Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 4:42pm
Big Boost to Plant Research
The four largest nonprofit plant science research institutions in the U.S. have joined forces to form the Association of Independent Plant Research Institutes (AIPI) in an effort to target plant science research to meet the profound challenges facing society in a more coordinated and rapid fashion.
Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 10:21am
CarnegieScience Summer 2008 is available
The summer CarnegieScience features stories from the global limits of using biomass as a source for fuel to the first-ever witnesses of a supernova birth.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 9:04am
Spend an L.A. Evening with the Giant Magellan Telescope
Join a discussion with leading astronomers about how one of the world’s largest telescopes, the Giant Magellan Telescope, will help solve some of the most vexing problems in astronomy today—from the nature of dark energy and dark matter to finding signatures of life on other planets. The event will take place November 20, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA, from 1 to 5 PM.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 2:52pm
Richard Meserve to Receive AAAS Abelson Award
The American Association for the Advancement of Science announced that Richard A. Meserve, president of the Carnegie Institution, will receive the 2008 Philip Hauge Abelson Award for “advancing and promoting the use of science in the service of the public interest, and for exceptional contributions to the institutions [he has] served, to the scientific community at large, and to the general public, both in the U. S. and abroad.
Monday, September 26, 2005 - 12:00am
How to avoid severe climate change discussed at CO2 conference
Hurricane Katrina may be a small taste of what is to come if emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2 ) are not diminished soon, warns Dr. Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology...
Monday, November 26, 2012 - 8:52pm
Magnesium oxide: From Earth to super-Earth
The mantles of Earth and other rocky planets are rich in magnesium and oxygen. Due to its simplicity, the mineral magnesium oxide is a good model for studying the nature of planetary interiors. New work from a team led by Carnegie’s Stewart McWilliams studied how magnesium oxide behaves under the extreme conditions deep within planets and found evidence that alters our understanding of planetary evolution.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 3:38am
Private Support Helps Public Plant Research
The private sector and an Austrian research institute are chipping in to help support one of the most widely used public biological databases in the world. Although the majority of funding continues to come from the National Science Foundation, The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) database is now receiving support from other organizations as well. Two corporations have recently signed on as TAIR sponsors: Dow AgroSciences and most recently Syngenta Biotechnology Inc.
Friday, November 7, 2008 - 5:15pm
World Needs Climate Emergency Backup Plan, Says Expert
In submitted testimony to the British Parliament, climate scientist Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution said that while steep cuts in carbon emissions are essential to stabilizing global climate, there also needs to be a backup plan. Geoengineering solutions such as injecting dust into the atmosphere are risky, but may become necessary if emissions cuts are insufficient to stave off catastrophic warming. He urged that research into the pros and cons of geoengineering be made a high priority.
Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 12:00am
Planetary Radio Astronomy Turns 50 with Fanfare!
Fifty years ago, Bernard Burke and Kenneth Franklin, of the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM), picked up “the voice of Jupiter,” at an observatory near Seneca, MD...
Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 1:43pm
Global Ecology’s Congressional ‘Hat Trick’
One of the rationales behind basic research is to provide the scientific foundations for good public policy. Carnegie scientists have always done their share, but the Department of Global Ecology recently pulled off a public policy “hat trick” that is impressive even by Carnegie standards: three DGE scientists testified in three separate Congressional hearings in one day.
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 7:34am
World’s Most Advanced Telescope Mirror Completed
Washington, D.C.--Scientists with the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization have completed the most challenging large astronomical mirror ever made. The mirror will be part of the 25-meter Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), which will explore planets around other stars and the formation of stars, galaxies and black holes in the early universe.
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 4:16pm
The Smoking Gun: Fish Brains and Nicotine
In researching neural pathways, it helps to establish an analogous relationship between a region of the human brain and the brains of more-easily studied animal species. New work from a team led by Carnegie’s Marnie Halpern hones in on one particular region of the zebrafish brain that could help us understand the circuitry underlying nicotine addiction.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 2:59pm
Future Warming: Issues of Magnitude and Pace
Researchers reviewed the likelihood of continued changes to the terrestrial climate, including an analysis of a collection of 27 climate models. If emissions of heat-trapping gases continue along the recent trajectory, 21st century mean annual global warming could exceed 3.6 °F ( 2 °C) over most terrestrial regions during 2046 to 2065 and 7.2 °F (4 °C) during 2081-2100.At this pace, it will probably be the most rapid large climate change in the last 65 million years.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 8:13am
Scientists Watch Cell-Shape Process for First Time
Researchers at Plant Biology, with colleagues, witnessed for the first time a fundamental process of cellular organization in living plant cells: the formation of the cellular protein network that is the scaffolding that provides structure and ultimately form and shape to the cell. See movies
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 8:27am
Scientists Study Possible Responses to Climate Emergencies
The future of the Earth could rest on potentially dangerous and unproven geoengineering technologies unless emissions of carbon dioxide can be greatly reduced, claims a new study coauthored by Carnegie’s Ken Caldeira and published by the UK’s Royal Society, September 1.
Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 3:30pm
The heart of the plant
Food prices are soaring at the same time as the Earth’s population is nearing 9 billion. As a result the need for increased crop yields is extremely important. New research led by Carnegie’s Wolf Frommer into the system by which sugars are moved throughout a plant—from the leaves to the harvested portions and elsewhere—could be crucial for addressing this problem.