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NSF-funded scientists to present on long-term ecological research

(National Science Foundation) The thin veneer of Earth's surface that stretches from the top of the forest canopy to the base of bedrock is known as the 'critical zone.' It's where fresh water flows, rock turns to soil and life flourishes.

US Government To Continue Funding Hurricane-Stricken Puerto Rican Telescope

Yesterday, the US National Science Foundation announced that they will keep the storied Arecibo telescope running in the wake of the Hurricane Maria damage. More »      

GMU researchers discover new use for ultrasound technology to help amputees

(George Mason University) There's hope for a better life for people who've lost an arm or leg, thanks to new research funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense. George Mason University researchers are developing cutting-edge ultrasound technology to help people get greater control of prosthetics for their arms, hands, and legs.

Argonne forms new divisions to focus on computation and data science strengths

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has formed two new research divisions to focus its lab-wide foundational expertise on computational science and data science activities.

Data science institute develops method to allow mobile users to tap into RF-spectrum

(Data Science Institute at Columbia) The Data Science Institute received a National Science Foundation grant ($649,963) to develop sensors that will allow mobile and wireless-device users to tap into the radio-frequency spectrum.

NSF grant harnesses big data & AI to advance disease prevention

(Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) Through a new $2 million National Science Foundation grant, scientists at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, the University of Georgia, and North Carolina A&T State University are harnessing the power of machine learning to forecast outbreaks of zoonotic disease.

NSF awards $2.8 million grant to develop advanced ocean and atmosphere simulator

(National Science Foundation) Can Earth's complex ocean-atmosphere system be mimicked in a laboratory? The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $2.8 million to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) in La Jolla, California,...Show More Summary

Liquid shock absorbers

Remarkable liquid materials called colloids stiffen under impact. Researchers funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation have studied the effect of powerful impacts such as those produced by firearms or micrometeorites.

Research could 'untangle' vexing problem in computer-simulation technology

(University of Kansas) With a new $250,000 award from the National Science Foundation, Suzanne Shontz will explore new methods for addressing the tangled mesh problem in computer simulations.

Data Science Institute develops statistical method that makes better predictions

(Data Science Institute at Columbia) A team of statisticians from the Data Science Institute (DSI) received a National Science Foundation grant ($900,000) to develop a statistical method that will help researchers who work with big data make better predictions.

SHSU faculty to study civilian response during Hurricane Harvey

(Sam Houston State University) Two faculty members from the Department of Security Studies were awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study civilian response during Hurricane Harvey.

NSF investments aim to address growing cybersecurity challenge

(National Science Foundation) Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced $74.5 million in funding for foundational research and education that aims to address the growing cybersecurity challenge. This investment, throughShow More Summary

Lamar Smith, chair of House Science Committee, leaving Congress

He's picked fights with NOAA, National Science Foundation, and much of the Internet.

Brown University/Hasbro team to design smart robotic companions to assist seniors

(Brown University) A $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will fund a three-year partnership that seeks to enhance Hasbro's Joy for All Companion Pets into smart robots that can help older adults with everyday tasks...

Preparing for the power outages and water shortages of the next disaster

(University of Delaware) A team from the University of Delaware's Disaster Research Center has received a major grant from the National Science Foundation to study critical infrastructure and how people adapt to power outages and water shortages after disasters so that policymakers, businesses and individuals can adequately prepare for the future.

Microscopic defects make batteries better

Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Science, National Science Foundation, University of Wisconsin-Madison WEI Seed Grant, Vilas Research Travel Awards HOUSTON -- (Oct. 30, 2017) -- High-performance electrodes for lithium-ion batteries can be improved by paying closer attention to their defects -- and capitalizing on them, according to Rice University scientists.

Continuing scourge of microplastics in water to be gauged by new research

(University of Kansas) Researcher Belinda Sturm is leading a three-year $300,000 effort supported by the National Science Foundation to identify how plastics are transported into waters.

UNIST Professor honorably selected as 2017 SUHF Young Investigator

(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) A professor, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan Nationl Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been recognized by Suh Kyungbae Foundation.

How much water flows into agricultural irrigation?

(National Science Foundation) Irrigation for agriculture is the largest use of fresh water around the globe, but precise records and maps of when and where water is applied by farmers are difficult to locate. Now a team of researchers has discovered how to track water used in agriculture.

UCR-Texas A&M collaboration earns $2.4 million grant to fund food, energy, water research

(University of California - Riverside) A team of researchers from the University of California, Riverside and Texas A&M University has received a $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to collaboratively study and improve upon decision-making processes related to food, energy, and water resources, or FEW. Show More Summary

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