 Prototype Ventilator in 37 Days
04/23/2020

NASA Develops COVID-19 Prototype Ventilator in 37 Days

Engineers at JPL, which Caltech manages for NASA, have developed a new high-pressure ventilator tailored to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. It passed a critical test on Tuesday, and now NASA is seeking expedited FDA approval for the device.
Ventilator
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
Electronic Skin Fully Powered by Sweat Can Monitor Health, Serve as Human-Machine Interface
04/22/2020

Electronic Skin Fully Powered by Sweat Can Monitor Health, Serve as Human-Machine Interface

Emily Velasco
Electronic skin monitors body's vitals signs while being powered by sweat.
A pair of tweezers peels a sample of a electronic skin from the skin of an arm.