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Researchers develop radar simulator to characterize scattering of debris in tornadoes

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 10:00

Researchers have developed the first numerical polarimetric radar simulator to study and characterize the scattering of debris particles in tornadoes. (See video)

The results of their study are published in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) journal Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing.

"These results are important for operational ...

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Ice cave in Transylvania yields window into region's past

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:21

Ice cores drilled from a glacier in a cave in Transylvania offer new evidence of how Europe's winter weather and climate patterns fluctuated during the last 10,000 years, known as the Holocene period.

The cores provide insights into how the region's climate has changed over time. The researchers' results, published this week in the journal Scientific Reports, could help ...

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Rita Colwell, world-renowned microbiologist and science leader, to receive the Vannevar Bush Award

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 10:00

The National Science Board (NSB) is pleased to announce that Rita Rossi Colwell, distinguished university professor at the University of Maryland College Park and at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, senior advisor and chairman emeritus at Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc., and founder and chairman at CosmosID, Inc., will receive the 2017 Vannevar Bush Award.

The Vannevar Bush Award honors truly exceptional lifelong leaders in science and technology who ...

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Tectonics

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 20:19

Tectonics

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 20:19

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Geophysics (PH)

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 21:24

Geophysics (PH)

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 21:24

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Mathematical Sciences Research Institutes

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 13:25

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New NSF special report released ahead of Earth Day: April Showers Bring … The Science of Spring

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:36

From flowers' microscopic cells to thunderstorms called supercells, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) are studying the science of spring. Now, in time for Earth Day, a new NSF special report -- April Showers Bring...The Science of Spring -- looks at what makes spring such a vibrant, and sometimes dangerous, season.

NSF supports studies of such diverse spring subjects as the bloom of plant ...

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National Science Foundation modifies Alan T. Waterman Award eligibility criteria

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:46

The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced changes in eligibility requirements for the Alan T. Waterman Award, which annually recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by NSF.

Scientists 40 years of age or younger, or up to 10 years post Ph.D., now may be nominated for the award. Previous requirements mandated nominees be 35 years or younger or up to seven years post Ph.D.

These new criteria take effect with the ...

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