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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.

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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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Air Force, NSF to create research partnership to enhance national security

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 13:48

Members of the media are invited to join Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova as they sign a Letter of Intent to create a new partnership for collaboration on scientific research to bolster national security.

What: Letter of Intent signing between the Air Force and NSF.

When: May 9, 2018, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: The 20 F Street NW ...
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Federal partners release Interagency Strategic Plan for Microbiome Research

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:00

A group of 23 U.S. government agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), have joined to produce the Interagency Strategic Plan for Microbiome Research, which outlines the objectives, structure and principles for coordinated research in this important field of study.

The Microbiome Interagency Working Group's five-year strategic plan ...
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