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 4, 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 2, 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 28, 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 20, 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

Business R&D performed in US reached $356 billion in 2015
Businesses spent $356 billion on research and development (R&D) performed in the United States in 2015, a 4.4 percent increase over the $341 billion spent in 2014. Of the total R&D expenditures in 2015, companies spent $22 billion (6 percent) on basic research, $56 billion (16 percent) on applied research, and $278 billion (78 percent) on development. The spending shares did not change from 2014. Those data points come from the Business R&D and Innovation Survey (BRDIS), ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243082&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Four new NSF Engineering Research Centers will advance US health, energy sustainability
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested nearly $80 million in four new Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) to create novel technology platforms to address national challenges in health and energy sustainability. Over the next five years, the centers will create new knowledge and high-tech innovations, as well as transform existing industries in ways that bolster the U.S. economy, support national security and build America's global competitiveness through the preparation ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242681&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF awards $13 million for research on how humans, environment interact
Delta: A place where sediment carried downstream by a river enters the sea, forming a fan of sand or mud. Although deltas make up just 1 percent of the world's land, they're home to more than half a billion people -- and to fertile ecosystems such as mangroves and marshes. Deltas also serve as economic hotspots. They support much of the world's fisheries and forest products, and are major food production areas for many nations. Scientists have found that deltas are ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242942&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

In wake of hurricanes, floods and wildfires, NSF awards $18.7 million in natural hazards research grants
Hurricane Harvey: It dropped a record-breaking 50-plus inches of rain across parts of Texas and left behind widespread, devastating floods. Following in Harvey's wake, Hurricane Irma has spun another path of destruction. Beyond the Harvey and Irma disasters, wildfires raged in California this summer, forcing thousands to flee their homes. Now, dozens have perished in Mexico's strongest earthquake in a century. In the decade from 2003 to 2013, natural disasters around the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242941&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF announces 14 new PIRE awards to support scientific collaboration in 24 countries
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce 14 new Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) awards, totaling more than $66 million over the next five years. The awards will fund 14 lead U.S. institutions and U.S. partner institutions for collaborative projects involving international partners in 24 countries: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243068&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

27 new NSF INCLUDES awards aim to enhance U.S. science and engineering enterprise
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued 27 new awards through its NSF INCLUDES program, aimed at enhancing U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations through a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Today, U.S industries, universities and research centers face 21st-century challenges. They need skilled STEM workers to grow the economy, secure the national defense and advance other national priorities. NSF ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243055&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - September 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New view of dispersants used after Deepwater Horizon oil spill
New research has uncovered an added dimension to the decision to inject large amounts of chemical dispersants above the crippled seafloor oil well during the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. The dispersants, scientists have found, may have significantly reduced the amount of harmful gases in the air at the sea surface -- diminishing health risks for emergency responders and enabling them to keep working to stop the spill and clean it up sooner. The results were published ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242909&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - August 29, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Paleontologists discover new species of sauropod dinosaur in Tanzania
Paleontologists have identified a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur. The research is reported in a paper published this week in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology and is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The new species is a member of the gigantic, long-necked sauropods. Its fossil remains were recovered from Cretaceous Period (70-100 million years ago) rocks in southwestern Tanzania. Titanosaur skeletons have been found worldwide, but are best ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242862&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - August 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New NSF awards will bring together cross-disciplinary science communities to develop foundations of data science
The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced $17.7 million in funding for 12 Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) projects, which will bring together the statistics, mathematics and theoretical computer science communities to develop the foundations of data science. Conducted at 14 institutions in 11 states, these projects will promote long-term research and training activities in data science that transcend disciplinary boundaries. "Data is ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242888&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - August 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF issues first Convergence awards, addressing societal challenges through scientific collaboration
Throughout its history, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has focused on addressing grand challenges within science and engineering. These challenges represent our greatest opportunity to strengthen the nation through scientific discovery, and meeting them will require sustained and deep collaborations across scientific disciplines. Through its Growing Convergent Research at NSF portfolio, the foundation seeks to highlight the value of Convergence, the deep integration of ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242889&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - August 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

'First taste' video released from citizen science project capturing entire U.S. transit of solar eclipse
For most Americans in the path of totality, Aug. 21 was spent in awe of the first transcontinental solar eclipse in 40 years. For the scientists and volunteers at the National Science Foundation (NSF) National Solar Observatory (NSO) Citizen CATE (Continental-America Telescopic Eclipse) project, the 90-minute eclipse event meant participating in a historic science experiment. The project is the first to collect research-quality observations of the sun's corona during the transit across the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242904&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News it...
Source: NSF News - August 23, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Federal S&E obligations to universities, colleges fell 2 percent between fiscal years 2014 and 2015
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, federal agencies obligated $30.5 billion to 1,016 academic institutions for science and engineering (S&E) activities, a 2 percent decrease in current dollars from the $31.1 billion in obligations to 1,003 academic institutions in FY 2014. These statistics are from the Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions (Federal S&E Support Survey) from the National Center for Science and ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242842&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - August 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF makes new awards for graduate education projects
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $4.8 million for 10 new projects that will pilot, test and validate innovative and potentially transformative ways to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in graduate education. The awards are part of the NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program, designed to connect students with multiple career paths, support diversity and inclusion in graduate schools, and test approaches aimed at improving ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242564&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - August 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

10 new awards support ecological research at regional to continental scales
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued 10 new awards, worth a total of $12.2 million, through its MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON (National Ecological Observatory Network) Science program. These awards will support research to help better detect, understand and predict the effects of phenology, climate and land-use changes on living systems, and also predict the feedbacks to the environment that cross local and continental scales. "The scientific community has seen a ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242764&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - August 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF funds new multidisciplinary approaches to study the brain
The National Science Foundation (NSF) made 19 awards to cross-disciplinary teams from across the United States to conduct innovative research focused on neural and cognitive systems. Each award provides a research team with up to $1 million over two to four years. The awards will contribute to NSF's investments in support of Understanding the Brain and the BRAIN Initiative, a coordinated research effort that seeks to ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242719&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - August 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Extreme melt season leads to decade-long ecosystem changes in Antarctica's Dry Valleys
An abnormal season of intense glacial melt in 2002 triggered multiple distinct changes in the physical and biological characteristics of Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys over the ensuing decade, new research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) shows. The findings suggest that abrupt, short-lived climate events can cause long-term alterations in polar regions that unfold over the span of several years and subsequently change the overall trajectory of an ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242559&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - August 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Laser mapping project shows effects of physical changes in Antarctica's Dry Valleys
Researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) have publicly released high-resolution maps of Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys, a globally unique polar desert. The high-resolution maps cover 3,564 square kilometers of the McMurdo Dry Valleys and allow researchers to compare present-day conditions with lower-resolution LIDAR surveys conducted almost 13 years ago. Scientists from Portland State University led the new research project, which mapped the area using ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242558&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - August 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

What's killing trees during droughts? Scientists have new answers.
Find related stories on NSF's Macrosystems Biology program and Critical Zone Observatory Sites. As the number of droughts increases globally, scientists are working to develop predictions of how future parched conditions will affect plants, especially trees. New results published today in ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242634&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - August 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Rare audio of indigenous languages saved by invention 100 years later
Non-invasive technology allows researchers to transfer recordings from thousands of decaying wax cylinders Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/waxcylinders.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - August 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Primary mirror delivered to Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope
The primary mirror for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) -- the heart of this sophisticated instrument -- was successfully delivered Aug. 2 to its destination atop Haleakalā on Maui, Hawaii. When completed in 2020, DKIST will be the world's largest solar telescope, providing scientists with new insights into the physics of the sun and a better understanding of how space weather affects satellites, the power grid, and other ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242744&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - August 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF EPSCoR awards new projects to help understand connections between genes and organisms' characteristics
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made eight awards totaling $41.7 million for projects aimed at building capacity to research a national priority area: understanding the relationship in organisms between genetic material, or genotype, and physical characteristics due to gene expression and environmental influences, or phenotype. The genotype-to-phenotype relationship has significant societal ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242233&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - August 2, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF issues awards to advance a national research infrastructure for neuroscience
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made 17 Next Generation Networks for Neuroscience (NeuroNex) awards to aid the research community as it pursues one of its grandest challenges: understanding the brain. These projects will support the development of innovative, accessible and shared capabilities and resources, as well as theoretical frameworks and computational modeling to advance neuroscience research. NSF's NeuroNex awards will bring together researchers across ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242652&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - August 1, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Methane-eating bacteria in lake deep beneath Antarctic ice sheet may reduce greenhouse gas emissions
An interdisciplinary team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has concluded that bacteria in a lake 800 meters (2,600 feet) beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet may digest methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, preventing its release into the atmosphere. As part of the NSF-funded Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling (WISSARD) project, the researchers successfully ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242668&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - July 31, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF-funded supercomputer Stampede2 forges new frontier in advanced computing
The National Science Foundation (NSF) today realized the initial phase of its $30 million investment to upgrade the nation’s computational research infrastructure through the dedication of Stampede2, one of the most powerful supercomputing systems in the world. Based at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin, this strategic national resource will ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242528&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - July 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Projected precipitation increases are bad news for water quality
Increased precipitation from a changing climate could pollute U.S. waterways with excess nitrogen, increasing the likelihood of severe water quality impairment from coast to coast, according to a new study by scientists Eva Sinha and Anna Michalak of the Carnegie Institution for Science and Venkatramani Balaji of Princeton University. The results are published in this week's issue of the journal Science. The effects will be especially strong in the Midwest and ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242494&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - July 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news