| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:32 PM
NASA hopes the third time will be the charm for its OCO-2 satellite, which was rescheduled for liftoff at 2:56 a.m. Wednesday.
Tuesday's Delta II rocket launch was scrubbed Tuesday with just 46 seconds to go when a water suppression system on the launch...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:15 PM
In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, NASA's brand new Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 successfully reached its final destination: space.
It still has three weeks of maneuvers to do before it reaches its ultimate orbit 438 miles above the Earth. But by...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Forty crew members of the USS Pasadena, a nuclear-powered submarine, will visit the city it is named for from Friday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 7, including a tour of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a visit to the Rose Bowl.
Crew members and...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:42 PM
The latest hurricane churning off the coast of Baja California could bring some rain and thunderstorms to parts of drought-stricken Southern California, forecasters said Friday.
As Hurricane Norbert slowly moves northwest along Mexico's Baja peninsula,...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 7:21 PM
Extracting natural gas for energy from shale rock deep underground requires lots of water, but much of the world's shale gas is in regions where water is already scarce, including part of California, according to a study issued Tuesday.
The amount of...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:28 PM
La Caņada High School senior Alice Zhai received special recognition Tuesday from the La Caņada Unified Governing Board for a science project on hurricanes that was published in an international journal and earned her a $50,000 scholarship from the...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:55 PM
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has passed up a chance to drill a rock nicknamed "Bonanza King" because of its worrying wobble, officials at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory say.
The one-ton robot geologist was set to pull a sample out of a rock that...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Frank E. Marble, a Caltech expert on jet propulsion and fluid mechanics who was among the first faculty members selected for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has died. He was 96.
Marble's Aug. 11 death at a Pasadena nursing facility was caused by...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:30 AM
George Lucas is among three technologists to receive the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers highest accolade, the org announced today.
Lucas is to receive an Honorary Membership in the body, in recognition of his many contributions to...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
HBO's John Oliver turned his humor-laced outrage on payday lenders Sunday, holding them, celebrity pitchman Montel Williams and their legislative allies up for some well-deserved ridicule.
Citing a study that found 75% of payday loans were taken out...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:24 PM
Scientists and engineers convened at La Caņada’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Friday to share findings of a recent test project that could help NASA deposit bigger, heavier payloads and spacecraft on the Martian surface.
The Low-Density Supersonic...