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NSF Press Releases

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Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
Geophysical Research Letters
Earlier snowmelt reduces forests' ability to regulate atmospheric carbon dioxide
Earlier annual snowmelt periods may hinder the ability of forests to regulate atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to the results of a new study.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
Science
Sunflowers move from east to west, and back, by the clock
At the nearby University of California, Davis, plant biologists have now discovered how sunflowers use their internal circadian 'clocks,' acting on growth hormones, to follow the sun during the day as they grow.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
Scientific Reports
Volcanic eruption masked acceleration in sea level rise
The cataclysmic 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines masked the full impact of greenhouse gases on accelerating sea level rise, according to a new study.
National Science Foundation, NASA, US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
President Obama honors outstanding mathematics and science teachers
President Obama named 213 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. These awardees represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, US Territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity schools. The educators will receive their awards at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 8.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
GOES-3 satellite decommissioned
The National Science Foundation (NSF) in late June decommissioned a 38-year-old communications satellite that for 21 years had helped to link NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station with the outside world. It was among the oldest, continuously operating satellites in the skies.

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
New manager for US Antarctic Program logistics contract
Leidos Holdings, Inc. will hold the National Science Foundation's contract for support of the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP).

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
NSF announces $55 million toward national research priorities
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made 11 awards totaling $55 million aimed at building research capacity to address fundamental questions about the brain and develop new innovations at the intersection of food, energy and water systems.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
Businesses spent $341 billion on R&D performed in US in 2014
Businesses spent $341 billion on research and development (R&D) performed in the United States in 2014, a 5.6 percent increase over the previous year, according to a new report from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES).

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
NSF awards $110 million for advanced cyberinfrastructure to nation's scientists, engineers
National Science Foundation announces a $110 million award to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 18 partner institutions to continue and expand activities undertaken through the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 23-Aug-2016
NSF awards $110 million to bring advanced cyberinfrastructure to nation's researchers
Today, the National Science Foundation announced a $110 million award to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 18 partner institutions to expand activities undertaken through the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). A virtual organization that has become the cornerstone of the nation's cyberinfrastructure ecosystem, XSEDE accelerates open scientific discovery and broadens participation in advanced computing by lowering the barriers for researchers, engineers and scholars to use and access computing resources.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 19-Aug-2016
NSF funds new integrative approaches to study the brain
The National Science Foundation has awarded 18 grants to multidisciplinary teams from across the United States to conduct frontier research focused on neural and cognitive systems. Each award provides a research team with up to $1 million over two to four years.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 15-Aug-2016
NSF wants engineering researchers to bend rules (of classical physics)
The National Science Foundation has awarded $18 million to nine teams of engineering-led, interdisciplinary researchers to break the conventional ways in which light and acoustic waves propagate. Funded through NSF's Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation program, the teams -- comprising 37 researchers at 17 institutions -- will pursue transformative research in the area of new light and acoustic wave propagation, known as NewLAW, over the next four years.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 15-Aug-2016
International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction
Computer programming made easier
In order to simplify program development, a National Science Foundation-supported project called Expeditions in Computer Augmented Program Engineering, is developing technology that provides human operators with automated assistance. By removing the need for would-be programmers to learn esoteric programming languages, the method has the potential to significantly expand the number of people engaged in programming in a variety of disciplines, from personalized education to robotics.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 9-Aug-2016
NSF invests $12 million in quantum technologies for secure communication
To advance the technology necessary for secure communication, the National Science Foundation has awarded $12 million to develop systems that use photons in pre-determined quantum states as a way to encrypt data.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 8-Aug-2016
Calculating solutions to combat Zika
NSF-funded mathematician Mac Hyman, from Tulane University, is working with other scientists to develop a model that would track how to fight A. aegypti with bacteria, at least until researchers develop a Zika vaccine.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 29-Jul-2016
NSF commits $35 million to improve scientific software
Scientists increasingly rely on computers to gain insights about the world through simulations, data analytics or visualizations that use scientific software. Today, the National Science Foundation announced two major awards to establish Scientific Software Innovation Institutes. The awards, totaling $35 million over five years, will support the Molecular Sciences Software Institute and the Science Gateways Community Institute, both of which will serve as long-term hubs for scientific software development, maintenance and education.
National Science Foundation

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

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

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