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, 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.
Monday, March 24, 2014 - 6:56pm
Studying crops, from outer space
Plants convert energy from sunlight into chemical energy during a process called photosynthesis. This energy is passed on to humans and animals that eat the plants, and thus photosynthesis is the primary source of energy for all life on Earth. New research uses satellite technology to measure light that is emitted by plant leaves as a byproduct of photosynthesis
Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 5:14pm
Carnegie’s BioEYES Honored Twofold
Baltimore, MD—Carnegie’s educational outreach program, BioEYES, will be the recipient of the 2012 Viktor Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize from the Society for Developmental Biology. BioEYES founders Steve Farber and Jamie Shuda (University of Pennsylvania), will accept the award at the upcoming annual meeting of the society in Montreal in July. BioEYES, with program manager Valerie Butler, is also currently featured in a video on the front page of the Baltimore City Schools' website.
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
Monday, June 23, 2008 - 1:10pm
Chemical Clues Point to Dusty Origin for Earth-like Planets
Higher than expected levels of sodium found in a 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite suggest that the dust clouds from which the building blocks of the Earth and neighboring planets formed were much denser than previously supposed.
Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 12:01pm
Wesley T. Huntress Congressional Testimony
Carnegie Institution Geophysical Laboratory director Wesley T. Huntress expressed concerns about the future of America’s Earth and space science in testimony before Congress...
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.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 11:23am
Richard Meserve Elected National Academy of Engineering Councillor
Carnegie president Richard Meserve has been elected to a three-year term as councillor of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) beginning July 1, 2011. The academy, founded in 1964, is a private, independent, nonprofit organization that provides advice to the federal government on engineering matters.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 11:03am
The Carnegie Institution launches its new Web site!
The Carnegie Institution’s new look, featured on this new Web site, helps identify who we are clearly and concisely. By closely associating “Carnegie” and “science” in our new logo, our core identity is obvious in the blink of an eye. Although we have made every effort to work out the bugs in the new Web site, if you notice anything, or have any comments, please email the web master, Rob Ellis at email@example.com.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 5:30pm
Plant Science Could Ease Global Food and Fuel Demands
An international team of 12 leading plant biologists, including Carnegie’s Wolf Frommer, say their discoveries could have profound implications for increasing the supply of food and energy for our rapidly growing global population. All of their work focuses on the mechanisms that plants use for transporting small molecules across their membranes and thus for controlling water loss, resisting toxic metals and pests, increasing salt tolerance, and storing sugar.
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, September 30, 2013 - 1:04pm
Climate change: fast out of the gate, slow to the finish
A great deal of research has focused on the amount of global warming resulting from increased greenhouse gas concentrations. But there has been relatively little study of the pace of the change following these increases. A new study by Carnegie’s Ken Caldeira and Nathan Myhrvold of Intellectual Ventures concludes that about half of the warming occurs within the first 10 years after an instantaneous step increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration, but about one-quarter of the warming occurs more than a century after the step increase.
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.
Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 9:03am
Doug Koshland Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology
Douglas E. Koshland, staff scientist at Carnegie’s Department of Embryology, has been elected one of 72 Fellows by the American Academy of Microbiology. Fellows are annually elected “through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology.”