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Tiny Shape-Shifting Polymers Developed for Potential Medical Applications
12/22/2020

Tiny Shape-Shifting Polymers Developed for Potential Medical Applications

Robert Perkins
Nano-architected shape-memory polymers could one day be used to perform tasks inside the human body.
Polymers
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
How Brent Fultz Made His Materials Science Course Work Over Zoom
12/01/2020

How Brent Fultz Made His Materials Science Course Work Over Zoom

Andrew Moseman
“I think the biggest improvement I made in the class when I was doing live teaching was to force the students to work on something before they came into class, just so they got to thinking about it,” Brent Fultz says of teaching MS 132 remotely.
Brent Fultz in his lab
Ultrafast Camera Films 3-D Movies at 100 Billion Frames Per Second
10/16/2020

Ultrafast Camera Films 3-D Movies at 100 Billion Frames Per Second

Emily Velasco
Lihong Wang's latest camera technology captures ultrafast video in three dimensions and may help solve some scientific mysteries.
Streaks and swirls of colorful light on a black background
Caltech Researcher Unveils Sensor that Rapidly Detects COVID-19 Infection Status, Severity, and Immunity
10/01/2020

Caltech Researcher Unveils Sensor that Rapidly Detects COVID-19 Infection Status, Severity, and Immunity

Emily Velasco
Wei Gao has redesigned technology he previously used to detect other health conditions so that it can be used to diagnose a COVID infection.
A pair of fingers clad in a blue-rubber glove hold a small orange-and-black sensor
Superconducting Twisted Bilayer Graphene—Magic not Needed?
07/15/2020

Superconducting Twisted Bilayer Graphene—Magic not Needed?

Robert Perkins
Caltech researchers discover a new way to stabilize superconductivity in a twisted graphene bilayer.
Twistronics
New Superconducting Film Resists a Magnet's Power to Thwart It
04/01/2020

New Superconducting Film Resists a Magnet's Power to Thwart It

Andrew Moseman
Joseph Falson found a superconducting material that retains its superconductivity even after exposure to magnetic fields that, according to the predictions of conventional theories, normally should disrupt that property.
Professor Joseph Falson
Decade of Discovery
12/19/2019

Decade of Discovery

As December winds down, we mark not just the end of another year of discovery at Caltech but the conclusion of a decade of remarkable accomplishments and research breakthroughs.
collage image for decade in review story
Choosing Caltech
11/12/2019

Choosing Caltech

Judy Hill
This fall, 9 former Caltech summer scholars enrolled as graduate students at the Institute
Graduate student Daniel Mukasa
New Polymer Heart Valve Implanted in First Patient
09/17/2019

New Polymer Heart Valve Implanted in First Patient

Robert Perkins
Caltech researchers have helped design a new synthetic heart valve that is  currently undergoing  FDA testing.
Heart Valve
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