NSF, NASA scientists explore ocean's 'twilight zone' to uncover links between carbon and plankton
Equipped with advanced underwater robotics and an array of analytical instrumentation, a team of scientists will set sail for the northeastern Pacific Ocean this August. The researchers' mission for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), which are supporting the project, is to study the life and death of microscopic plankton, tiny plant and animal organisms that play a critical role in removing carbon dioxide from the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245753&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - June 18, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Western Dakota Tech earns first place in 4th annual Community College Innovation Challenge
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) awarded Western Dakota Tech from Rapid City, South Dakota first place in the 2018 fourth annual Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC). Judges awarded second place to Oakton Community College from Des Plaines, Illinois for their Heat Recovering Silencer project. NSF and AACC established the challenge to encourage the nation's community colleges to develop the necessary ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245783&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - June 15, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Statement on White House Community College Innovation Challenge event
The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), hosted the fourth annual Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC) this week. This competition encourages innovative, entrepreneurial students to use science and engineering to propose solutions to real-world challenges, from energy generation to landmine detection. This year, 10 finalist teams were invited to the White House to present their ideas to a panel of expert ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245768&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - June 15, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

To forecast winter rainfall in Los Angeles, look to New Zealand in the summer
Variability in El Niño cycles was long considered a reliable tool for predicting winter precipitation in the Southwest United States, but its forecasting power has diminished in recent years. In a study published today in Nature Communications, National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported scientists at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), have found a new method to project wet or dry conditions for the winter ahead. "Influences between the hemispheres ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245408&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - June 14, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Land-based portion of massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet retreated little during past 8 million years
Large parts of the massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet did not retreat significantly during a time when atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations were similar to today's levels, according to a team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The finding could have significant implications for global sea level rise. The East Antarctic Ice Sheet is one of three major ice sheets closely watched by scientists as global temperatures and carbon dioxide levels increase, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245750&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - June 13, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Statement on National Academies sexual harassment study
In September 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Integrative Activities funded the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to conduct a study on the prevalence and impact of sexual harassment in science, engineering and medical departments and programs. The results of that study are now publicly available in a new report, Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture and ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245752&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - June 12, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF supports development of new nationwide data storage network
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing a $1.8 million grant for the initial development of a data storage network over the next two years. A collaborative team will combine their expertise, facilities and research challenges to develop the Open Storage Network (OSN). OSN will enable academic researchers across the nation to work with and share their data more efficiently than ever ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245686&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - June 7, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

New NSF special report released ahead of World Oceans Day: Catch a Wave! The Science of Summer
Catch a Wave! Join the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a look at the science behind the "sweet spot" we call summer. There's a time in each year, That we always hold dear, Good old summer time; With the birds and the trees, And sweet-scented breezes, Good old summer time. The lyrics to the tune "In the Good Old Summertime" were written in 1902 by songwriter ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245426&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - June 4, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Catch a Wave! The Science of Summer
Meet sharks and alligators up close, listen to the eerie sounds of the West’s rock arches, explore a lost continent. Catch a wave! Explore the science of summer with the National Science Foundation. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/summer/?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - June 4, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

National Science Foundation spotlights young math superstars
Members of the media are invited to the National Science Foundation (NSF) on Monday, June 4, for the recognition of 12 high school math student winners in the 47th Mathematical Association of America’s American Mathematics Competitions (MAA AMC) this spring. Also to be recognized are four members of the U.S. team that finished second in the 7th Annual European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad in Italy this April, and six students who earned spots to represent the United States ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245646&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News it...
Source: NSF News - May 31, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nearly 300 NSF-funded small businesses to demonstrate emerging technologies
Small businesses with awards from America's Seed Fund, powered by the National Science Foundation, will demonstrate their cutting-edge, emerging technology June 4-5 in Atlanta. Inventors and representatives from approximately 300 U.S.-based, NSF-funded small businesses will be available at the Technology Showcase to talk about what's next in fields like artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, sensors and medical devices. Each ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245624&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - May 31, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF-Simons centers to search for the Rules of Life
The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the Simons Foundation, has launched four new centers to bring mathematical perspectives to the biological search for the Rules of Life. The NSF-Simons Research Centers for Mathematics of Complex Biological Systems will explore how information encoded in DNA results in complex organisms with diverse forms, functions and behaviors when it is manipulated by changing environments across multiple time scales. Such ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245523&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hurricanes: Stronger, slower, wetter in the future?
Find related stories on NSF's geosciences risk and resilience interest area. Scientists have developed a detailed analysis of how 22 recent hurricanes would be different if they formed under the conditions predicted for the late 21st century. While each storm's transformation would be unique, on balance, the hurricanes would become a little stronger, a little slower-moving, and a ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245396&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Helping stroke survivors walk as normally as possible
Research team focuses on “locomotor learning” for lasting rehabilitation Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/rehabrobotics.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

View and vote on more than 200 science and engineering videos
More than 29,143 people from 142 countries have already viewed, voted or commented on their favorite videos in the week-long, National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase, and there's still time to participate. The STEM for All showcase is an annual online event that features three-minute video presentations from federally funded projects aimed at improving science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and computer science education. Until ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245508&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - May 19, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Statement on Artificial Intelligence for American Industry
On May 10, 2018, the White House convened academic researchers, industry experts and federal leaders at an event on Artificial Intelligence for American Industry. National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova participated in the event and issued the following statement. Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming every segment of American industry. It is making agriculture more precise and efficient, giving us new medical diagnostics that save lives, and ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245418&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - May 10, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

USAF and NSF announce partnership in science and engineering research
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova signed a Letter of Intent May 9, 2018, creating a new partnership for collaboration on scientific and engineering research to bolster national security. The Letter of Intent initiates a strategic partnership focused on research in four areas of common interest: space operations and geosciences, advanced material sciences, information and data sciences, and workforce and ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245420&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - May 10, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Statement on Teacher Appreciation Week 2018
William J. (Jim) Lewis, the acting assistant director for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), issued the following statement on Teacher Appreciation Week: In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources want to acknowledge and celebrate the nation's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers for their dedicated ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245406&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - May 9, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

The genetic path to biodiversity
Genome editing tool CRISPR helps reveal genetic regulation behind colors and patterns in butterfly wings Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/butterflywings.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - May 7, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Air Force, NSF to create research partnership to enhance national security
Members of the media are invited to join Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova as they sign a Letter of Intent to create a new partnership for collaboration on scientific research to bolster national security. What: Letter of Intent signing between the Air Force and NSF. When: May 9, 2018, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Where: The 20 F Street NW ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245314&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - May 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Federal partners release Interagency Strategic Plan for Microbiome Research
A group of 23 U.S. government agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), have joined to produce the Interagency Strategic Plan for Microbiome Research, which outlines the objectives, structure and principles for coordinated research in this important field of study. The Microbiome Interagency Working Group's five-year strategic plan ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245289&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - May 1, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

US and UK join forces to understand how quickly a massive Antarctic glacier could collapse
The collapse of the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica could significantly affect global sea levels. As part of a new $25 million research collaboration, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United Kingdom's Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) announced today that teams of scientists at U.S. institutions will deploy to Antarctica to gather the data needed to understand whether the glacier could begin to collapse in the next few decades or centuries from now. The ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245261&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 30, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sunlight reduces effectiveness of dispersants used to clean up oil spills
A new study shows that sunlight transforms oil spills on the ocean surface more quickly and significantly than previously thought, limiting the effectiveness of chemical dispersants that break up floating oil. A research team funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) found that sunlight chemically alters crude oil floating on the sea surface within days or hours. The team reported that sunlight changes oil into ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245099&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 25, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Billions of gallons of water saved by thinning forests
Find related stories on NSF's Critical Zone Observatories webpage. There are too many trees in Sierra Nevada forests, say scientists affiliated with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory (CZO). That may come as a surprise to those who see dense, verdant forests as signs of a healthy environment. After all, green is good, right? Not ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245128&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 24, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Novel approach advances home and health sensors
Computer science team successfully taps electronic "noise" to reveal details about water and energy use Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/personalsensors.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 23, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

How does the brain learn categorization for sounds? The same way it does for images
Categorization, or the recognition that individual objects share similarities and can be grouped together, is fundamental to how we make sense of the world. Previous research has revealed how the brain categorizes images. Now, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) have discovered that the brain categorizes sounds in much the same way. The results are published today in the journal Neuron. "Categorization involves applying a single label to a ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245142&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 18, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Developmental psychologist receives 2018 Alan T. Waterman Award
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has bestowed the 2018 Alan T. Waterman Award, the nation's highest honor for early career scientists and engineers, on University of Washington (UW) social and developmental psychologist Kristina R. Olson. The Waterman Award Committee, an external panel of distinguished scientists and engineers chaired by Gary May, Chancellor of the University of California, Davis, and which includes the leadership of the National Academies of Science and ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245107&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 12, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mississippi River diversions will produce new land, but more slowly than shoreline is lost
The best solution to sustaining portions of the Mississippi Delta may be river diversions that bring sediment to shrinking coastlines. However, a new study concludes that the rate of land-building will likely be dwarfed by the rate of wetland loss. "Scientists studied how fast the Mississippi River Delta grew each year before people inhabited the area and began changing the environment," said Justin Lawrence, a program director in the National Science Foundation's Division of Earth ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=244724&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News...
Source: NSF News - April 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Powering advances in wireless connectivity for the future
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces an important milestone in its Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) effort. In collaboration with an industry consortium of 28 networking companies and associations, NSF is supporting the development and deployment of the first two PAWR research platforms, based in Salt Lake City and New York City. These ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245045&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 10, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

2018 Community College Innovation Challenge finalists announced
The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), has named 10 finalists for the fourth annual Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC). CCIC seeks to strengthen entrepreneurial thinking among community college students by challenging them to use science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to find innovative solutions to real-world problems. Each student team works with a faculty mentor and industry ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245059&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 9, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Soft "vine robots" grow into solutions
Engineers design vine-like, inflatable, plastic bots that can change shape to solve problems Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/vinerobot.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 9, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

New source of global nitrogen discovered: Earth’s bedrock
For centuries, the thinking has been that all the nitrogen available for plant growth worldwide comes from the atmosphere. But a new study by National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded researchers at the University of California (UC), Davis, shows that more than a quarter of that nitrogen is derived from the weathering of Earth's bedrock. The results, published this week in the journal Science, demonstrate that up to 26 percent of the nitrogen in ecosystems is sourced from ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=244968&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 5, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF announces 2018 winners for Generation Nano: Superheroes Inspired by Science
A solar-powered, fast-charging, high-flying hero named Heliora! A sweet nanoparticle solution that defeats the sugar-blasting nemesis Glycosa! A peppy polymer that transforms into a cell-size, chain-welding hero to battle an antibiotic resistant superbug! The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), recognized these new science-powered superheroes and more by naming them as the first- and second-place winners and honorable ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=244994&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 5, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Number of doctorates awarded by US institutions in 2016 close to all-time high
U.S. institutions awarded 54,904 research doctorate degrees in 2016, only five fewer than the previous year's record high, according to the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), a federally sponsored annual census of research degree recipients. SED provides data for Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities, a report published by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within the National Science ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=244922&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 4, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF announces Graduate Research Fellowships for 2018
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) has announced the offer of 2,000 fellowship awards, following a national competition. The program recruits high-potential, early-career scientists and engineers and supports their graduate research training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Launched in 1952 shortly after Congress established NSF, GRFP represents the nation's oldest continuous investment in the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245024&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF ‘supermagnet’ laboratory receives $184 million renewal
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has renewed support for the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab) with $184 million over the next five years, a funding increase of more than 9 percent over the last funding period. Guided by NSF's merit review process, the decision followed approval from the National Science Board in August 2017, and brings the agency's total MagLab investment to $867 million. The NSF-supported National MagLab meets the needs of scientists by ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=245040&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 2, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

New study finds world’s largest desert, the Sahara, has grown by 10 percent since 1920
The Sahara Desert has expanded by about 10 percent since 1920, according to a new study by National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded scientists at the University of Maryland (UMD). The research is the first to assess century-scale changes to the boundaries of the world's largest desert. It suggests that other deserts could be expanding as well. The study is published today in the Journal of Climate. "The trends in Africa of hot summers getting hotter and rainy seasons ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=244804&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 29, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Experience hands-on science and meet NSF-supported researchers at USA Science and Engineering Festival
Experience hands-on science and meet NSF-supported researchers at USA Science and Engineering Festival Expo event open to media April 6 on 'Sneak Peek Friday' Meet scientists from a Nobel Prize-winning astronomy project, view biology specimens and erupting volcanoes through virtual reality, build a pocket microscope, meet creative young science illustrators and much more at the National Science Foundation (NSF) pavilion at the (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 29, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF offers opportunity for media to deploy to Greenland
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting proposals from media professionals to visit research sites in Greenland and Alaska to report on science supported by NSF's Office of Polar Programs (OPP). NOTES: Members of the news media who are already discussing the possibility of visiting a particular project or field camp with individual NSF-funded investigators must submit an application through this process in order that the appropriate ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=244923&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 29, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Data-driven optimization to improve mobile healthcare in disadvantaged communities
Advancing spatial science and predictive analytics to help mobile clinics reach those who need them most Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/mobilehealthclinics.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 27, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Smart cities and communities conference features NSF-funded researchers working with local community partners
On March 27 and 28, research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) about the smart cities and communities of the future will be on display at the sixth annual US Ignite Application Summit. NSF sponsors and funds the event which, for the third year in a row, is co-located with the Smart Cities Connect ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=244863&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 23, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Soot transported from elsewhere in world contributes little to melting of some Antarctic glaciers
Airborne soot produced by wildfires and fossil-fuel combustion and transported to the remote McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica contains levels of black carbon too low to contribute significantly to the melting of local glaciers, according to a new study by researchers supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Strong winds in the Dry Valleys, however, can temporarily cause large spikes in the amount of locally produced black carbon, which is distributed through the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=244808&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 16, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Engineering earthquake resilience in downtown skyscrapers
Building sensors feed new community models to maximize function, minimize disruption after an earthquake Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/resilienttallbuildings.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 12, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF support helps advance research in geography and spatial science
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded more than $10.2 million in 2017 through its Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) program to fund 64 new projects that will advance knowledge about geographic patterns and processes, as well as the complex dynamics of interactions among human, physical and biotic systems on Earth. "Geography plays an important role in how people interact with each other, their cultures and their environments," said Fay Lomax Cook, NSF assistant director ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=244539&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News ...
Source: NSF News - March 9, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Deep-sea observatories to offer new view of seabed earthquakes
A mission to study New Zealand's largest fault by lowering two sub-seafloor observatories into the Hikurangi subduction zone is underway this week. The expedition is led by scientists from The Pennsylvania State University (PennState) and GNS Science in New Zealand, and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). "This expedition will yield ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=244653&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 8, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF revamps proposal guidance for education research
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) has implemented new guidance for the scientists it supports, providing detailed directions on how to make their research results easier to replicate. The new data management plan guidance, which took effect earlier this year, requires researchers seeking EHR funding to describe in their proposals how they plan to generate data ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=244667&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 6, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

"Understanding Our Ocean Connections": NSF symposium highlights links among people and marine ecosystems
On April 19, scientists from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network will take part in the symposium "Understanding Our Ocean Connections." The researchers will present findings on the connections among humans and ocean ecosystems such as coral reefs, kelp forests, mangrove forests, salt marshes, sea ice and the continental shelf. Questions that will be answered at the symposium include: Does the future of coral reefs depend on the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=244668&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 5, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Astronomers detect ancient signal from first stars in universe
For additional information on this breakthrough, NSF has produced the video "The birth of the first stars." For the first time, astronomers have detected a signal from stars emerging in the early universe. Using a radio antenna not much larger than a refrigerator, the researchers discovered that ancient suns were active within 180 million years of the Big Bang. The astronomers, from ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=244599&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 1, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF Fiscal Year 2019 budget to advance innovation, infrastructure
The National Science Foundation (NSF) released more detailed information regarding President Donald J. Trump's Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 NSF budget request to Congress. The FY2019 budget request would represent a $7.47 billion investment in strengthening the nation's economy, security and global leadership through research in cutting-edge science and engineering. At this proposed level of funding, steady with FY2017 ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=244676&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 28, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF invests $30 million to pursue transformative advances at frontiers of computing and information science
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces three new Expeditions in Computing awards, each providing $10 million in funding over five years to multi-investigator research teams pursuing large-scale, far-reaching and potentially transformative research in computer and information science and engineering. This year's awards aim to enable game-changing advances in real-time decision making, quantum computing and non-invasive biomedical imaging. "The Expeditions projects being ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=244648&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 27, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news