Kavli News

06/24/2010

Since the first exoplanet, discovered in 1995, more than 460 others have been found. While astronomers have been able to measure the size, orbital characteristics, and even the molecular make up of the atmospheres, many mysteries about their formation and evolution remain.

06/17/2010

Are we born with an innate sense of direction, or is it learned? Research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience suggests that the brain comes hard-wired with working navigational neurons.

06/17/2010

Technique could pave way for manganites and other oxides to replace silicon in thin-film electronics, memory storage and other technologies.

06/14/2010

New research looks to explain how galaxies weighing in at about 300 million solar masses become "active."

06/08/2010

In the quest for faster and cheaper computers, scientists have imaged pore structures in insulation material at sub-nanometer scales for the first time. Understanding these structures could substantially enhance computer performance and power usage of integrated circuits.

06/03/2010

Eight scientists whose discoveries have dramatically expanded human understanding in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience have been recognised with the award of the million-dollar Kavli Prizes.

05/18/2010

UC Santa Barbara Astrophysicists are the first to identify two white dwarf stars in an eclipsing binary system, allowing for the first direct radius measurement of a rare white dwarf.

05/14/2010

UCLA researchers and collaborators have developed a technique that could lead to a new generation of psychiatric medications

04/28/2010

David A. Weitz, co-director of KIBST, and Terry Sejnowsk, executive committee member of KIBM, have elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Kavli Prize laureate Sten Grillner was elected as a foreign associate.

04/22/2010

Handling light with any polarization and over broad range of angles, the new metamaterial could be particularly well suited for solar cells.

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