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Public Release: 23-Jan-2014
Geophysical Research Letters
Palau's coral reefs surprisingly resistant to ocean acidification
Marine scientists working on the coral reefs of Palau have made two unexpected discoveries that could provide insight into corals' resistance and resilience to ocean acidification.
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Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 23-Jan-2014
Nature
Analysis indicates that North and tropical Atlantic warming affects Antarctic climate
The gradual warming of the North and tropical Atlantic Ocean is contributing to climate change in Antarctica, a team of New York University scientists supported by the National Science Foundation has concluded.
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Contact: Peter West
pwest@nsf.gov
703-292-7530
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 17-Jan-2014
PLOS ONE
New sea anemone species discovered in Antarctica
National Science Foundation-funded researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, while using a camera-equipped robot to survey the area under Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf, unexpectedly discovered a new species of small sea anemones that were burrowed into the ice, their tentacles protruding into frigid water like flowers from a ceiling.
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Contact: Nature McGinn
nmcginn@nsf.gov
703-292-8224
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Public Release: 13-Jan-2014
Pilot program to let US high-school students experience Antarctic science at a Chilean station
Three high-school students and a teacher from Wisconsin will participate in a joint pilot program of the US and Chilean Antarctic programs that will send them to a Chilean research station this February for hands-on experience with Antarctic environments and ecosystems research.

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

Public Release: 6-Jan-2014
Ideas in action at Eureka Park
A modified Google Glass prototype that transmits personal health insights to the cloud. Ultra thin, flexible, rechargeable batteries for portable electronics. A shoe insole that gives movement feedback for amputees. These products and more will be on display Jan. 7-10, 2014, in Las Vegas in the Eureka Park TechZone at the 2014 International CES, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology.

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

Public Release: 6-Jan-2014
NSF study details recent US research and development growth
New data collected by the National Science Foundation have resulted in an upward revision in the previously published 2011 US research and development performance total, and further expansion of US R&D performance is indicated for 2012. These new data put US R&D expenditures at $428.2 billion in 2011, an increase of $20.5 billion over 2010. The preliminary estimate of the 2012 US total for R&D is $452.6 billion.

Contact: Deborah Wing
dwing@nsf.gov
703-292-5344
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 19-Dec-2013
Science
Beyond Mendel
On a cloudless day in Dangriga, a coastal city in southern Belize, a group of students are hard at work. One wall of their sun-strewn lab is lined with the usual gear of modern genetics: thermocycler, gel electrophoresis system, micropipets, test tubes. Swathed in purple gloves, they measure samples, mix gels and fill pipets with the utmost concentration.

Contact: Jessica Arriens
jarriens@nsf.gov
703-292-2243
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 19-Dec-2013
PLOS ONE
Oh, the places you'll go -- if you're an Atlantic slipper shell
Walk the beach or peer into a tidepool anywhere along the northeastern US coast, and you'll find shells stacked on top of one another. They're most likely common Atlantic slipper shells, a species of marine snail.
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Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 18-Dec-2013
Journal of Mammalogy
Mountain pikas, relatives of rabbits, survive at warm sea-level temperatures by eating mosses
"Pikas eat foods like moss to persist in warming environments," says biologist Denise Dearing of the University of Utah, co-author of a new paper reporting the results. The paper is published online today in the Journal of Mammalogy.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 18-Dec-2013
NSF supports collaborative cyber-enabled research to advance sustainability
The National Science Foundation recently awarded more than $12.5 million in grants to 17 research groups spanning 15 states, each targeting important societal challenges that can be addressed through computing and communication technologies. The two- to four-year grants will allow researchers to plan, prototype, test and build capacity for new models, technologies and tools to increase sustainability.

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

Public Release: 21-Nov-2013
Nature Geoscience
Early-career investigator discovers current volcanic activity under West Antarctica
Scientists funded by the National Science Foundation have observed "swarms" of seismic activity -- thousands of events in the same locations, sometimes dozens in a single day -- between January 2010 and March 2011, indicating current volcanic activity under the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet.
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Contact: Peter West
pwest@nsf.gov
703-292-7530
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 19-Nov-2013
Geophysical Research Letters
Scientists nearing forecasts of long-lived wildfires' paths
Scientists have developed a new computer modeling technique that for the first time offers the promise of continually-updated daylong predictions of wildfire growth through the lifetimes of long-lived blazes.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 19-Nov-2013
Scientists brave Old Man Winter to dig out secrets of lake-effect snows
Rare anywhere, thundersnow is sometimes heard during the lake-effect snowstorms of the Great Lakes. The interaction of clouds and ice pellets inside these storms generates a charge, with lightning and thunder the result.

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

Public Release: 7-Nov-2013
NSF, with interagency and international partners, makes first round of grants to understand Arctic sustainability
The National Science Foundation, in cooperation with interagency and international partners, recently made the first round of awards under a program that supports multi- and interdisciplinary science important to understanding the predictability, resiliency and sustainability of the natural and living environment, built environment, natural resource development and governance of the Arctic.
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Contact: Peter West
pwest@nsf.gov
703-292-7530
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 6-Nov-2013
Recent National Science Foundation study reveals increase in state government expenditures for research and development
According to a recent study published by the National Science Foundation, state government agency expenditures for research and development totaled $1.4 billion in fiscal year 2011, an 11 percent increase over the $1.3 billion reported in FY 2010.

Contact: Deborah Wing
dwing@nsf.gov
703-292-5344
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 29-Oct-2013
NSF, US Antarctic Program partners, working to restore Antarctic research season to the maximum extent possible
Officials at the National Science Foundation -- working cooperatively with the agency's private-sector, military and interagency partners -- are restoring field science supported by the US Antarctic Program, the nation's research program on the southernmost continent, to the maximum extent possible, following the October federal government shutdown.

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

Public Release: 29-Oct-2013
EarthCube: NSF funds $14.5 million in grants to improve geosciences cyberinfrastructure
Imagine a world with unlimited access to scientific data in any field, where researchers can plot data from any source and visualize it any way they'd like, and where they can model results and explore ideas from a desktop, a lab or the field.
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Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
NSF awards grants for deployment of new observing system in the North Atlantic Ocean
In an effort to study the circulation of ocean waters, a key component of the global climate system, the National Science Foundation has awarded $16 million in grants over the next five years to oceanographers at Duke University, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of Miami.

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

Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
In wake of Hurricane Sandy, Oklahoma tornadoes, NSF awards $32 million in hazards sustainability grants
Sandy: the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season and the second-costliest hurricane in US history. Damage estimates from the storm surpass $68 billion, a total exceeded only by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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

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