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This heat-sensitive artificial skin may help amputees sense temperature again

This heat-sensitive artificial skin may help amputees sense temperature again

While fabricating synthetic woods in a petri dish, the team led by California Institute of Technology's Chiara Daraio created a material that exhibited an electrical response to temperature changes in the laboratory. 

Jan 31, 2017, 09:02 AM IST
NR Narayana Murthy's son Rohan Murthy invests $1 million in robotic astronomy project

NR Narayana Murthy's son Rohan Murthy invests $1 million in robotic astronomy project

Rohan who is investor in SKS Microfinance through his investment fund called Catamaran is now funding this Robo Astronomy Project which went unsponsored previously.

Oct 19, 2015, 22:59 PM IST

Farthest-ever galaxy detected

A team of researchers from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has detected a 13.2-billion-years old galaxy which may be the most distant galaxy ever found.

Sep 05, 2015, 19:10 PM IST
Even fruit flies exhibit emotions

Even fruit flies exhibit emotions

Fruit flies also exhibit similar emotions as we do when encountered with a stimulus, finds a new California Institute of Technology (Caltech) study.

May 15, 2015, 17:45 PM IST
Lopsided star explosion reveals new insights into supernova mystery

Lopsided star explosion reveals new insights into supernova mystery

New observations of a recently exploded star are confirming supercomputer model predictions made at Caltech that the deaths of stellar giants are lopsided affairs in which debris and the stars' cores hurtle off in opposite directions.

May 08, 2015, 23:44 PM IST

Scientists spot how HIV infects gut for first time ever

Researchers have utilized high-resolution electron microscopy to look at HIV infection within the actual tissue of an infected organism, providing perhaps the most detailed characterization yet of HIV infection in the gut.

Jan 31, 2014, 12:02 PM IST

Newly discovered galaxy puzzles astronomers

Researchers are puzzled over their new discovery of Himiko, which is an enormous galaxy, with a hot glowing gaseous halo extending over 55,000 light-years.

Jan 17, 2014, 18:18 PM IST

Scientists carry out first rock dating experiment on Mars

Scientists have, for the first time, successfully determined the age of a Martian rock through experiments being carried out on the Red Planet.

Dec 13, 2013, 16:27 PM IST

How oxygen came into existence on earth

One of science`s greatest mysteries is how and when oxygenic photosynthesis-the process responsible for producing oxygen on Earth through the splitting of water molecules-first began.

Jun 27, 2013, 18:49 PM IST

Professor Satish Dhawan endowed fellowship established at Caltech

The Department of Space has established an endowed fellowship at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the US.

Jun 03, 2013, 14:29 PM IST

Cosmic flash may help astronomers witness birth of a black hole

When a massive star exhausts its fuel, it collapses under its own gravity and produces a black hole, a new study has revealed.

May 04, 2013, 13:19 PM IST

Exotic nature of 4 planets orbiting nearby star revealed

Using a new high-tech gadget, astronomers have observed four planets orbiting a star relatively close to the sun in unprecedented detail, revealing the roughly ten-Jupiter-mass planets to be among the most exotic ones known.

Mar 13, 2013, 12:57 PM IST

Now, electronic chips that can repair themselves

The team, made up of members of the High-Speed Integrated Circuits laboratory in Caltech’s Division of Engineering and Applied Science, has demonstrated this self-healing capability in tiny power amplifiers.

Mar 12, 2013, 16:53 PM IST

Scientists successfully weigh single molecule

After devoting 12 years to the project, scientists have fabricated the first-ever device to measure molecules one at a time.

Aug 27, 2012, 11:11 AM IST

New amplifier created for exploring space and quantum world

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have developed a new type of amplifier for boosting electrical signals.

Jul 16, 2012, 09:01 AM IST

How massive stars become supernova after explosion

Each century, about two massive stars in our own galaxy explode, producing magnificent supernovae.

Jul 14, 2012, 11:01 AM IST

New primitive mineral in Allende meteorite found

Researchers have discovered a new mineral embedded in the meteorite, which scattered thousands of pieces of the space rock across the state of Chihuahua in 1969.

Jun 27, 2012, 12:59 PM IST

Insects watch skies to navigate

How do insects such as butterflies, locusts and fruit flies navigate thousands of miles so precisely with only the unchanging sky in the foreground? Researchers now have an answer.

Jan 18, 2012, 21:24 PM IST

Artificial intelligence in a test tube!

Researchers have now taken a major step toward creating artificial intelligence in a test tube.

Jul 21, 2011, 11:23 AM IST

Artificial intelligence in a test tube!

Researchers have now taken a major step toward creating artificial intelligence in a test tube.

Jul 21, 2011, 00:00 AM IST