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NSF issues $14 million in awards for improved genomic tools

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 11:41

Ten new awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) totaling $14 million will enable biologists to develop enhanced genomic tools that can reveal new insights into why organisms are structured the way they are and function the way they do.

Genomic tools allow researchers to understand more about the genetic makeup, or genomes, of organisms. They also have the potential to show how gene function affects organisms' phenotypes -- the physical and functional characteristics that ...
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Report: In 2015, US institutions awarded most doctorates ever recorded

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 13:26

U.S. institutions in 2015 awarded 55,006 research doctorate degrees, the highest number ever reported, according to the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), an annual census of research degree recipients.

The report, published by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), supplies data and analysis for a vital U.S. economic interest: the American system of doctoral ...
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Solar science: Exploring the power of our closest star

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 17:21

It's the year of the Great American Eclipse--an opportunity to bring "solar science" into the spotlight. As Earth’s nearest star, our energy-rich, brilliant sun and its volatile atmospheric disturbances can interfere with our own planet's power grids and communications systems. But NSF-funded science looks at ways to learn more from the sun and how we can further harness its power...during an eclipse and beyond!
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NSF-funded researchers demonstrate advanced network applications at 2017 Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 10:19

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has long been a leader in supporting research that has formed the basis for smart and connected communities, pushing sensor and networking capabilities beyond today's Internet of Things (IoT) to next-generation technologies able to revolutionize our lives in smart communities across the nation.

This week, hundreds of researchers, community leaders and innovators will converge at the 2017 ...
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NSF-funded ACM Turing Awardees: A Look at 50 Years of Computing's Greatest Visionaries

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:06

This year marks 50 years of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the highest distinction in computer science, often regarded as the "Nobel Prize of Computing." Since 1966, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has recognized on an annual basis individuals who have contributed lasting and major technical accomplishments to computing.

The name of the award recognizes Alan M. Turing, who is often credited as a key founder of the field of artificial intelligence. More than half of the 65 ...
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