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Scientists to present new long-term ecological research findings at fall American Geophysical Union meeting

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 07:00

Find related stories on NSF's Long-Term Ecological Research Program at this link.

Microbes and plant roots are hard at work under snow and ice, deep in desert soils, and in the ground beneath our feet. Their activities affect water clarity, salt marsh survival, the impact of drought and the pace of climate change.

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NSF and Internet2 to explore cloud computing to accelerate science frontiers

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 16:41

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a new cooperative agreement with Internet2, a nonprofit computer networking consortium, to build partnerships with commercial cloud computing providers and support science applications in new and more effective uses of cloud computing capabilities.

The NSF-funded Internet2 project, Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science (E-CAS), will investigate the viability of ...
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NSF awards $50M in grants to improve STEM education

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:00

With the 2018-2019 school year underway, K-12 students have new opportunities for learning. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers also have new prospects to sharpen their skills and innovate in their classrooms.

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) program aims to help students and teachers accomplish all of the above. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, DRK-12 ...
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NSF Prize Competitions

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 18:43

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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Fossil discovery adds to understanding of how geological changes affected evolution of mammalian life

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:00

The discovery of fossil teeth from two marsupial species that lived 43 million years ago on what was at that time an island provides key insights into the influence of geological changes on the evolution of mammals, according to newly published research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The dominant model for understanding animal movement is that the most important factors are an island's size and its distance from the colonizing animals' territory. However, the ...
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Seismic study reveals huge amount of water dragged into Earth’s interior

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:00

Slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates under the ocean drag about three times more water down into the deep Earth than previously estimated, according to a first-of-its-kind seismic study that spans the Mariana Trench, a crescent-shaped trench in the Western Pacific that measures 1,500 miles long and is the deepest ocean trench in the world.

The observations from the trench have important implications for the global water cycle, according to researchers at Washington University in ...
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Processing human urine to recycle nutrients into fertilizer

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 01:00

Engineering a system that transforms human urine from a waste product into a fertilizer for more sustainable agriculture
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Villagers follow the geology to healthy water in Bangladesh

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 10:56

Scientists have found a way to fight arsenic in well water, which accounts for one of every 20 deaths in Bangladesh.

Arsenic, often referred to as the "king of poisons," has a long, sordid history as a murder weapon used in high doses to assassinate aristocrats. It's also a common natural element found in well water around the world.

In groundwater, too much arsenic is still a killer, nowhere more so than in Bangladesh. The South Asia country's 10 million or more shallow, ...
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Construction begins on research ship funded by NSF, operated by Oregon State University

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 20:30

Construction began today in Houma, Louisiana, on the R/V Taani, a new research ship that will advance the scientific understanding of coastal environments by supporting studies of ocean acidification, hypoxia, sea level rise and other topics.

Operated by Oregon State University (OSU), Taani (pronounced "tahnee"), a word that means "offshore" in the language of the Siletz people of the Pacific Northwest, will be the first in a series of Regional Class Research ...
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NSF, Popular Science announce this year’s Vizzies winners

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 13:01

Today, Popular Science magazine and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announce the winners of the 16th Annual Vizzies Challenge, celebrating the use of visual media to artfully and clearly communicate scientific data, principles, and research.

The competition recognizes the best visualizations of all types, including photographs, illustrations, posters and graphics, interactives, videos, GIFs and other submissions produced by artists, hobbyists or academic ...
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NSF announces awards to shape the human-technology partnership for the well-being of workers and their productivity

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 17:57

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is investing over $25 million in 26 projects to advance the cognitive and physical capabilities of workers in the context of human-technology interactions. These new awards will address critical social, technical, educational and economic needs in the workplace.

The awards were issued under the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF), one of 10 Big Ideas for ...
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Deficits in executive functions predict longer term difficulties in STEM

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 02:43

Kindergarten children who exhibit poor executive functions are at elevated risk for repeated academic difficulties across elementary school, including in mathematics and science, according to a new longitudinal study of 11,000 students attending U.S. elementary schools.

Executive functions are a set of cognitive processes that manage and regulate our goal-directed behavior. They are like the mind's "air traffic control system," helping people plan, shift their attention and organize ...
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