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Construction begins on research ship funded by NSF, operated by Oregon State University

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 19:30

Construction began today in Houma, Louisiana, on the R/V Taani, a new research ship that will advance the scientific understanding of coastal environments by supporting studies of ocean acidification, hypoxia, sea level rise and other topics.

Operated by Oregon State University (OSU), Taani (pronounced "tahnee"), a word that means "offshore" in the language of the Siletz people of the Pacific Northwest, will be the first in a series of Regional Class Research ...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for NSF 19-511, Navigating the New Arctic FY 2019 Solicitation

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:27

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Public Comment: These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are related to Program Solicitation NSF 19-511, Navigating the New Arctic (NNA).


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for NSF 19-511, Navigating the New Arctic FY 2019 Solicitation

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:27

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Public Comment: These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are related to Program Solicitation NSF 19-511, Navigating the New Arctic (NNA).


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NSF, Popular Science announce this year’s Vizzies winners

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:01

Today, Popular Science magazine and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announce the winners of the 16th Annual Vizzies Challenge, celebrating the use of visual media to artfully and clearly communicate scientific data, principles, and research.

The competition recognizes the best visualizations of all types, including photographs, illustrations, posters and graphics, interactives, videos, GIFs and other submissions produced by artists, hobbyists or academic ...
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Deficits in executive functions predict longer term difficulties in STEM

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 01:43

Kindergarten children who exhibit poor executive functions are at elevated risk for repeated academic difficulties across elementary school, including in mathematics and science, according to a new longitudinal study of 11,000 students attending U.S. elementary schools.

Executive functions are a set of cognitive processes that manage and regulate our goal-directed behavior. They are like the mind's "air traffic control system," helping people plan, shift their attention and organize ...
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Law & Social Sciences (LSS)

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 18:40

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Mon, 11/05/2018 - 18:40

Villagers follow the geology to healthy water in Bangladesh

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 13:00

Scientists have found a way to fight arsenic in well water, which accounts for one of every 20 deaths in Bangladesh.

Arsenic, often referred to as the "king of poisons," has a long, sordid history as a poison once used in high doses to assassinate aristocrats. It's also a common natural element found in well water around the world.

In groundwater, too much arsenic is still a killer, nowhere more so than in Bangladesh. The South Asia country's 10 million or more shallow, ...
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NSF announces awards to shape the human-technology partnership for the well-being of workers and their productivity

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is investing over $25 million in 26 projects to advance the cognitive and physical capabilities of workers in the context of human-technology interactions. These new awards will address critical social, technical, educational and economic needs in the workplace.

The awards were issued under the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF), one of 10 Big Ideas for ...
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