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NSF announces 2017 winners for Generation Nano: Small Science, Superheroes

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:57

Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), named the first- and second-place winners, as well as the People's Choice winner, for the second annual Generation Nano competition.

Generation Nano challenges high school students to imagine novel superheroes who use the power of nanotechnology -- technology on the scale of a nanometer, or 1 billionth of a ...
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Decomposing leaves are surprising source of greenhouse gases

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 11:00

Find related stories on NSF's Long Term Ecological Research Program.

Scientists have pinpointed a new source of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that's more potent than carbon dioxide. The culprit?

Tiny bits of decomposing leaves in soil.

The new discovery, led by Michigan State University (MSU) researchers and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is featured ...
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LIGO detects third black hole merger

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 11:00

Statement from National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova regarding news that researchers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detected gravitational waves from a third pair of merging black holes 3 billion light-years away -- the farthest distance yet.

This is exactly what we hoped for from NSF's investment in LIGO: taking us deeper into time and space in ways we couldn't do before the detection of gravitational waves. In ...
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Nearly 300 NSF-funded startups and small businesses to demo emerging technologies

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 10:00

Startups and small businesses with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will demonstrate pre-market technologies on June 5-6 in Atlanta. From bacteria-grown bricks and clear solar panels to custom ...
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Atmospheric scientists conduct field experiment to study wind flow over complex mountain terrain

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 06:00

Over the past month, researchers have descended on Portugal's Vale Do Cobrão near the Spanish border to study the valley's wind flow patterns.

The international project, known as Perdigão after the closest town, is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and involves more than 50 atmospheric scientists. They're working to better understand how wind moves over variable terrain.

The project began on May 1 and will continue until June 15.

"The ...
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NSF Proposal and Award Policy Newsletter - May/June 2017

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 10:25

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PDF: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17084/nsf17084.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_179

Document Number: nsf17084

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