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NSF and Internet2 to explore cloud computing to accelerate science frontiers

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 13:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a new cooperative agreement with Internet2, a nonprofit computer networking consortium, to build partnerships with commercial cloud computing providers and support science applications in new and more effective uses of cloud computing capabilities.

The NSF-funded Internet2 project, Exploring Clouds for Acceleration of Science (E-CAS), will investigate the viability of ...
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NSF awards $50M in grants to improve STEM education

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:00

With the 2018-2019 school year underway, K-12 students have new opportunities for learning. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers also have new prospects to sharpen their skills and innovate in their classrooms.

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) program aims to help students and teachers accomplish all of the above. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, DRK-12 ...
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Fossil discovery adds to understanding of how geological changes affected evolution of mammalian life

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:00

The discovery of fossil teeth from two marsupial species that lived 43 million years ago on what was at that time an island provides key insights into the influence of geological changes on the evolution of mammals, according to newly published research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The dominant model for understanding animal movement is that the most important factors are an island's size and its distance from the colonizing animals' territory. However, the ...
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Seismic study reveals huge amount of water dragged into Earth’s interior

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:00

Slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates under the ocean drag about three times more water down into the deep Earth than previously estimated, according to a first-of-its-kind seismic study that spans the Mariana Trench, a crescent-shaped trench in the Western Pacific that measures 1,500 miles long and is the deepest ocean trench in the world.

The observations from the trench have important implications for the global water cycle, according to researchers at Washington University in ...
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Processing human urine to recycle nutrients into fertilizer

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 00:00

Engineering a system that transforms human urine from a waste product into a fertilizer for more sustainable agriculture
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EarthCube Office

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 19:20

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EarthCube Office

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 19:20

Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP)

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 15:19

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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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