Will the changing jet stream produce more hurricanes? Have researchers discovered an earthquake predictor? Read the fall 2008 CarnegieScience to find out. Engineering better crops on line- page...
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Stanford, CA— 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...
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Gliding over the battered surface of Mercury for the second time this year, NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft has revealed even more previously unseen real estate on the innermost planet, sending home...
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Washington, D.C.— Researchers at the Carnegie Institution have developed a new technique for improving the properties of diamonds—not only adding sparkle to gemstones, but also...
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Carnegie's Wes Huntress joins other space community leaders to form an alternative vision for space exploration more >>
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Washington, D.C.—The building blocks of life may have emerged in volcanic eruptions on the early Earth, according to a new analysis of classic experiments performed more than fifty years ago...
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Washington, D.C.— Robert Hazen, senior staff scientist at the Carnegie Institution’s Geophysical Laboratory, will receive the 2009 Distinguished Public Service Medal of the Mineralogical Society of...
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Washington, D.C.—NASA announced today that the Carnegie Institution is one of ten teams selected for the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) to conduct multidisciplinary research to study the origin...
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Washington, D.C.—For several decades, scientists have thought that the Solar System formed as a result of a shock wave from an exploding star—a supernova—that triggered the...
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Washington, D.C.—Canadian bedrock more than four billion years old may be the oldest known section of the Earth’s early crust. Scientists at the Carnegie Institution used geochemical...
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Stanford, CA—How much carbon dioxide is too much? According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, greenhouse gases in the atmosphere need to be stabilized at levels low enough...
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Selecting life: Scientists find new way to search for origin of life - Carnegie Institution News News Release November 9, 2006 Contact: Robert Hazen at 202-478-8962, rhazen@gl.ciw.edu...
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Stanford, CA—Director of the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology, Christopher Field, has been elected co-chair of Working Group 2 of the Nobel-Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel...
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Washington, D.C.— Nitrogen atoms like to travel in pairs, hooked together by one of the strongest chemical bonds in nature. By subjecting nitrogen molecules to extreme temperatures and...
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Listen to the lecture here: iTunes U Download the Powerpoint presentation here: PowerPoint Presentation The 19th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research occured in Montreal, Canada...
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Baltimore, MD—Scientists have known for decades that certain genes (called transposons) can jump around the genome in an individual cell. This activity can be dangerous, however, especially...
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Washington, D.C.--Oxygen, the third most abundant element in the cosmos and essential to life on Earth, changes its forms dramatically under pressure transforming to a solid with spectacular colors....
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Stanford, CA—Steroids bulk up plants just as they do human athletes, but the playbook of molecular signals that tell the genes to boost growth and development in plant cells is far more complicated...
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Washington, D.C.— Carnegie geochemist Richard Carlson will receive the 2008 Norman L. Bowen Award from the American Geophysical Union. Named in honor of pioneering experimental petrologist and long-...
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Washington, DC—The National Association of Geoscience Teachers has awarded the 2008 James H. Shea Award to science writer Alan Cutler at the Carnegie Institution. The Shea Award is given...
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Washington, D.C. Using new techniques, scientists have discovered for the first time that tiny beads of volcanic glasses collected from two Apollo missions to the Moon contain water. The...
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Paul Silver discusses his research in a video interview. Washington, DC—Although measurement techniques surrounding earthquakes have improved enormously over the last few decades, it has...
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Washington, D.C.—Carnegie’s Russell Hemley, director of the institution’s Geophysical Laboratory, was elected Honoris Causa Professor for Energetics, Mechanics, Machinery, and Control Systems of the...
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It’s not just about climate change anymore. Besides loading the atmosphere with heat-trapping greenhouse gases, human emissions of carbon dioxide have also begun to alter the chemistry of the ocean—...
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