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Public Release: 17-Jul-2015
Physicists discover long-sought 'pentaquark' particle
CERN's Large Hadron Collider announced Tuesday that researchers discovered a remarkable class of particles known as pentaquarks that could reshape scientists' understanding about the properties of matter.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Rob Margetta
rmargett@nsf.gov
703-292-8070
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 17-Jul-2015
100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America
Infectious disease ecology, forest biodiversity, urban ecology featured at upcoming conference
The ecology of cities across the US, spread of infectious diseases such as Ebola, worldwide forests under siege, and how life thrives in Earth's critical zone are among the topics featured at the 2015 meeting of the Ecological Society of America, held Aug. 9-14, 2015 in Baltimore, Md.

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

Public Release: 8-Jul-2015
President Obama honors outstanding mathematics and science teachers
President Obama today named 108 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. This year's 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 Washington, D.C., event later this summer.

Contact: Maria C. Zacharias
mzachari@nsf.gov
703-292-8454
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Big dinosaurs steered clear of the tropics
For more than 30 million years after dinosaurs first appeared, they remained inexplicably rare near the equator, where only a few small-bodied meat-eating dinosaurs made a living.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 15-Jun-2015
NSF awards $12 million to spur an engineering education revolution
To solve 21st century technological challenges, society will rely upon today's undergraduate engineering and computer science programs and their ability to prepare diverse communities of students with professional skills.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
2015 BIO International Convention
A buffet of emerging biotech at 2015 BIO Innovation Zone
For at least three days this month, Philadelphia will be the Silicon Valley of biotech. Nearly 40 startups and small businesses funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with innovative biomedical technologies based on fundamental research will be in Philadelphia June 15-18 at the 2015 BIO International Convention, the world's largest gathering of the biotechnology industry.

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

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
College Board and NSF expand partnership to bring computer science classes to high schools across the US
The College Board and the National Science Foundation are announcing an extension of their partnership to support teachers and schools in offering the new Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles course in the fall of 2016.

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

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Science
Warmer, lower-oxygen oceans will shift marine habitats
Modern mountain climbers usually carry tanks of oxygen to help them reach the summit. The combination of physical exertion and lack of oxygen at high altitudes creates a major challenge for mountaineers. Now, just in time for World Oceans Day on Monday, June 8, researchers have found that the same principle applies to marine species during climate change.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
Science Advances
Coral reefs defy ocean acidification odds in Palau
Will some coral reefs be able to adapt to rapidly changing conditions in Earth's oceans? If so, what will these reefs look like in the future? As the ocean absorbs atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) released by the burning of fossil fuels, its chemistry is changing. The CO2 reacts with water molecules, lowering ocean pH in a process known as ocean acidification.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
'Mysteries of the Brain' video series debuts
A new video series released today takes viewers on a journey to unlock the mysteries of the brain and better understand how this complex organ functions. Produced by NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBCUniversal News Group, in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), the series, 'Mysteries of the Brain,' covers the latest research in neuroscience and profiles the scientists who are leading it.

Contact: Bobby Mixon
bmixon@nsf.gov
703-292-8070
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 10-Jun-2015
New initiative targets emerging models of technological innovation
Technological innovation -- as essential as ever for economic growth -- now occurs in a rapidly changing global and local context. To identify the emerging models of technological innovation that will propel US competitiveness in the coming decades, the Council on Competitiveness is beginning the Exploring Innovation Frontiers Initiative with support from the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 15-May-2015
Exploring a new frontier of cyber-physical systems: The human body
Today the National Science Foundation announced two, five-year, center-scale awards totaling $8.75 million to advance the state-of-the-art in medical and cyber-physical systems.

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

Public Release: 15-May-2015
Latest figures show decline in federal funding for R&D, equipment, facilities in FY 2013
Federal agency funding for research and development and R&D plant (facilities and fixed equipment used for R&D) fell by 9 percent in fiscal year 2013, according to a new InfoBrief from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.

Contact: Rob Margetta
rmargett@nsf.gov
703-292-8070
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 15-May-2015
Science
Revealing the ocean's hidden fertilizer
Phosphorus is one of the most common substances on Earth. An essential nutrient for every living organism -- humans require approximately 700 milligrams per day -- we're rarely concerned about consuming enough because it is in most of the foods we eat.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 11-May-2015
Partnership for finding particles
A new agreement between the United States and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) signed today will pave the way for renewed collaboration in particle physics, promising to yield new insights into fundamental particles and the nature of matter and our universe.

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

Public Release: 23-Apr-2015
Nature
Earth Day: Disease spread among species is predictable
On Earth Day, a study of disease dynamics in a California grassland has revealed fundamental principles underlying the spread of pathogens, or disease-causing microbes, among species. The results, announced today in the journal Nature, have implications for the maintenance of biodiversity and for addressing practical problems related to plant disease.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 7-Apr-2015
NSF announces first NSF Research Traineeship awards
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce the first awardees for the recently launched NSF Research Traineeship program.

Contact: Maria C. Zacharias
mzachari@nsf.gov
703-292-8454
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 1-Apr-2015
Nature
Researchers improve efficiency of human walking
Humans have evolved to be incredibly efficient at walking. In fact, simulations of human locomotion show that walking on level ground and at a steady speed should theoretically require no power input at all.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 1-Apr-2015
NSF awards 2015 Graduate Research Fellowships
The National Science Foundation has announced this year's recipients of Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF). NSF awarded the GRF to 2,000 individuals from among 16,500 applicants in 2015.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Maria C. Zacharias
mzachari@nsf.gov
703-292-8454
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 31-Mar-2015
Nature
The 'intraterrestrials': New viruses discovered in ocean depths
The intraterrestrials, they might be called. Strange creatures live in the deep sea, but few are odder than the viruses that inhabit deep ocean methane seeps and prey on single-celled microorganisms called archaea.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 31-Mar-2015
President Obama announces exceptional science, mathematics and engineering mentors
Today, President Obama named 14 individuals and one organization as recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). PAESMEM recognizes outstanding efforts of mentors in encouraging the next generation of innovators and developing a science and engineering workforce that reflects the diverse talent of America. The mentors will receive their awards at a White House ceremony later this year.

Contact: Maria C. Zacharias
mzachari@nsf.gov
703-292-8454
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 31-Mar-2015
New US-Japan collaborations bring Big Data approaches to disaster response
When disaster strikes, it is critical that experts, decision makers and emergency personnel have access to real-time information in order to assess the situation and respond appropriately.
National Science Foundation, Japan Science and Technology Agency

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

Public Release: 31-Mar-2015
Advancing physics frontiers
Whether they are describing the physics of how multicellular groups form from individual living cells, assembling the building blocks for quantum computing and quantum engineering, or investigating how massive elements came into being after our universe's beginning, the National Science Foundation's newest Physics Frontiers Center awardees represent the leading edge of physics research.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
Science
Spring plankton bloom hitches ride to sea's depths on ocean eddies
Just as crocus and daffodil blossoms signal the start of a warmer season on land, a similar 'greening' event --a massive bloom of microscopic plants, or phytoplankton -- unfolds each spring in the North Atlantic Ocean from Bermuda to the Arctic.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 26-Mar-2015
From programmable backbones to advanced 'apps': An end-to-end vision of the future Internet
Ultra-high-speed and programmable networks have the potential not only to make the Internet faster, more secure and more accessible, but also to enable completely new kinds of applications that can transform how we live, work, learn and communicate.

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

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