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Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2016

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 20:57

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Dust on the wind: Study reveals surprising role of dust in mountain ecosystems

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 14:00

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Trees growing atop granite in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains rely on nutrients from windborne dust more than on nutrients from the underlying bedrock.

This surprising finding resulted from a study led by University of Wyoming (UW) scientists. The research was funded by the National Science Foundation ...
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NSF statement on latest LIGO-Virgo detection of binary black hole merger

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:13

Scientists supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced the detection of the merger of two relatively "light" black holes, 7 and 12 times the mass of the sun, respectively, at a distance of about 1 billion light-years. NSF'sLaser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) made the detection in June. LIGO is funded by NSF and operated by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The black hole ...
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Massive primordial galaxies found in ‘halo’ of dark matter

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:00

Observations of two galaxies made with the National Science Foundation-funded Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) radio telescope suggest that large galaxies formed faster than scientists had previously thought.

The two galaxies, first discovered by the South Pole Telescope at NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica, were massive and star-filled at a time when the cosmos was less than a billion years old.

The observation came as a surprise, ...
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Green Bank Observatory: NSF Releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 09:46

Richard F. Green, the National Science Foundation's division director for Astronomical Sciences, issued the following statement:

On Nov. 8, 2017, the National Science Foundation (NSF) published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Green Bank Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia.

NSF prepared the DEIS in compliance with the National Environmental Policy ...
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NSF-funded research to forecast space weather, protect the power grid, pipelines and satellites

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 00:00

Multidisciplinary approach to developing next-generation space weather modeling tools, with the goal of a five-day forecast capability
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Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC)

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 18:49

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NSF's Big Ideas

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:01

In 2016, NSF unveiled a set of "Big Ideas" -- 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering. With its broad portfolio of investments, NSF is uniquely suited to advance this set of cutting-edge research agendas and processes that will require collaborations with industry, private foundations, other agencies, science academies and societies, and universities and the education sector.
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