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PCC is an Aspen Top Ten College – Again!

Pasadena City College was named today as one of 10 finalists for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges. Read More

Power to the People

Under Gurcharan Bawa, Pasadena Water and Power has made great strides in beginning to shift Pasadena away from a reliance on outdated, dirty energy, but there is a lot you can do to help. Read More

 

Science

No Motor, No Battery, No Problem

Engineers at Caltech and ETH Zurich have developed robots capable of self-propulsion without using any motors, servos, or power supply. Read More

NASA Sends New Research on Orbital ATK Mission to Space Station

Astronauts soon will have new experiments to conduct related to emergency navigation, DNA sequencing and ultra-cold atom research when the research arrives at the International Space Station following the 4:44 a.m. EDT (1:44 a.m. PDT) Monday launch of an Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft. Read More

Small Packages to Test Big Space Technology Advances

NASA has been increasing its use of CubeSats — small satellites based on several configurations of approximately 4 x 4 x 4-inch cubes — to put new technologies in orbit where they can be tested in the harsh environment of space before being used as part of larger satellite missions or constellations of spacecraft. Read More

JPL Gets $8 Million Grant to Look for Life on Saturn’s Moon

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has received a five-year grant of approximately $8 million to continue research on possible life on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. Read More