Federal research funding up in FY 2015
Federal funding for research and development (R&D) and R&D plant (facilities and fixed equipment) totaled $131.4 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, a 1 percent decrease from the previous year, according to a new report from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES). NCSES reported that within the R&D total, research obligations -- a category of transactions including orders placed, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191588&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Engineering highly adaptable robots requires new tools for new rules
NSF-funded research aiming to making it easier for humans to work directly with a robotic partner in applications such as physical therapy Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/roboticcontrol.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Statement from NSF director on Event Horizon Telescope
Today, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) begins a 10-day attempt to capture the image of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. The EHT derives its extreme magnifying power by connecting widely spaced radio dishes across the globe into an Earth-sized, virtual telescope. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has been a longtime supporter of the effort, which received a considerable boost when Chile's Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) came ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191568&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 5, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

156 early career engineering researchers to journey to frontiers of their fields, chart new paths
Today, 156 early career engineering faculty begin a five-year journey that will take them to the frontiers of fundamental engineering research. Supported by grants from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Engineering Directorate, each researcher will set out with at least a $500,000 award and a plan to make advances in engineering. Their work will cover fields ranging from smart materials and advanced robotics to secure communications. "Resilient infrastructure, abundant ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191436&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 5, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Federally funded R&D center funding rebounded in FY 2015
The nation's 42 federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) reported spending $18.5 billion on research and development (R&D) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, their first rebound after several years of declining or flat expenditures, according to a new report from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES). The FFRDCs are privately operated R&D organizations that are exclusively or ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191499&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers uncover clue about how tiny microbes self-mutate
Related stories on NSF's Dimensions of Biodiversity program are available online. Researchers have discovered that previously unidentified microorganisms have a genetic element that enables them to self-mutate. What's more, these organisms are so plentiful they dramatically expand the diversity of the tree of life. "This discovery reveals how rapid evolution happens in some of ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191443&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - April 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF and Popular Science announce winners of 15th annual 'Vizzies'
Today, Popular Science magazine and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announce the winners of the 15th Annual Vizzies Challenge, celebrating the use of visual media to artfully and clearly communicate scientific data and research. The competition recognizes the best photographs, videos, illustrations, interactive apps, and posters and graphics produced by academic researchers, artists or hobbyists. "Congratulations to all of this year's winners, and for everyone ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191453&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 29, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Smithsonian honors aircrews that flew 2016 medical-evacuation flight to NSF's South Pole station
The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will award the 2017 Trophy for Current Achievement to aircrews that flew a mission last summer to evacuate patients from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica. The mission was unprecedented, taking place at a time of year when the sun had set for the six-month winter. The combination of darkness and extreme cold made flying more hazardous than previous Antarctic rescues. Two ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191447&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dust contributes valuable nutrients to Sierra Nevada forest ecosystems
More information on the National Science Foundation's Critical Zone Observatories is available online. Collecting dust isn't usually considered a good thing. But dust from as close as California's Central Valley and as far away as Asia's Gobi Desert provides nutrients, especially phosphorus, to vegetation in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a team of scientists has found. Their ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191381&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

World Water Day: Fog and dew keep Africa's Namib Desert ecosystem going
The ocean is not the sole source of the fog that sustains life for numerous plants and animals living in Africa's coastal Namib Desert. The fog also comes from groundwater and other sources, report ecohydrologists supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and affiliated with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The scientists conducted the research in one of the world's oldest and most biologically diverse deserts. Their results are published today in ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191206&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF awards 2017 Graduate Research Fellowships
The National Science Foundation (NSF) today named 2,000 individuals as this year's recipients of awards from its Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). GRFP offers fellowships to applicants selected through a national competition. "This unique program has nurtured economic innovation and leadership in the U.S. continuously since 1952 -- by recruiting and supporting outstanding students with high potential in science, technology, engineering and mathematics very early in their ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191361&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF awards $5.6 million to establish new arctic Long-Term Ecological Research site
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made a $5.6 million, five-year grant to establish a Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site along the northern Alaskan coast that will focus on the interactions between land and ocean that shape coastal ecosystems in the Arctic over different time scales. Researchers at the Beaufort Sea Lagoons LTER site will study food webs, which support large-scale coastal fisheries and more than 150 species of migratory birds and waterfowl. Long-term ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191300&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Westernmost, low-lying region of Louisiana coast on track to drown under sea level rise
Without major efforts to rebuild Louisiana's wetlands, which serve as bulwarks against waves and rising seas, the state's coast has little chance of withstanding the accelerating rate of sea level rise, a new study concludes. Results of the research, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and conducted by scientists at Tulane University, are published in the journal Nature Communications. They show the rate of sea level rise in the region over the past six to 10 ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191205&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF awards $6.1 million to accelerate advanced wireless research, push beyond 5G
Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $6.1 million, five-year award to accelerate fundamental research on wireless communication and networking technologies through the foundation's Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program. Through the PAWR Project Office (PPO), award recipients US Ignite, Inc. and Northeastern University will collaborate with NSF and industry partners to establish ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191275&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

After the lecture: Physicist Anthony Leggett
University of Illinois physicist Anthony Leggett is known for his contributions to understanding helium-3, including why at low temperatures it becomes a superfluid, or a liquid that flows without apparent friction and conducts electricity without resistance. The Nobel laureate's work on helium-3 -- a non-radioactive isotope found on Earth ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191243&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Paleontologists find fossil relative of Ginkgo biloba
A discovery of well-preserved fossil plants by paleontologists from the United States, China, Japan, Russia and Mongolia has allowed researchers to identify a distant relative of the living plant Ginkgo biloba. The find helps scientists better understand the evolution and diversity of ancient seed plants. The fossils, from the species Umaltolepis mongoliensis, date back to the early Cretaceous Period (some 100-125 million years ago). Scientists discovered ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191217&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Changes in precipitation patterns influence natural selection at global scale
What matters more for the evolution of plants and animals, precipitation or temperature? Scientists have found a surprising answer: rain and snow may play a more important role than how hot or cold it is. Rainfall and snowfall patterns are changing with climate variation, which likely plays a key role in shaping natural selection, according to results published today by an international team of researchers. Twenty scientists from the United States, Canada, Europe and ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191171&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF announces new Long-Term Ecological Research sites off Alaska, New England coasts
Find related stories on NSF's Long-Term Ecological Research Program at this link. National Science Foundation (NSF) grants will support two new Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites. Scientists will conduct research along the Northeast U.S. continental shelf and in the northern Gulf of Alaska, regions known for productive fisheries and abundant marine resources. The new ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191149&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - March 1, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF works with New Zealand and Australian authorities to evacuate ailing cruise ship passenger from Antarctica
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is working with the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand, the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) and Oceanwide Expeditions to evacuate an ailing cruise ship passenger from Antarctica. The patient is a U.S. citizen, sailing aboard the motor vessel Ortelius. NSF is not releasing the patient's personal or medical details. NSF manages the U.S. Antarctic Program, through which it operates three year-round stations on the continent, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191213&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

What does Black History Month mean to some of the nation’s top educators?
Since 1983, the federal government has honored more than 4,700 teachers for their contributions in the classroom through the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF). To mark Black History Month, past PAEMST awardees described to NSF how their heritage affects their drive to teach. For the next month, PAEMST is accepting nominations for 7th-12th grade educators in math ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191214&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF Law and Social Sciences program issues new awards
Critical societal issues ranging from violent crime to the operation of the U.S. legal system demand the best available data and analysis for effective policymaking and an informed citizenry. With that in mind, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded more than $5 million to fund 23 projects and four workshops through its Law and Social Sciences (LSS) program. LSS focuses on scientific exploration of law and law-like systems of rules. The program funds research on a wide variety ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191073&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF-supported scientists present research results on ecosystem change
On March 21, scientists from across the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network will take part in an annual mini-symposium, presenting results on how ecosystems from coast to coast are changing. The symposium takes place the day before World Water Day, a yearly celebration of our planet's water resources. How healthy will Earth's ecosystems, which ultimately depend on water, be by World Water Day 2027, 2067 and beyond? Topics at the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191130&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Note from the director: Broadening participation through NSF INCLUDES
France Córdova is the director of the National Science Foundation (NSF). To read more posts from the director, check out her Notes from the Field blog. Last year, NSF issued its first grants for NSF INCLUDES, a major addition to our portfolio of programs seeking to broaden participation in science and engineering (S&E). In January, I had a chance to meet with the recipients of those grants at our first meeting ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191145&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Q&A: Exposing the realities of eviction
"Eviction" is a term that has become increasingly familiar to Americans over the past decade as one of the most visible symbols of poverty and economic misfortune. But research by social scientist and ethnographer Matthew Desmond shows that the reality of eviction is more complicated than traditional narratives might indicate. Notably, Desmond says, eviction can actually serve as a cause of poverty, rather than an effect. "One of our studies shows eviction can cause higher ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191125&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF News it...
Source: NSF News - February 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

A low-cost mechanical device for minimally invasive surgery
Surgeons can now use a new type of mechanical instrument to perform complex, minimally invasive procedures, also known as laparoscopic surgery, thanks to researchers and small business entrepreneurs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The technology could lead to less trauma for patients and shorter recovery times after surgery. According to its creators, the handheld instrument provides the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191049&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 21, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Terraformer wind tunnel takes hazards engineering research to a new level
Next generation wind engineering facility draws researchers from all over the country; new tools provide information to help save lives, protect property Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/windtunnel.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Contact tracing and targeted insecticide spraying can curb dengue outbreaks
Find related stories on the National Science Foundation/National Institutes of Health/U.S. Department of Agriculture Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program at this link. Contact tracing -- a process of identifying everyone who has come into contact with those infected by a particular disease -- combined with targeted, indoor spraying of insecticide can greatly reduce the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=190909&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Flat-footed competitors have fighting advantage
A heel-down posture -- a feature that separates great apes, including humans, from other primates -- confers advantages in fighting, according to a new study published today in the journal Biology Open. Standing with heels planted allows more swinging force when fighting, says biologist David Carrier of the University of Utah, lead author of the study, which was funded by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Integrative Organismal Systems. In contrast, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=190923&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 15, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Last year's El Niño waves battered California shore to unprecedented degree
Last winter’s El Niño may have felt weak to residents of Southern California, but it was one of the most powerful weather events of the last 145 years, scientists say. If severe El Niño events become more common in the future, as some studies suggest, the California coast -- home to more than 25 million people -- may become increasingly vulnerable to coastal hazards, independently of projected sea level rise. A new study conducted by scientists at the ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=190910&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 15, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF to host ‘Arc of Science’ event on Capitol Hill
On Feb. 15, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) will host "The Arc of Science: Research to Results," an event on Capitol Hill to highlight for new members of Congress and their staff some of the tangible impacts of federally funded basic research. NSF Director France Córdova and Reps. Lamar Smith and Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas will deliver remarks, with media invited to attend. With hands-on demonstrations, the event ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191047&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF New...
Source: NSF News - February 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cleaner water, cleaner future: Engineering new water tech
Engineering researchers are creating new ways to handle drought, chemical spills and water purification. Imagine a clean water future. More at https://www.nsf.gov/eng/special/water/?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Roses are red. Violets are blue. What gives flowers those eye-catching hues?
To solve the mystery of why roses are red and violets are blue, scientists are peering into the genes of plant petals. "When you ask anyone how one flower is different from another, for most of us, color is the feature that first comes to mind," says evolutionary biologist Stacey Smith of the University of Colorado Boulder. Most people don't think about why a flower is a particular color, but it's an important question for biologists, says Prosanta Chakrabarty, a program ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191052&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Transformational building design energizes water recycling--literally!
Multidisciplinary engineering team designs new solar-paneled walls that make greywater reusable and a source of thermal heat Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/greywaterreuse.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

U.S. icebreaker to visit New Zealand
New Zealand has granted the United States permission for a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker, the USCGC Polar Star, to visit the port of Lyttelton later this month. The icebreaker will make the port call on its way to its home port of Seattle after completing a resupply mission supporting the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP), which is managed by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The U.S. embassy in Wellington announced the port call earlier this week. New Zealand has not ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191050&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

New NSF-funded videos highlight 'Human Water Cycle'
Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, released an original video series that explores the connection between water, food and energy. The four-part "Human Water Cycle" series spotlights science and engineering research aimed at helping people use water more efficiently. Narrated by Anne Thompson of NBC News, the series ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191016&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Human Water Cycle
The National Science Foundation and NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, release an original video series exploring the connection between water, food and energy. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/human_water_cycle/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 7, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hands-on learning research that benefits the economy, environment
NSF-funded research expands on the Billion Oyster Project in New York Harbor, giving urban middle school students a hand in restoring oyster habitats Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/newyorkoysters.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists present El Niño, other long-term ecological research results at annual aquatic sciences meeting
The ecological effects of the strong 2015-2016 El Niño. Carbon burial in aquatic ecosystems. The presence of pharmaceuticals in streams. These are just a few of the topics scientists affiliated with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network will discuss at the upcoming Association for the Sciences of ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=190945&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NCSES publishes latest Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering report
The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) today announced the release of the 2017 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (WMPD) report, the federal government's most comprehensive look at the participation of these three demographic groups in science and engineering education and employment. The report shows the degree to which women, people with disabilities and ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=190946&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - January 31, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Antarctic medical evacuation underway
The National Science Foundation (NSF) will assist in the medical evacuation of a 66-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffered a stroke on the Antarctic cruise vessel, MV Ortelius, in Antarctic waters early on Monday morning (New Zealand time). The Rescue Coordination Center New Zealand (RCCNZ) is coordinating the medical evacuation with the NSF-managed U.S. Antarctic Program and the vessel operator. RCCNZ is responsible for a search—and-rescue region, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=190954&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - January 31, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cotton candy machine used to regrow human tissue?
Novel approach to creating fibers the size of capillaries could be the next advance in tissue regeneration Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/cottoncandycapillaries.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - January 30, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cotton candy machine used to regrow human tissue
Novel approach to creating fibers the size of capillaries could be the next advance in tissue regeneration Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/cottoncandycapillaries.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - January 30, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scientists develop genetic path to tastier tomatoes
Some consumers crave tastier tomatoes than those available at the supermarket. Now, scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and their partners have found a way to get tomatoes to produce the compounds that make them more flavorful. Their findings were published today in the journal Science. "Around the world, the tomato is one of the most popular foods," says Gert de Couet, director of the National Science ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=190832&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - January 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

By age 6, gender stereotypes can affect girls' choices
Women account for more than half the U.S. population, but only 30 percent of those employed as scientists and engineers in the country. Researchers are investigating several possible factors that contribute to this disparity -- including the societal stereotype that associates intellectual talent more closely with men than women, according to a ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=190924&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - January 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF Director France Córdova to give keynote at 2017 Washington Auto Show
National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova will deliver the annual government keynote address at the 2017 Washington Auto Show's Public Policy Preview Day on January 26, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Media are invited to attend. "If the horseless carriage was the main attraction of the Washington Auto Show a century ago, what eye-catching innovations will take ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=190922&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - January 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Let It Snow! The Science of Winter
Snow -- that icon of winter -- blankets the land with a beautiful silence. We all depend on snow. Our year-round water supply largely comes from snowmelt, and many spring flowers need the nutrients in snow to bloom. Species as small as fungi and as large as moose require snow. More at /news/special_reports/snow/?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - January 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF awards $3 million for plant and animal microbiome and phenomics research
Millions of microbes living on and in the human body collectively make up our microbiomes. These microbial ecosystems help keep us healthy. The same processes are at work in other animals, as well as in plants. To better understand the role microbiomes play in human health and in ecosystems around the world, the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Biological Sciences has awarded $3 million in Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER). In addition to ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=190766&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - January 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Brain prints reveal children's reading difficulties
New test uses brain's electrical activity to pinpoint reading challenges early, increasing chances for success in school Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/brainprints.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - January 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

NSF-funded self-driving car on display at Washington Auto Show public policy forum
National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova will participate in MobilityTalks International, a public policy forum hosted by the Washington Auto Show on Jan. 24. Córdova, accompanied by an NSF-funded self-driving Cadillac SRX, will highlight the essential role federal, ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=190831&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - January 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Atmospheric scientists take to the skies to test cloud seeding for snow
Can cloud seeding -- dispersing particles into the air with the aim of increasing precipitation -- increase snowfall? This week, a team of researchers began a cloud-seeding project in southwestern Idaho to answer that question. Cloud seeding is a process by which artificial ice nuclei, such as silver iodide particles, are released into clouds, either from the air or via ground-based generators. The Idaho project, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and dubbed ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=190748&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - January 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news