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EnSolve Wins NSF Grant for Sox Scrubbers

Maritime equipment company EnSolve Biosystems won a $500,000 Phase IIB National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to continue commercial development of its EnScrub

Bio-mediated geotechnics center established at ASU

Arizona State University says they were awarded its second Engineering Research Center from the National Science Foundation, making it one of only two universities in the nation to lead two of the prestigious centers.NSF announced that...Show More Summary

Part 2 of Episode 6 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Steve Weinstein and Venk Shukla

My guests on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM Channel 111 were: Errol Arkilic, former program director for the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (NSF I-Corps), now founder of M34 Capital Steve Weinstein, CEO of MovieLabs Venk Shukla, president TiE Silicon Valley and general partner, Monta Vista Capital Part 1 of this […]

Sports News in Brief: Scientists Warn Planet Cannot Support Growing Gronkowski Population

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ARLINGTON, VA—Noting that they are reproducing at an alarming and unprecedented rate, researchers from the National Science Foundation warned Friday that the planet cannot continue supporting the rapidly growing population of Gronkowskis. Show More Summary

Fox Still Obsessed With National Science Foundation's Treadmill Shrimp Experiment

From the July 23 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered: Related: How A $47 Shrimp Treadmill Became A $3-Million Policitical Plaything Previously: Fox Attacks Science By Hyping Misleading Claims About National Science Foundation Funds Like Shrimp On A Treadmill: Fox Scrambles To Connect Jell-O Wrestling To NSF Study

Accelerating search for intelligent life in the universe

The National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope will join in the most powerful, comprehensive, and intensive scientific search ever for signs of intelligent life in the Universe.

How we changed the way the U.S. government commercializes science: Errol Arkilic — Part 1 of Episode 6 on Sirius XM Channel 111

My guests on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM Channel 111 were: Errol Arkilic, former program director for the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (NSF I-Corps), now founder of M34 Capital Steve Weinstein, CEO of MovieLabs Venk Shukla, president TiE Silicon Valley and general partner, Monta Vista Capital In my interview with Errol, […]

Social science: to fund or not to fund?

To the editor: Henry Miller's op-ed on National Science Foundation social science funding ("Stop paying for stupid science," Opinion, June 29)  misrepresents today's scientific inquiry and proposes a penny-wise, pound-foolish fix.

Investing in science can be 'the game changer' for development: experts

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Investing up to 3.5 percent of a nation's gross domestic product (GDP) in science, technology and innovation can be "the game changer" for development, leading experts said on Thursday.

With NSF funds limited, is $697,177 for climate change musical worth it?

The National Science Foundation too often shortchanges American taxpayers by funding low-value, low-priority social science projects.

Meet Ryan Anderson, The Anti-LGBT 'Scholar' Peddling Junk Science To National Media

Heritage Foundation scholar Ryan T. Anderson routinely appears in the media under the guise of a serious academic opposed to same-sex marriage and LGBT equality. But despite the veneer of credibility his resume provides, Anderson routinely...Show More Summary

Why Congress should not cut funding to the social sciences

In the past several years, there has been a renewed push in Congress to cut federal funding, via the National Science Foundation (NSF), for political science and the social sciences. Here’s a brief timeline of such efforts since 2009 (see here for earlier episodes): October 2009: Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) unsuccessfully pushed an amendment that would have […]

An Experience With An Intelligent Car

Yesterday I attended an excellent advisory board meeting for a National Science Foundation funded eBook project called E-MATE at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ. Mike and Kelly are doing some really cutting edge ground-breaking work in the development of electronic instructional materials and it was an excellent meeting. Show More Summary

Doctors Eye Implantable Body Antenna for Long-Term Monitoring

Tired of using a pesky thermometer to check on your health? If a new project funded by the National Science Foundation proves successful, we may soon have a small antenna implanted into our bodies to report on our vital statistics.

House Republicans vote to restrict National Science Foundation climate change research

Last month, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology voted along party lines to cut funding allocations that enable NASA to study changing climate patterns through their Earth Science program. This week, House Republicans voted 217 to 205 a

NSF Grant Helps Preserve Parasite Collections

A $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will allow the Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology to digitally preserve four major collections of parasite specimens donated to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during the past five years. Show More Summary

Public access to results of NSF-funded research

Somehow this seems to have slipped under the radar: National Science Foundation announces plan for comprehensive public access to research results. They put it up on 18 March, two whole months ago, so our apologies for not having said anything until now! This is the NSF’s rather belated response to the OSTP memo on Open Access, […]

Researchers Create "CyberHeart" Platform for Advanced Medical Device Development

A virtual-heart platform proposed to improve and accelerate medical-device development and testing has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the amount of $4.2 million over five years.

Doubling Down On a Good Thing: The National Science Foundation's I-Corps Lite

I've known Edmund Pendleton from the University of Maryland as the Director of the D.C. National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps Node (a collaboration among the University of Maryland, Virginia Tech, George Washington, and Johns Hopkins). Show More Summary

The US and CERN upgrade their relationship

A new agreement paves the way for joint projects between the United States and CERN. Today in a White House ceremony in Washington, DC, representatives from the US Department of Energy, the US National Science Foundation and the European...Show More Summary

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