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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?

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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

Georgia Tech Leads Effort to Convert Electronic Health Records Into Meaningful Data

As part of the four-year, $2.1 million National Science Foundation research project, data analytic teams from Georgia Tech and the University of Texas, Austin, will develop algorithms and methods to convert the electronic health records data into meaningful clinical concepts or phenotypes focused on diseases and specific health traits.

Dance choreography improves girls' computational skills

Clemson researchers find that blending movement and computer programming supports girls in building computational thinking skills, according to an ongoing study funded by the National Science Foundation and emerging technology report...Show More Summary

Blog in Transition

As some of you know I've gone through a few career-related changes over the past year. After seventeen years the ICT Center was sunset by the National Science Foundation. Seventeen years is a long time for anything to be funded by the NSF and I'd like to thank everyone involved - there are so many - from all over the United States. Show More Summary

Partial solar eclipse shows off massive sunspot

From the National Science Foundation: Press Release 14-141 Spotlighting the sun October 24, 2014 Astronomers with the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) captured pictures not only of Thursday’s partial solar eclipse, but also of the “monster” sized active region or sun spot that has many comparing it to one of a…

Spotlighting the sun

Astronomers with the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) captured pictures not only of Thursday's partial solar eclipse, but also of the "monster" sized active region or sun spot that has many comparing it to one of a similar size that occurred 11 years ago. read more

Industry Input Sought by New Wind-Energy Research Center

A new research center led by UMass Lowell and supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation is bringing industry and university experts in wind energy development together in an attempt to solve mutual problems and advance the field. read more

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