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NSF Awards $110M to Bring Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Nation’s Scientists

by Angela Guess According to a new press release, “Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $110 million award to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 18 partner institutions to continue and expand activities undertaken through the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). Show More Summary

NSF puts $110 million towards building out the XSEDE national computing initiative

It’s in the country’s best interests to stay at (or at least near) the forefront of advanced computing techniques, and the National Science Foundation has just put $110 million down to make sure that happens. Read More

China Plans Permanent Manned Moon Base

19 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

China is considering launching a permanently manned radar station on the moon, according to reports. China’s National Natural Science Foundation is funding the 16 million yuan ($2.4 million) feasibility study, which could involve a 50-meter-high...Show More Summary

Professor Receives Funding to Improve Drug Manufacturing Processes

Enrique del Castillo has been awarded $270,568 by the National Science Foundation to develop statistical methods that will improve the formulation and manufacturing of drugs used to treat some of the world's deadliest diseases.

Tulane Professor Receives Grant to Improve Stem Cell Survival

Kim O'Connor, a professor in Tulane University's Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, received a three-year $599,638 grant from the National Science Foundation to study ways to improve the survival of mesenchymal stem cells once they are implanted in patients.

ASFPM Foundation Report Extols 'A Climate-Informed Science Approach (CISA) to Flood Risk Management'

Climate-Informed Science Approach (CISA) to flood risk management? What a novel concept! Here's a recent piece in the Digital Journal announcing a new report from the ASFPM Foundation: Flood risk in the nation is changing, increasing in intensity, frequency and cost. And flood risk professionals, who once relied on historical...

Electroloom Throws In The Towel

The once successful Kickstarter and National Science Foundation (NSF) research grant winner Electroloom is saying “Thanks and Farewell” to its backers, supporters, and sponsors. The startup ran out of funding while developing printer-like...Show More Summary

NSF Awards Pang Funding to Improve Intensive Care Unit Management

Guodong (Gordon) Pang has been awarded $150,000 by the National Science Foundation for research that aims to improve discharge predictions within intensive care units and a patient's subsequent flow through the hospital system.

Why is there so little analysis of NSF economics grant-making?

As Alex and I were writing our Journal of Economic Perspectives piece on the economics activities of the National Science Foundation, I found it striking how little serious discussion there has been of the topic.  You’ll find only aShow More Summary

NSF Funds Research to Improve Health Care Delivery for Heart Surgery Patients

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has provided $299,954 in funding to the research team led by Penn State's Hui Yang for research focused on improving health care delivery to patients who have had cardiac surgery.

NSF Commits $35 Million to Improve Scientific Software

by Angela Guess A recent release out of the National Science Foundation states, “Scientists increasingly rely on computers to gain insights about the world through simulations, data analytics or visualizations. These computational investigations...Show More Summary

UTHealth Receives Grant to Optimize Health Care Services Provided by Mobile Clinics

The National Science Foundation has awarded $250,000 to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) for a project that will help mobile health clinics in Houston optimize their health care services using geographic, socio-economic and epidemiological data.

.@FoundationFFAR Launches Food & Ag Research Prize

The Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) has established a new National Academy of Sciences (NAS) prize for food and agriculture research. The $100,000 prize will be awarded to a mid-career researcher currently engaged in food & ag research. Show More Summary

NSF Leads Federal Effort to Boost Advanced Wireless Research

by Angela Guess According to a new press release, “Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that it will invest more than $400 million over the next seven years to support fundamental wireless research and to develop platforms for advanced wireless research in support of the White House’s Advanced Wireless Research Initiative. Show More Summary

NSF-supported graduate researchers lead exoplanet discoveries

Graduate students supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) helped helm two separate exoplanet discoveries that could expand researchers' understanding of how planets form and orbit stars. read more

National Science Foundation allots $1.5M to kid-focused maker projects

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

To celebrate 2016’s Week of Making (don’t tell me you forgot!), the National Science Foundation has awarded a total of $1.5 million to five small projects looking to get kids involved with STEM topics, creative play and generally making stuff. Read More

Overnight Open Thread (6-21-2016)

Quote of the Day I - Failure to Heed Market Signals Edition The percentage of new doctorate recipients without jobs or plans for further study climbed to 39% in 2014 from 31% in 2009, according to a National Science Foundation...

The Mission to Rescue a Scientist From the South Pole—in the Middle of Winter

The National Science Foundation is right now undertaking a phenomenally risky and rare evacuation from the middle of the Antarctic ice sheet. The post The Mission to Rescue a Scientist From the South Pole—in the Middle of Winter appeared first on WIRED.

Academic average is over sentences to ponder

The percentage of new doctorate recipients without jobs or plans for further study climbed to 39% in 2014 from 31% in 2009, according to a National Science Foundation survey released in April. Median salaries for midcareer Ph.D.s working full time fell 6% between 2010 and 2013. Show More Summary

Research shows Antarctic lakes are a repository for ancient soot

Remote lakes in a perpetually ice-free area of Antarctica show not only the chemical signature of ancient wildfires, but also some much more recent evidence of fossil-fuel combustion, according to National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research published this week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. read more

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