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Hixon Teacher Prep Program Guides Way to Head of the Class

Now in its 17th year, Pasadena City College’s unique teacher-prep program offers a host of services to help students who someday want to work in education. READ MORE

 

DESIGN

Three Women Designers Blasting Through NASA’s Glass Ceiling

ArtCenter alumna Jessie Kawata is currently industrial design lead and creative strategist at JPL’s Innovation Foundry. READ MORE

 

SCIENCE

New Branch in Family Tree of Exoplanets Discovered

In a new Caltech-led study, researchers have classified exoplanets in much the same way biologists identify new animal species. READ MORE

NASA Releases Kepler Survey Catalog with Hundreds of New Planet Candidates

NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has released a mission catalog of planet candidates that introduces 219 new candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and orbiting in their star’s habitable zone, which is the range of distance from a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of a rocky planet. READ MORE

“Hot” Electrons Move Faster Than Expected

For the first time, engineers and scientists at Caltech have been able to directly observe the ultrafast motion of electrons immediately after they are excited with a laser—and found that these electrons diffuse into their surroundings much faster and farther than previously expected. READ MORE

 

TECHNOLOGY

Digital Forensics Tools Take on Big Role Prosecuting Cyber Crimes

Pasadena-based Guidance Software CEO Patrick Dennis talks cybersecurity at Enfuse conference.  READ MORE

OpenX Mobile Business Grows 191% Year-Over-Year

OpenX announced significant growth in its mobile business including adding recording 191% growth in revenue year-over-year from Q1 2016 to Q1 2017. READ MORE