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KU breakthrough has implications for climate change, oil

LAWRENCE – University of Kansas geologists have synthesized the mineral dolomite at a low temperature — a feat that scientists have been trying to accomplish for almost a century.
Announced in a paper published today in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), this work will eventually provide researchers with more accurate tools for understanding climate change and give geologists better methods for finding new sources of petroleum, said Jennifer Roberts, associate professor of geology and lead author of the paper. This research also represents a major step forward in solving what geologists call The Dolomite Problem.
In their research ...

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