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NSF makes new awards to advance Science of Learning

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 17:02

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $8.2 million through its Science of Learning program to fund 24 new projects that will advance theoretical insights and fundamental knowledge of learning principles, processes, environments and constraints.

"NSF has shown long-standing leadership in the Science of Learning through past investments in the Science of Learning Centers and Science of Learning Collaborative Networks," said Fay Lomax Cook, assistant director for NSF's ...
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Shape of Lake Ontario generates white-out blizzards, study shows

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 13:00

A 6-foot-wide snow blower mounted on a tractor makes a lot of sense when you live on the Tug Hill Plateau. Tug Hill, in upstate New York, is one of the snowiest places in the Eastern U.S. and experiences some of the most intense snowstorms in the world. This largely rural region, just east of Lake Ontario, gets an average of 20 feet of snow a year.

Hence the tractor-mounted snow blower.

The region's massive snow totals are due to lake-effect snowstorms and, it turns out, to ...
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NSF awards $2.8 million grant to develop advanced ocean and atmosphere simulator

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 06:00

Can Earth's complex ocean-atmosphere system be mimicked in a laboratory? The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $2.8 million to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) in La Jolla, California, to construct just such a replica.

The new Scripps Ocean Atmosphere Research Simulator (SOARS) will accurately duplicate ocean conditions, capturing the interactions of wind, waves, microbial marine life and chemistry in a laboratory setting.

With SOARS, scientists will ...
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Dimensions of Biodiversity FY2018

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 14:23

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Dimensions of Biodiversity FY2018

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 14:23

NSF, NIH and USDA make new awards to combat infectious diseases

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:00

Preventing outbreaks and controlling the spread of infectious diseases requires knowledge about how pathogens move through populations, and the factors that can keep them contained. To that end, the National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), provided over $15 million through the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) program to fund eight new projects looking at how ...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for NSF 18-507 (Replaces NSF 16-503), National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 21:21

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Document Number: nsf18019
Public Comment: These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) refer to program solicitation NSF 18-507.

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Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*)

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 19:05

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