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NSF and Popular Science announce winners of 15th annual 'Vizzies'

(National Science Foundation) 'Vizzies' competition recognizes the best photographs, videos, illustrations, interactive apps, and posters and graphics produced by academic researchers, artists or hobbyists. The contest is sponsored by NSF and Popular Science magazine.

Dust contributes valuable nutrients to Sierra Nevada forest ecosystems

(National Science Foundation) Dust from as close as California's Central Valley and as far away as Asia's Gobi Desert provides nutrients, especially phosphorus, to vegetation in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a team of scientists has found.

Sun's impact on climate change quantified for first time

For the first time, model calculations show a plausible way that fluctuations in solar activity could have a tangible impact on the climate. Studies funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation expect human-induced global warming to tail off slightly over the next few decades. A weaker sun could reduce temperatures by half a degree.

Researcher wins prestigious NSF career award

(University of Delaware) Joe Feser, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Delaware, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award to explore the physics of thermal energy transport in materials with embedded nanoparticles. Show More Summary

CÚRAM announces international research collaboration with Mayo Clinic

(National University of Ireland Galway) CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices, based at National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) today announced an agreement with Mayo Clinic in the United States to collaborate on research into blood clots that cause ischemic stroke.

UMass Amherst climate expert will study the Arctic's changing conditions

(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) University of Massachusetts Amherst climate scientist Michael Rawlins has received a five-year, $370,000 grant from the National Science Foundation as part of a multi-institution effort to better understand biological processes and land-ocean interactions controlling the structure and function of coastal lagoons in northern Alaska.

Underwater vehicle design inspired by schools of fish

(Lehigh University) Keith Moored of Lehigh University has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award to gain a better understanding of flow mechanisms that occur among unsteady (due to oscillating fins), three-dimensional interacting bodies in complex arrangements -- like schools of fish. Show More Summary

Building on the foundations of innovation

(University of South Florida (USF Innovation)) The new issue of Technology and Innovation has a special section on the 2016 NAI Conference, including articles on gender and bias in science, the history of the National Academy of Inventors, alternative rubber crops, and the next industrial revolution. Show More Summary

OU professor receives NSF Early CAREER Award

(University of Oklahoma) A University of Oklahoma Gallogly College of Engineering professor, Steven P. Crossley, is the recipient of a five-year, National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award in the amount of $548,829 for research that...Show More Summary

PSU researcher receives $877,000 NSF grant to study success barriers in STEM education

(Portland State University) Portland State University Sociology professor Dara Shifrer has received an $877,836 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effects race, poverty and disabilities may have on American students' success in STEM education and careers.

NSF announces new long-term ecological research sites off Alaska, New England coasts

(National Science Foundation) National Science Foundation (NSF) grants will support two new Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites. Scientists will conduct research along the Northeast US continental shelf and in the northern Gulf of Alaska, regions known for productive fisheries and abundant marine resources.

NSF awards $6.1 million to accelerate advanced wireless research, push beyond 5-G

(National Science Foundation) 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.

Northeastern researcher to co-direct NSF initiative to advance wireless communication

(Northeastern University) On Wednesday, the National Science Foundation named Northeastern professor Tommaso Melodia director of research of the Project Office for a groundbreaking initiative called Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research, or PAWR. Show More Summary

One step at a time

(University of Pittsburgh) An award from the National Science Foundation's Cyber-Physical Systems program will enable researchers at the University of Pittsburgh to develop an ultrasound sensor system at the heart of a hybrid exoskeleton that utilizes both electrical nerve stimulation and external motors.

Mizzou researchers receive $1 Million NSF career grant

(University of Missouri-Columbia) Administrators at the University of Missouri announced today that two paleobiologists have received the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. John Huntley and...Show More Summary

Professor Shiho Kawashima wins NSF Career Award

(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Professor Shiho Kawashima, assistant professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics, has won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to support her work developing concrete systems for use in 3-D printing, a technology that could revolutionize the construction and repair of infrastructure.

$2.35 million grant enables better prediction of infectious disease outbreaks

(Penn State) Researchers at Penn State have received $2.35 million from the National Science Foundation to study disease transmission among animals with a goal of better predicting outbreaks of infectious diseases within humans.

Trump signs laws to promote women in STEM - CNET

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Two new laws will let NASA and the National Science Foundation push for women and girls to get into STEM.

Investigating star formation is UMass Amherst researcher's mission

(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) University of Massachusetts Amherst astrophysicist Stella Offner, who has received a five-year, $429,000 faculty early career development (CAREER) grant from National Science Foundation (NSF),...Show More Summary

What's really in the water

(University of Pittsburgh) Through a five-year, $500,000 CAREEER Award from the National Science Foundation, a civil and environmental engineering research group at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering will be developing new DNA sequencing methods to directly measure viral loads in water and better indicate potential threats to human health.

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