California Institute of Technology


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California Institute of Technology,

at Pasadena, Calif.; originally for men, became coeducational in 1970; founded 1891 as Throop Polytechnic Institute; called Throop College of Technology, 1913–20. The institute's research facilities, principally in science and engineering, include the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (operated in conjunction with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration), the Palomar Observatory, the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory, and a cosmic ray laboratory. With the Univ. of California at Berkeley and the Univ. of Hawaii, it operates the W. M. Keck Observatory at Mauna Kea, Hawaii, which houses the world's largest reflecting telescopes.
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The California Institute of Technology, for example, has received 742 early action applications for fall 2001 compared with just 125 such applications in 1995, said Charlene Liebau, undergraduate admissions director.
Geological Survey, the California Division of Mines and Geology and the California Institute of Technology.
Dominic Schezkel, a seismic analyst with the California Institute of Technology, said the fault affecting Taiwan, known as the Philippine plate, was being pushed upward by the neighboring Eurasian plate.
Lewis of the California Institute of Technology, these scientists are designing broadcast-quality animation to exhibit chemistry's physical concepts.
Frederic Farina, Assistant Vice President Office of Technology Transfer at the California Institute of Technology, said, "We are always thrilled when technologies developed in our labs make their way to the marketplace in the form of new products and services for the benefit of society at large.
Geological Survey, the California Division of Mines and Geology and the California Institute of Technology estimate they need between $6 million and $10 million a year, and are urging state and federal officials to promise the funding will be there.
Steidel of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Donald Hamilton, then at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, found that an object in front of the quasar -- a candidate primeval galaxy -- absorbed particular wavelengths of the light.
Currently, Arrowhead is supporting efforts in drug discovery tools, stem cell technology and nanoelectronics at the California Institute of Technology, Stanford University and Duke University, respectively.
In his crowded lab at California Institute of Technology, dime-sized ``noselets'' blink red and green LED lights as they sniff, crawling robo-noses twist and turn their way into streams of wind and a bookcase-sized collection of glass tubes dubbed ``Pinocchio'' can identify the smells of roses, wine, garlic and rotting fish.
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BAE Systems' subcontractors are the California Institute of Technology, Cornell University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State University, University of Illinois, University of Massachusetts, and Stow Research.
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