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NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps)

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 09:41

I-Corps offers researchers unique opportunities to learn how to turn discoveries into new technologies and to participate in the national innovation ecosystem.
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Professional news media invited to apply to visit jointly funded US and UK research on Antarctic Thwaites Glacier

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 12:57

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration (ITGC) are accepting written proposals from media professionals to visit a "deep-field" camp on the remote Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica in December.

[Please see the section below headed "Deep Freeze" for how to apply to cover only the U.S. military's support to the U.S. Antarctic Program. This process is unrelated to the Thwaites Glacier opportunity.]

NSF, the UK's Natural ...
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Statement on NSF and SpaceX Radio Spectrum Coordination Agreement

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 09:22

In late May, SpaceX launched its first 60 Starlink satellites into orbit. SpaceX plans to launch a much larger satellite constellation into low-Earth orbit with the goal of providing terrestrial internet service. The operation of these satellites will utilize frequencies that neighbor some radio astronomy assets in the 10.6 - 10.7 GHz band. SpaceX coordinated with NSF and its radio astronomy observatories regarding potential interference from their use of the radio spectrum. After working ...
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NSF Prize Competitions

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 10:35

NSF welcomes members of the public to help solve science, technology, engineering and math challenges by submitting ideas and solutions for a chance to win prizes.
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Brought to you by NSF

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 08:33

Every day you encounter something made possible by the National Science Foundation.
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Astronomers capture first image of a black hole

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:23

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) -- a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration -- was designed to capture images of a black hole.

Today, in coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers reveal that they have succeeded, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole ...
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National Science Foundation announces new Diamond Achievement Award

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 16:56

The National Science Foundation has announced a new award -- the NSF Diamond Achievement Award -- which will be presented for the first time to the international team of researchers who recently captured the first-ever image of a black hole.

On April 10, in coordinated press conferences across the globe, the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration announced that its planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes, which was forged through international collaboration, had ...
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NSF press conference on first result from Event Horizon Telescope project

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 08:44

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project and the National Science Foundation (NSF) will hold a press conference to announce a groundbreaking result.

What: Press conference on groundbreaking result from the Event Horizon Telescope.

Who: NSF Director France Córdova will deliver remarks. A panel of EHT researchers will also ...
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National Science Foundation names Jennifer Dionne and Mark Braverman its 2019 Alan T. Waterman awardees

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 12:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named materials scientist Jennifer Dionne and computer scientist Mark Braverman the recipients of this year's Alan T. Waterman Award.

The Waterman Award annually recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by NSF. Researchers 40 years of age or younger, or up to 10 years post Ph.D., are eligible. This year, two outstanding researchers ...
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Sweat sensors: Engineering breakthrough tools for health diagnostics

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 00:00

Multidisciplinary team tackles challenges to make sweat as important as blood for health monitoring
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2019 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities Report goes live

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 12:00

The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) has released its 2019 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (WMPD) report, which provides detailed information about participation levels in science and engineering (S&E) education and employment.

"As the science and engineering community strives to broaden participation in education and careers, we need an accurate ...
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National Science Foundation presents the President’s FY 2020 budget request

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:58

Today, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released details of the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget Request to Congress, which includes a proposed level of funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF). Detailed information will be available on NSF's website.

NSF Director France Córdova issued the following statement:

Under the President's FY2020 budget request, NSF will ...
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Young citizen scientists assist in Salt Lake City air quality research

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 00:00

Community, students and scientists benefit from partnership to assess particulate matter pollution
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Media call: NSF Fiscal Year 2020 budget request

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 16:58

Media are invited to join a 30-minute call about the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) budget request to Congress.

The call will include information on the new budget proposal, the details of which are expected to be released on March 18, 2019. NSF staff will answer questions and speak to how agency investments in fundamental science and engineering research will continue to support the nation's economy, security and global ...
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Penguins... And More!

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 11:16

The National Science Foundation manages the U.S. Antarctic Program, which coordinates all U.S. scientific research (including penguin research!) on the southernmost continent and in the Southern Ocean.
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Using light to move wireless data faster

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 01:00

Computer science team lights up faster, more secure data transmission to meet future demands
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Modernization of NSF’s logistics hub in Antarctica ready to move forward

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 14:47

The National Science Board (NSB) has authorized the National Science Foundation (NSF) to move forward with the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science (AIMS) project. AIMS is planned as a 10-year undertaking to overhaul McMurdo Station into an energy- and operationally efficient platform from which to support world-class science. Through its Office of Polar Programs (OPP), NSF manages the U.S. Antarctic Program, which funds and facilitates the nation's scientific endeavors on ...
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