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Recent advances in our understanding of the quantities, movements, forms and origin of carbon in Earth are summarized in a just-published report. The research represents fast-paced progress on the depths of the biosphere, Earth, what erupts from volcanoes and leaks from sea floors, what descends back into Earth’s great depths, and the nature of carbon-bearing materials within planets.
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The Geophysical Laboratory's Andrew Steele joins the Rosetta team as a Co-Investigator working on the COSAC instrument aboard the Philae lander (Fred Goesmann Max Planck Institute - PI). On 12 November 2014 the Philae system will be deployed to land on the comet and begin operations.

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In celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, the Geophysical Laboratory and DTM held an ice cream social on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 in Tuve Hall. 

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Torredu, India---Geophysical Laboratory research scientist Maddury Somayazulu visited Torredu, India this month and gave a talk to the children of the village in telugu (a South-Central Dravidian language) about how science impacts society.

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Sendai, Japan—The Geophysical Laboratory's webmaster and departmental assistant, Michelle Scholtes, was invited to the Advanced Institute for Materials Research at Tohoko University in Sendai, Japan for a foreign exchange of information regarding administrative support in a scientific research institution.  The visit included the exchange of opinions and experiences regarding research support systems at each institute.  

Washington, DC—The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Carnegie $10 million over four years for basic research that could lead to the discovery of new energy materials through its program to support Energy Frontier Research Centers.

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By unanimous vote of the Carnegie Board of Trustees, Dr. Matthew P. Scott has been appointed the 10th president of the Carnegie Institution for Science.

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The Geophsyical Laboratory presented various topics at the third annual USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education event of its kind in the United States!

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Written by Shaun J. Hardy

“Perhaps no building being erected at the present time has excited so much interest ... as has the new edifice in progress [at Broad Branch Road].  Certainly no structure has required so much precise care in workmanship and a thorough knowledge of building to meet the delicate needs of a building of this character.  It is the last word in scientific building.”

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