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Final Report of the Task Force on NEON Performance and Plans (2016)

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 13:00

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PDF: https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/publications/2016/nsbnpp20168.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_179

Document Number: nsbnpp20168

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Dear Colleague Letter: Life STEM

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 13:00

New view of dispersants used after Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 15:00

New research has uncovered an added dimension to the decision to inject large amounts of chemical dispersants above the crippled seafloor oil well during the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010.

The dispersants, scientists have found, may have significantly reduced the amount of harmful gases in the air at the sea surface -- diminishing health risks for emergency responders and enabling them to keep working to stop the spill and clean it up sooner.

The results were published ...
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Paleontologists discover new species of sauropod dinosaur in Tanzania

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:00

Paleontologists have identified a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur. The research is reported in a paper published this week in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology and is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The new species is a member of the gigantic, long-necked sauropods. Its fossil remains were recovered from Cretaceous Period (70-100 million years ago) rocks in southwestern Tanzania.

Titanosaur skeletons have been found worldwide, but are best ...
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New NSF awards will bring together cross-disciplinary science communities to develop foundations of data science

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 09:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced $17.7 million in funding for 12 Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) projects, which will bring together the statistics, mathematics and theoretical computer science communities to develop the foundations of data science. Conducted at 14 institutions in 11 states, these projects will promote long-term research and training activities in data science that transcend disciplinary boundaries.

"Data is ...
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NSF issues first Convergence awards, addressing societal challenges through scientific collaboration

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 08:55

Throughout its history, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has focused on addressing grand challenges within science and engineering. These challenges represent our greatest opportunity to strengthen the nation through scientific discovery, and meeting them will require sustained and deep collaborations across scientific disciplines.

Through its Growing Convergent Research at NSF portfolio, the foundation seeks to highlight the value of Convergence, the deep integration of ...
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'First taste' video released from citizen science project capturing entire U.S. transit of solar eclipse

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 16:40

For most Americans in the path of totality, Aug. 21 was spent in awe of the first transcontinental solar eclipse in 40 years. For the scientists and volunteers at the National Science Foundation (NSF) National Solar Observatory (NSO) Citizen CATE (Continental-America Telescopic Eclipse) project, the 90-minute eclipse event meant participating in a historic science experiment. The project is the first to collect research-quality observations of the sun's corona during the transit across the ...
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NSF makes new awards for graduate education projects

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 09:50

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $4.8 million for 10 new projects that will pilot, test and validate innovative and potentially transformative ways to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in graduate education.

The awards are part of the NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program, designed to connect students with multiple career paths, support diversity and inclusion in graduate schools, and test approaches aimed at improving ...
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