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Scientists use satellites to measure vital underground water resources

News From NSF - 11 hours 42 min ago

The availability of water from underground aquifers is vital to the basic needs of more than 1.5 billion people worldwide.

In recent decades, however, the over-pumping of groundwater, combined with drought, has caused some aquifers to permanently lose their essential storage capacity.

With the hope of providing better tools to water resource managers to keep aquifers healthy, scientists funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and affiliated with Arizona State ...
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Scientists fly above wildfires this summer to clarify chemistry of smoke

News From NSF - 12 hours 42 min ago

On August 11, 2018, the WE-CAN team will host a research aircraft media event at the Boise Airport, featuring two aircraft: the NSF/NCAR C-130 and the University of Wyoming King Air.

This summer, a four-engine cargo plane laden with scientists and sophisticated equipment will make flights straight into hazy smoke from Western wildfires.

The flights will be the largest, most ...
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New NSF awards support the creation of bio-based semiconductors

News From NSF - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 10:55

To address a worldwide need for data storage that far outstrips today's capabilities, federal agencies and a technology research consortium are investing $12 million in new research through the Semiconductor Synthetic Biology for Information Processing and Storage Technologies (SemiSynBio) program. The goal is to create storage systems that integrate synthetic biology with semiconductor technology.

SemiSynBio, a partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the ...
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NSF-supported researchers to present new results on hurricanes and other extreme events

News From NSF - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 06:00

In the past year, extreme events -- including hurricanes, droughts and wildfires -- have plagued the U.S., affecting natural habitats and human communities.

The theme of the 2018 Ecological Society of America (ESA) meeting reflects the importance of these natural disasters. Conference participants will present the latest research findings on "extreme events, resilience and human well-being."

The meeting takes place ...
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Neutrino observation points to one source of high-energy cosmic rays

News From NSF - Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:00

Observations made by researchers using a National Science Foundation (NSF) detector at the South Pole and verified by ground- and space-based telescopes have produced the first evidence of one source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos. These ghostly subatomic particles can travel unhindered for billions of light-years, journeying to Earth from some of the most extreme environments in the universe.

Data gathered by NSF's IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the foundation's Amundsen-Scott ...
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STEM Education Advisory Panel announced

News From NSF - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 13:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF), in consultation with the Department of Education, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today announced the appointment of 18 members to a new advisory panel created to encourage U.S. scientific and technological innovations in education, as authorized by the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act.

Gabriela Gonzalez, deputy director of the Intel Foundation, Intel Corporation, will chair the new STEM Education ...
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