Kavli News

02/16/2010

Scientists created a new type of flexible solar cell, enhancing the absorption and efficiency, while bringing costs down.

02/11/2010

Little is know about one of a black hole's fundamental properties, spin. But spin may be crucial to understanding the dynamics of a black hole's host galaxy.

02/09/2010

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have developed a way to make some notoriously brittle materials ductile—yet stronger than ever—simply by reducing their size.

01/28/2010

In the January 29th issue of Science, a team from Harvard led by Vinothan Manoharan and Michael Brenner, presents additional clues to how and why groups of atoms and molecules may favor less symmetrical and more complex, flexible geometric patterns.

01/13/2010

Our energy-hungry brains operate reliably and efficiently while processing a flood of sensory information, thanks to a sort of neuronal thermostat that regulates activity in the visual cortex.

01/12/2010

Researchers say proposed satellite could represent astronomy’s ‘next big leap’ — one that may help find signs of life elsewhere in the universe.

01/08/2010

"In Search of Memory," a new documentary on the life of Nobel laureate Eric Kandel, MD -- Kavli Professor and director of the Kavli Institute for Brain Sciences at Columbia -- has been commercially released.

01/07/2010

High-energy cosmic rays appear to be coming from supernova remnants, the dying remains of exploded stars.

12/29/2009

News reports and web posts from China on a visit to KITPC by The Kavli Foundation's President, Robert W. Conn, and Vice-President of Science Programs, Miyoung Chun. (Untranslated)

12/23/2009

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have made a major discovery in how the brain encodes memories. The finding could eventually lead to the development of new drugs to aid memory.

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