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NSF works with New Zealand and Australian authorities to evacuate ailing cruise ship passenger from Antarctica

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 16:25

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is working with the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand, the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) and Oceanwide Expeditions to evacuate an ailing cruise ship passenger from Antarctica.

The patient is a U.S. citizen, sailing aboard the motor vessel Ortelius. NSF is not releasing the patient's personal or medical details. NSF manages the U.S. Antarctic Program, through which it operates three year-round stations on the continent, ...

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NSF FOIA Report: FY 2016

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 12:31

Antarctic Research

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 12:31

Antarctic Research

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 12:31

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What does Black History Month mean to some of the nation’s top educators?

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 03:03

Since 1983, the federal government has honored more than 4,700 teachers for their contributions in the classroom through the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

To mark Black History Month, past PAEMST awardees described to NSF how their heritage affects their drive to teach. For the next month, PAEMST is accepting nominations for 7th-12th grade educators in math ...

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NSF-supported scientists present research results on ecosystem change

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:50

On March 21, scientists from across the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network will take part in an annual mini-symposium, presenting results on how ecosystems from coast to coast are changing. The symposium takes place the day before World Water Day, a yearly celebration of our planet's water resources.

How healthy will Earth's ecosystems, which ultimately depend on water, be by World Water Day 2027, 2067 and beyond? Topics at the ...

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NSF Law and Social Sciences program issues new awards

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 08:30

NSF Law and Social Sciences program issues new awards

Grants support research into crucial social issues

Critical societal issues ranging from violent crime to the operation of the U.S. legal system demand the best available data and analysis for effective policymaking and an informed citizenry. With that in mind, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded more than $5 million to fund 23 projects and four workshops through its Law and Social ...

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Note from the director: Broadening participation through NSF INCLUDES

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 02:14

France Córdova is the director of the National Science Foundation (NSF). To read more posts from the director, check out her Notes from the Field blog.

Last year, NSF issued its first grants for NSF INCLUDES, a major addition to our portfolio of programs seeking to broaden participation in science and engineering (S&E). In January, I had a chance to meet with the recipients of those grants at our first meeting ...

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Q&A: Exposing the realities of eviction

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 00:00

"Eviction" is a term that has become increasingly familiar to Americans over the past decade as one of the most visible symbols of poverty and economic misfortune. But research by social scientist and ethnographer Matthew Desmond shows that the reality of eviction is more complicated than traditional narratives might indicate.

Notably, Desmond says, eviction can actually serve as a cause of poverty, rather than an effect.

"One of our studies shows eviction can cause higher ...

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Thermal Transport Processes

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 16:00

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Nano-Biosensing

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:36

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A low-cost mechanical device for minimally invasive surgery

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 00:00

Surgeons can now use a new type of mechanical instrument to perform complex, minimally invasive procedures, also known as laparoscopic surgery, thanks to researchers and small business entrepreneurs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The technology could lead to less trauma for patients and shorter recovery times after surgery.

According to its creators, the handheld instrument provides the ...

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Terraformer wind tunnel takes hazards engineering research to a new level

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 00:00

Next generation wind engineering facility draws researchers from all over the country; new tools provide information to help save lives, protect property

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Contact tracing and targeted insecticide spraying can curb dengue outbreaks

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 14:00

Find related stories on the National Science Foundation/National Institutes of Health/U.S. Department of Agriculture Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program at this link.

Contact tracing -- a process of identifying everyone who has come into contact with those infected by a particular disease -- combined with targeted, indoor spraying of insecticide can greatly reduce the ...

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Flat-footed competitors have fighting advantage

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 04:00

A heel-down posture -- a feature that separates great apes, including humans, from other primates -- confers advantages in fighting, according to a new study published today in the journal Biology Open.

Standing with heels planted allows more swinging force when fighting, says biologist David Carrier of the University of Utah, lead author of the study, which was funded by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Integrative Organismal Systems. In contrast, ...

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Last year's El Niño waves battered California shore to unprecedented degree

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 05:31

Last winter’s El Niño may have felt weak to residents of Southern California, but it was one of the most powerful weather events of the last 145 years, scientists say.

If severe El Niño events become more common in the future, as some studies suggest, the California coast -- home to more than 25 million people -- may become increasingly vulnerable to coastal hazards, independently of projected sea level rise.

A new study conducted by scientists at the ...

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Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 17:12

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