Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 12:00am
Hurtling star possesses comet-like tail
Pasadena, CA - NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer has spotted an amazingly long comet-like tail behind a star streaking through space at extraordinary speeds.
The star, named Mira after the Latin word for "wonderful," has been a favorite of astronomers for about 400 years. It is a fast-moving older star, called a red giant, which sheds massive amounts of surface material.
Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 12:00am
New Visions of Matter with Diamonds and Light
The President and Trustees of the Carnegie Institution cordially invite you to view the CARNEGIE EVENING LECTURE with Dr. Russell J. Hemley, Staff Member of the Geophysical Laboratory...
Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 4:24pm
Rich Ore Deposits Linked to Ancient Atmosphere
Much of our planet’s mineral wealth was deposited billions of years ago when Earth’s chemical cycles were different from today’s. Using geochemical clues from rocks nearly 3 billion years old, a group of scientists including Andrey Bekker and Douglas Rumble from the Carnegie Institution have made the surprising discovery that the creation of economically important nickel ore deposits was linked to sulfur in the ancient oxygen-poor atmosphere.
Monday, August 6, 2012 - 3:25pm
Possible muscle disease therapeutic target found
The study of muscular system protein myostatin has been of great interest to researchers as a potential therapeutic target for people with muscular disorders. Although much is known about how myostatin affects muscle growth, there has been disagreement about what types of muscle cells it acts upon. New research from a team including Carnegie's Chen-Ming Fan and Christoph Lepper narrows down the field to one likely type of cell.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 1:00am
Under pressure, vanadium won’t turn down the volume
Carnegie scientists have discovered a high pressure phase transition in vanadium crystals that change their shape but, unlike most other elements, do not take up less space as a result...
Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 3:58pm
Potential new eye tumor treatment discovered
New research from a team including several Carnegie scientists demonstrates that a specific small segment of RNA could play a key role in the growth of a type of malignant childhood eye tumor called retinoblastoma. The tumor is associated with mutations of a protein called Rb, or retinoblastoma protein. Dysfunctional Rb is also involved with other types of cancers, including lung, brain, breast and bone. Their work could result in a new therapeutic target for treating this rare form of cancer and potentially other cancers as well.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 4:33pm
Old Star is “Missing Link” in Galactic Evolution
A newly discovered star outside the Milky Way has yielded important clues about the evolution of our galaxy. Located in the dwarf galaxy Sculptor some 280,000 light-years away, the star has a chemical make-up similar to the Milky Way’s oldest stars, supporting theories that our galaxy grew by absorbing dwarf galaxies and other galactic building blocks.
Monday, February 26, 2007 - 1:00am
New Insights into High-Temperature Superconductors
Scientists discovered that two different physical parameters—pressure and the substitution of different isotopes of oxygen—have a similar effect on electronic properties of high-temperature superconductors. The results also suggest...
Monday, March 7, 2005 - 1:00am
Finding hidden invaders in a Hawaiian rain forest
By applying novel measurement techniques from a high-altitude aircraft, scientists detected two species of invading plants that are changing the ecology of rain forest near the Kilauea Volcano in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park...
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.
Monday, March 9, 2009 - 3:18pm
Carnegie gets excellent ratings for fiscal management
Carnegie has received the highest rating for sound fiscal management—four stars—from Charity Navigator for the eighth year running. Charity Navigator is America's largest charity evaluator. Only four organizations out of 5,381 have received that rating eight years running.* Standard & Poor’s (S&P) also just affirmed Carnegie’s credit rating of AA+, its second highest rating.
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.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 10:51am
Carnegie Airborne Observatory in Action
Watch the Carnegie Airborne Observatory in action mapping the biomass and biodiversity in the Amazon, with the Peruvian Minister of Environment, Manuel Pulgar Vidal.
Monday, June 15, 2009 - 9:25am
D. C. Math for America Awarded $1. 5-Million NSF Grant
In 2008, The Carnegie Institution’s Carnegie Academy for Science Education (CASE) launched a partnership with Math for America (MfA) and American University. The program is to improve the mathematics education of Washington, D.C., public and public charter secondary school students by selecting and educating fellows to become skilled teachers. Using stimulus funds, the National Science Foundation has just awarded MfA DC a $ 1.498-million grant to cover costs for the first 14 fellows.