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NSF Convergence Accelerator awards bring together scientists, businesses, nonprofits to benefit workers

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 09:32

The National Science Foundation has issued the first awards through its Convergence Accelerator pilot, leveraging multidisciplinary research teams and laying the groundwork for public-private partnerships with Fortune 500 companies to apply Big Data to science and engineering and create technologies that can enhance the lives of American workers. A total of 43 new awards totaling $39 million will support projects across the country.

The NSF Convergence Accelerator pilot started with ...
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NSF commits $36 million to uncovering Rules of Life that will drive next-generation research

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 10:00

The National Science Foundation has invested $36 million in the first projects under its Understanding the Rules of Life portfolio. These awards are aimed at accelerating development in two key areas of science and engineering research: building a synthetic cell, and epigenetics.

"Discovering the rules governing life on earth is a grand scientific challenge that holds the potential to enhance the U.S. position as a global leader in research and development," said NSF Assistant ...
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NSF-funded leadership-class computing center boosts U.S. science with largest academic supercomputer in the world

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 08:00

Today, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) launched Frontera, the fastest supercomputer at any university and the fifth most powerful system in the world. The system is the result of a $60 million investment by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance the next generation of leadership class computing.

Joined by representatives from NSF, UT Austin and technology partners Dell EMC, Intel, Mellanox, DataDirect Networks, ...
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Career Compass Challenge winner announced

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 14:32

The National Science Foundation is helping to modernize the American workforce. And it all started with a challenge: The Career Compass Challenge.

Today, the agency announced the Challenge winner, Amy Huber, who developed a working prototype for an IT platform to help the American workforce not only identify new roles in today's rapidly changing workforce, but also ways to locate the training to make such a pivot. Huber is the science and operations lead at Jobzology and ...
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Nanoscience

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 17:31

Nanoscience is the ability to manipulate atoms and molecules. This fast-moving field is transforming our ability to custom-design objects and processes at sizes smaller than 1/1000th the width of a hair.
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Nanoscience

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 17:31

Nanoscience is the ability to manipulate atoms and molecules. This fast-moving field is transforming our ability to custom-design objects and processes at sizes smaller than 1/1000th the width of a hair.
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Nanoscience

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 17:31

Nanoscience is the ability to manipulate atoms and molecules. This fast-moving field is transforming our ability to custom-design objects and processes at sizes smaller than 1/1000th the width of a hair.
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Nanoscience

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 17:31

Nanoscience is the ability to manipulate atoms and molecules. This fast-moving field is transforming our ability to custom-design objects and processes at sizes smaller than 1/1000th the width of a hair.
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Biology

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 15:58

A bat, a mushroom, a blade of grass--they're easy to identify as "life." But what about a cold virus or mold? Biologists are life's detectives, discovering what “alive” really means.
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Biology

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 15:58

A bat, a mushroom, a blade of grass--they're easy to identify as "life." But what about a cold virus or mold? Biologists are life's detectives, discovering what “alive” really means.
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Biology

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 15:58

A bat, a mushroom, a blade of grass--they're easy to identify as "life." But what about a cold virus or mold? Biologists are life's detectives, discovering what “alive” really means.
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Biology

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 15:58

A bat, a mushroom, a blade of grass--they're easy to identify as "life." But what about a cold virus or mold? Biologists are life's detectives, discovering what “alive” really means.
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Chemistry & Materials

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 12:28

Most of what you touch, taste, hear or smell every day in the modern world is the direct or indirect result of research in chemistry or materials science – an effort that never ends.
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Chemistry & Materials

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 12:28

Most of what you touch, taste, hear or smell every day in the modern world is the direct or indirect result of research in chemistry or materials science – an effort that never ends.
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Chemistry & Materials

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 12:28

Most of what you touch, taste, hear or smell every day in the modern world is the direct or indirect result of research in chemistry or materials science – an effort that never ends.
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Chemistry & Materials

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 12:28

Most of what you touch, taste, hear or smell every day in the modern world is the direct or indirect result of research in chemistry or materials science – an effort that never ends.
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NSF awards $250 million to early career researchers

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 11:00

The National Science Foundation has invested more than $250 million in nearly 700 recipients of the Fiscal Year 2019 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards, one of NSF's most prestigious honors.

Over the next five years, each teacher-scholar will use at least $400,000 in award funds to carry out their proposed plans to advance their field and educate the next generation of researchers. Their research is representative of all areas of ...
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Help NSF get to South by Southwest

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 09:55

The National Science Foundation needs your help. We have proposed several fascinating panels comprising an all-star cast of NSF-funded scientists, filmmakers, inventors, small business founders and partners for the 2020 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. Now we need your support— and your vote —to get our panels picked.

To ensure we're able to spotlight cutting-edge research, innovation and the men and women who make it happen, please vote for the ...
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Mathematics

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 17:37

Mathematics is the natural language of science and engineering. It is about numbers, shapes, symmetry, chance, change and much more. Mathematics is deeply interwoven into all of modern life.
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