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Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
Nature
Unusual discovery leads to fascinating tuberculosis theory
Grade school history lessons often have it that American Indians largely were wiped out by diseases such as whooping cough, chicken pox, influenza and tuberculosis brought to the New World by European explorers.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Bobbie Mixon
bmixon@nsf.gov
703-292-8485
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 15-Aug-2014
Best in their 'Field'
From funding the first woman to be awarded a Fields Medal to supporting several other noteworthy honorees, the National Science Foundation has invested in some of the world's best mathematical scientists, judging from those recognized at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul, Korea.

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

Public Release: 15-Aug-2014
Federal agencies provide new opportunities for dying languages
The National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities recently announced 27 awards totaling more than $4 million in the 10th round of a joint effort to document languages threatened with extinction.
National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities

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

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Nature
Can our computers continue to get smaller and more powerful?
From their origins in the 1940s as sequestered, room-sized machines designed for military and scientific use, computers have made a rapid march into the mainstream, radically transforming industry, commerce, entertainment and governance while shrinking to become ubiquitous handheld portals to the world.

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

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
Taking astronomy to the next level
Construction of the highly anticipated Large Synoptic Survey Telescope can begin now that the National Science Foundation has finalized funding. To be located in Chile, LSST is a proposed 8-meter wide-field survey telescope that will image the entire visible sky approximately twice per week, providing an unprecedented amount of information while transforming the emerging discipline of data-enabled science.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 31-Jul-2014
Nature
Certain Arctic lakes store more greenhouse gases than they release
New research, supported by the National Science Foundation, counters a widely-held scientific view that thawing permafrost uniformly accelerates atmospheric warming, indicating instead that certain Arctic lakes store more greenhouse gases than they emit into the atmosphere.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 31-Jul-2014
Taking great ideas from the lab to the fab
A 'valley of death' is well-known to entrepreneurs -- the lull between government funding for research and industry support for prototypes and products. To confront this problem, in 2013 the National Science Foundation created a new program called InTrans to extend the life of the most high-impact NSF-funded research and help great ideas transition from lab to practice.

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

Public Release: 31-Jul-2014
Expanding the breadth and impact of cybersecurity and privacy research
As our lives and businesses become ever more intertwined with the Internet and networked technologies, it is crucial to continue to develop and improve cybersecurity measures to keep our data, devices and critical systems safe, secure, private and accessible.

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

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Extramural R&D funding by US-located businesses nears $30 billion in 2011
In 2011, US-located companies spent $29.6 billion for extramural (purchased and collaborative) research and development performed by domestic and overseas organizations, according to statistics from the Business R&D and Innovation Survey. This amount includes contract or otherwise purchased R&D ($24 billion) and payments to R&D collaborators ($5.6 billion). Most of these extramural R&D expenditures involve domestic providers and partners.

Contact: Kimberly D. Osborne
kosborne@nsf.gov
703-292-2298
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 16-Jul-2014
Taking great ideas from the lab to the fab
A 'valley of death' is well-known to entrepreneurs -- the lull between government funding for research and industry support for prototypes and products. To confront this problem, in 2013 the National Science Foundation created a new program called InTrans to extend the life of the most high-impact NSF-funded research and help great ideas transition from lab to practice.

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

Public Release: 30-Jun-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scientists chart a baby boom -- in southwestern Native-Americans from 500 to 1300 A.D.
Scientists have sketched out one of the greatest baby booms in North American history, a centuries-long 'growth blip' among southwestern Native-Americans between 500 and 1300 A.D.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 27-Jun-2014
Science
Ancient ocean currents may have changed pace and intensity of ice ages
Climate scientists have long tried to explain why ice-age cycles became longer and more intense some 900,000 years ago, switching from 41,000-year cycles to 100,000-year cycles.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 24-Jun-2014
Demonstrating a driverless future
In the coming decades, we will likely commute to work and explore the countryside in autonomous, or driverless, cars capable of communicating with the roads they are traveling on. A convergence of technological innovations in embedded sensors, computer vision, artificial intelligence, control and automation, and computer processing power is making this feat a reality.

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

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
NSF and NIH collaborate to accelerate advance of biomedical innovations into the marketplace
A new collaboration between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will give NIH-funded researchers training to help them evaluate their scientific discoveries for commercial potential with the aim of accelerating the translation of biomedical innovations into applied health technologies.

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

Public Release: 13-Jun-2014
Revolutionizing how we keep track of time in cyber-physical systems
The National Science Foundation today announced a five-year, $4 million award to tackle the challenge of synchronizing time in cyber-physical systems--systems that integrate sensing, computation, control and networking into physical objects and infrastructure.

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

Public Release: 30-May-2014
Science
Eradicating invasive species sometimes threatens endangered ones
What should resource managers do when the eradication of an invasive species threatens an endangered one? In results of a study published this week in the journal Science, researchers at the University of California, Davis, examine one such conundrum now taking place in San Francisco Bay.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 30-May-2014
Harvesting sunlight to help feed and fuel the world
Three research teams -- each comprised of scientists from the United States and the United Kingdom -- have been awarded a second round of funding to continue research on news ways to improve the efficiency of photosynthesis.

Contact: Lily Whiteman
lwhitema@nsf.gov
703-292-8310
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 15-May-2014
New data show how states are doing in science
The newly updated, online, interactive state data tool allows policymakers, educators and other users to discern trends in education, science and research in each of the 50 states. This free resource supplements the state data in the 2014 Science and Engineering Indicators report, the premier source of information and analysis of the nation's position in science and engineering education and research. The biennial report is published by the National Science Board, the policy making body of the National Science Foundation.

Contact: Nadine Lymn
nlymn@nsf.gov
703-292-2490
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 14-May-2014
Moving towards a more robust, secure and agile Internet
Today, the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering awarded $15 million to support three, multi-institutional projects that will further develop, deploy and test future Internet architectures.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 14-May-2014
NSF-managed US Antarctic Program recognized for its search-and-rescue efforts
The New Zealand Search and Rescue Council has recognized the US Antarctic Program, which is managed by the National Science Foundation's Division of Polar Programs, for its cooperation with Antarctica New Zealand in response to the January 2013 loss of a Twin Otter aircraft and its crew in the Antarctic.

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

Public Release: 14-May-2014
Nature
California Central Valley groundwater depletion slowly raises Sierra Nevada mountains
Winter rains and summer groundwater pumping in California's Central Valley make the Sierra Nevada and Coast Mountain Ranges sink and rise by a few millimeters each year, creating stress on the state's faults that could increase the risk of an earthquake.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 12-May-2014
Science
Airborne radar surveys and data-based models indicate West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse is underway
National Science Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Washington have concluded that Antarctica's fast-moving Thwaites Glacier will likely disappear in a matter of centuries, potentially raising sea level by more than a half a meter (2 feet).
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 8-May-2014
Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres
Climate change may worsen summertime ozone pollution
Ozone pollution across the continental United States will become far more difficult to keep in check as temperatures rise, according to new research results.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 1-May-2014
Excessive regulations turning scientists into bureaucrats
Excessive regulations are consuming scientists' time and wasting taxpayer dollars, says a report released today by the National Science Board, the policymaking body of the National Science Foundation and advisor to Congress and the President.

Contact: Nadine Lymn
nlymn@nsf.gov
703-292-2490
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 1-May-2014
Science
Undersea warfare: Viruses hijack deep-sea bacteria at hydrothermal vents
More than a mile beneath the ocean's surface, as dark clouds of mineral-rich water billow from seafloor hot springs called hydrothermal vents, unseen armies of viruses and bacteria wage war.
National Science Foundation

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

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