Astronomers capture first image of a black hole
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) -- a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration -- was designed to capture images of a black hole. Today, in coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers reveal that they have succeeded, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298276&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 11, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

National Science Foundation names Jennifer Dionne and Mark Braverman its 2019 Alan T. Waterman awardees
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named materials scientist Jennifer Dionne and computer scientist Mark Braverman the recipients of this year's Alan T. Waterman Award. The Waterman Award annually recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by NSF. Researchers 40 years of age or younger, or up to 10 years post Ph.D., are eligible. This year, two outstanding researchers ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298217&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 5, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF press conference on first result from Event Horizon Telescope project
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project and the National Science Foundation (NSF) will hold a press conference to announce a groundbreaking result. What: Press conference on groundbreaking result from the Event Horizon Telescope.  Who: NSF Director France Córdova will deliver remarks. A panel of EHT researchers ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298155&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 1, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sweat sensors: Engineering breakthrough tools for health diagnostics
Multidisciplinary team tackles challenges to make sweat as important as blood for health monitoring Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/sweatbiosensor.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 1, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

2019 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities Report goes live
The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) has released its 2019 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (WMPD) report, which provides detailed information about participation levels in science and engineering (S&E) education and employment. "As the science and engineering community strives to broaden participation in education and careers, we need an accurate ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297944&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 28, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

National Science Foundation presents the President’s FY 2020 budget request
Today, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released details of the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget Request to Congress, which includes a proposed level of funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF). Detailed information will be available on NSF's website. NSF Director France Córdova issued the following statement: Under the President's FY2020 budget request, NSF will ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=298028&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 19, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Young citizen scientists assist in Salt Lake City air quality research
Community, students and scientists benefit from partnership to assess particulate matter pollution Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/utahcitizenscience.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 18, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Navigating the New Arctic, South by Southwest
More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/speeches/cordova/19/fc190311_sxswnna.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 14, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Media call: NSF Fiscal Year 2020 budget request
Media are invited to join a 30-minute call about the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) budget request to Congress. The call will include information on the new budget proposal, the details of which are expected to be released on March 18, 2019. NSF staff will answer questions and speak to how agency investments in fundamental science and engineering research will continue to support the nation's economy, security and global ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297995&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 12, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Penguins... And More!
The National Science Foundation manages the U.S. Antarctic Program, which coordinates all U.S. scientific research (including penguin research!) on the southernmost continent and in the Southern Ocean. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/penguins/?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 8, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Using light to move wireless data faster
Computer science team lights up faster, more secure data transmission to meet future demands Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/visiblelightcommunication.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 4, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Modernization of NSF’s logistics hub in Antarctica ready to move forward
The National Science Board (NSB) has authorized the National Science Foundation (NSF) to move forward with the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science (AIMS) project. AIMS is planned as a 10-year undertaking to overhaul McMurdo Station into an energy- and operationally efficient platform from which to support world-class science. Through its Office of Polar Programs (OPP), NSF manages the U.S. Antarctic Program, which funds and facilitates the nation's scientific endeavors on ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297843&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 27, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

The krill factor in ocean mixing
Engineers investigating impact of krill swarms on ocean mixing, and possibly global climate Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/oceanmixing.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 19, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Antarctic research vessel to deliver ailing individual to British research station
Acting on the advice of medical experts, National Science Foundation (NSF) officials have directed the NSF-chartered research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer to put ashore a person in need of a level of care not available aboard the ship. The Palmer, which is at sea in Antarctic waters, will divert to the British Antarctic Survey's Rothera Station. After arriving at Rothera, the patient will be flown to Punta Arenas, Chile. The Palmer is on a first, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297734&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 16, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Upgraded LIGO to search for universe's most extreme events
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding Caltech and MIT $20.4 million to upgrade the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), building upon the agency's four-decade investment, which has totaled more than $1 billion to date. Funded through a cooperative agreement, Advanced LIGO Plus will increase the volume of deep space the observatory can survey by as much as seven times. This investment is part of a joint international effort in collaboration with UK ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297414&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 15, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Expert panel to discuss next generation gravitational wave detector
Media invited to expert panel discussing next generation gravitational wave detector NSF and UKRI to host conversation on future directions for LIGO research Media are invited to attend an expert panel discussion on gravitational wave detectors and the future of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel on Feb. 14. The National Science Foundation (NSF) and U.K. Research and Innovation (UKRI) ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297685&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 13, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Statement on executive order to maintain American leadership in artificial intelligence
President Donald J. Trump is expected to sign an executive order Feb. 11, titled "Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence." The order aims to promote sustained investment and innovation in artificial intelligence (AI), enhance access to resources for AI research, and train a next-generation AI research workforce. National Science Foundation (NSF) Director ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297658&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 11, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF selects Joanne Tornow to head its Biological Sciences directorate
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Dr. Joanne Tornow to serve as head of the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO). Tornow has served with NSF for nearly two decades, with a career that has ranged from program management to the highest levels of NSF leadership and strategic development. Her work at NSF has been marked by a focus on accountability, and on supporting cross-disciplinary, convergent research that draws on the strengths of scientists and engineers ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297642&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 11, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Research immerses HBCU undergrads in biomedical engineering
Center for Biomechanical & Rehabilitation Engineering lab inspires STEM careers by focusing students on helping the elderly Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/engineeringdiversity.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 11, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

West Antarctica ocean drilling expedition will reveal climate history in region with significant ice loss
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the Amundsen Sea off Antarctica could play a pivotal role in future sea level rise, but many questions remain unanswered, scientists say. Now, researchers taking part in an international ocean drilling expedition funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and international partners are on Antarctica's remote Amundsen Sea looking for clues through an analysis of the ice sheet's history. Led by researchers at the University of Houston and ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297558&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 5, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ocean drilling expedition to West Antarctica seeks to reveal climate history in region with significant ice loss
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the Amundsen Sea off Antarctica could play a pivotal role in future sea level rise, but many questions remain unanswered, scientists say. Now, researchers taking part in an international ocean drilling expedition funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and international partners are on Antarctica's remote Amundsen Sea looking for clues through an analysis of the ice sheet's history. Led by researchers at the University of Houston and ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297558&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 4, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ocean expedition to West Antarctic Ice Sheet seeks to reveal climate history in region with greatest sea ice loss
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the Amundsen Sea off Antarctica could play a pivotal role in future sea level rise, but many questions remain unanswered, scientists say. Now, researchers taking part in an international ocean drilling expedition funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and international partners are on Antarctica's remote Amundsen Sea looking for clues through an analysis of the ice sheet's history. Led by researchers at the University of Houston and ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297558&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 2, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Media call: NSF post-shutdown Q&A
Media are invited to join a 30-minute call to learn about how National Science Foundation (NSF) activities were affected by the funding lapse. The call will include updates on impacts, including rescheduling panels and extending deadline proposals. While NSF is still evaluating the full impact of the funding lapse, staff will speak to immediate actions already taken to ensure critical funding reaches members of the scientific and engineering research ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297599&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - January 31, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF announces awards for soft robotics research
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is investing $20 million in 10 research awards to push forward the frontiers of engineering research in soft robotics. "Configurable, strong, mobile robots could safely explore environments too hostile for humans, such as disaster zones and the deep ocean," said Dawn Tilbury, NSF's assistant director for Engineering. "They could allow unprecedented extension of human perception and action to places we've only dreamed about, opening up vast ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297532&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News...
Source: NSF News - December 20, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF Apps
Whether you're a teacher, student or just fascinated by science, the NSF Science Zone app will ignite your imagination. If you want the latest news, interviews and discussions about science, technology, engineering, and math, the Science360 Radio app is for you. Learn more about NSF's apps for iOS and Android mobile devices. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/apps/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - December 18, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Two contract employees die in Antarctica
Two fire technicians at the National Science Foundation's McMurdo Station in Antarctica have been pronounced dead following an incident at a generator building that powers a radio transmitter near the station. The incident, which still is under investigation, occurred on Dec. 12 local time (McMurdo Station keeps New Zealand time). NSF is not releasing any personal information about the deceased at this time. Their next of kin have been notified. The workers were ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297454&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - December 12, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Number of doctorates awarded by US institutions in 2017 declined slightly
U.S. institutions awarded 54,664 research doctorate degrees in 2017, a slight decline from the number awarded in 2016, according to the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), an annual census of research degree recipients that provides data for the Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities report. The report, published by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within the National Science Foundation, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297405&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - December 12, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

After the hurricane: Maria’s far-reaching effects on Puerto Rico’s watersheds and forests
Find related stories on NSF's Critical Zone Observatories Sites. Find related stories on NSF's Long-Term Ecological Research Sites. With fierce winds and flooding rains, hurricanes can be disasters for people -- and for ecosystems. These devastating storms have major effects on tropical forests, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297288&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - December 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Expeditions in Computing: 10 years transforming science and society
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Expeditions in Computing (Expeditions) program is recognizing a decade of investments in ambitious computing research. That research has included big data, computational neuroscience, quantum computing, computer vision and robotics. During the two-day principal investigator meeting, media are invited to join a morning session (only) on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:45 ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297412&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - December 6, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Live from the ocean research vessel Atlantis
Scientists and engineers on a deep-sea expedition aboard the research vessel Atlantis in the East Pacific Ocean will be broadcasting live to the American Geophysical Union fall meeting exhibit booth from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 11, Wednesday, Dec. 12, and Thursday, Dec. 13. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the expedition's scientists and engineers will talk about their research, including their use of submersibles, and answer questions from the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297386&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - December 6, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF, NASA announce commitments to support White House strategic plan on STEM education
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is partnering with other federal agencies in support of NSF INCLUDES National Network, a program dedicated to making a lasting impact on diversifying the STEM workforce of the future. Partners include the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). These partnerships are announced as the White ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297418&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - December 5, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Higher education research and development expenditures increased 4.7 percent from FY2016 to FY2017
Funding of higher education research and development (R&D) in the United States reached $75.3 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2017, an increase of 4.7 percent from FY2016. Federal funding of R&D increased in both current and constant dollars, the first such consecutive increase since the peak of expenditures from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 between FY2009 and FY2011. These data are from the Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey, conducted ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297222&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - December 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Deep biosphere beneath the seafloor explored at American Geophysical Union fall meeting
In his 1864 science fiction novel, "Journey to the Center of the Earth," novelist Jules Verne wrote: "Who in his wildest dreams could have imagined that, beneath the crust of our Earth, there could exist a real ocean ... a sea that has given shelter to species unknown?" Fast-forward more than 150 years to the upcoming American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting, where scientists affiliated with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297365&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an...
Source: NSF News - December 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists to present new long-term ecological research findings at fall American Geophysical Union meeting
Find related stories on NSF's Long-Term Ecological Research Program at this link. Microbes and plant roots are hard at work under snow and ice, deep in desert soils, and in the ground beneath our feet. Their activities affect water clarity, salt marsh survival, the impact of drought and the pace of climate change. New results presented by National Science Foundation (NSF) Long-Term ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297215&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 28, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF-supported scientists present new research results on Earth's critical zone at 2018 AGU fall meeting
Find related stories on NSF's Critical Zone Observatories. The thin veneer of Earth's surface that stretches from the top of the forest canopy to the base of bedrock is called the critical zone. It's where fresh water flows, rock turns to soil and life flourishes. To develop a deeper understanding of the critical zone, the National Science Foundation (NSF) supports nine Critical Zone ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297333&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 28, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

2018 Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture
More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/speeches/cordova/18/fc181107_ucriversidelecture.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 28, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF and Internet2 to explore cloud computing to accelerate science frontiers
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a new cooperative agreement with Internet2, a nonprofit computer networking consortium, to build partnerships with commercial cloud computing providers and support science applications in new and more effective uses of cloud computing capabilities. The NSF-funded Internet2 project, Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science (E-CAS), will investigate the viability of ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297193&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 16, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF awards $50M in grants to improve STEM education
With the 2018-2019 school year underway, K-12 students have new opportunities for learning. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers also have new prospects to sharpen their skills and innovate in their classrooms. The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) program aims to help students and teachers accomplish all of the above. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, DRK-12 ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297236&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 15, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Fossil discovery adds to understanding of how geological changes affected evolution of mammalian life
The discovery of fossil teeth from two marsupial species that lived 43 million years ago on what was at that time an island provides key insights into the influence of geological changes on the evolution of mammals, according to newly published research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The dominant model for understanding animal movement is that the most important factors are an island's size and its distance from the colonizing animals' territory. However, the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296999&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 14, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Seismic study reveals huge amount of water dragged into Earth’s interior
Slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates under the ocean drag about three times more water down into the deep Earth than previously estimated, according to a first-of-its-kind seismic study that spans the Mariana Trench, a crescent-shaped trench in the Western Pacific that measures 1,500 miles long and is the deepest ocean trench in the world. The observations from the trench have important implications for the global water cycle, according to researchers at Washington University in ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297133&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 14, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Processing human urine to recycle nutrients into fertilizer
Engineering a system that transforms human urine from a waste product into a fertilizer for more sustainable agriculture Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/urinerecycling.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 14, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Construction begins on research ship funded by NSF, operated by Oregon State University
Construction began today in Houma, Louisiana, on the R/V Taani, a new research ship that will advance the scientific understanding of coastal environments by supporting studies of ocean acidification, hypoxia, sea level rise and other topics. Operated by Oregon State University (OSU), Taani (pronounced "tahnee"), a word that means "offshore" in the language of the Siletz people of the Pacific Northwest, will be the first in a series of Regional Class Research ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297128&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 8, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF, Popular Science announce this year’s Vizzies winners
Today, Popular Science magazine and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announce the winners of the 16th Annual Vizzies Challenge, celebrating the use of visual media to artfully and clearly communicate scientific data, principles, and research. The competition recognizes the best visualizations of all types, including photographs, illustrations, posters and graphics, interactives, videos, GIFs and other submissions produced by artists, hobbyists or academic ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297163&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 8, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Deficits in executive functions predict longer term difficulties in STEM
Kindergarten children who exhibit poor executive functions are at elevated risk for repeated academic difficulties across elementary school, including in mathematics and science, according to a new longitudinal study of 11,000 students attending U.S. elementary schools. Executive functions are a set of cognitive processes that manage and regulate our goal-directed behavior. They are like the mind's "air traffic control system," helping people plan, shift their attention and organize ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296386&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF New...
Source: NSF News - November 6, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Villagers follow the geology to healthy water in Bangladesh
Scientists have found a way to fight arsenic in well water, which accounts for one of every 20 deaths in Bangladesh. Arsenic, often referred to as the "king of poisons," has a long, sordid history as a poison once used in high doses to assassinate aristocrats. It's also a common natural element found in well water around the world. In groundwater, too much arsenic is still a killer, nowhere more so than in Bangladesh. The South Asia country's 10 million or more shallow, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297072&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 6, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF announces awards to shape the human-technology partnership for the well-being of workers and their productivity
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is investing over $25 million in 26 projects to advance the cognitive and physical capabilities of workers in the context of human-technology interactions. These new awards will address critical social, technical, educational and economic needs in the workplace. The awards were issued under the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF), one of 10 Big Ideas for ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297116&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 5, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Media invited to NSF for distinguished lecture with evolutionary biologist Sheila Patek
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Biological Sciences invites media and members of the public to a distinguished lecture series with Sheila Patek of Duke University. From the extraordinarily powerful acceleration of the mantis shrimp's hammer-like claws to the superfast jaws of trap-jaw ants, Patek studies, among other things, the mechanics of animal motion and will discuss how this translates into human-designed and engineered systems. EVENT ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297071&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 2, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Socially assistive robots for children on the autism spectrum
Study to advance in-home robots that adapt to the individual needs of children with autism Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/sociallyassistiverobots.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 29, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF announces new awards for research to better understand Earth’s biodiversity
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is investing over $18 million in 10 new projects to research processes in nature and their complex interactions with climate, land use and invasive species at local, regional and continental scales. The awards are funded through NSF's Dimensions of Biodiversity program in the agency's environmental biology division. Despite centuries of discovery, most of our planet's biodiversity remains unknown. The scale of the unknown diversity on Earth is ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=296993&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 25, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Contractual employee dies at NSF's Palmer Station, Antarctica
An employee for a subcontractor to the National Science Foundation's Antarctic logistics contractor has died of natural causes at Palmer Station, Antarctica. The death occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. Chile Summer Time (CLST) on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The employee's next of kin have been notified. NSF is not releasing any medical or personal information on the deceased. The U.S. Embassy in Chile has been informed of the situation. Palmer Station is on the Antarctic Peninsula, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297045&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 24, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news