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Test for early diagnosis of life-threatening preemie disease advances

(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) The National Science Foundation has chosen an LSU Health New Orleans team that developed a test for the early detection of a potentially life-threatening gastrointestinal disease affecting pre-term, low birthweight babies to receive expert guidance to move the technology forward. Show More Summary

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is being emergency evacuated from the South Pole

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced Thursday morning that it will provide a "humanitarian medical evacuation flight" from the South Pole for an "ailing" Buzz Aldrin. Aldrin, who was the second man to walk on the moon, posted...Show More Summary

UT Dallas WindSTAR team works to improve the energy of air

(University of Texas at Dallas) For three consecutive years, the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UT Dallas has received funding from the National Science Foundation to support a center that, in partnership with industry, conducts research to increase the amount of energy the nation gets from wind.

Should the U.S. spend $200,000 on how 500-year-old fish bones relate to Tanzanian social status?

  Should Uncle Sam spend $200,000 to study how 500-year-old fish bones relate to the social status of residents in a Tanzanian port city? Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) doesn’t think so. That example from the National Science Foundation (NSF) comes from his “Federal Fumbles: 100 ways the government dropped the ball.” It’s the second annual […]

Telescopic walls could rise on demand to stop flood waters

(University at Buffalo) An University at Buffalo Ph.D. student received a $225,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop a system of telescoping concrete boxes to be used as 'rise on demand' flood walls. The walls can be installed below ground level, so as not to block any water views, and can be raised when the threat of flooding occurs.

Language & Communication: Request for Information

This is a guest post by Bill Badecker, Linguistics Program Director at the National Science Foundation. Subject: Language & Communication:  Request for Information Dear Colleagues, I am reaching out to share a request for information (RFI) that you may be interested in responding to from representatives from the Federal Government’s Interagency Working Group on Language […]

UTSA professor receives grant for therapeutic underwater virtual reality game

(University of Texas at San Antonio) John Quarles, an associate professor of computer science at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has received a $240,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for his top-tier underwater virtual reality research. Show More Summary

Wireless-Free Town’s Radio Silence Could End

America’s least communicative town could lose its status as the National Science Foundation considers mothballing a space observatory that currently means wireless signals are largely banned. Because Green Bank in West Virginia is so...Show More Summary

Erich Bloch, IBM pioneer who later led National Science Foundation, dies at 91

He helped usher in the era of modern computing and reshaped federal funding of scientific research.

Your Money Well Spent

Here: The National Science Foundation has spent more than $400,000 on a study that published scientific results on the “relationship between gender and glaciers.” The paper “Glaciers, gender, and science,” published in January 2016, concluded that “ice is not just...

Tactical Haptics gets a grip on NSF grant to bring touch feedback to VR

Tactical Haptics has won a federal National Science Foundation grant to develop touch-feedback systems that deliver a realistic sense of touch in virtual reality. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company has received a NSF Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant of $749,000, and it has also closed a $1.47 million seed round, for a combined total […]

Tactical Haptics Raises $2.2M For 'Immersive Touch Feedback' In VR

Tactical Haptics raised $2.2 million from private investors and the U.S. National Science Foundation for its "immersive touch feedback" system for VR.

IU led $1M NSF-funded smart-home effort to advance health and independence in older adults

(Indiana University) As part of a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, Indiana University has received over $670,000 to establish 'HomeSHARE,' the first networked system of smart homes designed to advance research on older adults.

Study to Explore Detection of Learning Disabilities Through Physical Movement

An Indiana University physicist and neuroscientist who studies how physical movement can be used to detect autism in children and adults has received support from the National Science Foundation. The $750,000 NSF grant to IU scientist Jorge V. Show More Summary

Researchers want to use hardware to fight computer viruses

Fighting computer viruses isn't just for software anymore. Binghamton University researchers will use a grant from the National Science Foundation to study how hardware can help protect computers too.

Supermassive Black Hole Detected Hurtling Through the Universe at 2,000 MPS! --"We've Never Seen Anything Like This"

Astronomers using the super-sharp radio vision of the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) have found the shredded remains of a galaxy that passed through a larger galaxy, leaving only the smaller galaxy's nearly-naked supermassive black hole to...

Close galactic encounter leaves 'nearly naked' supermassive black hole

Astronomers using the super-sharp radio vision of the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) have found the shredded remains of a galaxy that passed through a larger galaxy, leaving only the smaller galaxy's nearly-naked supermassive black hole to emerge and speed away at more than 2,000 miles per second.

New research will create a 21st-century tally of biodiversity in Southwest Pacific

(University of Kansas) Rob Moyle is leading a major research effort in the region supported by $1.3 million from the National Science Foundation to conduct fieldwork, collect museum specimens, record bioacoustics and sequence DNA of birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals.

USDA announces four university teams win the first national I-FAST Prize Competition

(National Institute of Food and Agriculture ) The US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the National Science Foundation today announced the winners of the first Innovations in Food and Agricultural Science and Technology $200,000 prize competition. Show More Summary

NSF supports completion of The Jefferson Project at Lake George Sensor Network

(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) With support from the National Science Foundation, The Jefferson Project at Lake George is poised to complete the most powerful aquatic monitoring sensor network in existence. Spanning the full 32-mile...Show More Summary

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