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Public Release: 15-Jul-2016
NSF leads federal effort to boost advanced wireless research
Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that it will invest more than $400 million over the next seven years to support fundamental wireless research and to develop platforms for advanced wireless research in support of the White House's Advanced Wireless Research Initiative. These investments will support the research community in experimenting with and testing novel technologies, applications and services capable of making wireless communication faster, smarter, more responsive and more robust.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Aaron Dubrow
adubrow@nsf.gov
703-292-4489
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
2016 Ecological Society of America Meeting
The unexpected: Cold snaps in the sub-tropics, drought in rainforests
Cold snaps in sub-tropical ecosystems, life under cities in soils, drought in rainforests, and desertification in grasslands are among the topics featured at the 2016 meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), held from Aug. 7-12, 2016, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Subjects to be addressed include new findings on long-term ecological research, Earth's coupled natural and human systems, and the critical zone: the region between the top of the forest canopy and the base of weathered rock.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 8-Jul-2016
Science
Recreating ancient vertebrate's first step on dry land
Could a tail have allowed ancient vertebrates to make the transition from water to land? Reporting in Science today, researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Clemson University and National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis described results of a groundbreaking study to answer this question using amphibious fish, a custom-built robot and mathematical models of movement.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Aaron Dubrow
adubrow@nsf.gov
703-292-4489
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 8-Jul-2016
Nature
NSF-supported graduate researchers lead exoplanet discoveries
Graduate students supported by the National Science Foundation helped helm two separate exoplanet discoveries that could expand researchers' understanding of how planets form and orbit stars.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Rob Margetta
rmargett@nsf.gov
703-292-2663
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 7-Jul-2016
Science
Recreating ancient vertebrate's first step on dry land
Reporting in Science today, researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Clemson University and National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis described a groundbreaking study which tested the hypothesis that coordinated tail movement played an important role in the evolution of terrestrial vertebrates. The researchers found that, for the first critical step out of an aqueous environment and onto a riverbank or mudflat, stabilizing the body with a tail provided substantial benefits.
National Science Foundation, Army Research Office, Army Research Laboratory

Contact: Aaron Dubrow
adubrow@nsf.gov
703-292-4489
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 23-Jun-2016
PLOS ONE
Researchers discover oldest evidence of 'farming' -- by insects
Scientists have discovered the oldest fossil evidence of agriculture -- not by humans, but by insects.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
Enabling the future of making
During the 2016 Week of Making, the National Science Foundation has awarded five, new, early-concept grants to enable the future of do-it-yourself technological innovation known as making, and to catalyze new approaches in STEM learning.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah Bates
sabates@nsf.gov
703-292-7738
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 17-Jun-2016
NSF announces 2016 EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1 awards
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Hawai'i, Nebraska and Vermont $20 million each through its Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), which promotes world-class research nationwide.

Contact: Rob Margetta
rmargetta@nsf.gov
703-292-2663
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 16-Jun-2016
Physical Review Letters
Gravitational waves detected from second pair of colliding black holes
On Dec. 26, 2015 at 03:38:53 UTC, scientists observed gravitational waves -- ripples in the fabric of spacetime -- for the second time.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Ivy F. Kupec
ikupec@nsf.gov
703-292-8796
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 15-Jun-2016
South Pole medical evacuation flight launched
Officials with the National Science Foundation (NSF) have launched a medical evacuation flight to NSF's scientific station at the geographic South Pole.

Contact: Peter West
pwest@nsf.gov
703-292-7530
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 14-Jun-2016
Biophysics fights cancer
Whether it focuses on determining why certain cancers develop drug resistance, finding a way to improve individual's immune systems or better understanding cancer cell evolution, fundamental scientific research will 'stand up to cancer' with three new awards from the National Science Foundation. The awards arose through an innovative public-private partnership between NSF, Stand Up To Cancer, the V Foundation for Cancer Research, The Lustgarten Foundation, Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Contact: Ivy F. Kupec
ikupec@nsf.gov
703-292-8796
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
Climatic Change
Future summers could be hotter than any on record
In 50 years, summers across most of the globe could be hotter than any summer experienced by people to date, according to a study by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
Creating printable, programmable machines
In the future, we may be able to design and print our own robots that we can control with a smartphone and ... oh wait, we can do that today?

Contact: Aaron Dubrow
adubrow@nsf.gov
703-292-4489
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
Geophysical Research Letters
Research shows Antarctic lakes are a repository for ancient soot
Remote lakes in a perpetually ice-free area of Antarctica show not only the chemical signature of ancient wildfires, but also some much more recent evidence of fossil-fuel combustion, according to National Science Foundation-funded research published this week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

Contact: Peter West
pcutler@nsf.gov
703-292-7530
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 9-Jun-2016
Robots to provide a steadying hand at the right time
Many new robots look less like the metal humanoids of pop culture and more like high-tech extensions of ourselves and our capabilities.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah Bates
sabates@nsf.gov
703-292-7738
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 7-Jun-2016
Flight of the RoboBee
Increasingly, researchers are designing robots with forms and functions that defy our expectation of what a machine can be or do.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Aaron Dubrow
adubrow@nsf.gov
703-292-4489
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 6-Jun-2016
World Oceans Day: Bring the seas into your home, exploration is one click away
In the years after the HMS Challenger set sail from Portsmouth, England, in 1872, researchers made discoveries that laid the foundation of the science of oceanography. These scientists couldn't have imagined that more than a century later, almost anyone can discover secrets of the sea -- even if he or she lives thousands of miles from a coastline.
National Science Foundation, Consortium for Ocean Leadership

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 6-Jun-2016
Stampede 2 drives frontiers of science and engineering forward
Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $30 million award to the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) to acquire and deploy a new large-scale supercomputing system, Stampede 2, as a strategic national resource to provide high-performance computing (HPC) capabilities for thousands of researchers across the US.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Ivy Kupec
ikupec@nsf.gov
703-292-8796
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 6-Jun-2016
Congressional Robotics Caucus Expo and Briefing
Marking five years of the National Robotics Initiative in Washington, D.C. on June 9
To mark the five-year anniversary of the National Robotics Initiative -- a multi-agency research effort to accelerate the development of robots that work cooperatively with people -- the Congressional Robotics Caucus will host an expo on Thursday, June 9, 2016, in Washington, D.C. The event will feature the latest in robotic technologies, as well as a discussion among leading scientists, educators and thought-leaders, and will promote improved public understanding of development of co-robots in the modern world.

Contact: Aaron Dubrow
adubrow@nsf.gov
703-292-4489
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 2-Jun-2016
Emergent, NSF-funded biotech at 2016 BIO Innovation Zone
The US health care system has a tremendous need for novel high- (and low-) tech solutions to increase its quality, agility and affordability.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah Bates
sabates@nsf.gov
703-292-7738
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 20-May-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers find that Earth may be home to 1 trillion species
Earth could contain nearly 1 trillion species, with only one-thousandth of 1 percent now identified, according to the results of a new study.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 20-May-2016
President Obama honors early career scientists with top White House award
President Barack Obama today named 105 researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, granting them the US government's highest award for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers. The National Science Foundation nominated 21 of the awardees.

Contact: Rob Margetta
rmargett@nsf.gov
703-292-2663
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 20-May-2016
Virginia Tech researchers in the Antarctic discover new facets of space weather
A team of National Science Foundation-supported researchers at Virginia Tech discovered new evidence about how the Earth's magnetic field interacts with solar wind, almost as soon as they finished installing six data-collection stations across East Antarctic Plateau last January.

Contact: Peter West
pwest@nsf.gov
703-292-7530
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 20-May-2016
Science Advances
Natural regeneration of tropical forests helps global climate mitigation and forest restoration
Climate scientists have long recognized the importance of forest conservation and forest regrowth in climate mitigation and carbon sequestration -- capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. But the detailed information required to make accurate estimates of this potential has remained elusive.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 20-May-2016
Federal science and engineering funding for academic institutions sees first increase in 5 years
Federal agencies obligated $30.8 billion to 996 academic institutions for science and engineering activities in Fiscal Year 2014, the most recent year for which such information is available, a 6 percent increase over the previous year and the first increase in such funding since FY2009.

Contact: Rob Margetta
rmargett@nsf.gov
703-292-2663
National Science Foundation

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