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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 21: Margaret Vinci (L), manager of Office of Earthquake Programs and Seismological Laboratory at California Institute of Technology, speaks during a functional exercise simulating a magnitude 7.0 aftershock following a simulated 7.8 magnitude earthquake at the Los Angeles County Emergency Operations Center (CEOC) hosted by The County of Los Angeles Office of Emergency Management on March 21, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The training exercise featured the California Integrated Seismic Network's Earthquake Ready Warning Demonstration System, which included 88 cities, 137 unincorporated communities, 200 schools and several nonprofit organizations.
Suggested last year by the Keck Institute for Space Studies at the California Institute of Technology, the idea has attracted favor at NASA and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy ... President Obama's goal of sending astronauts to a near-Earth asteroid by 2025 can't be done with foreseeable civil-space spending, the thinking goes. But by moving an asteroid to cislunar space -- a high lunar orbit or the second Earth-Moon Lagrangian Point (EML2), above the Moon's far side -- it is conceivable that technically the deadline could be met.
Entrepreneurs are not as valued in this country as they are in the US – the UK needs a major culture change ... California still has the edge on UK graduates and in the big tech universities, including Berkeley and Caltech, 20% of students are involved in start-ups before graduation with 40% joining new tech firms within a year of getting their diploma.
Until recently, Carol and I believed we would complete our careers at Caltech and retire in Pasadena ... We did not expect, however, to be presented with a unique and life-changing opportunity: to lead the recently created King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).More quotes »
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Astronomers get rare look at ancient galaxy collision
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Keeping stem cells strong
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