Evidence for a Human Geomagnetic Sense

Evidence for a Human Geomagnetic Sense Scientists develop a robust experiment that shows human brain waves respond to changes in Earth-strength magnetic fields. Many humans are able to unconsciously detect changes in Earth-strength magnetic fields, according to scientists at Caltech ...

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The answer in the enzyme

Photo by Amanda Stombaugh The answer in the enzyme In the 1980s, researchers at the University of California, Riverside found an enzyme—called JHEH—that, when inhibited, prevents caterpillars from becoming butterflies. This work led to the discovery of an equivalent enzyme ...

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From seaweed to proteins

From seaweed to proteins Food researchers have invented methods for extracting proteins from seaweed. One of them is now being tested in a pilot plant at ingredient producer CP Kelco. By Lotte Krull Flasks filled with seaweed have been a ...

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Cooking up Alien Atmospheres on Earth

This artist’s concept shows planet KELT-9b, an example of a “hot Jupiter,” or a gas giant planet orbiting very close to its parent star. KELT-9b is an extreme example of a hot Jupiter, with dayside temperatures reaching 7,800 degrees Fahrenheit ...

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Teaching Coding in Elementary Schools

Through a computer science course, Caltech undergrads are helping local elementary school students learn basic programming skills. Teaching Coding in Elementary Schools On Friday afternoons, Caltech computer science students visit public schools in Pasadena to help third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders ...

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Cable cars could reshape urban landscapes

For his thesis at EPFL, Fernando Simas studied how cable cars could be an appealing transportation option for city commuters, and how they could be incorporated into tomorrow’s urban landscapes. Cable cars could reshape urban landscapes Cable cars are one ...

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A Cosmic Bat in Flight

A Cosmic Bat in Flight ESO’s Cosmic Gems Programme captures the Cosmic Bat’s dusty clouds ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has caught a glimpse of an ethereal nebula hidden away in the darkest corners of the constellation of Orion (The ...

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