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Photosynthesis Measurements From Space
2014-03-25 10:22:18

The photosynthetic activity of various regions is changing due to human interaction with the environment, including climate change, which makes large-scale studies of photosynthetic activity of interest.

Gold Mining Increased In Peru
2013-10-28 15:55:37

For the first time, researchers have been able to map the true extent of gold mining in the biologically diverse region of Madre De Dios in the Peruvian Amazon.

First High-resolution National Carbon Map Of Panama
2013-07-23 11:11:56

A team of researchers has for the first time mapped the above ground carbon density of an entire country in high fidelity.

H2O Reveals New Secret
2013-06-11 10:08:48

Using revolutionary new techniques, a team led by Carnegie's Malcolm Guthrie has made a striking discovery about how ice behaves under pressure, changing ideas that date back almost 50 years.

Ecosystem Chemistry Better Predicted By Plant Species
2013-04-09 09:49:55

plant species making up an ecosystem are better predictors of ecosystem chemistry than environmental conditions such as terrain, geology, or altitude

Revolutionary Biosphere Mapping Capability Announced At AGU
2012-12-04 17:15:55

Researchers from the Carnegie Institution are rolling out results from the new Airborne Taxonomic Mapping System, or AToMS, for the first time at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meetings in San Francisco.

Mountaintop Blasting Paves The Way For The Giant Magellan Telescope
2012-03-24 03:27:17

Astronomers have begun to blast 3 million cubic feet of rock from a mountaintop in the Chilean Andes to make room for what will be the world's largest telescope when completed near the end of the decade.

2012-02-16 14:27:51

Could replacing coal-fired electricity plants with generators fueled by natural gas bring global warming to a halt in this century?

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2010-10-19 09:48:35

For the first time scientists have been able to watch nanoparticles grow from the earliest stages of their formation.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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