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Expected stay rates of US and foreign doctoral graduates diverge with time

A new National Science Foundation (NSF) report reveals the number of U.S. citizen doctoral graduates in science, engineering and health fields, who remain in the United States, tracks closely with their intent to stay in the United States at the time of graduation. Show More Summary

Kent State researchers to study social media use during crises and disasters

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Kent State University a $300,000 grant for three College of Arts and Sciences faculty members to study how human dynamics across social media and social networks can be modeled. The grant is part of a $999,887 collaboration with San Diego State University and the University of Arkansas. read more

Can Origami Provide a Foundation for 3-D Nanotechnology?

Artists, Mathematicians, Scientists are working together, with the help of a four-year National Science Foundation grant, to see if origami can provide a foundation for 3-D nantotechnology. First of all, what is nanotechnology? According to nano.gov, nanotechnology is the application … Continue reading ?

Free Will Astrology: Week of December 4, 2014

By  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): The National Science Foundation estimates that we each think at least 12,000 thoughts per day. The vast majority of them, however, are reruns of impressions that have passed through our minds many times before. But I am pleased to report that in the coming weeks, you Aries folks […]

Republican War on Science

Who else is excited for the upcoming full Republican frontal assault on the National Science Foundation for daring to research issues that don’t mesh with current Republican priorities?

Unmanned underwater vehicle provides first 3-D images of underside of Antarctic sea ice

A National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research team has successfully tested an autonomous underwater vehicle, AUV, that can produce high-resolution, three-dimensional maps of Antarctic sea ice. SeaBED, as the vehicle is known, measured and mapped the underside of sea-ice floes in three areas off the Antarctic Peninsula that were previously inaccessible. read more

Georgia Tech Leads Effort to Convert Electronic Health Records Into Meaningful Data

As part of the four-year, $2.1 million National Science Foundation research project, data analytic teams from Georgia Tech and the University of Texas, Austin, will develop algorithms and methods to convert the electronic health records data into meaningful clinical concepts or phenotypes focused on diseases and specific health traits.

Dance choreography improves girls' computational skills

Clemson researchers find that blending movement and computer programming supports girls in building computational thinking skills, according to an ongoing study funded by the National Science Foundation and emerging technology report...Show More Summary

Blog in Transition

As some of you know I've gone through a few career-related changes over the past year. After seventeen years the ICT Center was sunset by the National Science Foundation. Seventeen years is a long time for anything to be funded by the NSF and I'd like to thank everyone involved - there are so many - from all over the United States. Show More Summary

Partial solar eclipse shows off massive sunspot

From the National Science Foundation: Press Release 14-141 Spotlighting the sun October 24, 2014 Astronomers with the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) captured pictures not only of Thursday’s partial solar eclipse, but also of the “monster” sized active region or sun spot that has many comparing it to one of a…

Spotlighting the sun

Astronomers with the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) captured pictures not only of Thursday's partial solar eclipse, but also of the "monster" sized active region or sun spot that has many comparing it to one of a similar size that occurred 11 years ago. read more

Industry Input Sought by New Wind-Energy Research Center

A new research center led by UMass Lowell and supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation is bringing industry and university experts in wind energy development together in an attempt to solve mutual problems and advance the field. read more

Now Congressional Republicans Are Digging Through Scientists' Grant Proposals

When scientists across the country need money for research projects, one place they often turn is the National Science Foundation. The NSF is an independent federal agency with an annual budget of about $7 billion, which it doles out...Show More Summary

NSF Awards $15M to DataONE Environmental Linked Data Project

Mary Martialay of RPI News reports, “The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $15 million to a team of environmental and earth science data researchers, including researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, who are providing tools and infrastructure that improve access to vast amounts of scientific data. Show More Summary

Lamar "SOPA" Smith dispatches GOP commissars to National Science Foundation

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

The Republican Texas Congressjerk maintains a flying squad of political officers who descend upon the NSF to pore through its grant records looking for evidence of ideologically impure science. Read the rest

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Deadspin Photos: Dolphins, Packers Fans Brawl In Parking Lot | io9 The GOP Intensifies Its Attacks On The National Science Foundation | Jalopnik 'Agent Of Satan' Pulled Over In Florida | Jezebel #Gamergate Trolls Aren't Ethics Crusaders; They're a Hate Group | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

The GOP Intensifies Its Attacks On The National Science Foundation

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), the Chairman of the House Science Committee on Science, Space and Technology has repeatedly denounced the National Science Foundation for squandering taxpayer money on frivolous research. Now he's gone a step further, demanding personal political scrutiny of peer-reviewed research grants. Read more...

Researcher receives $1.2 million to create real-time seismic imaging system

Dr. WenZhan Song, a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Georgia State University, has received a four-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create a real-time seismic imaging system using ambient noise.

California Drought – A Novel Statistical Analysis of Unrealistic Climate Models and of a Reanalysis That Should Not Be Equated with Reality

Guest post by Bob Tisdale In the post The Obvious Failures of Climate Science That Mainstream Media Ignores, I promised to discuss the paper behind the National Science Foundation press release Cause of California drought linked to climate change. That paper was Swain et al. (2014) “The Extraordinary California Drought of 2013/2014: Character, Context and…

One wonders how many of these newly found thousands of volcanic seamounts are producing CO2 that bubble into the ocean

From the National Science Foundation- Press Release 14-133 New map uncovers thousands of unseen seamounts on ocean floor Mysteries of the deep come alive as satellite data bring new clues into focus; results offer foundation for new version of Google’s ocean maps Gravity model of the N. Atlantic; red dots are earthquakes. Quakes are often…

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