National Science Foundation
Search NSF News:
NSF Main
NSF News
NSF Funded Research News
News by Research Area
Arctic & Antarctic
Astronomy & Space
Chemistry & Materials
Earth & Environment
People & Society
Contacts Page
Multimedia Gallery
Media Advisories
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

NSF Funded News

Key: Meeting M      Journal J      Funder F

Showing releases 576-600 out of 864.

[ 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 ]

Public Release: 12-Jun-2015
We are entering a 'golden age' of animal tracking
Animals wearing new tagging and tracking devices give a real-time look at their behavior and at the environmental health of the planet, say research associates at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in the June 12 issue of Science magazine.
NASA, National Science Foundation

Contact: Beth King
202-633-4700 x28216
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Public Release: 12-Jun-2015
Journal of Human Evolution
Stone tools from Jordan point to dawn of division of labor
Charcoal samples enable remarkably accurate estimates of 40,000 to 45,000 years ago for the earliest Upper Paleolithic stone tools in the Near East. The toolmakers appear to have achieved a division of labor that may have been part of an emerging pattern of more organized social structures.
National Science Foundation (Grant #102352), Leakey Foundation, Oxford College of Emory University, the Pierce Institute for rLeadership and Community Engagement, a Gregory-Rackley Career Development Award.

Contact: Carol Clark
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 12-Jun-2015
Scientific Reports
TAML catalysts safely and effectively remove estrogenic compounds from wastewater
Catalysts created by Carnegie Mellon University chemist Terrence J. Collins effectively and safely remove a potent and dangerous endocrine disruptor from wastewater. In a paper published in Scientific Reports, Collins' research team and collaborators led by Brunel University London's Susan Jobling and Rak Kanda demonstrate that the catalysts could be a viable option for large-scale water treatment.
The Heinz Endowments, Swiss National Science Foundation, Carnegie Mellon's Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research, National Science Foundation, UK Water Industry Research

Contact: Jocelyn Duffy
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
Current Biology
Virtual reality sheds new light on how we navigate in the dark
A series of immersive reality experiments has confirmed that the human brain's internal navigation system works in the same fashion as the grid cell system recently found in other mammals.
National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research

Contact: David Salisbury
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Comorbid conditions associated with worse lung cancer survival
Lung cancer patients with comorbid conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, or congestive heart failure had a higher risk of death than lung cancer patients without comorbid conditions.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Veterans Health Administration, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, UNMC College of Public Health, National Science Foundation, CDC Public Health Infrastructure

Contact: Lauren Riley
American Association for Cancer Research

Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
Variations in atmospheric oxygen levels shaped Earth's climate through the ages
Variations in the amount of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere significantly altered global climate throughout the planet's history. Efforts to reconstruct past climates must include this previously overlooked factor, a new University of Michigan-led study concludes.
National Science Foundation/Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology Program and Marine Geology and Geophysics Program

Contact: Jim Erickson
University of Michigan

Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
Study examines 'joiners' who help make startups successful
Research highlighted this week in the journal Science analyzes a class of 'joiners,' employees who support the founders of startup companies. The joiners resemble founders in their willingness to take risks and their desire for the freedom of a startup, but there are important differences.
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, National Science Foundation

Contact: John Toon
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
How the hawkmoth sees, hovers and tracks flowers in the dark
Using high-speed infrared cameras and robotic flowers, scientists have learned how the hawkmoth juggles the complex sensing and control challenges of seeing in the dark, hovering in mid-air and tracking moving flowers. The work shows that the creatures can slow their brains to improve vision under low-light conditions -- while continuing to perform demanding tasks.
National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: John Toon
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 11-Jun-2015
Serotonin receptor is involved in eczema and other itch conditions
Scratching the itch of eczema, researchers have identified the serotonin receptor HTR7 as a key mediator of eczema and other forms of chronic itch. Eczema affects some 10 percent of the population and can involve intense, frequent itching and a flaming red rash. There is no cure and treatments are often not effective. The research, in mice, points to targets for new treatments and helps explain why itch can be a side effect of antidepressants.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Kris Rebillot
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Marine Pollution Bulletin
New tool better protects beachgoers from harmful bacteria levels
An international team, led by researchers at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, has developed a new, timelier method to identify harmful bacteria levels on recreational beaches. The new model provides beach managers with a better prediction tool to identify when closures are required to protect beachgoers from harmful contaminates in the water.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Diana Udel
University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Applied Optics
University of Cincinnati, industry partners develop low-cost, 'tunable' window tintings
Technology developed by the University of Cincinnati and industry partners can do something that neither blinds nor existing smart windows can do. This patent-pending research, supported by the National Science Foundation, will lead to low-cost window tinting which dynamically adapts for brightness, color temperatures and opacity (to provide for privacy while allowing light in).
National Science Foundation

Contact: M.B. Reilly
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Physical Review Letters
MIT team creates ultracold molecules
Experimental physicists at MIT have successfully cooled molecules in a gas of sodium potassium to a temperature of 500 nanokelvins -- just a hair above absolute zero, and over a million times colder than interstellar space. The researchers found that the ultracold molecules were relatively long-lived and stable, resisting reactive collisions with other molecules. The molecules also exhibited very strong dipole moments -- strong imbalances in electric charge within molecules that mediate magnet-like forces between molecules over large distances.
National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Army Research Office, and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Nano Energy
Binghamton engineer creates origami battery
Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, can be used to create beautiful birds, frogs and other small sculptures. Now a Binghamton University engineer says the technique can be applied to building batteries, too.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Ryan Yarosh
Binghamton University

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Gold-standard clinical trials fail to capture how behavior changes influence treatment
Double-blind clinical trials for new drugs are considered the 'gold standard' of medical research but one effect these trials fail to measure is how a medication's performance can vary based on patients' lifestyle choices, according to a new study in PLOS ONE. Researchers from Princeton University, the California Institute of Technology and Cambridge University propose a new trial design that can measure such interactions between behavior and treatment.
National Science Foundation

Contact: B. Rose Huber
Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Boreal peatlands not a global warming time bomb
To some scientists studying climate change, boreal peatlands are considered a potential ticking time bomb. With huge stores of carbon in peat, the fear is that rising global temperatures could cause the release of massive amounts of CO2 from the peatlands into the atmosphere -- essentially creating a greenhouse gas feedback loop. A new study by researchers at the University of South Carolina and University of California Los Angeles challenges that notion.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeff Stensland
University of South Carolina

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
ACS Central Science
Researchers turn to the ocean to help unravel the mysteries of cloud formation
In a study published today in ACS Central Science, a research team led by University of Wisconsin-Madison chemistry professor Timothy Bertram peels back the mysteries of the structures of tiny aerosol particles at the surface of the ocean. The work shows how the particles' chemical composition influences their abilities to take in moisture from the air, which indicates whether the particle will help to form a cloud -- a key to many basic problems in climate prediction.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Timothy Bertram
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
Nucleic Acids Research
Many experiments for the price of one -- a breakthrough in the study of gene regulation
Inside every cell that makes up a diminutive fruit fly is a vast, dynamic network of information -- the genome whose 15,000 genes allow that cell to function. In a study recently published as a breakthrough article in Nucleic Acid Research, computer scientists and molecular biologists demonstrated the utility of a novel approach to deciphering how networks of genes are regulated.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Cohen Graduate Fellowship

Contact: Nicholas Vasi
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
New Phytologist
Tree root research confirms that different morphologies produce similar results
Despite markedly different root morphologies and resulting disparities in nutrient-uptake processes, forest trees of different lineages show comparable efficiency in acquiring soil nutrients, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
National Science Foundation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
Penn State

Public Release: 9-Jun-2015
European Journal of Neuroscience
WSU Spokane researchers isolate smallest unit of sleep to date
Washington State University Spokane scientists have grown a tiny group of brain cells that can be induced to fall asleep, wake up and even show rebound sleep after 'staying up late.' The study -- the first to document that sleep originates in small neural networks -- opens the door to deeper understanding of the genetic, molecular and electrical aspects underlying sleep disorders.
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke, National Science Foundation

Contact: James M. Krueger
Washington State University

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Ecological Society of America awarded NSF funding to retain diversity
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $597,643 grant to the Ecological Society of America's Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability program, supporting a three-pronged approach to increase diversity.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Teresa Mourad
202-833-8773 x234
Ecological Society of America

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
UT Arlington's new NSF center and industry partnership aims to lower infrastructure costs
A new National Science Foundation center at the University of Texas at Arlington will determine how to best use composite materials to extend the life-cycle of civil infrastructure, resulting in less maintenance and lower costs to taxpayers.
National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Chimpanzees may know when they are right and move to prove it
Chimpanzees are capable of metacognition, or thinking about one's own thinking, and can adjust their behavior accordingly, researchers at Georgia State University, Agnes Scott College, Wofford College and the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York have discovered.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: LaTina Emerson
Georgia State University

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Making organic molecules in hydrothermal vents in the absence of life
For more than a decade, the scientific community has postulated that methane could be spontaneously produced by chemical reactions between hydrogen from hydrothermal vent fluid and carbon dioxide. New research by geochemists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is the first to show that methane formation does not occur during the relatively quick fluid circulation process, despite extraordinarily high hydrogen contents in the waters.
NASA, National Science Foundation, NOAA, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Contact: WHOI Media Office
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Scientific Reports
Crossing a critical threshold in optical communications
Researchers from Lehigh University, Japan and Canada have advanced a step closer to the dream of all-optical data transmission by building and demonstrating what they call the 'world's first fully functioning single crystal waveguide in glass.' In an article published in Scientific Reports, the group said it had employed ultrafast femtosecond lasers to produce a three-dimensional single crystal capable of guiding light waves through glass with little loss of light.
National Science Foundation, Lehigh University's International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glass

Contact: Jordan Reese
Lehigh University

Public Release: 8-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences discovers 100 new species in the Philippines
Scientists from the California Academy of Sciences are celebrating World Ocean's Day with a slew of brand new marine discoveries -- more than 100 species that are likely new to science. Mysterious live animals from dimly-lit, deep-water reefs were also collected for a new exhibit at the Academy's Steinhart Aquarium, expected to open in the summer of 2016.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Haley Bowling
California Academy of Sciences

Showing releases 576-600 out of 864.

[ 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 ]

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.