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Unemployment for doctoral scientists and engineers below national average in 2013

A new National Science Foundation (NSF) report says the 2013 unemployment rate for individuals with research doctoral degrees in science, engineering and health (SEH) fields was one-third the rate for the general population aged 25 and...Show More Summary

New $798K grant funds study of marine microorganisms’ response to ocean acidification

DURHAM, N.C. – Researchers at the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort, N.C., have received a $798,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study marine microorganisms’ response to increased ocean acidification. Zackary Johnson, Arthur P. Show More Summary

Scientist Fired For Her Political Activism In The 1980s

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Valerie Barr, a professor of computer science at Union College, decided last summer to take a leave of absence to join the National Science Foundation and help improve science education among undergraduates. But when a background check revealed her involvement in left-wing groups 30 years ago, she was told to leave. Read more...

Ocean acidification: National Science Foundation (NSF) awards $11.4 million in new grants to study effects on marine ecosystems

With increasing levels of carbon dioxide accumulating in the atmosphere and moving into marine ecosystems, the world’s oceans are becoming more acidic. The oceans may be acidifying faster today than at any time in the past 300 million years, scientists have found. To address concerns for acidifying oceans, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded […]

Toymakers Aim to Inspire Next Generation of Women Engineers

www.roominatetoy.com Women earn more bachelor's degrees than men, but not in the hot fields known as STEM -- science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- according to a 2013 National Science Foundation study. There is no concrete...Show More Summary

Researchers launch smart grid epicenter at NMSU

Professor Enrico Pontelli has received a $5 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) to launch research that will focus on intelligent technologies for smart grids and develop a broad culture of smart grids at New Mexico State University. Show More Summary

Newly identified galactic supercluster is home to the Milky Way

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope (GBT) -- among other telescopes -- have determined that our own Milky Way galaxy is part of a newly identified ginormous supercluster of galaxies, which they have...Show More Summary

Vast Streams of Gravel Detected in Orion Molecular Cloud -- "A Long and Winding Road in Space Essential for Planet Formation"

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Green Bank Telescope (GBT) have discovered that filaments of star-forming gas near the Orion Nebula may be brimming with pebble-size particles -- planetary building blocks 100 to 1,000 times larger than the dust...

USC, UCLA, Caltech get joint grant to fuel tech start-ups in L.A.

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

With funding from the National Science Foundation, three of the top universities in Southern California are teaming up to supply instruction, events and research aimed at helping technology start-ups flourish in the region.

USC, UCLA, Caltech get joint grant to fuel tech start-ups in L.A.

With funding from the National Science Foundation, three of the top universities in Southern California are teaming up to supply instruction, events and research aimed at helping technology start-ups flourish in the region.

The NSF Pours $20 Million Into Experimental Cloud Test Beds

Never underestimate the impact that the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) can have on technology. After all, way back when there was no commercial web, it was the NSF that--under pressure from entrepreneurs--opened up the gates for the commercial web to become a low cost way for organizations and individuals to become networked. Show More Summary

Feds spend $1 million collecting 'suspicious memes'

Through a National Science Foundation grant, the federal government is bankrolling a database of "suspicious memes" and other "false and misleading" political ideas posted on social media. So far, nearly $1 million has been spent onShow More Summary

Feds Spend $1Million To Track ‘Misinformation’ And Hate Speech On Twitter

The federal government spent $1 million to create a database to track hate speech and “misinformation” on Twitter. The National Science Foundation is behind the creation of the online government monitoring project. The database will reportedly include searches for “suspicious memes,” “false and misleading ideas,” and will place particular focus on online political activity. The

NOTHING CREEPY ABOUT THIS: Government to Track ‘False, Misleading’ Ideas on Twitter. The Nat…

NOTHING CREEPY ABOUT THIS: Government to Track ‘False, Misleading’ Ideas on Twitter. The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online. The “Truthy” database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is [...]

The National Science Foundation thinks scientists need their own clouds

3 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

The National Science Foundation is giving a combined $20 million to two projects that are building cloud computing testbeds for scientists. They'll features a wide variety of processor, storage and networking options so researchers can...Show More Summary

Enabling a new future for cloud computing

The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced two $10 million projects to create cloud computing testbeds--to be called "Chameleon" and "CloudLab"--that will enable the academic research community to develop and experiment with novel cloud architectures and pursue new, architecturally-enabled applications of cloud computing. read more

800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems

In a finding that has implications for life in other extreme environments, both on Earth and elsewhere in the solar system, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) this week published a paper confirming that the waters...Show More Summary

$20 million grant for USVI initiative

The National Science Foundation recently gave the promotion of science, engineering and research in the U.S. in the U.S. Virgin Islands a big boost

The Vizzies Challenge

A partnership between Popular Science and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have started a new data visualization contest for 2014 called The Vizzies Challenge. They are accepting entries up until September 30, 2014. Here at Popular...Show More Summary

Certain Arctic lakes store more greenhouse gases than they release

New research, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), counters a widely-held scientific view that thawing permafrost uniformly accelerates atmospheric warming, indicating instead that certain Arctic lakes store more greenhouse...Show More Summary

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