Only a day or so after a new bill was passed in the House of Representatives requiringNational Science Foundation (NSF) funded grants to be justified and "in the national interest,"a major NSF-funded project in theinterest of humanity and curiosity steals the headlines. I excitedly posted in social media about LIGO scientists [...]
National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France A. Córdova today outlined how President Obama's fiscal year (FY) 2017 request for NSF supports research into critical national issues, including clean energy technologies, food sustainability, disaster response and education. Show More Summary
INDIANAPOLIS -- Lisa M. Jones, an assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, has received the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty. read more
Each year, the US military set outs on a resupply mission to McMurdo Station, the National Science Foundation's Antarctic research center. With swathes of sea ice standing in its way, the Polar Star icebreaker first plows channels for other ships loaded with food, fuel and other supplies to pass through. Show More Summary
FEDS HAND OUT BILLIONS FOR RESEARCH THAT MAY BE BASED ON PLAGIARISM, FAKE DATA: Now, isn’t that reassuring! Allison Lerner is the inspector general at the National Science Foundation. She and her small team of investigators and auditors have been warning for a long time that hundreds of funding proposals submitted to NSF contain plagiarized […]
U.S. expenditures in research and development (R&D) rose to $456.1 billion in 2013 -- a $20.7 billion increase over the previous year, according to a report from the National Science Foundation's National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. The R&D system in the U.S. Show More Summary
Why are things so small, so significant? A new video series created by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBCUniversal News, sheds light on this question. "Nanotechnology: Super Small Science"...Show More Summary
NEW PRIORITY FOR THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION: Fighting Sexual Harassment. “The NSF statement followed a letter this month from Charles Bolden, administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, that also urged colleges and universities to take these issues more seriously.” Entirely unrelated: As Tech Progress Slows, Say Goodbye To Golden Age Of Growth.
On Monday, the National Science Foundation doubled-down on its commitment to eradicating sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination in science with the announcement that it may terminate funding to any institution that fails to adhere to Title IX guidelines. Read more...
Seismic testing for offshore drilling is far from harmless: The National Science Foundation safely conducted a 2D seismic survey off the coast of North Carolina last fall. Interestingly, this study did not receive the attention thatShow More Summary
Learn about what winter is and how it's changing from the National Science Foundation.
A new study by NASA and the National Science Foundation reveals that climate change is rapidly warming lakes around the world. The findings were published last Wednesday (December 16) in Geophysical Research Letters and announced at the American Geophysical meeting in San Francisco that same day.
As the director of the National Science Foundation, I am always looking for innovative ways and outlets to spread the message about the importance of science. Wednesday, Dec. 2, was no exception. In collaboration with Future Tense, I...Show More Summary
National Science Foundation, Welch Foundation, American Chemical Society, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Rice University's Smalley-Curl Institute HOUSTON -- (Dec. 4, 2015) -- A new method for building "drawbridges" betweenShow More Summary
That is the finding of a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science that analyzed 20 years' worth of data. Led by ExxonMobil and the Koch family foundations, the study, titled "Corporate funding and ideological...Show More Summary
WHY IS THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION SPENDING TAXPAYER DOLLARS TO DESPOIL THE ENVIRONMENT? Shot: $450,000 Federal Grant Went to Make Climate-Change Video Game. —Bridget Johnson, PJ Media, yesterday. Chaser: Black Friday warning: video games waste energy and contribute to global warming. Show More Summary
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to three research groups at Indiana University to advance research on self-assembling molecules and computer-aided design software required to create the next...Show More Summary
From CHORUS: The new agreement is in accordance with the NSF public access plan, which was released on March 18, 2015. NSF’s public access plan is intended to accelerate the dissemination of fundamental research results that will advance the frontiers of knowledge and help ensure the nation’s future prosperity. [Clip] NSF will employ the CHORUS […]
A new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science ( PNAS ) shows that the climate denial echo chamber organizations funded by ExxonMobil and Koch family foundations produced misinformation that effectively...Show More Summary
Dr. France Córdova, Director of the National Science Foundation, invites you to join her to watch October Sky. The 1999 film, which helped launch Jake Gyllenhall’s career, is about how the Soviet Union’s Sputnik satellite triggered a new era of scientific innovation in America. Show More Summary