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US Government Develops System To Automatically Detect Cyberbullying

A grant of around $120,000 was granted to Rutgers University by the National Science Foundation to create a system that automatically detects hurtful online speech.

Combination radio/radar imaging produces stunning view of Venus

A team of astronomers combining radio data from the Green Bank Telescope, West Virginia, and data from the radar transmitter at the National Science Foundation's Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico, have compiled a stunning new view of Venus. Show More Summary

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Links for you. Science: Why China’s Pollution Could Be Behind Our Cold, Snowy Winters Mistrust and meddling unsettles US science agency: National Science Foundation under pressure from lawmakers to revise its agenda. ‘Sizeless science’ and the cult of significance testing … Continue reading ?

This Is How Venus Would Look Without Its Thick Layer of Clouds 

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We've never seen our closest planetary neighbour like this. The image above is a projection of the radar data of the surface of Venus, created by the astronomers of National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope and Arecibo Observatory. Read more...

Venus, if you will, as seen in radar with the Green Bank Telescope

Recently, by combining the highly sensitive receiving capabilities of the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope and the powerful radar transmitter at the NSF's Arecibo Observatory, astronomers were able to make remarkably detailed images of the surface of Venus without ever leaving Earth.

Inside GOP science, part 2: the brawl over National Science Foundation grants

In part 2 of our interview with Rep. John Culberson (R-Tex.), we turn to the controversy over another agency under his jurisdiction as chairman of the House Appropriation Committee's subcommittee on commerce, justice, and science: the National Science Foundation, which...

This tool could make your tweets more popular

Style may trump substance when it comes to Twitter popularity, according to researchers at Cornell University. A study backed by the National Science Foundation and Google used an algorithm to parse the sentence constructions, rhetoric...Show More Summary

Black Hole Storm Raging at Center of The Teacup Galaxy

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Very Large Array (VLA) found surprisingly energetic activity in what the Teacup Galaxy, providing important insight on how supermassive black holes can have a catastrophic effect on the galaxies in which they reside. "It...

Study: US Better Off Funding EV Charging Infrastructure Over Tax Incentives

According to a new study, federal funding of EV charging infrastructure would do more to increase EV adoption rates than what tax credits do now. The National Science Foundation discovered that the total amount of credits dispersed between...Show More Summary

NSF Grant Awarded to Wake Forest University to Fund Summer Research Program

Wake Forest University math professor receives a National Science Foundation grant in the amount of $258,354 to begin a summer research program for undergraduates interested in number theory research.

A Poet at the End of the Earth: Jynne Dilling Martin on All Things Considered

Weekend All Things Considered’s host, Arun Roth, spent time this weekend chatting with poet Jynne Dilling Martin. Martin is the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant to travel to Antarctica and write about her travels there. From NPR: Last year, a poet arrived at the end of the earth: Jynne Dilling Martin spent six […]

Discovery Of Fish Living Under Antarctica Glacier Suggests Life On Jupiter’s Moon Europa May Be Possible

Earlier this month an expedition funded by the National Science Foundation in Antarctica to determine how well the ice was faring through climate change. However, what the team discovered was not only shocking, but also has implications for the possibility of life on Jupiter’s moon Europa. Show More Summary

Scientists pinpoint saturn with exquisite accuracy

Scientists have paired NASA's Cassini spacecraft with the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio-telescope system to pinpoint the position of Saturn and its family of moons to within about 2 miles (4 kilometers). Show More Summary

US Research Ships Ready to Cast Off in 2015

Two new U.S. research vessels are going full steam ahead: the U.S. National Science Foundation will formally commission its Arctic-bound Sikuliaq, and the Woods

Expected stay rates of US and foreign doctoral graduates diverge with time

A new National Science Foundation (NSF) report reveals the number of U.S. citizen doctoral graduates in science, engineering and health fields, who remain in the United States, tracks closely with their intent to stay in the United States at the time of graduation. Show More Summary

Kent State researchers to study social media use during crises and disasters

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Kent State University a $300,000 grant for three College of Arts and Sciences faculty members to study how human dynamics across social media and social networks can be modeled. The grant is part of a $999,887 collaboration with San Diego State University and the University of Arkansas. read more

Can Origami Provide a Foundation for 3-D Nanotechnology?

4 months agoHobbies / Origami : Origami Blog

Artists, Mathematicians, Scientists are working together, with the help of a four-year National Science Foundation grant, to see if origami can provide a foundation for 3-D nantotechnology. First of all, what is nanotechnology? According to nano.gov, nanotechnology is the application … Continue reading ?

Free Will Astrology: Week of December 4, 2014

By  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): The National Science Foundation estimates that we each think at least 12,000 thoughts per day. The vast majority of them, however, are reruns of impressions that have passed through our minds many times before. But I am pleased to report that in the coming weeks, you Aries folks […]

Republican War on Science

Who else is excited for the upcoming full Republican frontal assault on the National Science Foundation for daring to research issues that don’t mesh with current Republican priorities?

Unmanned underwater vehicle provides first 3-D images of underside of Antarctic sea ice

A National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research team has successfully tested an autonomous underwater vehicle, AUV, that can produce high-resolution, three-dimensional maps of Antarctic sea ice. SeaBED, as the vehicle is known, measured and mapped the underside of sea-ice floes in three areas off the Antarctic Peninsula that were previously inaccessible. read more

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