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<br /> Incubating the Future<br /> VOLUME LXXVI, NUMBER 1, SPRING 2013<br /> *<br /> *FROM BATS TO BATTLING VISION LOSS The “microbat” seen<br /> above was invented in 1998 by Caltech electrical engineer Yu-Chong<br /> Tai and was the first electrically powered palm-size ornithopter—a type<br /> of aircraft that flies by flapping its wings. Since then, the materials and<br /> technologies designed to create this tiny creature have been incorporated into<br /> a wide range of inventions, including a retinal implant. To learn more, go<br /> to page 6.<br /> VOLUME LXXVI, NUMBER 1, SPRING 2013<br /> 2 Caltech on Twitter<br /> 3 From the President<br /> 4 Random Walk<br /> Oobleck • Dollhouses • Solar Toilets • And More<br /> 1 Available Now on Caltech.edu<br /> 12 From Lab Bench to Marketplace<br /> BY KIMM FESENMAIER<br /> Caltech’s Office of Technology Transfer has created a culture on campus that<br /> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=1"> Incubating the Future </a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=2"> * *FROM BATS TO BAT</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=3"> VOLUME LXXVI, NUMBER 1, SPRING 2013 2 Calte</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=4"> multimedia Caltech on Twitter Follow us, retweet </a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=5"> from the president Culture, Environment,</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=6"> Random Walk 4 ENGINEERING & SCIE</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=7"> THE VORTEX STREET The image above is known as a K</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=8"> random walk Earle M. </a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=9"> Not-So-Oozy Oobleck You might know the stuff pic</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=10"> random walk GLAMOUR SHOT Although it might </a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=11"> BY THE NUMBERS: Solar Toilet 2.5 BILLION* Number</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=12"> random walk Snap Judgments We all make snap jud</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=13"> available now on CALTECH.EDU Aa RAY OF LIGHT Calt</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=14"> By Kimm Fesenmaier 12 ENGINEERING & SCIENCE SP</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=15"> I n 2005, George Maltezos was 11 months </a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=16"> an impact that extends beyond—or actually knocks </a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=17"> as a young professor that he would start even one</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=18"> Caltech has started a program called the Caltech </a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=19"> FOLLOWING AN IDEA TO THE MARKETPLACE In fact, Cal</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=20"> HOW SCIENCE TAKES ROOT: David Baltimore’s Caltech</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=21"> SPRING 2013 ENGINEERING & SCIENCE 19</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=22"> WHAT IS A By Marcus Y. Woo How Caltech physic</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=23"> of quantum mechanics, physicists, computer scient</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=24"> secrets of an atom or solve such long- standing m</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=25"> can come to characterizing what makes quantum com</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=26"> a micron or so, which is a long, long distance in</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=27"> no one has built a single quantum-wire qubit. “We</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=28"> Students engineer innovative pr By Katie Neith F</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=29"> ducts for the developing world the lives o</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=30"> At Haven Homes for the Disabled—where resources a</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=31"> “I had the best time with the students from Saint</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=32"> A woman begins to weave a screw-pine mat. Handicr</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=33"> ENDURING IMPRESSIONS Regardless of project succes</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=34"> ROOMINATE Bettina Chen (BS '10), Cofounder While</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=35"> “Caltech has rich history of making discoveries t</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=36"> 30 ENGINEERING & SCIENCE WINTER 2012</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=37"> in memoriam Wallace “Wal” Sargent, 1935–2012</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=38"> endnotes WHAT MAKES CALTECH SPECIAL? After Cal</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=39"> SUMMER 2012 ENGINEERING & SCIENCE 41</a> <a title="E&amp;S Spring 2013 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/383110a7?page=40"> California Institute of Technology Pasadena, Cali</a>