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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is a United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering.

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The National Science Foundation has awarded Clemson University a $5.3 million grant to enable collaboration on...
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Want to learn how science works? Paid summer internships at National Science Foundation. Due 3/17.
Assisted Suicide: Study supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) . Organisations involved in...
"According to the National Science Foundation, there were 20,000 Russian scientists working in the United States in 2003"
“A study done by the National Science Foundation claims that people have on average 50, 000 plus…” —
met so many UW grads/profs at the National Science Foundation today. Go badgers!!!
Stuffy bureaucrats at National Science Foundation fume over two scientists who hooked up on Tinder in Antarctica
reports on National Science Foundation grant to math ed faculty member to study differentiated teaching:
What if we filled a pirogue with potatoes and cheese? I'll work on getting a National Science Foundation grant for that
Come and join the Sea Watch Foundation and Anglesey Sea Zoo to celebrate National Science and Engineering Week...
Science Nation, and other great STEM series from the National Science Foundation, is now available for loading on...
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National Science Foundation grant to benefit advanced computing resources
According to data from the National Science Foundation a just-released 2014 Science and Engineering Indicators...
Geosciences Professor wins $457,205 grant for “Citizens, Conservation, and Climate" study h…
What are your thoughts about medical marijuana to control seizures? Please read Epilepsy Foundation of America's...
Katy Perry believes in Astrology and according to the National Science Foundation so do many Amercians: “I bel...
Congratulations to nanomechanics expert and professor Ying Chen for receiving a prestigious NSF CAREER Award
Earth Science Prof Suzanne Baldwin receives funding from the US National Science Foundation and NASA!
I've been selected to defend my MD-PhD thesis project at the Swiss National Science Foundation. Thanks for your support!!
Computer and Information Science and Engineering: National Science Foundation - To support investigator-...
One in four Americans think earth is at center of solar system,study by National Science Foundation
THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE PLANES (11 of 12) After dropping off supplies at a field research camp in Antarctica, this LC-130 Hercules taxied to a likely stretch for take-off but suddenly sank on one side into a weak spot in the snow. Underneath lay a crevasse 134 feet deep. It took six weeks in November-December 1998 for a repair team to replace one of the engines and two propellers. The NY Air Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing flies the Hercules on Skis for the National Science Foundation base at McMurdo Station. Note the upturned ski under the nose. The pods under the wings are part of a jet-assisted take-off (JATO) system -- needed for extra push on soft snow.
We are recruiting 1 or 2 people as research fellows to lead fieldwork for a National Science Foundation-funded project on the community ecology of...
Survey: One in Four Americans Doesn't Know the Earth Revolves Around the Sun A quarter of Americans are unaware of one of the most-basic tenets of science — that the earth revolves around the sun, a National Science Foundation poll shows. The survey of more than 2,200 people in the United States included 10 questions about physical and biological science, reports Phys.org. Not only did respondents not know about the Earth's orbit, the average score of 6.5 questions correct barely earned a passing grade. The results, released at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Chicago Friday, showed just 74 percent of the respondents knew about the Earth's orbit, and fewer than half, or 48 percent, knew about the theory of human evolution. The results from the test, conducted every two years, are to be included in a National Science Foundation report to President Barack Obama and lawmakers. One-third of the survey's respondents said science should get more government funding, and 90 pe ...
Learn About the Milky Way at Princeville Library on Feb 26 "The Milky Way," a free program presented by retired astronomy professor Dr. Sig Kutter, will be offered at Princeville Public Library on Wednesday, February 26 at 6 pm in the Program Area. Dr. Kutter will provide an illustrated introduction to the Milky Way, a large spiral galaxy and our home in the universe. He will discuss the Milky Way's content of stars, gas, and dust; its structural components such as spiral arms, a central bulge with a massive black hole, and a dark matter halo; the Solar System's location and orbital motion; and its approximately two dozen small satellite galaxies. Dr. Kutter, who has a Ph.D. in physics, taught at various institutions of higher learning, and conducted astronomical research at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Kutter has also managed government-funded research programs at the National Science Foundation and at NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. This 90-minute pr . ...
Penn State Behrend students in MTHED 411L: Teaching Secondary Mathematics had their first opportunity to teach teens today when students from Strong Vincent High School's honors geometry class visited the math education lab. The lab, which also will be used for teacher workshops, was funded by a $1590,000 National Science Foundation grant
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New survey by the National Science Foundation found a third of Americans believe the sun goes around the earth... seriously America?!!!
Diamonds are a symbol of love, but to researchers supported by the National Science Foundation they are also precious for their amazing physical and chemical...
Many panels scheduled to start Thursday or Friday are being cancelled. (National Science Foundation) will likely be closed tomorrow (?) due to snow. Check with opm.gov
Early PCs. [1] My first computer was a main-frame at The University of Georgia in 1979. It filled up many rooms, had a raised floor for the miles of wires, it was air conditioned to almost freezing, since that made the electrons move better. We communicated with this whopper computer using punch cards. A line of programing on a separate card. I recall writing a loop to be used for multiplication. It was based on a “1” and a “0” with “1” meaning electricity on and a “0” for electricity off. We developed and typed the punch cards. We took our stack of cards and viewed the monster through plate class windows. We often had to wait Army’s Redstone Arsenal, in Alabama. I received a NSF (National Science Foundation) scholarship over several summers. … [2] My first computer was an Atari in 1980s.. There was an Atari dealer on Washington Road across from Ruths. It had a plug-ins for games & BASIC language so you could write your own programs. It had great graphic and colors, mu ...
National Science Foundation on science news coverage and public attitudes toward science.
Call for PapersWORKSHOP ON BIG DATA AND URBAN INFORMATICS WITH SUPPORT FROM NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION 11-12 AUGUST 2014, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USACALL FOR PAPERS (Click here to download in PDF format)Big Data has opened up several opportunities to obtain new insights on cities. We invite papers at th...
Goodness me, that many Americans believe in astrology...
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Puzzling rise in astrology’s credibility: . Chris Mooney quotes from the National Science Foundation’s ...
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chemical engineering professors awarded $640,000 grant to study biofuel recovery. Read more at:...
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I just read an alarming report published by the National Science Foundation dealing with public attitude and understanding of science and technology.
Important dates at the library: NOW through MARCH 7--Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker Photographic Exhibit. Includes more than 40 rarely-seen photographs of these historic figures. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17--"Pushing the Limits", a reading, viewing and discussion program made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Meet with us at 6 p.m. SATURDAY, MARCH 15--The Friends of the Library presents our inaugural event, "An Evening of Art in the Library." Tickets go on sale in the library next week. (We are so excited!!)
Lo que dice Moody's de la UPR: CHALLENGES *University of Puerto Rico is highly reliant on commonwealth operating support which represents 66.9% of total operating revenues (compared to the public university median of 25.9% in fiscal year (FY) 2012) and that dependence is projected to increase. *Liquidity is weak with only $99 million of unrestricted monthly liquidity or 32 monthly days for FY 2012. The university has relied on the Government Development Bank for liquidity and financial management support. No additional financial support has been provided during the past two years, although the GDB permitted conversion of a previous working capital revolving facility to a ten-year term loan. *The university owns and operates Servicios Medicos Universitarios (SMU), its academic medical center with a 55% Medicaid payor share that produced substantial operating losses and reported a $20.4 million accumulated deficit at June 30, 2012. In addition to hospital patient care revenue, 10% of the university's operat ...
A grant from the National Science Foundation will support the joint research project that will look at the impact of global warming on permafrost.
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Is astrology scientific? A lot of us think so. According to a new study released by the National Science Foundation, Americans are less skeptical of astrology than they have been at any time in the last thirty years. Over that time period, researchers have periodically posed this question: “Would you say that astrology is very scientific, sort of scientific, or not at all scientific?” On the Mother Jones website, Chris Mooney describes the response: “A substantial minority of Americans, ranging from 31 to 45 percent depending on the year, say they consider astrology either ‘very scientific’ or ‘sort of scientific.’ That’s bad enough—the NSF report compares it with China, where 92 percent of the public does not believe in horoscopes—but the new evidence suggests we are also moving in the wrong direction. Indeed, the percentage of Americans who say astrology is scientifically bunk has been declining ever since a high point for astrology skepticism in 2004, when it hit 66 percent.” Moo ...
The BES annual report to the National Science Foundation has been submitted and accepted. A summary of activities, findings, and contributions for 2013 appears here:
It seems that almost every day there is another story about pollution of one form or another, in the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe. Very often our own actions lead to that pollution and in many cases we can do something about it. These notes explain how you can investigate sea pollution and advise on positive action to improve our seas and the beaches. Polluting the seas The seas and oceans receive the brunt of human waste, whether it is by deliberate dumping or by natural run-off from the land. In fact over 80% of all marine pollution comes from land-based activities and many pollutants are deposited in estuaries and coastal waters. Here the pollutants enter marine food chains, building up their concentrations until they reach toxic levels. It often takes human casualties to alert us to pollution and such was the case in Minimata Bay in Japan when many people died as a result of a pollutant building up in food chains. A factory was discharging waste containing methyl mercury in l ...
National Science Foundation (NSF): Nanomotors are controlled, for the first time inside living cells
I just found out about an interesting organization. It's called Equitable Math Pathways. Here's what their flyer says: "Equitable Math Pathways (EMP) is an evidence-based professional development training, funded by the National Science Foundation's Gender in Science and Engineering program, that can transform math teachers' knowledge and practices about gender equity in the middle/high school classroom." This is awesome, because teachers, often unknowingly, will skip over the female students and pay more attention to the males, especially in math and science classes. EMP's Objective: "EMP's goal is to expand the pipeline for girls in high school math and science by integrating gender equity into a successful professional development program for middle school math teachers. EMP seeks to address persistent myths about gender and math performance among teachers that ultimately impact the recruitment and retention of girls in high school STEM classes." Available online: Resources for Teachers -EMP Presentati ...
It's official! PAH! Lynn Hou has just been awarded a doctoral dissertation research improvement grant by the National Science Foundation. The title of her project is "Sign Language Development and Socialization in a Chatino Village." In her dissertation, Lynn is investigating how deaf and hearing signing children are acquiring and developing a village sign language in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.
The National Science Foundation has awarded the University $192,347 to recruit and train teachers in high-need urban schools throughout Southwestern Connecticut who can teach physical science with the aim of increasing student performance and interest in the physical sciences.
The National Science Foundation gets behind gigabit innovation with a new fund — via
Documentary of the 2013 Biosystems REU Program at Auburn University, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
"The Winter Olympics presents a great opportunity to work some science lessons into your students' interest in a current event. The National Science Foundation offers a YouTube playlist of sixteen videos on the science of Winter Olympics events. These short videos teach lessons on the physics and engineering behind the events we see on television. That playlist is embedded below."
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News of the week, from Express: Two New Reports from ACT and the National Science Foundation:
Thanks to ACM and US National Science Foundation to offer financial travel grants to students who attend in Hyderabad
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Last Friday’s online edition of the New York Times offers an interesting article about picking a college. One tidbit of information that caught my eye was from The National Science Foundation that lists schools with a record of sending undergraduates for science and engineering Ph.D.’s. Reed College in Portland sends a higher percentage than Princeton or Harvard. So if your goal is a top grad school, you might want to seek out an undergrad program with a track record of achievement and an easier path to acceptance. – Kevin
Apparently a study by the National Science Foundation has found 40% of Americans believe astrology is a science.
Learn why I gave up a career as a molecular geneticist to become a chiropractor! Untouchable at Birth Soon after I was born I was given a shot of penicillin to treat a minor infection. My body reacted violently. Hospitalized for weeks with swollen joints and rheumatoid arthritis-like symptoms, the painful inflammation made it impossible to be held or even touched. The heavy doses of corticosteroids damaged my endocrine and immune systems. I eventually recovered only to face another health crisis. Sent Home to Die As an amateur scientist in elementary school, I would collect water samples from the little stream that ran behind the playground. Under a microscope I’d spend hours studying algae and anything else I could find. I didn’t know that upstream, General Electric was discharging waste transformer oil contaminated with cancer causing PCBs (Agent Orange). The lump I found in my neck glands at age 12 was diagnosed as Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Even with the radiation treatment, I was given no more than a ...
The Hadley-Luzerne Public Library 19 Main Street Lake Luzerne was awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation to host a free four-part reading, viewing and discussion series for adults called Pushing the Limits. The series brings together books and video featuring authors, scientists and everyday people who thrive on exploring our world. Since the beginning of time, humans have imagined and achieved ways to push the boundaries of the physical world. We want to be stronger, smarter and more aware and we create stories to bring those dreams to life. With advances in science and technology, we find ways in which all of us are able to push the limits of what is possible and make some of those stories come true. The Pushing the Limits program will explore these ideas in discussions that will include feature film quality videos of author interviews and human interest stories and recommended popular books. Book discussions will be led by Rosemary Millham, an Assistant Professor at the State University of ...
Congratulations to Danielle Dube on earning tenure! Danielle H. Dube (Chemistry and Biochemistry), a faculty member at Bowdoin since 2007, focuses on using chemical tools to target, alter, and understand glycosylation. She has an extensive funding record with the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation and is the author of many peer-reviewed articles in top-tier journals, several of which include Bowdoin students as co-authors. Dube earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a B.A. in Biology from Cornell University. Dube’s courses at Bowdoin include Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, and a non-major course titled Drug Discovery. She has been appointed to the Recording Committee and the Faculty Development Committee, and is a mentor for students in the Bowdoin Science Experience program. Dube has received a Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, a Young Investigator Award, and a Bowdoin faculty research fellowship, among other distinctions.
A new study by the National Science Foundation shows that more than 40% of Americans think that astrology is a science. REALLY PEOPLE?
Congratulations to Independence Science, which will be recognized by a national organization this month!
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Science celebrated - the stunning winning images from the U.S. National Science Foundation's Visualisation Challenge
B brain-computer interface allows people to use only their thoughts to control a flying quadcopter With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), biomedical engineer Bin He and his team at the University of Minnesota have created a brain-computer interface with the goal of helping people with disabilities, such as paralysis, regain the ability to do everyday tasks. Currently, the researchers are testing out their system using a flying object known as a quadcopter, and controlling it with someone's thoughts! For the experiments, the team uses both an actual flying quadcopter and a virtual one. In both experiments, the interface is non-invasive, so there are no implants. Participants wear an electro-encephalography, or EEG, cap with 64 electrodes. When the participant thinks about a specific movement, neurons in his or her brain's motor cortex produce tiny electric signals, which are sent to a computer. The computer processes the signals and sends directions through a Wi-Fi system to direct the qu ...
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SZDO calls for nominations of the 2014 National Natural Science Foundation of China awards. Due on Mar 3.
Learning from biology to create new materials - National Science Foundation (press release)
After a 2 year study, the National Science Foundation announced the following results on the American Male's recreational preferences:...
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On the National Science Foundation (watch this mind-controlled quadcopter runs on "thought" power:
Winners of the National Science Foundation's Visualization Challenge - stunning images.
Time One: Discover How the Universe Began. NBC Learn, in partnership with the National Science Foundation,...
10 Of The Year's Best Science Visualizations - Every year, the National Science Foundation and the journal Science...
Check out Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Science of Ice via National Science Foundation and NBC Learn
Great visuals — Winners of the National Science Foundation's Visualization Challenge via
West Virginia University has been at work sampling residences for MCHM and with a grant from the National Science Foundation, and they plan to continue to
The National Science Foundation and Science name 2013's best.
News form Charleston, WV via Rachel Maddow Show. 5 schools closed over the past 2 days. "We don't know the water is safe but we can't say it's not" Jeff McIntyre WV water authority president. National Science Foundation " this is largest man made environmental disasters in the last century." CDC pregnant women " Should follow their instincts" about drinking the water. "We must assume the water is safe" Gov Earl Ray Tomblin Wow! Who's in charge of the testing of the water? It appears no one! WV is the canary in the coal mine. This is just the beginning of all water supplies all over the world contamination becoming public. South Eastern NC we need to look @ the hog & turkey farms polluting our ground water. It's all very sad :-(
SIMA is a research training program offered by the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History with major funding from the Cultural Anthropology Program of the National Science Foundation. The program seeks to promote broader and more effective use…
LSRI, Michigan State University, SRI International, and the Concord Consortium were awarded $2.9 million by the National Science Foundation to develop and align new classroom assessments with Next Generation Science Standards. This four-year, collaborative grant will create a dramatically different system that includes new task templates, assessment items, and lesson rubrics that integrate technology and advanced psychometric models to measure student performance under NGSS. The collaborators on this project are creating a system for middle-school chemistry curricula, which will be piloted in classrooms in Illinois, Florida, and Wisconsin. Click on the link to find out more about this new approach:
This Behind the Scenes article was provided to LiveScience in partnership with the National Science Foundation. "This is not my day job," begins Michel Barsoum as he recounts his foray into the mysteries of the Great Pyramids of Egypt. As a well respected researcher in the field of ceramics, Barsoum never expected his career to take him down a path of history, archaeology, and "political" science, with materials research mixed in. As a distinguished professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University, his daily routine consists mainly of teaching students about ceramics, or performing research on a new class of materials, the so-called MAX Phases, that he and his colleagues discovered in the 1990s. These modern ceramics are machinable, thermal-shock resistant, and are better conductors of heat and electricity than many Metals making them potential candidates for use in nuclear Power plants, the automotive industry, jet engines, and a range of other high-demand systems. Th ...
Weather broadcasters across the USA rely on the National Weather Service for forecasts. The NWS gets its weather modeling from Raytheon, which is partnered with the American Meteorological Society and the National Science Foundation on the federal Weather Modification Operations and Research Board. The third-largest US weapons giant also owns General Dynamics, the world’s leading manufacturer of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Researcher Brendan Bombaci reports that weather data is streamed to NOAA and the NWS through Raytheon’s Advanced Weather Information Processing System, which links its supercomputers directly with its weather drones. [Raytheon] Raytheon also owns the HAARP patent. The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program uses a steerable billion-watt transmitter in Gakona, Alaska to heat the ionosphere. Each bulge in Earth’s atmospheric cap acts like a movable pinball bumper off which the jet stream bounces. Snow that doesn't melt, but diminishes into a black ball and smells of burnt plast ...
Faith and Foolishness: When Religious Beliefs Become Dangerous Religious leaders should be held accountable when their irrational ideas Jul 1, 2010 |By Lawrence M. Krauss Every two years the National Science Foundation produces a report, Science and Engineering Indicators, designed to probe the public’s understanding of science concepts. And every two years we relearn the sad fact that U.S. adults are less willing to accept evolution and the big bang as factual than adults in other industrial countries. Except for this time. Was there suddenly a quantum leap in U.S. science literacy? Sadly, no. Rather the National Science Board, which oversees the foundation, chose to leave the section that discussed these issues out of the 2010 edition, claiming the questions were “flawed indicators of scientific knowledge because responses conflated knowledge and beliefs.” In short, if their religious beliefs require respondents to discard scientific facts, the board doesn’t think it appropriate to expose that t ...
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Someone said to me, .. . "but Sheena, you were on Scholarship". I didn't know that my scholarship was used to buy boats and the facility especially as I was on National Science Foundation. What is professionalism. What was the question again? Professionalism to me, is that you don't simply own. You achieve, to be award. But is award?
"Our brains produce as many as 50,000 thoughts per day (National Science Foundation)."
We would like to thank the National Science Foundation for hosting our Vice Commander Lt. Gen. Brooks Bash for his trip to
the National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking applications for the open leadership position of Assistant Director for Biological Sciences (AD/BIO). For further information on this position, see the following PDF
Research Experiences for Undergraduates Search for an REU Site The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. other opportunities see:
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Dr. James Montgomery epitomizes that “Ol’ Jackson State Spirit.” He was a Sonic Boom Drum Major. His girlfriend was one of two Sonic Boom Banner Bearers. He graduated. He went to medical school. He is now a doctor. He is engaged to his college days girlfriend. He still knows how to kick it with his old college buddies at Homecoming. He is yet another fulfillment of what Jackson State University set out to do when he was selected for a pre-college CSET program and when he matriculated at JSU buoyed by a scholarship and research stipend (Tuition, Room, Board, Books and a Check). Jackson State is currently soliciting and accepting applications for pre-college and summer bridge programs with the goal of finding students like Dr. James Montgomery who will attend and participate this summer. The following programs may be accessed through (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement) MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers) LSMAMP (Louise Stokes Mississippi Alliance for Minority Participation) NSF Sc ...
Nassim Taleb discusses concept of Convexity and Antifragile at National Science Foundation
Brittany Jackson was recruited to Jackson State University by yours truly and Dr. Hongtao Yu the Monday after Easter 2008. The campus was quiet as most students , faculty and staff were away for the holidays. Brittany and her parents sat with us in the chemistry office for the better part of an hour exploring the possibilities. Yes, we promised her the five finger s: (1) Tuition, (2) Room, (3) Board, (4) Books and (5) a Check. At long last, she conceded that her two brothers had been CSET majors and recommended that she follow in their footsteps. With a sigh of relief, we welcomed her into the JSU family! We even gave her permission to skip the summer bridge program’s) and take what her father said was a hard-earned vacation trip. She came to campus in the fall, auditioned for and won the high privilege of being a Sonic Boom Banner Carrier. In due time, she and Drum Major James Montgomery became an item. She pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha. She graduated with honors. She went on to graduate school and ...
Centrifugal force is fictitious force having no real existence in Universal phenomena. SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, March 1981, Page 127. Centrifugal force was imagined by Newton to adjust planetary dynamics within gravitational law. There is no existence of any such real force in Astrodynamics. THE TEXT BOOK OF PHYSICS, Page 338-339 The National Science Foundation of America
Canadian Pride time! Yes our systems are working very well! ""The research was supported by funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Swiss National Science Foundation, the BrainScience Center Zurich partnership, the Savoy Foundation and the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec. ""
For Financial Support in Graduate School Bridge to the Doctorate, IGERT and NSF Grad Research Fellowship programs provide generous stipend and tuition support for students through the National Science Foundation.
Jan 14 OEN Meeting Notes: Presenter - Traci Hancock -Traci heads UNO's entrepreneurial development program. -Prior to joining UNO, Traci was the executive director of Innovation Accelerator (IA) (where she helped Phase 1 and 2 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant recipents to successfully grow their busineseses (i.e. build teams, raise additional capital, etc). -Last year, UNO approached the IA to help find an “Entrepreneur in Residence” to assist the university in building and growing their entrepreneurial efforts. It was determined that UNO was not ready for a “entrepreneur in residence” so the IA “loaned” Traci to the university to help grow these efforts anyway; she will become a full time UNO employee in March 2014. In this role Traci is tasked with helping identify any technologies or concepts currently in the labs or classrooms that have commercial potential. Additionally, she works within the UNO student body to develop entrepreneurship within UNO and PKI, and to help join the UNO c ...
THE DEFINITIVE PROOF GOD IS AMERICAN. Pope Francis - the new Jesus - said the net is a gift from God. Well, my friend Daniel Raunet from Radio Canada seems to have been the only one so far to have connected the dots. He told me, "We even know God's identity. It's the US Army, which, in 1982, divided the military and civilian activities of ARPANET and transferred the latter to the National Science Foundation. The rest is history." And as God is omniscient, the NSA, a branch of the Pentagon, is right and we are all target practice fodder.
The Illuminati is probs behind the Gmail outage. Or Al Qaeda. Or the National Science Foundation, and viewers like you!
NBC Learn has partnered with the National Science Foundation to create a new video series exploring the science of the Winter Olympics.
Graduate Student Senate Accepting Submissions for Graduate Student Research Symposium The Graduate School and Graduate Student Senate invite all graduate students to submit their research to the Graduate Research Symposium to be held Friday, March 28, in the Thad Cochran Center (map). Abstracts should be no longer than 500-600 words, single spaced in Times New Roman 10 point font, and may include a “Works Cited” list. A few figures, charts or diagrams are permitted. You may submit an abstract of research presented at another conference, and you must provide appropriate attributions. All authors’ complete full names – with middle initial – should be included. Faculty members may be additional authors. The authors’ department affiliation should be included. The abstract will be printed as submitted. Submit a paper copy and email the abstract in Microsoft Word to your department chair or graduate coordinator by the department deadline. Contact your department for deadline, as it is quickly approa ...
"NBC Learn and NBC Sports, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, explore the science, technology, engineering and math at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games." A great classroom resource!
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Benefits A GREAT LOCATION! The National Science Foundation is conveniently located one block from the Ballston Metro Station, a few blocks from Routes 66 and 50, and about three miles from downtown Washington. Employees may rent parking spaces in the building garage. There are many shops and rest...
Exciting New Program at the Library starting in February! Groton Public Library in Groton New York is pleased to announce that we have been chosen to be a part of a National Science Foundation initiative called Pushing the Limits. It is a four part program which we plan to bring to the public on a monthly basis in 2014 -- February 20, March 20, April 17 and May 15 -- on a Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Each session involves a book discussion, and 2 video clips based on a common STEM theme. This is a casual evening of discussion with free refreshments.
TECH FACTS FOR YOU Domain registration was free until the National Science Foundation decided to change this on September 14th, 1995. 2) One million domain names are registered every month!!! 3) In the 1950s computers were commonly referred to as "electronic brains". 4) Lenovo stands for "new legend" . It's an amalgamation of the words "Le" for Legend and "novo" for new. 5) Infosys was the first Indian company to release its annual report in CD-ROM format. 6) Intel's first microprocessor the 4004 was originally meant to be a pocket calculator. 7) The name 'worm' appeared in the 1970 movie 'Shockwave Rider' to describe a program that propagates itself through a computer network. 8) Estimates suggest as much as 50 percent of the power used in desktop PCs is wasted as heat and expelled through fans on the power supply. 9) All the three founders of Apple Inc - Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne - worked at Atari before creating Apple. 10) Did you know that symbolics.com was the first ever domain name ...
S.T.E.M. Collaboration and MOU signing with the US National Science Foundation (NSF), US Embassy in Manila and PSHS System - DOST
Interesting article. Dr. Patricia Era Bath- The inventor of Laser Eye surgery. The Inventor of Laser Eye Surgery The Inventor of Laser Eye Surgery Dr. Patricia Era Bath (born November 4, 1942, Harlem, New York) is an American ophthalmologist, inventor and academic. She has broken ground for women and African Americans in a number of areas. Prior to Bath, no woman had served on the staff of the Jules Stein Eye Institute, headed a post-graduate training program in ophthalmology or been elected to the honorary staff of the UCLA Medical Center (an honor bestowed on her after her retirement). Before Bath, no black person had served as a resident in ophthalmology at New York University and no black woman had ever served on staff as a surgeon at the UCLA Medical Center. Bath is the first African American woman doctor to receive a patent for a medical purpose. Her Laserphaco Probe is used to treat cataracts. The holder of four patents, she is also the founder of the American Institute for the Prevention of Bli .. ...
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Following a wonderful vacation to Kangaroo Island in South Australia, I had the opportunity to make my first visits to the capitals of South Australia and Tasmania. I can see why Adelaide is ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world. It’s a really beautiful city. I especially like the architecture and the city layout. There is a real blend of old and new, and I was particularly impressed by the new development of the Adelaide Oval (fingers crossed I will be able to return some time during the footy season for an AFL game) and the newly constructed Sahmri in North Terrace, which will form the heart of Adelaide’s new medical and health precinct. Judging by the scattering of cranes all over the city, there will be a few more iconic buildings lighting up the Adelaide skyline on my next visit. Another thing that immediately impressed me about Adelaide is the parks. Adelaide is the only Australian city to be completely enclosed by park lands and has the most extensive and intact 19th century ...
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With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), astronomers Marc Buie and John Keller are involving citizen scientists from throughout the western United States to participate in "RECON," which stands for the Research and Education Cooperative Occultation Network.
Just wanted to give everyone an update. I recently applied for a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF): I wrote a short piece in parallel algorithms and theoretical supercomputing.:
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Ayanna Howard has a heart for children with disabilities. So when a National Science Foundation grant led to development of an input device that...
My research is being funded by the national science foundation yay!
The Miami University REU program in Ecology and Environment is a summer research program supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Our program is an exciting opportunity for 12 undergraduate students to actively engage in a 10 week collaborative research project.
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“I would like to thank Dr. Jay for returning to the National Science Foundation for the third time! He has delivered seminars on ergonomics, knee pain and low back pain for our employees in the last two years. Dr. Jay brings in his audience with demonstrations, participation, and delivers his lectures that are easy to understand, and always with a sense of humor. We appreciate the time he and Jessica take out of their busy schedules, and I know our employees do also.” With Many Thanks, Joanie Machovina, RN
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Researchers report on new dimension of marine cyanobacteria - US National Science Foundation
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Two professors received a $640,000 grant to find more efficient ways for biofuels to power the world!
Hi-tech gamechanger: Newly-discovered ‘3D graphene’ may lead to electronics revolution Berkeley Lab researchers have found a 3D analogue of the cutting-edge 2D material graphene. It could revolutionize the high tech industry, bringing things like much faster, far more compact hard drives, and paving way for new electronic technologies. Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have announced the discovery of a compound that can exist as a form of quantum matter known as the three-dimensional topological Dirac semi-metal (3DTDS). The research team supported by the DOE Office of Science and the National Science Foundation of China used sodium bismuthate to produce this novel state, the very existence of which had been proposed by theorists fairly recently. The discovery comes less than a decade after graphene, the thinnest and the strongest known stable material with amazing conductivity of electricity and heat was isolated by UK-based, Russian-born scientists, ...
More fun from our team in Antarctica! What is UAB biology professor Charles Amsler doing at the South Pole? Besides reviewing research support facilities and science programs under his management at the National Science Foundation, he's taking a selfie, of course! Learn more about UAB Antarctica research: www.uab.edu/antarctica
Hey Everyone, Not sure if anyone knows about the Biological Sciences workshop they are hosting at UCF. There will be a keynote address by Dr. Scott Edwards, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and Division Director at the National Science Foundation. It is catered towards undergrads, so let your friends know to register for this also. Limited space, so first come, first served. So make sure to register. Link to registration:
The latest wall mural at the Orlando Science Center, printed on LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric. Zoom Into Nano was developed with funding from the National Science Foundation by Cornell University, in partnership with the Sciencenter, and Painted Universe, Inc. Photo courtesy of Orlando Science Center.
Which among the following state breaks record cold as temperatures hit 5 degrees, smashing 118-year mark set in 1896? Beijing Sudan Iceland New York Who among the following is the current governor of West Bengal? Shivshankar Menon M K Narayanan Brajesh Mishra Gopalkrishna Gandhi Who has been awarded $867000 grant by National Science Foundation for his research on how the brain processes everyday? Martin Garrix Calvin Harris Khaleel Rezak Sidney Samson Which among following missile successfully tested by India from Odisha on 7th January 2014? Prithvi II Missile Agni vi Missile Agni iv Missile Sniperz11 Missile Who has been appointed as new CEO of GlobalFoundries? Mukesh Mishra Nirupam Diwan Lokesh Aggarwal Sanjay Jha Which country’s astronauts discovered Earth’s ‘gassy twin’ with a mass similar to that of our planet in another solar system 200 light years away? Japan United States Algeria Liberia Who become the first women head of United States central bank? Lawrence Summers Alan Greenspan Janet Ye ...
The US TMT Science Working Group (SWG) was established following the cooperative agreement between the National Science Foundation and the Thirty Meter Telescope Observatory Corporation. The US TMT SWG meets quarterly to develop US community consensus perspectives for input to the TMT Science Advis...
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We just learned that Professor Emeritus Sam Linke passed away on Friday, December 27th at the age of 96. Clif has been in touch with the family and learned that Sam had not been well this last month. A very brief bio: Professor Linke joined the School of Electrical Engineering in 1949 as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to an Associate Professor in 1953 and became a Full Professor in 1963. While a professor in EE his research areas was electric power and energy systems. From 1955-60 he was a Supervisor of the Power System Calculator and a Sr. Power Engineer at Philadelphia Electric Company (1955-56). He served as the Assistant Director of the Lab. of Plasma Studies (1965-75). In 1971-72, he served as Manager of Energy-Project Funding for National Science Foundation. He was an IEEE Life Fellow, Attwood Associate of CIGRE’, member Sigma Xi, and Eta Kappa Nu, Merit award for a technical magazine article, author and co-author of 50 technical articles. 1973-78, Professor Linke organized and cond ...
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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is a United Statesgovernment agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. Its medical counterpart is the National Institutes of Health. With an annual budget of about US$7.0 billion (fiscal yea...
saturday the 14th of april, 1973 since the entire engineering department was in utah throwing frisbees off chimney rock for the navy- contract paragraph e, mr. hennessy, newly of the art dept and mr. green, math; were left the chore of designing & building the sawbuck. Much gratitude is expressed to mr. melvin nowatski, without whose excellent book, "convolutions of continuous functions with compact support, stress & shear forces in old fence posts" we would not have been able to complete the project. also thanks to the national science foundation for their generous support, and last, but certainly not least, we express thanks to ernest & julio gallo, without whose hearty burgundy this report would never have been written.
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Our founding fathers envisioned a Congress composed of representatives committed to standards and values deeply rooted in faith, real life experiences that can relate to their constituents and being able to serve with focus and commitment. Presently, many elected officials we send to Washington are career politicians who are mainly interested in political gamesmanship rather than fixing the problems facing our country. The result is a sluggish economy, families suffering to make ends meet, cuts to the education budget which punish and unmotivates teachers, cuts to Medicare and veteran’s benefits while Wall Street rewards its own failure with our money and Main Street manages to limp on. My name is Rodward Lorenzo Hewlin Jr. I’m a product of the 1st Congressional District of North Carolina. I was born in Rocky Mount NC and raised in Halifax County NC. I moved away to Greensboro NC when I graduated from Northwest Halifax High School to attend College at North Carolina A&T State University. I majore ...
Why doesn't Indian govt encourage innovation like it is done in the west. For example US has National Science Foundation (1/2)
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When the National Science Foundation funds sex-research, is that NSFW?
1) National Science Foundation is Gov't funded 2) that means they are freeloading off the gov't and should build their own
National Science Foundation to set up Cooperative Research Center for Wheat in Kansas. First ever for a crop. # wheat
Mumbai, India : India has built a reputation as a notoriously tough place to do business, one that has stymied even giants like Wal-Mart. And unlike Silicon Valley, where a decent idea can attract funding, investors in India are much more reluctant to risk their money on startups. Despite such challenges, some American technology entrepreneurs are seeking to pursue the country's untapped opportunities, even without the clout of a multinational corporation backing them. Peter Frykman, 30, of Palos Verdes, Calif., found his network of support at Stanford University, where he was a doctoral student in mechanical engineering. With the help of an angel investor in the United States, he created a pilot study in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu in 2008 for his agricultural startup, Driptech, which makes affordable, efficient irrigation systems for small-plot farmers. The idea for Driptech had its origins in Ethiopia, where Frykman traveled with a team in 2008 as part of the Extreme Affordability program at Stanfor ...
Google came from a National Science Foundation grant. NSF was created by Vannevar Bush (who founded Raytheon before moving to gov't).
It's been an amazing year for me: Sundance, ABD & 4.0 GPA, Smithsonian, National Science Foundation funding, consultant work & publications.
2014 International CES to Showcase Global Startup Community New areas and events dedicated to startups and entrepreneurs Arlington, Va., December 30, 2013 – The 2014 International CES® will spotlight the promise, power and future of technology through innovative startups and entrepreneurs. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced new areas and events at CES dedicated to the startup community, including the Indiegogo Zone and UP Global LIVE Stage. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2014 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.“CES is a platform for innovators, big or small, who come to CES to take their business to the next level,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA. “Startups are attending and launching their products at CES in ever-growing numbers, underscoring CES’ importance as the proving ground for innovators ...
In this column, Hazel Henderson, president of Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil), author of Building A Win-Win World and other books, and advisor to the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, the National Science Foundation and the National Academy of Engineering from 1974–1980, writes that new a...
POINT OF PRIDE Mississippi State University's commitment to its land-grant mission and to the state's $7.5 billion agriculture and forestry industry resulted in a top spot in a recently released National Science Foundation report. The National Science Foundation's Higher Education Research and Development Survey for Fiscal Year 2011 ranked MSU ninth in the nation for research and development expenditures in agricultural sciences among public and private institutions. MSU has ranked in the top ten in this category for eleven consecutive years. The university spent $96.6 million in agriculture-related research.
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AH big government 2013 spent 1) $1.5 billion maintaining unused buildings 2) $50 million for paper copies of reports and documents that are freely available on the Internet 3) $914,000 to something called "The Popular Romance Project," the goal of which is to study romance in popular culture 4) $297 million for the construction of a "Mega-Blimp," an airship the size of a football field that was to provide surveillance of Afghan battlefields. It was never used and sold back to the company who built it for $301,000 5) $1 million on a high-tech bus stop complete with heated benches and sidewalks in Virginia's Arlington County with 23 more planned to be built 6) $325,525 to study 82 married couples, and that found that "the happiest were the ones in which the wives were able to calm down quickly during marital conflict 7) $360,000 program to study the effects of such a long trip by paying 20 people $18,000 each to do nothing but lie in bed for 70 days. 8) $17.5 million in tax breaks annually for Nevada Pro .. ...
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US National Science Foundation survey concludes that 90% of US businesses don't consider IP important:
Well, well! Big changes at Yanayacu Biological Station and Center for Creative Studies!! For one thing, the station's long running study of caterpillar parasitoids has not been funded by the US National Science Foundation for the coming year. Station and reserve owner Harold Greeney says they will search for other funding sources but the project may have a different focus: bamboo ecology. Many if not most of the caterpillars reared by the project have come from bamboo. Now the caterpillar research may narrow to exclusively bamboo and other animal species may be added in a new funding proposal, including my discovery of a vibrant beetle microhabitat beneath bamboo sheaths. My research would thereby be meshed with the station's, something both Harold and I thought might be possible prior to my move to Ecuador. Equally important to me is Harold's offer of the free use of his house during his expected long absence. He, Lindsey, and baby will presumably stay in the US "for the foreseeable future," leaving his ...
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Peregrine continued his sad recollection of events: “I thought you had better taste in women, Peregrine?” Alexia probed. “So did I, until he met you,“ Grammy Coco had shot back. “And so ended my most serious relationship—I fled from a deal-breaker to an ice-breaker, spending two years growing a long beard and crushing sea ice on a Polar-class ship chartered by the National Science Foundation.”
FIU physicists celebrate Nobel Prize for Higgs boson theory Posted by Ayleen Barbel Fattal × FIU physicists celebrated the news today that the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Peter W. Higgs and François Englert for their work in developing what is now known as the Higgs field. Awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, this year’s prize recognizes nearly five decades of work that led to a 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson, the particle linked to the mechanism that gives mass to elementary particles. In the spring of 2013, scientists with the Compact Muons Solenoid (CMS) and ATLAS experiments performed at CERN’s Large Haldron Collider confirmed the discovery. Along with their students, FIU professors Pete E.C. Markowitz, Jorge L. Rodriguez and research scientist Stephan Linn helped design, build and operate the CMS experiment at CERN’s LHC accelerator. The CMS experiment is a general-purpose detector designed to collect data from proton-proton collisions at the highest energies produce ...
President Obama honors outstanding mathematics and science teachers - National Science Foundation (press release)
Go Gators! According to a recent Tampa Bay Business Journal article, which ranks state universities on what they spend on research and development, my alma mater, the University of Florida, is No. 1 in the state and No. 23 nationally. The National Science Foundation study indicates UF spent about $697 million on R&D in 2012.
This article is a reprint of a news relese posted by the National Science Foundation on Dec 23, 2013Vast aquifer's potential for storing meltwater an important factor in calculating potential sea-level riseGreenland Ice Sheet Credit: Photo by Peter W
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33 Internet The Internet is a worldwide, publicly accessible network of interconnected computer networks that transmit data by packet switching using the standard Internet Protocol (IP). It is a "network of networks" that consists of millions of smaller domestic, academic, business, and government networks, which together carry various information and services, such as electronic mail, online chat, file transfer, and the interlinked web pages and other documents of the world wide web. The USSR's launch of Sputnik spurred the United States to create the Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as ARPA, in February 1958 to regain a technological lead.[1][2] ARPA created the Information Processing Technology Office (IPTO) to further the research of the Semi Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) program, which had networked country-wide radar systems together for the first time. J. C. R. Licklider was selected to head the IPTO, and saw universal networking as a potential unifying human revolution. Licklider had ...
UMMIT COUNTY — Aerial dust plumes from near and far are known to affect the timing of snowmelt in the Colorado Rockies, and in other areas, airborne dust helps supply nutrients for marine organisms. A new study shows that those dust plumes —traveling high in the atmosphere — are also feeding a global melting pot of microscopic life, carrying thousands of species of bacteria and fungi across vast distances. The findings were surprising to the researchers, who said the results of the study prompted them to perhaps start thinking of the upper atmosphere as an ecosystem. “The long-range transport and surprising level of species richness in the upper atmosphere overturns traditional paradigms in aerobiology,” says David J. Smith, who recently earned his doctorate at the University of Washington in biology and astrobiology. In a paper published in the current issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Smith reports that his research enabled him to gather enough biomass in the form of ...
National Science Foundation-TB bacteria mask identity to intrude into deeper regions lungs (NSF)
I can't believe that I successfully orchestrated the submission of 31 letters of recommendation to various graduate programs and the National Science Foundation. DrBarbara Hoffman, Tama Engelking, Mary Ellen Waithe, Katie MacKinnon, Wilmetta Toliver-Diallo, Bob Mensforth, and Phil Wanyerka are total rockstars.
If you missed it, make sure to check out this page on the National Science Foundation website: NSF is always engaging with education to help computer science grow!
Gates Foundation helps in development of new condom male contraception:
Thought everyone should read this. QUALITY OF LIGHT AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE The good old-fashioned Edison incandescent light bulb has been around for more than a century. That soft, warm and golden glow that we all grew up with has been time-tested and has never been known to cause or worsen any illness or disease. Emerging worldwide reports regarding Compact Florescent Light Bulbs (CFL) have implicated them with some very negative health consequences. CFL Bulbs Worsen Lupus, Epilepsy and Migraines The European Union (EU) agreed to phase out incandescent light bulbs in 2008 (prior to the U.S.) According to published studies provided to the British Parliament in 2010, some citizens that suffer from light sensitivity, Lupus sufferers, Epilepsy and Migraines have reported that their conditions are worsened by Compact Florescent Light Bulbs (CFL). According to The Migraine Action Association (MAA) in the U.K., low energy bulbs can trigger a Migraine attack. Thirty-Six million Americans suffer from migraines h ...
Students refine skills at micro and nano tech forum The Society-Wide Micro and Nano Technology Forum, held at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition last month, gave 130 engineering students the opportunity to present technical poster presentations to approximately 500 Congress attendees, including ASME leaders and representatives from the National Science Foundation.
Peter Underwood still flies high while on the ground at the controls of his non-profit Reach for Tomorrow. “This was a different summer for the Underwood family as I was unable to bring any students to a college or service academy for a week in the summer! It broke a 20-consecutive-year streak, which we will make up for in 2014 for sure. With the rare reprieve I visited the annual fly-in at Oshkosh Wisconsin for thousands of visitors and aircraft of all types. I flew the F-4 Phantom on active duty in the USAF, so naturally I spent time with the WWII fighters in operational condition. It was amazing to speak with pilots who flew during the war and listen to their stories. We changed the family vacation location from Virginia Beach to the Outer Banks. We are working hard to secure funds for 2014 summer programs for Reach For Tomorrow. Currently I am coordinating with professors and school principals to submit a National Science Foundation proposal for our web based academic programming and our summer prog ...
4D Printing Self-Assembled Shapes Using Shape Memory Plastics Ann R. Thryft Bio Email This Print Comment Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly 11/19/2013 10 comments NO RATINGS 1 saves Login to Rate inShare.5 Last spring we told you about MIT's Skylar Tibbits, whose TED talk made the idea of 4D printing famous. The process self-assembles a 3D-printed object underwater using Stratasys's materials and its Objet Connex 500 Multi Materials inkjet 3D printer. Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have combined 3D printing on the Objet Connex multi-material 3D printer with making shape-memory composites, calling that process 4D printing. By incorporating shape memory polymer fibers into a matrix of the 3D printer's composite multi-materials, an object can be printed in one shape and change its shape later, such as self-assembling into a cube. The team, led by associate professor of mechanical engineering H. Jerry Qi, detail their work in an open-access article published in A . ...
Backyard Archaeology (Last one for today. I get amused at some strange stuff.) The story behind the letter below is that there is this nutball in Newport, Rhode Island named Scott Williams who digs things out of his backyard and sends the stuff he finds to the Smithsonian Institute, labeling them with scientific names, insisting that they are actual archaeological finds. This guy really exists! Anyway... here's an actual response from the Smithsonian Institute. Bear this in mind next time you think you are challenged in your duty to respond to a difficult situation in writing. - Smithsonian Institute 207 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20078 Dear Mr. Williams: Thank you for your latest submission to the Institute, labeled "93211-D, layer seven, next to the clothesline post...Hominid skull." We have given this specimen a careful and detailed examination, and regret to inform you that we disagree with your theory that it represents conclusive proof of the presence of Early Man in Charleston County two mi ...
SPLASH Alert: Truth hurts Study of post-Sandy waters surprises researchers Published: December 22, 2013 7:19 PM By EMILY C. DOOLEY emily.dooleyPhoto credit: Jim Staubitser | John Goff, researcher from Adelphi University, prepares to go out on a reseach vessel at the West Marina at Point Lookout in the town of Hempstead. esearchers locally and from as far away as Texas have come to Long Island to study the impact of Superstorm Sandy. (Jan. 22, 2013) A series of offshore sand ridges hundreds of feet long cushioned parts of Fire Island and Long Beach from severe erosion during Sandy, researchers have found as they start to see results from studies undertaken after the storm. Post-Sandy water samples show that retreating tides during Sandy swept pollutants into the ocean far off shore. And levels of zinc, copper and lead increased dramatically in the waters near the Bay Park Sewage Treatment plant and in Reynolds Channel north of Long Beach, according to research from colleges working jointly to study Sandy's ...
Nicholas Lipari is using 3-D technology to make big data useful. He’s working on a project for the national Center for Visual and Decision Informatics, a collaborative effort of UL Lafayette, Drexel University, the National Science Foundation and industry. Lipari, who’s pursuing a doctorate in computer science, is using data collected when Hurricane Issac made landfall to Louisiana in August 2012. Sensors, installed on levees in and around New Orleans, recorded water levels as the storm moved inland. His goal is to create a way to monitor real-time data, so the user can make decisions based on that information. “We’ve become accustomed to using a computer keyboard and mouse in relation to a 2-D display. But we haven’t worked out the conventions of the 3-D environment. It’s sort of like the difference between driving a car and flying a helicopter, and obviously, it takes a lot of training to be able to fly a helicopter. We’re working to create an intuitive way to manipulate information in a 3 ...
Virginia Tech has risen to its highest spot ever in the National Science Foundation ranking of spending at research institutions and is the state’s only research university listed in the top 50.
Virginia Tech remains the top academic research institution in Virginia in the National Science Foundation's annual survey of more than 900 universities.
Rising one slot to No. 40 in university research expenditures in the United States, Virginia Tech is the only Virginia institution in the top 50 of National Science Foundation rankings.
Look into National Science Foundation solicitations suspended; basically no rules free for all for research funding.
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NSF tech guy smacked for stealing in electronics
For the seventh year in a row, the National Science Foundation ranks USAFA as the No. 1 research undergraduate...
Operation Deep Freeze.They support the National science foundation for research..
(NSF) Discoveries - 'Smuggling' drugs at the cellular level - US National Science Foundation (NSF)
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National Science Foundation IT worker pleads guilty to stealing more than $94,000
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Ontology Summit 2014 Symposium will be April 28-29, 2014 at NITRD, Arlington, Virginia (located next to National Science Foundation)
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Deripaska is a co-founder of the National Science Support Foundation and the National Medicine Fund.
Biology Professor Traci Steven's research is featured on the National Science Foundation web site.
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Service science funding from National Science Foundation...deadline approaching
Program Director, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences - National Science Foundation -...
3-D printing and custom manufacturing: from concept to classroom - National Science Foundation (press release)
NSF grants U of I millions to research big data: The National Science Foundation recently awarded ove...
A startup out of Comp Sci dept. gets a $150k National Science Foundation grant:
Did you know? During 2012, the National Science Foundation spent $516,000 on the creation of a video game called...
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African-American represent just 5 percent of America's scientists & engineers, according to a 2010 study by the National…
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A faculty member at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is part of a National Science Foundation-funded study examining how computer science is developing in sub-Saharan Africa and impacting innovation in the region.
Journalism fellowship on evolution available Print, broadcast and online journalists who want a deeper understanding of evolution can apply for this program in Durham, N.C. The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) is accepting applications for its journalist-in-residence program for a period of two or three weeks to up to three months. Funded by the National Science Foundation, NESCent is jointly operated by Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University. Fellows will have an opportunity to interact with world experts in a wide range of evolutionary topics including human evolution, evolutionary medicine, paleontology, biodiversity, conservation, astrobiology, and climate change. Journalists can participate in a variety of scientific meetings and seminars. Journalists-in-residence will receive support for travel to and from NESCent, a housing allowance, a meal per diem and office space at NESCent. The deadline is Jan. 15. Are you a journal ...
Nice article on the OWLeS project by the National Science Foundation
“Google received funding from National Science Foundation but nothing went back to the NSF"
"Erik Westman named associate dean in College of Engineering; Bev Watford to join National Science Foundation"
Funding for FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman with captioning has been provided by: The National Science Foundation, where discoveries begin.
Watch this! The National Science Foundation is using robots for research with children with Autism.
Humanoid robot "Russell" engages children with autism With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), ...
Dr. Keith Marzullo, National Science Foundation, will now present: What is the “Internet of Things”?
National Science Foundation fund Loyola students to create for middle school kids
Thank you iCorp, National Science Foundation for an amazing event today in NJ.
Biologist and students develop iPad nature app in National Science Foundation-funded project
ICFwins $10 million contract to support National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and HR,
Researchers seek to fend off restrictions on National Science Foundation grant programs.
NASA Begins First Antarctic Airborne Campaign from McMurdo Station 11.16.13 - NASA's Operation IceBridge has begun its 2013 Antarctic field campaign with the arrival of the agency's aircraft and scientists at the National Science Foundation's McMurdo Station in Antarctica. NASA Administrator Available for Satellite Interviews on Agency's Next Mars Mission 11.15.13 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden is available for live satellite interviews from 6-8 a.m. EST Monday, Nov. 18, the morning of launch for the agency's next mission to Mars. The interviews will be carried live on NASA Television. NASA Centers Host Public Viewing Events for Nov. 18 Mars Mission Launch 11.15.13 - Five NASA centers around the United States will host events and activities Monday, Nov. 18, for the public to view the launch of the agency's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft and learn about its mission. NASA Awards Contract for Space Flight Systems Development and Operations 11.15.13 - NASA has selected ZIN Tech ...
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Fred Rogers Company Awarded $3 Million by National Science Foundation for …PR Newswire (press release)The next,...
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An unconventional car: no engine, no transmission, no differential - National Science Foundation (press release)
Congratulations to Dr. Sue Hum-Musser for her grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to Develop a New...
At climate-change summit in Warsaw, countries look to lay foundation for global pact via
$10M grant to UofI to develop data management software: The National Science Foundation has given the University...
From the National Science Foundation, has many great videos and photos to enhance your STEM curriculum
- Funding - Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases - US National Science Foundation (NSF)
– Clyde Tombaugh secured a $25,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for moon-planet studies in 1958.
(Phys.org) —Doom may be averted for the Smith Cloud, a gigantic streamer of hydrogen gas that is on a collision course with the Milky Way Galaxy. Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) and Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) have discovered .
Two weeks ago, TSU received ONE grant worth $2.5M from the National Science Foundation. that's at least our 3rd this year.
UO repaid $330,000 to the NIH, not National Science Foundation for misused money. UO gave me wrong info.
National Science Foundation awards $900,000 in research grants -
Investigate the science behind the scares this Halloween. Thanks NBC News and National Science Foundation:...
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nsf14505 Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate - US National Science Foundation (NSF)
Guess who OhMyGov Inc. is funded by? The National Science Foundation. It is also "a member of Obama’s Startup...
Funding opportunity: National Science Foundation Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate
Coming up with a solid idea was the hardest part of starting my business. The National Science Foundation...
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Putting The Spotlight On Blacks In Tech - According to a recent study by the National Science Foundation, Black...
Researchers from WVU and the OSU have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant...
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Applying to the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and the Ford Foundation pre-doctoral Fellowship. I'm going HARD.
FYI: If you are delinquent in filling out the Survey of Earned Doctorates, the National Science Foundation will hunt you down. Relentlessly.
"Rotators" play an important role at the National Science Foundation, but apparently ...
8 of 13 Prize winners in 2013 supported by the National Foundation; your tax dollars at work!
The Swiss National Science Foundation launches a new online network for researchers: World Network. Check out http…
Ingrid & Aisha are at the National Science Foundation Principal Investigator ATE conference in Washington DC!
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The National Science Foundation will be at for the Federal Job Fair tommorow!
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139th Airlift Squadron Patch The 109th Airlift Wing's mission is to provide airlift support to the National Science Foundation's South Pole research program by flying LC-130H Hercules airlifters, modified with wheel-ski gear, in support of Arctic and Antarctic operations. The 109th Airlift Wing is the only unit in the world to fly these aircraft. Along with the NSF mission, the 109th Airlift Wing also supports Operation Enduring Freedom. In addition to its combat airlift mission, particularly when placed in a Federalized status, the wing also provides domestic-related functions commonly associated with Air National Guard units, such as disaster or hurricane relief.The 109th Airlift Wing consists of the following major units 109th Operations Group 139th Airlift Squadron 109th Maintenance Group 109th Mission Support Group 109th Medical Group Rm 18
Today in Airpower History, October 15, 1999: A 62 Airlift Wing C-17 from McChord AFB landed a Globemaster III on an airstrip of frozen seawater at McMurdo NAS in Antarctica. The first flight of a C-17 to there delivered a cargo of mail, fresh fruit, vegetables, and a telescope for the National Science Foundation scientists to use at the South Pole to study black holes in the Milky Way galaxy.
'SCIENCE IS CLOSED': Slimdown turns out lights on US research weeks of sliced budgets and suspensions following Congressional gridlock have been a disastrous setback to a variety of American science programs, wasting millions of dollars and months if not years of research. Researchers who should be preparing for the coming summer season on Antarctica instead spent the week struggling to understand and cope, as the National Science Foundation said it would run of of funding on Monday for the three key bases in Antarctica: McMurdo, Amundsen-Scott South Pole, and Palmer. The agency is turning back incoming vessels and moving to withdraw hundreds of researchers, sources at the base told FoxNews.com. “Science is closed for the season. For the year. There will be no science,” lamented one Antarctic blogger who goes by the name Genevieve (strict rules govern what contractors are allowed to say to the press -- speaking up means risking work next year). Those researchers find themselves scrambling not just for ...
National Science Foundation announced Tuesday that it is putting its three Antarctic scientific stations in deep...
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This just in: WARNER, KAINE HIGHLIGHT SHUTDOWN IMPACT ON VIRGINIA, URGE HOUSE LEADERS TO RE-OPEN GOVERNMENT, PAY OUR BILLS, AND NEGOTIATE WASHINGTON, D.C. – Speaking on the steps of the U.S. Capitol today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine highlighted the ongoing negative impact of the government shutdown in Virginia, and again urged House Republican leaders to re-open government, pay the nation’s bills on time and negotiate on a long term budget. Kaine and Warner were joined by fellow members of the Senate Democratic caucus. Sen. Warner highlighted the impact of the shutdown at the National Science Foundation, which funds 20 percent of America’s university-based research and employs 1,600 people in Arlington, and on the 3,500 workers at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, who were sent home without pay beginning Oct. 1. “The piecemeal approach adopted by the House, where we reopen selected government functions in response to embarrassing media coverage, makes absolutely no ration . ...
EPPS *** t professor Dr. Meghna Sabharwal traveled to India with a National Science Foundation grant Read more.
The US National Science Foundation (NSF) is recalling staff and scientists from Antarctica due to the ongoing US...
Fraudsters, get ready! "Due to a lapse in government funding, National Science Foundation staff ...
Non-bio funding is through National Science Foundation. They have a smaller budget too.
Many of you know that Representatives Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) and Lamar Smith (R-Texas) last week published a piece in USA Today advocating tighter controls of National Science Foundation funding.
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