Alpacas: More than just for sweaters -- a new medical advance.
Mini-antibodies found in the blood of camels, alpacas and llamas, shrunk further to create so-called "nanobodies," may help solve a problem in the cancer field: making specific types of T-cell therapies work in solid tumors. Scientists used these nanobodies -- which resemble antibodies in human ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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NSF Science Now 63
In this week’s episode, We learn about developable mechanisms that reside in curved surfaces of structures; we explore wrist bone motion using 3D technology, and finally, we examine Adélie penguins’ past and future. Check it out!This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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What do we know about black holes?
Joe Pesce, a National Science Foundation astrophysicist, answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist."This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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How could brain-computer interfaces be used in the real world?
Katherine Pratt of the Center for Neurotechnology at University of Washington answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist."This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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A little relief for some headbanging birds
Birds that produce faint chirps, called flight calls, during nighttime migration collide with illuminated buildings much more often than closely related species that don't produce such calls, according to a new analysis of a 40-year record of thousands of building collisions in the Midwest. The ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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It is no easy task to film thousands of penguins in their natural habitat.
It is no easy task to film thousands of penguins in their natural habitat on a remote Antarctic coastline—but it was made possible with the support of the National Science Foundation-managed U.S. Antarctic Program. See what it was like to film “on the ice” with camerawomen Sophie Darlington and ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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What is a black hole?
Hans Krimm, an observational astronomer at the National Science Foundation, answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist."This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Ad à © lie penguins of the Danger Islands, Antarctica!
NSF-funded Louisiana State University scientists create detailed history of oldest and largest Adéie penguin colony in the Northern Antarctic Peninsula.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Mojave birds crashing over last century due to climate change (Image 1)
A common raven in Death Valley National Park. Recent research shows that bird communities in parts of the Mojave Desert have collapsed over the past 100 years, most likely due to lower rainfall caused by climate change. [Image 1 of 10 related images. See (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Mojave birds crashing over last century due to climate change (Image 10)
Joshua Tree National Park. Recent research shows that bird communities in parts of the Mojave Desert have collapsed over the past 100 years, most likely due to lower rainfall caused by climate change. [Image 10 of 10 related images. Back to Image ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Mojave birds crashing over last century due to climate change (Image 9)
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Mojave birds crashing over last century due to climate change (Image 8)
Joshua Tree National Park. Recent research shows that bird communities in parts of the Mojave Desert have collapsed over the past 100 years, most likely due to lower rainfall caused by climate change. [Image 8 of 10 related images. See Image ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Mojave birds crashing over last century due to climate change (Image 7)
A cactus wren in Mojave National Preserve. Recent research shows that bird communities in parts of the Mojave Desert have collapsed over the past 100 years, most likely due to lower rainfall caused by climate change. [Image 7 of 10 related images. See (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Mojave birds crashing over last century due to climate change (Image 6)
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Mojave birds crashing over last century due to climate change (Image 5)
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Mojave birds crashing over last century due to climate change (Image 4)
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Mojave birds crashing over last century due to climate change (Image 3)
A sage thrasher near Kelley's Well in lnyo County, California. Recent research shows that bird communities in parts of the Mojave Desert have collapsed over the past 100 years, most likely due to lower rainfall caused by climate change. [Image 3 of 10 related images. See (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Mojave birds crashing over last century due to climate change (Image 2)
A black-throated sparrow in the Mojave Desert near Beatty, Nevada. Recent research shows that bird communities in parts of the Mojave Desert have collapsed over the past 100 years, most likely due to lower rainfall caused by climate change. [Image 2 of 10 related images. See (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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New fatty acids found in Chinese violet cress (Image 1)
Ed Cahoon of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was part of a research team that discovered two new fatty acids in the oil of the Chinese violet cress, a plant native to central China. [See related image Here.] More about this image A ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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A new way to estimate travel across hilly areas may help wildfire fighters and rescue crews
A team of geographers has developed a series of models -- using a massive, crowdsourced, fitness-tracking database -- that strongly predict how terrain slope affects human travel rates. The geographers will apply their new models to wildland firefighters: During their spring training in 2019, ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Fabric fab for rehab, cooking up eruptions, down to the wire for virus testing, and why researchers
want the Blues How pyroclastic flows cheat friction Massey University, University of Oregon, University ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Larger hummingbirds show better mechanochemical efficiency (Image 2)
A ruby-throated hummingbird. Research from the University of Toronto Scarborough found that larger hummingbirds show better mechanochemical efficiency than smaller ones. [See related image Here.] More about this image A study by ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Larger hummingbirds show better mechanochemical efficiency (Image 1)
A ruby-throated hummingbird. Research from the University of Toronto Scarborough found that larger hummingbirds show better mechanochemical efficiency than smaller ones. [See related image Here.] More about this image A study by ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Bloomin' bioluminescence
Bioluminescence from a red tide lights the waves blue in San Diego, California. More about this image Bioluminescent red tides like the one that lit up the waves in San Diego, California, are due to a gathering of dinoflagellates, including Ceratium falcatiforme and ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Successful ant colonies hint at how societies evolve
A team of researchers investigated ant colonies to look at the relationship between group size and social behaviors. They found that simply increasing group size, even if it doesn’t lead to division of labor, can benefit members of the group. Clonal raider ants, like those seen here, form a dense ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Tree swallows and stress
A tree swallow returns to its nest box to incubate eggs. Researchers surrounded the nest’s opening with an antenna that was coupled with a tracking tag on the bird. Using this design on each nest box and bird, researchers recorded more than 177,000 feeding visits for 63 females in ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Adult male painted bunting (Image 3)
An adult male painted bunting. Researchers are working in collaboration to better understand why certain painted bunting populations are declining. [Image 3 of 3 related images. Back to Image 1.] More about this image A team of ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Adult male painted bunting (Image 2)
An adult male painted bunting. Painted buntings breed primarily in the United States during the summer, then migrate to Mexico, Central America, southern Florida and the Caribbean over the winter. [Image 2 of 3 related images. See Image ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Adult male painted bunting (Image 1)
An adult male painted bunting in Oklahoma during summer months. [Image 1 of 3 related images. See Image 2.] More about this image A team of researchers, led by Andrea Contina of the University of Oklahoma (OU), has identified the ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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New fatty acids found in Chinese violet cress (Image 2)
Chinese violet cress, a plant native to central China, in which researchers recently discovered two new fatty acids in the oil. [See related image Here.] More about this image A team of researchers led by the University of ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Astronomers capture first image of a black hole
Using the Event Horizon Telescope, a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration, scientists obtained an image of a black hole at the center of galaxy M87, outlined by emission from hot gas swirling around it under the influence of strong ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Stampede supercomputer (Image 4)
The Stampede supercomputer, located at the University of Texas at Austin's Texas Advanced Computing Center, has already enabled research teams to predict where and when earthquakes may strike, how much sea levels could rise and how fast brain tumors grow. More about this ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Instead of drawing blood, new non-invasive health device tests from sweat
University of Cincinnati researchers have demonstrated that sweat works as well as blood for health monitoring by creating the world's first noninvasive device that can test sweat continuously and for hours. This innovation could contribute to continuous health monitoring with wearable devices, ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Fake meds, or foods that have been altered can be easily spotted with a new technology
A new, simple technique developed by engineers from the University of California, Riverside, can detect fake drugs from a video taken as a sample undergoes a disturbance. The researchers report they have used an algorithm-based technology, called "chronoprinting," which requires only a few ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Women  ’ s History Makers: Talitha Washington
Women are making history today and every day at the National Science Foundation. NSF proudly recognizes its very own women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, advancing science and providing a beacon of light for youth and adults alike. This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Navigating the New Arctic: Dr. France C Ã ³ rdova Presentation | Interactive 2019 | SXSW
Director of the National Science Foundation Dr. France Córdova took the stage at SXSW 2019 to describe the next generation of research happening in the new Arctic, from learning more about shipping routes in iceless summers to autonomous robot sensors that will dive deep under the surface to ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Women's History Makers: Carmi & ntilde;a Londo & ntilde;o
Women are making history today and every day at the National Science Foundation. NSF proudly recognizes its very own women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, advancing science and providing a beacon of light for youth and adults alike.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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There's more going on with frog skin than the proverbial warts
Researchers collected samples of seven frog species from the Chiriquí highlands in Panama to find out what kind of skin bacteria they harbored. Studying the skin bacteria of Panamanian frogs may lead to the development of alternative drugs to treat the fungi causing aspergillosis in humans, which ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Bloody good sweat, changing climate/changing sex, sauce that delays frost, and fab fossil find
Sweat works like blood for health monitoring University of Cincinnati, Abbott Diabetes Care, Salimetrics LLC, Eccrine Systems, Inc. Climate change impact when temperature determines ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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This study gives the phrase " stuffy house " whole new meaning
Cooking, cleaning and other routine household activities generate significant levels of volatile and particulate chemicals inside the average home, leading to indoor air quality levels on par with a polluted major city, University of Colorado Boulder researchers have found. In addition, airborne ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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New kind of thinking cap
A team led by Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, is working to develop a system to help researchers better understand brain activity in an online tutoring environment that supports mathematics learning.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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How does resolution factor into computational models?
Marsha Berger, professor at New York University Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist."This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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The Changing Arctic
The Arctic is a complex region that has intrigued scientists and engineers for centuries. Now, this region is rapidly changing, with myriad impacts on the global system. Researchers funded by the National Science Foundation are helping understand those changes, from incorporating the unique ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Bedbugs? Do the math, frog skin lifesavers, cuddles for ICU babies, and recipe against disaster
Frog skin bacteria may help humans The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, University of California, San Diego, Vanderbilt University and Centro de ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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NSF Science Now 62
In this week’s episode, we explore 3D technology to look inside capillaries; we learn about a new species of dinosaur with a heart-shaped tail, and finally, we examine a new kind of thinking cap for online learning. Check it out! This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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How can data visualization and analysis help identify a dream job?
Katy Borner, Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Information Science at Indiana University, answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist."This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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A cheaper way to light up smartphones and TVs, no asteroid required
Chemists have found a cheaper way to light up smartphone and TV screens -- using copper rather than iridium -- which could save manufacturers and consumers money without affecting visual quality. Iridium is one of the rarest elements on Earth, its origins possibly a millions-year-old asteroid; ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn  ’ t Hear About This Week  — Episdoe 24
Stretching the strength, snake buckling behavior, table for crime scenes, and rewriting the history of oxygen. Super stretchy mighty metal fiber North Carolina State ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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4 Awesome Discoveries You Probably Didn  ’ t Hear About This Week - Ep. 24
Stretching the strength, snake buckling behavior, table for crime scenes, and rewriting the history of oxygen. Super stretchy mighty metal fiber North Carolina State ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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I am Black History: Emilda Rivers
The National Science Foundation recognizes our very own Black History makers -- advancing science and impacting their communities in outstanding ways.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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