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Transforming the World Through Science

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 13:36

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Document Number: nsf17800

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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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NSF FOIA Report: FY 2016

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 12:31

Antarctic Research

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 12:31

Antarctic Research

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 12:31

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Document Number: nsf17543

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What does Black History Month mean to some of the nation’s top educators?

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 03:03

Since 1983, the federal government has honored more than 4,700 teachers for their contributions in the classroom through the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

To mark Black History Month, past PAEMST awardees described to NSF how their heritage affects their drive to teach. For the next month, PAEMST is accepting nominations for 7th-12th grade educators in math ...

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NSF-supported scientists present research results on ecosystem change

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:50

On March 21, scientists from across the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network will take part in an annual mini-symposium, presenting results on how ecosystems from coast to coast are changing. The symposium takes place the day before World Water Day, a yearly celebration of our planet's water resources.

How healthy will Earth's ecosystems, which ultimately depend on water, be by World Water Day 2027, 2067 and beyond? Topics at the ...

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NSF Law and Social Sciences program issues new awards

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 08:30

NSF Law and Social Sciences program issues new awards

Grants support research into crucial social issues

Critical societal issues ranging from violent crime to the operation of the U.S. legal system demand the best available data and analysis for effective policymaking and an informed citizenry. With that in mind, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded more than $5 million to fund 23 projects and four workshops through its Law and Social ...

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