NSF makes first awards through Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued the first awards through its Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program), which is designed to enhance undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). "For decades, NSF has worked to provide members of ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=244065&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - January 3, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF awards nearly $5.7M to defend America’s cyberspace
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently gave the nation's cybersecurity professionals a boost with the inclusion of four new universities into its CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program. NSF awarded nearly $5.7 million, with an expected total of almost $16.6 million over the next five years, to universities in Illinois, Maryland, Louisiana and Texas. The schools will ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243987&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - December 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Future consumer technology from NSF at CES 2018 Eureka Park
Nearly 20 small businesses funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will showcase their early stage technologies at the 2018 CES, a global conference that unveils up-and-coming consumer technologies. The companies will be featured at the Eureka Park Marketplace, an area of CES dedicated to pre-market technologies born from fundamental science and engineering innovation. NSF ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=244042&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - December 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF supports declaration of International Brain Initiative
The National Science Foundation (NSF) joins with other U.S. federal agencies and international partners in its support for a declaration to create an International Brain Initiative. Representatives from the United States, Australia, Europe, Japan and Korea made the declaration at the Australian Academy of Science in Canberra, Australia last week. The ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=244044&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - December 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet has history of instability
The East Antarctic Ice Sheet locks away enough water to raise sea level an estimated 53 meters (174 feet), more than any other ice sheet on the planet. It's also thought to be among the most stable, not gaining or losing mass even as ice sheets in West Antarctica and Greenland shrink. But new research, led by The University of Texas at Austin and the University of South Florida (USF) and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), found that the East Antarctic Ice Sheet may not ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243902&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - December 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Six-decade-old space mystery solved with shoebox-sized satellite called a CubeSat
A 60-year-old mystery about the source of energetic, potentially damaging particles in Earth's radiation belts has been solved using data from a shoebox-sized satellite built and operated by students. The satellite is called a CubeSat. Imagine a fully instrumented satellite the size of a half-gallon milk carton. Then imagine that milk carton whirling in space, catching never-before-seen glimpses of atmospheric and geospace processes. CubeSats, named for the roughly ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243964&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - December 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF announces James Ulvestad as Chief Officer for Research Facilities
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce that James S. Ulvestad will serve as the agency's first Chief Officer for Research Facilities (CORF), a position created in recognition of the critical role research infrastructure plays in science and engineering. "For almost seven decades, NSF has helped build the research infrastructure that allows the United States to be a world leader in innovation. Investment at that scale requires high-level oversight and ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243975&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - December 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dust on the wind: Study reveals surprising role of dust in mountain ecosystems
Find related stories on NSF's Critical Zone Observatories at this link. Trees growing atop granite in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains rely on nutrients from windborne dust more than on nutrients from the underlying bedrock. This surprising finding resulted from a study led by University of Wyoming (UW) scientists. The research was funded by the National Science Foundation ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243817&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - December 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF statement on latest LIGO-Virgo detection of binary black hole merger
Scientists supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced the detection of the merger of two relatively "light" black holes, 7 and 12 times the mass of the sun, respectively, at a distance of about 1 billion light-years. NSF'sLaser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) made the detection in June. LIGO is funded by NSF and operated by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The black hole ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243901&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF N...
Source: NSF News - December 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Massive primordial galaxies found in ‘halo’ of dark matter
Observations of two galaxies made with the National Science Foundation-funded Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) radio telescope suggest that large galaxies formed faster than scientists had previously thought. The two galaxies, first discovered by the South Pole Telescope at NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica, were massive and star-filled at a time when the cosmos was less than a billion years old. The observation came as a surprise, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243892&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - December 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Green Bank Observatory: NSF Releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Richard F. Green, the National Science Foundation's division director for Astronomical Sciences, issued the following statement: On Nov. 8, 2017, the National Science Foundation (NSF) published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Green Bank Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia. NSF prepared the DEIS in compliance with the National Environmental Policy ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243839&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - December 5, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF-funded research to forecast space weather, protect the power grid, pipelines and satellites
Multidisciplinary approach to developing next-generation space weather modeling tools, with the goal of a five-day forecast capability Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/spaceweather.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - December 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

2017-2018 NSF Distinguished Lectures in Mathematical and Physical Sciences
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) invites media and members of the public to a series of lectures intended to promote discussion of issues that scientists expect to shape their research in the coming years. MPS' mission is to harness the collective efforts of the mathematical and physical sciences communities to address compelling questions and push the boundaries of scientific frontiers. All of the 2017-2018 MPS ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243806&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF's Big Ideas
In 2016, NSF unveiled a set of "Big Ideas" -- 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering. With its broad portfolio of investments, NSF is uniquely suited to advance this set of cutting-edge research agendas and processes that will require collaborations with industry, private foundations, other agencies, science academies and societies, and universities and the education sector. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/big_ideas/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Antarctic detector offers first look at how Earth stops high-energy neutrinos in their tracks
An interdisciplinary team of researchers using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica has measured how certain high-energy neutrinos are absorbed by the Earth, as opposed to passing through matter as most neutrinos do. The finding could help expand scientists' understanding of the fundamental forces of the universe. Funded and managed by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the IceCube Neutrino Observatory conducts research into these nearly massless ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243782&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Futures of the Scientific Imagination
Fantastical thinking, grounded in real, NSF-funded science and engineering research, helps shape tomorrow's technologies. Imagination, science and technology together will inevitably change our lives. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/futures/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF-funded scientists to present on long-term ecological research findings at AGU fall meeting
Find related stories on NSF's Long-Term Ecological Research Program at this link. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria this fall. Wildfires that raged across California and British Columbia this summer. Unseasonable cold snaps in South Florida in past winters. How do such events shape and re-shape ecosystems? And how do events from past decades affect the ways in which ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243731&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Predicting Seasonal Weather
Large-scale weather patterns play a large role in controlling seasonal weather. Knowing the conditions of these atmospheric oscillations in advance would greatly improve long-range weather predictions. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/autumnwinter/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Arecibo: Statement on NSF Record of Decision
On Nov. 15, 2017, the National Science Foundation (NSF) signed its Record of Decision for the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. This important step concludes the agency's decision-making process with respect to the general path forward for facility operations in a budget-constrained environment and provides the basis for a future decision regarding a new collaborator. NSF issued its Record of ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243729&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF-supported scientists present research results on Earth's critical zone at 2017 AGU fall meeting
Find related stories on NSF's Critical Zone Observatories at this link. The thin veneer of Earth's surface that stretches from the top of the forest canopy to the base of bedrock is known as the "critical zone." It's where fresh water flows, rock turns to soil and life flourishes. To provide a deeper understanding of the critical zone, the National Science Foundation (NSF) supports nine ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243660&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF makes new awards to advance Science of Learning
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $8.2 million through its Science of Learning program to fund 24 new projects that will advance theoretical insights and fundamental knowledge of learning principles, processes, environments and constraints. "NSF has shown long-standing leadership in the Science of Learning through past investments in the Science of Learning Centers and Science of Learning Collaborative Networks," said Fay Lomax Cook, assistant director for NSF's ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243658&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News ite...
Source: NSF News - November 15, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Shape of Lake Ontario generates white-out blizzards, study shows
A 6-foot-wide snow blower mounted on a tractor makes a lot of sense when you live on the Tug Hill Plateau. Tug Hill, in upstate New York, is one of the snowiest places in the Eastern U.S. and experiences some of the most intense snowstorms in the world. This largely rural region, just east of Lake Ontario, gets an average of 20 feet of snow a year. Hence the tractor-mounted snow blower. The region's massive snow totals are due to lake-effect snowstorms and, it turns out, to ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243636&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF awards $2.8 million grant to develop advanced ocean and atmosphere simulator
Can Earth's complex ocean-atmosphere system be mimicked in a laboratory? The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $2.8 million to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) in La Jolla, California, to construct just such a replica. The new Scripps Ocean Atmosphere Research Simulator (SOARS) will accurately duplicate ocean conditions, capturing the interactions of wind, waves, microbial marine life and chemistry in a laboratory setting. With SOARS, scientists will ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243548&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF, NIH and USDA make new awards to combat infectious diseases
Preventing outbreaks and controlling the spread of infectious diseases requires knowledge about how pathogens move through populations, and the factors that can keep them contained. To that end, the National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), provided over $15 million through the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) program to fund eight new projects looking at how ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243614&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF selects Anne Kinney to head Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Dr. Anne Kinney to serve as head of the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), which supports fundamental research in astronomy, chemistry, physics, materials science and mathematics Kinney has more than 30 years of leadership and management experience in the astronomical community. Since 2015, she has been serving as chief scientist at the W. M. Keck Observatory, which hosts the world's largest optical and ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243591&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - November 1, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF investments aim to address growing cybersecurity challenge
Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced $74.5 million in funding for foundational research and education that aims to address the growing cybersecurity challenge. This investment, through the NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program, is critical to achieving a safe, secure, resilient and trustworthy cyberspace, including associated critical infrastructure such as the energy grid and transportation systems. "The Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program is ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243566&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 31, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Batlab studies echolocation to learn how animals "see" with sound
Bat echolocation reveals more on how mammals use sensory information to thrive Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/batbrains.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 30, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

How much water flows into agricultural irrigation? New study provides 18-year water use record
Irrigation for agriculture is the largest use of fresh water around the globe, but precise records and maps of when and where water is applied by farmers are difficult to locate. Now a team of researchers has discovered how to track water used in agriculture. In a paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, the researchers detail their use of satellite images to produce annual maps of irrigation. The findings, the scientists said, will help farmers, water ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243386&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

A fresh look at fresh water: Researchers create a 50,000-lake database
Countless numbers of vacationers spent this summer enjoying lakes for swimming, fishing and boating. But are they loving these lakes to death? The water quality of the nation's lakes is threatened not only by the things people do in and around them, but, say scientists, by less obvious factors such as agriculture and changes in climate. Because lakes are as distinct as one snowflake from another, they may respond differently to these challenges. To better understand the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243391&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

LIGO and Virgo make first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars
Watch the archive video of the press conference at https://youtu.be/AFxLA3RGjnc. For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves -- ripples in space-time -- in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. This marks the first time that a cosmic event has been observed in both gravitational waves and light. The discovery was made using the U.S.-based Laser ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243382&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

LIGO: Einstein Was Right
A century ago, Albert Einstein predicted gravitational waves -- ripples in the fabric of space-time that result from the universe's most violent phenomena. A hundred years later, NSF-funded researchers using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) have detected gravitational waves. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/ligoevent/?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF announces $19.5M in awards to support fundamental research to advance the nation’s local cities and communities
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has long been a leader in supporting fundamental research to equip U.S. cities and communities with more responsive and adaptive technologies and services. Today, NSF's Smart & Connected Communities (S&CC) program announces its first round of awards totaling approximately $19.5 million. This funding will support 38 projects involving researchers at 34 institutions across the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243312&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Fossil discovery in Tanzania reveals ancient bobcat-sized carnivore
Paleontologists working in Tanzania have identified a new species of hyaenodont, a type of extinct meat-eating mammal. The study is published today, National Fossil Day, in the journal PLOS ONE and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). After the extinction of the non-avian dinosaurs 66 million years ago, hyaenodonts were the main predators on the African continent. The newly discovered animal is called Pakakali rukwaensis, the name derived from the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243369&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists to discuss new developments in gravitational-wave astronomy
WHAT: Journalists are invited to join the National Science Foundation (NSF) as it brings together scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Virgo collaborations, as well as representatives for some 70 observatories, Monday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. EDT at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The gathering will begin with an overview of new findings from LIGO, Virgo and partners that span the globe, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243379&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

EarthScope's Transportable Array now spans Alaska, the last frontier
Seismic station A19K, it’s called, and it’s now at the edge of an abandoned airstrip far above the Arctic Circle. The nearest population center is 127 miles northeast in Utqiaġvik (formerly known as Barrow), the northernmost city in the United States. What a way to celebrate Earth Science Week, Oct. 8-14, 2017. The seismic station is part of EarthScope, a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). It's one of hundreds of stations collectively called the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243286&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Funding the future of materials science
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued eight new 2017 Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) awards that will drive cutting-edge science and engineering. Totaling $145 million, these six-year grants will support innovative work in materials science and help train the next generation of materials researchers. "These awards are representative of the incredibly broad, highly multidisciplinary research portfolio spanning all Division of Materials ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243377&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF awards $5.3 million in 59 grants to study effects of recent hurricanes
It was August 25, and Hurricane Harvey's intensifying winds were moving onshore in South Texas, bringing torrential rains. No one yet knew that Harvey would eventually swamp Houston in flood waters. Nor that a short time later, powerful Hurricane Irma would do the same in many parts of Florida. Nor that little more than a week after Irma, Hurricane Maria would devastate Puerto Rico. To help scientists understand how such disasters happen and how we can best respond, the National ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243293&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Statement on the Nobel Prize for Economics 2017
The 2017 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded to Richard H. Thaler of the University of Chicago "for his contributions to behavioral economics." Thaler's research incorporates findings from psychology into the analysis of economic decision-making. Examples include the examination of extreme sensitivity to losses relative to gains on financial decisions and how perceptions of fairness affect consumers' purchase decisions and limit the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243372&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF New...
Source: NSF News - October 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Statement on the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017
The Nobel Assembly has awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Jacques Dubochet of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Joachim Frank of Columbia University and Richard Henderson of MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom "for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution." The National Science Foundation (NSF) supported Frank through several awards over the course of three decades. NSF also provided ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243292&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF N...
Source: NSF News - October 5, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF-funded LIGO pioneers named 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics laureates
Three scientists who led the development of the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work detecting gravitational waves -- ripples in space and time created by the motion of massive objects in the universe. The discovery was made using the sensitive instruments of LIGO, in which NSF invested $1.1 billion. ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243280&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - October 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Statement on the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017
The Nobel Assembly has awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Jeffrey C. Hall and Michael Rosbash of Brandeis University and Michael W. Young of Rockefeller University in New York for "their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm." The National Science Foundation (NSF) has provided support to the research of these three researchers, including grants from the Office of International Science and Engineering for Hall and Robash and ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243275&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF Ne...
Source: NSF News - October 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Statement from NSF Director France A. Córdova on G7 Science Ministerial
National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France A. Córdova represented the U.S. at the 2017 G7 Science Ministerial. I'd like to thank Minister Fedeli and the government of Italy for their warm welcome and exceptional work hosting the G7 Science Ministerial here in Turin. It has been my pleasure to represent the U.S. science and engineering research community in this international venue. The United States recognizes that science and technology are critical to ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243246&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 29, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Statement on impact of Hurricane Maria on Arecibo Observatory
With winds of 155 miles per hour, Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico Sept. 20. The eye of the storm passed over Arecibo Observatory, which is operated and managed for the National Science Foundation (NSF) by SRI International, Universities Space Research Association (USRA), and Universidad Metropolitana (UMET). While Arecibo Observatory suffered some damage, initial indications are that the damage was less severe than might have been expected from a storm ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243248&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

LIGO and Virgo observatories jointly detect black hole collision
In August, detectors on two continents recorded gravitational wave signals from a pair of black holes colliding. This discovery, announced today, is the first observation of gravitational waves by three different detectors, marking a new era of greater insights and improved localization of cosmic events now available through globally networked gravitational-wave observatories. The collision was observed Aug. 14 at 10:30:43 a.m. Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) using the two National ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243239&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lost continent of Zealandia: Scientists return from expedition to sunken land
After a nine-week voyage to study the lost, submerged continent of Zealandia in the South Pacific, a team of 32 scientists from 12 countries has arrived in Hobart, Tasmania, aboard the research vessel JOIDES Resolution. Researchers affiliated with the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) mounted the expedition to explore Zealandia. IODP is a collaboration of scientists from ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243192&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF funds 30 faculty research fellowships through new EPSCoR initiative
New awards from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) will provide 30 non-tenured researchers with fellowships, partnering them with premier research centers and enhancing their ability to work at the frontiers of science and engineering. The NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-4 fellowship awards total roughly $5.6 million and are ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243157&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF awards $36.6 million in new food-energy-water system grants
The number of humans alive on our planet today is some 7.5 billion. By 2087, projections show, 11 billion people will be living on Earth. How will we continue to have a sustainable supply of food, energy and water, and protect the ecosystems that provide essential "services" for humans? To help answer these questions, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to award ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242998&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF issues new EPSCoR awards, investing in science and engineering across nation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded five jurisdictions nearly $20 million each through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), which builds research and development capacity in states that demonstrate a commitment to research but have thus far lacked the levels of investment seen in other parts of the country. The new EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1 awards will bolster science and engineering academic research ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243159&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 19, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Changes in non-extreme precipitation may have not-so-subtle consequences
Find related stories on NSF's Critical Zone Observatories site. Extreme floods and droughts receive a lot of attention. But what happens when precipitation -- or lack thereof -- occurs in a more measured way? Researchers have analyzed more than five decades of data from across North America to find that changes in non-extreme precipitation are more significant than previously realized. ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243121&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF awards $14.7 million for research to deepen understanding of Earth’s biodiversity
Symbiotic bacteria -- microbes that have close and long-term relationships with their "hosts" -- are everywhere on Earth: in soil, in coral reefs, in humans. Through a new National Science Foundation (NSF) Dimensions of Biodiversity grant, scientist Joel Sachs of the University of California, Riverside, will look at native California legume plants and their symbiotic nitrogen-providing bacteria, as well as at the soil in which the plants are rooted, to determine the magnitude of the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242943&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF New...
Source: NSF News - September 15, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news