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NSF, NASA scientists explore ocean's 'twilight zone' to uncover links between carbon and plankton

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:00

Equipped with advanced underwater robotics and an array of analytical instrumentation, a team of scientists will set sail for the northeastern Pacific Ocean this August.

The researchers' mission for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), which are supporting the project, is to study the life and death of microscopic plankton, tiny plant and animal organisms that play a critical role in removing carbon dioxide from the ...
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Western Dakota Tech earns first place in 4th annual Community College Innovation Challenge

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) awarded Western Dakota Tech from Rapid City, South Dakota first place in the 2018 fourth annual Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC).

Judges awarded second place to Oakton Community College from Des Plaines, Illinois for their Heat Recovering Silencer project.

NSF and AACC established the challenge to encourage the nation's community colleges to develop the necessary ...
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Statement on White House Community College Innovation Challenge event

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:40

The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), hosted the fourth annual Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC) this week. This competition encourages innovative, entrepreneurial students to use science and engineering to propose solutions to real-world challenges, from energy generation to landmine detection. This year, 10 finalist teams were invited to the White House to present their ideas to a panel of expert ...
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To forecast winter rainfall in Los Angeles, look to New Zealand in the summer

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 17:00

Variability in El Niño cycles was long considered a reliable tool for predicting winter precipitation in the Southwest United States, but its forecasting power has diminished in recent years.

In a study published today in Nature Communications, National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported scientists at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), have found a new method to project wet or dry conditions for the winter ahead.

"Influences between the hemispheres ...
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Land-based portion of massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet retreated little during past 8 million years

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 14:00

Large parts of the massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet did not retreat significantly during a time when atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations were similar to today's levels, according to a team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The finding could have significant implications for global sea level rise.

The East Antarctic Ice Sheet is one of three major ice sheets closely watched by scientists as global temperatures and carbon dioxide levels increase, ...
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Statement on National Academies sexual harassment study

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:00

In September 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Integrative Activities funded the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to conduct a study on the prevalence and impact of sexual harassment in science, engineering and medical departments and programs. The results of that study are now publicly available in a new report, Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture and ...
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NSF supports development of new nationwide data storage network

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:31

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing a $1.8 million grant for the initial development of a data storage network over the next two years. A collaborative team will combine their expertise, facilities and research challenges to develop the Open Storage Network (OSN). OSN will enable academic researchers across the nation to work with and share their data more efficiently than ever before.

"We are ...
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Catch a Wave! The Science of Summer

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 11:21

Meet sharks and alligators up close, listen to the eerie sounds of the West’s rock arches, explore a lost continent. Catch a wave! Explore the science of summer with the National Science Foundation.
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New NSF special report released ahead of World Oceans Day: Catch a Wave! The Science of Summer

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 06:00

Catch a Wave! Join the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a look at the science behind the "sweet spot" we call summer.

There's a time in each year,

That we always hold dear,

Good old summer time;

With the birds and the trees,

And sweet-scented breezes,

Good old summer time.

The lyrics to the tune "In the Good Old Summertime" were written in 1902 by songwriter ...
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Nearly 300 NSF-funded small businesses to demonstrate emerging technologies

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:14

Small businesses with awards from America's Seed Fund, powered by the National Science Foundation, will demonstrate their cutting-edge, emerging technology June 4-5 in Atlanta.

Inventors and representatives from approximately 300 U.S.-based, NSF-funded small businesses will be available at the Technology Showcase to talk about what's next in fields like artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, sensors and medical devices.

Each ...
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National Science Foundation spotlights young math superstars

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 09:46

Members of the media are invited to the National Science Foundation (NSF) on Monday, June 4, for the recognition of 12 high school math student winners in the 47th USA Mathematical Olympiad part of the Mathematical Association of America American Mathematics Competitions (MAA AMC) this spring. Also to be recognized are four members of the U.S. team that finished second in the 7th Annual European Girls’ Mathematical ...
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NSF-Simons centers to search for the Rules of Life

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the Simons Foundation, has launched four new centers to bring mathematical perspectives to the biological search for the Rules of Life.

The NSF-Simons Research Centers for Mathematics of Complex Biological Systems will explore how information encoded in DNA results in complex organisms with diverse forms, functions and behaviors when it is manipulated by changing environments across multiple time scales.

Such ...
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Hurricanes: Stronger, slower, wetter in the future?

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:00

Find related stories on NSF's geosciences risk and resilience interest area.

Scientists have developed a detailed analysis of how 22 recent hurricanes would be different if they formed under the conditions predicted for the late 21st century.

While each storm's transformation would be unique, on balance, the hurricanes would become a little stronger, a little slower-moving, and a ...
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Helping stroke survivors walk as normally as possible

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 00:00

Research team focuses on “locomotor learning” for lasting rehabilitation
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View and vote on more than 200 science and engineering videos

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 17:04

More than 29,143 people from 142 countries have already viewed, voted or commented on their favorite videos in the week-long, National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase, and there's still time to participate.

The STEM for All showcase is an annual online event that features three-minute video presentations from federally funded projects aimed at improving science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and computer science education.

Until ...
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2018 Community College Innovation Challenge finalists announced

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 12:20

The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), has named 10 finalists for the fourth annual Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC).

CCIC seeks to strengthen entrepreneurial thinking among community college students by challenging them to use science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to find innovative solutions to real-world problems. Each student team works with a faculty mentor and industry ...
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Statement on Artificial Intelligence for American Industry

Thu, 05/10/2018 - 13:00

On May 10, 2018, the White House convened academic researchers, industry experts and federal leaders at an event on Artificial Intelligence for American Industry. National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova participated in the event and issued the following statement.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming every segment of American industry. It is making agriculture more precise and efficient, giving us new medical diagnostics that save lives, and ...
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USAF and NSF announce partnership in science and engineering research

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 13:30

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova signed a Letter of Intent May 9, 2018, creating a new partnership for collaboration on scientific and engineering research to bolster national security.

The Letter of Intent initiates a strategic partnership focused on research in four areas of common interest: space operations and geosciences, advanced material sciences, information and data sciences, and workforce and ...
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Statement on Teacher Appreciation Week 2018

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 11:00

William J. (Jim) Lewis, the acting assistant director for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), issued the following statement on Teacher Appreciation Week:

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources want to acknowledge and celebrate the nation's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers for their dedicated ...
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The genetic path to biodiversity

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 00:00

Genome editing tool CRISPR helps reveal genetic regulation behind colors and patterns in butterfly wings
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