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Absentee voting's rise means more risk of problems

Election experts and researchers say the rise in popularity of mail-in absentee voting around the country is increasing the risk of mistakes, lost votes and even fraud. Full story

Robert Christy, Manhattan Project physicist, dies

Robert F. Christy, a former California Institute of Technology professor who helped design the trigger mechanism for the atomic bombs used in World War II, died Wednesday. He was 96. Full story

Close-Up Photos Make You Look Bad

A close-up picture slightly distorts the details of your face, and those subtle changes might make you look less attractive and less trustworthy to others, a new study suggests. Full story

NASA renews Caltech's JPL contract

The California Institute of Technology will manage NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for at least five more years, the space agency has announced. Full story

Jellyfish exhibit energy efficiency in movement, inspire new technology

   Professor John Dabiri, a Cal Tech biophysicist, discusses his discovery about jellyfish and how their movement through water can be mimicked in creating more energy efficient underwater crafts.

Countdown to a shakedown

   Caltech's demonstration of the Earthquake Early Warning System's computer software simulates a countdown for seismic waves (in yellow and red) spreading outward from California's Elsinore fault line toward Los Angeles.

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