February 11, 1988 |
Every year self-help books tumble off the presses, some to see a brief season as a best-seller, some to disappear without a trace. But the daddy of them all, Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People," lives on 50 years after it first appeared. The book has sold 16 million copies to date. In 1985, American Heritage Magazine listed it as one of 10 books that have shaped the American character, alongside such books as Henry David Thoreau's "Walden."
September 27, 2008 |
A traveler walking along the eastern bank of Hudson Bay in northern Quebec can stand on the oldest bedrock known on Earth. This section of the planet's crust may be as much as 4.28 billion years old, researchers Jonathan O'Neil of McGill University and Richard Carlson of the Carnegie Institution reported Friday in the journal Science.
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April 30, 1985
The 100-inch telescope on Mt. Wilson above Pasadena was once one of the world's great astronomical instruments. Edwin Hubble used it in the 1920s to make two fundamental discoveries: that the universe is expanding, and that it contains billions of other galaxies just like ours. But light pollution from Los Angeles seriously degraded the telescope's ability to peer into deep space.Last year the Carnegie Institution of Washington, which owns and runs the Mt.
May 7, 2005 |
Astronomers have discovered a dozen new moons circling Saturn -- all but one orbiting in a direction opposite of the planet's spin, suggesting the moons formed elsewhere in the solar system and were captured by the planet's gravitational field. The 12 new moons, which are 1.86 miles to 4.35 miles wide, were announced this week by Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and David Jewitt of the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy.
February 28, 2004 |
Artificial diamonds made from gas turned out surprisingly hard -- harder even than natural diamonds, U.S. researchers said Wednesday. Writing in the online issue of Physica Status Solidi, a team at the Carnegie Institution's Geophysical Laboratory in Washington said they grew the crystals using a process called high-growth rate chemical vapor deposition, in which hydrogen gas and methane are bombarded with charged particles in a chamber.
October 24, 1993
Randolph Hafstad, 89, a physicist who helped develop nuclear power. After German scientists succeeded in splitting atomic nuclei in the late 1930s, Hafstad and two colleagues accomplished the same feat in 1939 at the Carnegie Institution of Technology in Washington. It was the first step toward the production and use of the atomic bomb in 1945. In 1948, Hafstad was appointed the first director of reactor development for the Atomic Energy Commission.