National Science Foundation
Search NSF News:
 
{NSF_SLIDER}
NSF Main
NSF News
NSF Funded Research News
 
News by Research Area
Arctic & Antarctic
Astronomy & Space
Biology
Chemistry & Materials
Computing
Earth & Environment
Education
Engineering
Mathematics
Nanoscience
People & Society
Physics
 
At nsf.gov
Contacts Page
Multimedia Gallery
Media Advisories
Publications
Special Reports
Awards Search
Science & Engineering Stats
NSF & Congress
About NSF
RSS Feed RSS Feed
Back to EurekAlert! A Service of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  News From the National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) — For more information about NSF and its programs, visit www.nsf.gov

NSF Funded News

Key: Meeting M      Journal J      Funder F

Showing releases 476-500 out of 925.

[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 ]

Public Release: 24-May-2016
Sex Roles
Study shows which new moms post the most on Facebook
A study shows which psychological characteristics of some new mothers may affect how they use Facebook to show off their baby.
National Science Foundation, NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan
Schoppe-Sullivan.1@osu.edu
614-688-3437
Ohio State University

Public Release: 24-May-2016
NSF grant will help decipher cells' electric properties
A Michigan State University researcher will use a National Science Foundation grant to decipher the secrets of electric organs in fish and apply the insights to human electrically excitable tissue.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Layne Cameron
layne.cameron@cabs.msu.edu
517-353-8819
Michigan State University

Public Release: 24-May-2016
Astrophysical Journal Letters
OU astrophysicists detect most luminous diffuse gamma-ray emission from Arp 220
An OU team has detected for the first time the most luminous gamma-ray emission from the merging galaxy Arp 220 -- the nearest ultraluminous infrared galaxy to Earth reveals the hidden extreme energetic processes in galaxies. Luminous infrared galaxies and ultraluminous infrared galaxies are the most luminous of all galaxies.
NASA, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jana Smith
jana.smith@ou.edu
405-325-1322
University of Oklahoma

Public Release: 24-May-2016
Physical Review Letters
Revealing the nature of magnetic interactions in manganese oxide
A mathematical approach for studying local magnetic interactions has helped scientists understand the magnetic properties of a material with long-range magnetic order.
DOE/Office of Science, National Science Foundation

Contact: Ariana Tantillo
atantillo@bnl.gov
631-344-2347
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 24-May-2016
Journal of Pathology
Vitamin A may help improve pancreatic cancer chemotherapy
The addition of high doses of a form of vitamin A could help make chemotherapy more successful in treating pancreatic cancer, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London. The promising initial results have led to the potential treatment being tested in a new clinical trial.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council's Knowledge Transfer Network, Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, Cancer Research UK, Barts Charity

Contact: Joel Winston
j.winston@qmul.ac.uk
44-207-882-7943
Queen Mary University of London

Public Release: 24-May-2016
Nature Communications
Light can 'heal' defects in new solar cell materials
Now, a team of researchers at MIT and elsewhere say they have made significant inroads toward understanding a process for improving perovskites' performance, by modifying the material using intense light. The new findings are being reported in the journal Nature Communications, in a paper by Samuel Stranks, a researcher at MIT; Vladimir Bulovic, the Fariborz Maseeh (1990) Professor of Emerging Technology and associate dean for innovation; and eight colleagues at other institutions in the US and the UK.
European Union, National Science Foundation, Center for Excitonics, US Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste
kjeanbap@mit.edu
617-253-1682
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 24-May-2016
eLife
Rutgers scientists help create world's largest coral gene database
An international team of scientists led by Rutgers University faculty has conducted the world's most comprehensive analysis of coral genes, focusing on how their evolution has allowed corals to interact with and adapt to the environment.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Todd B. Bates
tbates@ucm.rutgers.edu
848-932-0550
Rutgers University

Public Release: 23-May-2016
Molecular Systems Biology
Rice study decodes genetic circuitry for bacterial spore formation
A team led by Rice University bioengineering researchers has decoded the mechanism that bacteria use to make life-or-death decisions during extremely tough times. The fundamental find could have implications for controlling food-borne pathogens.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 23-May-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Ivy's powerful grasp could lead to better medical adhesives, stronger battle armor
English ivy's natural glue might hold the key to new approaches to wound healing, stronger armor for the military and maybe even cosmetics with better staying power.
US Army, National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Mingjun Zhang
Zhang.4882@osu.edu
614-292-3181
Ohio State University

Public Release: 23-May-2016
Geophysical Research Letters
A history of snowfall on Greenland, hidden in ancient leaf waxes
The history of Greenland's snowfall is chronicled in an unlikely place: the remains of aquatic plants that died long ago, collecting at the bottom of lakes in horizontal layers that document the passing years. Using this ancient record, scientists have determined that snowfall at one key location in western Greenland may have intensified from 6,000 to 4,000 years ago, a period when the planet's Northern Hemisphere was warmer than it is today.
National Science Foundation, Geological Society of America

Contact: Charlotte Hsu
chsu22@buffalo.edu
716-645-4655
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 23-May-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Networking lets sharks off the hook
Networking lets sharks off the hook -- tuna fishers who network with their competition may be able to stop thousands of sharks a year from being accidentally captured and killed in the Pacific Ocean according to research from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University and the University of Hawaii.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, National Science Foundation

Contact: Kylie Simmonds
kylie.simmonds1@jcu.edu.au
61-042-878-5895
ARC Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies

Public Release: 23-May-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
When it comes to replicating studies, context matters, an analysis of reproducibility project work finds
Contextual factors, such as the race of participants in an experiment or the geography of where the experiment was run, can reduce the likelihood of replicating psychological studies, a team of NYU researchers has found.
National Science Foundation

Contact: James Devitt
james.devitt@nyu.edu
212-998-6808
New York University

Public Release: 20-May-2016
Nanoscale
Nanotubes are beacons in cancer-imaging technique
Strong LED light, a unique detector and targeted nanotubes combine to offer a new way to pinpoint the location of cancer tumors, according to Rice University scientists.
National Science Foundation, Welch Foundation, National Institutes of Health, John S. Dunn Foundation Collaborative Research Award Program

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 20-May-2016
Cell
Liquid order: Fluid self-organizes into structure that controls cell growth and health
Princeton Professor Clifford Brangwynne and colleagues have discovered how the nucleolus, an organelle with the consistency of honey, maintains a complex internal structure.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Cancer Institute, Helen Hay Whitney Foundation

Contact: john sullivan
js29@princeton.edu
609-258-4597
Princeton University, Engineering School

Public Release: 19-May-2016
CBE--Life Sciences Education
Evolution and religion: New insight into instructor attitudes in Arizona
In a first-of-its kind study, scientists from ASU School of Life Sciences have found that a majority of professors teaching biology in Arizona universities do not believe that helping students accept the theory of evolution is an instructional goal. In fact, a majority of study participants say their only goal is to help students understand evolution.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sandra Leander
sandra.leander@asu.edu
480-965-9865
Arizona State University

Public Release: 19-May-2016
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
How is rattlesnake venom like fine wine? Both have regional varieties
If you're a rattlesnake, you want to bring the right weapon to a squirrel fight. And that venomous weapon varies from place to place, evolutionarily calibrated to overpower the local squirrels' defenses, according to new research from The Ohio State University.
National Science Foundation, American Society of Naturalists, Herpetologists' League, American Museum of Natural History, American Society of Mammologists, California Bureau of Land Management, Sigma Xi, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologis

Contact: Matthew Holding
Holding.5@osu.edu
Ohio State University

Public Release: 19-May-2016
Interface
Rice University scientists identify 'smoking gun' in metastasis of hybrid cells
A new study at Rice University models how cancer hijacks a common cell-signaling network to form hybrid cells that communicate with each other and metastasize in groups.
National Science Foundation, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, Tauber Family Funds, Maguy-Glass Chair in Physics of Complex Systems at Tel Aviv University, and others

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 19-May-2016
Physical Review C
Photon collisions: Photonic billiards might be the newest game!
When one snooker ball hits another, both spring away from each other in an elastic manner. In the case of two photons a similar process -- the elastic collision -- has never been observed. Physicists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences have shown, however, that such a process does not only occur, but even could soon be registered in heavy ion collisions at the LHC accelerator.
Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Centre for Innovation and Transfer of Natural Sciences and Engineering Knowledge in Rzeszów, Polish National Science Centre

Contact: Antoni Szczurek
antoni.szczurek@ifj.edu.pl
48-126-628-212
The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 19-May-2016
Geophysical Research Letters
Will more snow over Antarctica offset rising seas? Don't count on it
Heavier snow over Antarctica was supposed to be one of the few brakes on sea-level rise in a warming world. But that prediction is not reliable, says a new study of Antarctic snowfall over the past 31,000 years.
National Science Foundation, NASA

Contact: Hannah Hickey
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 19-May-2016
Science
Using static electricity, RoboBees can land and stick to surfaces
Harvard roboticists demonstrate that their flying microrobots, nicknamed the RoboBees, can now perch during flight to save energy - like bats, birds or butterflies.
National Science Foundation, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Swiss Study Foundation

Contact: Leah Burrows
lburrows@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Public Release: 19-May-2016
Science
Scientists create 'rewritable magnetic charge ice'
Scientists have developed a new material, called 'rewritable magnetic charge ice,' that permits an unprecedented degree of control over local magnetic fields and could pave the way for new computing technologies.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Tom Parisi
tparisi@niu.edu
815-753-3635
Northern Illinois University

Public Release: 18-May-2016
IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
SEISE tool uses semantic gaps to detect website promotional attacks
By detecting semantic inconsistencies in content, researchers have developed a new technique for identifying promotional infections of websites operated by government and educational organizations.
National Science Foundation

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 18-May-2016
American Anthropologist
Burial sites show how Nubians, Egyptians integrated communities thousands of years ago
New bioarchaeological evidence shows that Nubians and Egyptians integrated into a community, and even married, in ancient Sudan, according to new research from a Purdue University anthropologist.
National Science Foundation, National Geographic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration

Contact: Amy Patterson Neubert
apatterson@purdue.edu
765-494-9723
Purdue University

Public Release: 18-May-2016
Scientific Reports
Scientists discover the evolutionary link between protein structure and function
A new University of Illinois study demonstrates the evolution of protein structure and function over 3.8 billion years. Snippets of genetic code, consistent across organisms and time, direct proteins to create 'loops,' or active sites that give proteins their function. The link between structure and function in proteins can be thought of as a network. Demonstrating evolution in this small-scale network may help others understand how other networks, such as the internet, change over time.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture

Contact: Lauren Quinn
ldquinn@illinois.edu
217-300-2435
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Public Release: 18-May-2016
Geological Society of America Bulletin
New study finds major earthquake threat from the Riasi fault in the Himalayas
New geologic mapping in the Himalayan mountains of Kashmir between Pakistan and India suggests that the region is ripe for a major earthquake that could endanger the lives of as many as a million people.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Yann Gavillot
ygavillot@gmail.com
541-908-1414
Oregon State University

Showing releases 476-500 out of 925.

[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 ]

  Highlights
Science360 Science360 News Service
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Science360 News is an up-to-date view of breaking science news from around the world. We gather news from wherever science is happening, including directly from scientists, college and university press offices, popular and peer-reviewed journals, dozens of National Science Foundation science and engineering centers, and funding sources that include government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and private industry.
Science360 Science for Everyone
The Science360 Video Library immerses visitors in the latest wonders of science, engineering, technology and math. Each video is embeddable for use on your website, blog or social media page.
NAGC Winner - Jellyfish NSF Exclusive Special Reports
From "Understanding the Brain" to "Engineering Agriculture's Future", these in-depth, Web-based reports explore the frontiers of science and engineering.