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Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I (SBIR) - June 2017 Submission

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 15:07

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NSF Proposal and Award Policy Newsletter - February/March 2017

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 15:07

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Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I (SBIR) - June 2017 Submission

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 15:07

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NSF awards $5.6 million to establish new arctic Long-Term Ecological Research site

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 15:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made a $5.6 million, five-year grant to establish a Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site along the northern Alaskan coast that will focus on the interactions between land and ocean that shape coastal ecosystems in the Arctic over different time scales.

Researchers at the Beaufort Sea Lagoons LTER site will study food webs, which support large-scale coastal fisheries and more than 150 species of migratory birds and waterfowl. Long-term ...

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Westernmost, low-lying region of Louisiana coast on track to drown under sea level rise

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 10:16

Without major efforts to rebuild Louisiana's wetlands, which serve as bulwarks against waves and rising seas, the state's coast has little chance of withstanding the accelerating rate of sea level rise, a new study concludes.

Results of the research, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and conducted by scientists at Tulane University, are published in the journal Nature Communications. They show the rate of sea level rise in the region over the past six to 10 ...

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Transforming the World Through Science

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 13:36

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NSF awards $6.1 million to accelerate advanced wireless research, push beyond 5G

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 10:00

Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $6.1 million, five-year award to accelerate fundamental research on wireless communication and networking technologies through the foundation's Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program.

Through the PAWR Project Office (PPO), award recipients US Ignite, Inc. and Northeastern University will collaborate with NSF and industry partners to establish ...

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After the lecture: Physicist Anthony Leggett

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 00:00

University of Illinois physicist Anthony Leggett is known for his contributions to understanding helium-3, including why at low temperatures it becomes a superfluid, or a liquid that flows without apparent friction and conducts electricity without resistance.

The Nobel laureate's work on helium-3 -- a non-radioactive isotope found on Earth ...

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Paleontologists find fossil relative of Ginkgo biloba

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 15:00

A discovery of well-preserved fossil plants by paleontologists from the United States, China, Japan, Russia and Mongolia has allowed researchers to identify a distant relative of the living plant Ginkgo biloba.

The find helps scientists better understand the evolution and diversity of ancient seed plants.

The fossils, from the species Umaltolepis mongoliensis, date back to the early Cretaceous Period (some 100-125 million years ago). Scientists discovered ...

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Changes in precipitation patterns influence natural selection at global scale

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 14:00

What matters more for the evolution of plants and animals, precipitation or temperature? Scientists have found a surprising answer: rain and snow may play a more important role than how hot or cold it is.

Rainfall and snowfall patterns are changing with climate variation, which likely plays a key role in shaping natural selection, according to results published today by an international team of researchers.

Twenty scientists from the United States, Canada, Europe and ...

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NSF announces new Long-Term Ecological Research sites off Alaska, New England coasts

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 14:00

Find related stories on NSF's Long-Term Ecological Research Program at this link.

National Science Foundation (NSF) grants will support two new Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites. Scientists will conduct research along the Northeast U.S. continental shelf and in the northern Gulf of Alaska, regions known for productive fisheries and abundant marine resources.

The new ...

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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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