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Washington, DC— The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded the Carnegie Institution a $4 million grant over three years to initiate the Deep Carbon Observatory -- an international, decade-long project to investigate the nature of carbon in Earth's deep interior.
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Argonne, IL—Millions of people today carry around pocket-sized music players capable of holding thousands of songs, thanks to the discovery 20 years ago of a phenomenon known as the “giant magnetoresistance effect,” which made it possible to pack more data onto smaller and smaller hard drives.
Mineralogy
Washington, DC— The Earth’s original atmosphere held very little oxygen.
Washington, DC—The car-sized asteroid that exploded above theNubian Desert last October was small compared to the dinosaur-killing, civilization-ending objects that still orbit the sun.
Washington, DC— An international team of researchers including scientists at the Carnegie Institution has discovered a new chemical compound that consists of a single element―boron.
Washington, DC— 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 America.
The Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) will take place this summer in Barcelona, from 18 to 22 July. ESOF2008 is not just a scientific conference.
Washington, DC—Superconductors can convey more than 150 times more electricity than copper wires because they don’t restrict electron movement, the essence of electricity.
Washington, DC—The organic soup that spawned life on Earth may have gotten generous helpings from outer space, according to a new study.
Washington, DC — Interstellar space may be strewn with tiny whiskers of carbon, dimming the light of far-away objects.
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A discovery by scientists at the Carnegie Institution has opened the door to a new generation of piezoelectric materials that can convert mechanical strain into electricity and vice versa, potentially cutting costs and boosting performance in myriad applications ranging from medical diagnostics t
A discovery by scientists at the Carnegie Institution has opened the door to a new generation of piezoelectric materials that can convert mechanical strain into electricity and vice versa, potentially cutting costs and boosting performance in myriad applications ranging from medical
Washington DC*-- Key components of a new approach to discover life on Mars were successfully launched into space Frida
Contact Ho-kwang (Dave) Mao at 202-478- 8960, or (email) Contact Russell Hemley at 202-478-8951,or (email)
Contact: Russell Hemley at (202) 478-8951 or (email);
The Lab-On-a-Chip, developed at Carnegie in collaboration with NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and Charles River Labs, has been successfully tested on the space s
Washington, D.C. - The Carnegie Institution announced today that the United States Patent Office has recently granted a patent for the work of three inventors--Russell Hemley, Ho-kwang Mao, and Chih-Shiue Yan--related to the manufacture of a hard, single-crystal diamond.

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