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US and UK join forces to understand how quickly a massive Antarctic glacier could collapse

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 06:00

The collapse of the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica could significantly affect global sea levels. As part of a new $25 million research collaboration, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United Kingdom's Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) announced today that teams of scientists at U.S. institutions will deploy to Antarctica to gather the data needed to understand whether the glacier could begin to collapse in the next few decades or centuries from now.

The ...
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Sunlight reduces effectiveness of dispersants used to clean up oil spills

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 08:00

A new study shows that sunlight transforms oil spills on the ocean surface more quickly and significantly than previously thought, limiting the effectiveness of chemical dispersants that break up floating oil.

A research team funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) found that sunlight chemically alters crude oil floating on the sea surface within days or hours.

The team reported that sunlight changes oil into ...
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Billions of gallons of water saved by thinning forests

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 15:00

Find related stories on NSF's Critical Zone Observatories webpage.

There are too many trees in Sierra Nevada forests, say scientists affiliated with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory (CZO).

That may come as a surprise to those who see dense, verdant forests as signs of a healthy environment. After all, green is good, right? Not ...
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Novel approach advances home and health sensors

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 00:00

Computer science team successfully taps electronic "noise" to reveal details about water and energy use
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for NSF 18-541, Smart and Connected Health (SCH) Program

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:35

Available Formats:
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Document Number: nsf18073
Public Comment: These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) refer to program solicitation NSF 18-541.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for NSF 18-541, Smart and Connected Health (SCH) Program

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:35

Available Formats:
HTML: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18073/nsf18073.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_179
PDF: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18073/nsf18073.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_179

Document Number: nsf18073
Public Comment: These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) refer to program solicitation NSF 18-541.


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