There's A Way to Make Big Earthquakes Safer. The US Won't Pay For It.

Everyone’s fretting about a terrifying article on the terrifying Cascadia Subduction Zone, which will almost certainly deliver the deadliest earthquake in US history. That earthquake would almost certainly be made less deadly with an early warning system that’s ready to be implemented—if only the US would decide to… » 7/13/15 11:00pm 7/13/15 11:00pm

How do you put a scale model of the TARDIS on top of a building? CalTech pranksters reveal all!

After successfully putting a scale model TARDIS (with lights!) on top of a building at MIT, the CalTech pranksters behind the caper took their show on the road. In this video, they reveal how they set up the giant structure on top of a UC Berkeley building (it's hard to tell for sure, but I think it's LeConte Hall… » 5/11/11 11:13am 5/11/11 11:13am

Engineer Your Body Functions with Programmable RNA

This week, scientists at Caltech released the first ever multi-input, "plug-and-play" synthetic RNA devices. You may have heard of Boolean logic gates in computer science, but now synthetic biologists are taking them one step further, creating organic computer programs that control the activity inside your cells.… » 10/18/08 11:30am 10/18/08 11:30am