Kavli News

12/14/2011

An international team of scientists has discovered that the supernova that exploded in August –– dubbed the supernova of a generation –– was a "white dwarf."

12/12/2011

Analytical Pixels, is a new start-up company that emerged from a collaboration between Caltech’s Kavli Nanoscience Institute (KNI) and the Micro and Nanotechnologies Innovation Campus (Minatec).

12/05/2011

An international team of scientists has found the fastest-rotating massive star ever recorded. The star spins around its axis at the speed of 600 kilometers per second at the equator, a rotational velocity so high that the star is nearly tearing apart due to centrifugal forces.

12/02/2011

Simulations predict a larger number of small dwarf satellite galaxies around our Milky Way than are observed. Now work by KIPAC scientists has shown that this discrepancy is more universal.

11/28/2011

With assistance from the Earth's magnetic field, the Fermi Gamma-ray Telescope confirms a cosmic excess of antimatter positrons, but not the spike expected if evidence of dark matter.

11/21/2011

Researchers at UCLA report in the journal ACS Nano that they have developed a unique method for producing new electrodes that are both flexible and highly conductive.

11/17/2011

Researchers develop world’s lightest solid material, approximately 100 times lighter than Styrofoam.

11/15/2011

New research at Harvard and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), helps to explain how columbines have achieved a rapid radiation of approximately 70 species, with flowers apparently tailored to the length of their pollinators' tongues.

11/09/2011

Stories on use of genetic analysis to help save a boy imperiled by a devastating disease, on the potential impact of climate change in two localities, and on the secret lives of scientists and engineers are among the winners of the 2011 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards.

11/01/2011

Exciting news for the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, they will provide the key detector technology for GUSSTO's 4.7 THz Space camera.

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