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
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 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.
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
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
Reporter Nadia Drake has been following the status of Arecibo very closely, and recently wrote two articles explaining what it means that the National Science Foundation has begun an environmental review process for the giant radio telescope.
The National Science Foundation is considering pulling its support from the famous Arecibo radio dish in Puerto Rico Continue reading ? The post World’s largest radio telescope faces retirement due to stagnant funding appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
National Science Foundation, Environmental Research and Education Foundation, American Coal Ash Association DURHAM, N.C. -- A study of the content of rare earth elements in U.S. coal ashes shows that coal mined from the Appalachian Mountains could be the proverbial golden goose for hard-to-find materials critical to clean energy and other emerging technologies. read more
“We found there are multiple atmospheric compositions that allow it to be warm enough to have surface liquid water,” said Aomawa Shields, the study’s lead author and a National Science Foundation astronomy and astrophysics postdoctoral fellow in UCLA’s department of...
“So far the Standard Model seems to explain matter, but we know there has to be something beyond the Standard Model,” said Denise Caldwell, director of the Physics Division of the National Science Foundation. “This potential new physics can only...
A team of National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported researchers at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) discovered new evidence about how the Earth's magnetic field interacts with solar wind, almost as soon as they finished installing six data-collection stations across East Antarctic Plateau last January.
Each year, the National Science Foundation accepts proposals for artists and writers hoping to chill out in Antarctica.
I am currently immersed in a small seminar group at Harvard sponsored by the National Science Foundation. This is the fourth such conference that I have attended designed to explore the physical bases of health and aging. The title of our meeting is "Aging and Failure in Biological. Show More Summary
Technological progress often results from the flow between institutions driving cutting edge research and companies creating the products and services demanded by customers. At larger scales, say the regional or national level, it’s an ecosystem that remains challenging to manage, let alone catalyze. Show More Summary
In 2013 the Center for Puppetry Arts partnered with Texas A&M University‘s Department of Mechanical Engineering, which was awarded a four-year grant from the National Science Foundation to create a long-distance learning program. At the helm of that project is Dr. Gregg van Laningham (PhD Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology), an engineer...
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How can the National Science Foundation cope with an exploding number of grant proposals? Annual or semiannual grant deadlines lead to enormous spikes in submissions, which in turn cause headaches for the program managers who have to...Show More Summary
Links for you. Science: Biological specimen troves threatened by funding pause: Decision by US National Science Foundation could hamper research on conservation biology, climate change and invasive species. (yes, it will) This scientist found a way to make battery parts … Continue reading ?
The research is finally coming: The National Science Foundation is going to study the subtle little ways that an environment with a ton of dudes might not be such a comfortable one for women. Yes, finally, someone is looking into microaggressions, reports The Washington Free Beacon. This will be a three-year... More »
Scientists, students, consumers, and citizens, beware: last month, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the introduction of legislation that would require the National Science Foundation to award grants only for research projects that the agency can certify as being "in the national interest. Show More Summary