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Showing releases 26-50 out of 58.

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Public Release: 2-Oct-2014
Science
New map uncovers thousands of unseen seamounts on ocean floor
Scientists have created a new map of the world's seafloor, offering a more vivid picture of the structures that make up the deepest, least-explored parts of the ocean.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 1-Oct-2014
Laying the groundwork for data-driven science
The ability to collect and analyze massive amounts of data is rapidly transforming science, industry and everyday life, but what we have seen so far is likely just the tip of the iceberg. Many of the benefits of 'Big Data' have yet to surface because of a lack of interoperability, missing tools and hardware that is still evolving to meet the diverse needs of scientific communities.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 30-Sep-2014
$18 million NSF investment aims to take flat materials to new heights
Graphene, a form of carbon in which a single layer of atoms forms a two-dimensional, honeycomb crystal lattice, conducts electricity and heat efficiently and interacts with light in unusual ways. These properties have led to worldwide efforts in exploring its use in electronics, photonics and many other applications.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Designing infrastructure with resilience from disruptions and disasters
When infrastructure is resilient, it is able to bounce back after a disruption at an acceptable cost and speed. When resilient infrastructure is interdependent, cascading failures between infrastructure systems may be eased or possibly even avoided.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Cause of California drought linked to climate change
The atmospheric conditions associated with the unprecedented drought in California are very likely linked to human-caused climate change, researchers report.

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

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Protecting our processors
The National Science Foundation and Semiconductor Research Corporation today announced nine research awards to 10 universities totaling nearly $4 million under a joint program focused on Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems.
National Science Foundation, Semiconductor Research Corporation

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

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Antifreeze proteins in Antarctic fish prevent both freezing and melting
Antarctic fish that manufacture their own 'antifreeze' proteins to survive in the icy Southern Ocean also suffer an unfortunate side effect, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation report: The protein-bound ice crystals that accumulate inside their bodies resist melting even when temperatures warm.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 15-Sep-2014
NSF awards $15 million in second set of coastal sustainability grants
More than half the world's human population lived in coastal areas in the year 2000; that number is expected to rise to 75 percent by 2025.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 12-Sep-2014
Unemployment for doctoral scientists and engineers below national average in 2013
A new National Science Foundation report says the 2013 unemployment rate for individuals with research doctoral degrees in science, engineering and health fields was one-third the rate for the general population aged 25 and older -- 2.1 percent versus 6.3 percent.

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

Public Release: 12-Sep-2014
Science
How evolutionary principles could help save our world
The age of the Anthropocene -- the scientific name given to our current geologic age -- is dominated by human impacts on our environment. A warming climate. Increased resistance of pathogens and pests. A swelling population. Coping with these modern global challenges requires application of what one might call a more-ancient principle: evolution.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 10-Sep-2014
Racing ahead of disease outbreaks: $12 million in new research grants
Ebola, Middle East Respiratory syndrome, malaria, antibiotic-resistant infections: Is our interaction with the environment somehow responsible for their increased incidence?
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

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

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
Ocean acidification: NSF awards $11.4 million in new grants to study effects on marine ecosystems
With increasing levels of carbon dioxide accumulating in the atmosphere and moving into marine ecosystems, the world's oceans are becoming more acidic.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 9-Sep-2014
Princeton University launches NSF-funded initiative to study Southern Ocean's role in global systems
Scientists from 11 institutions across the United States will meet this week at Princeton University to officially launch a $21 million, National Science Foundation-funded, interdisciplinary initiative to study the Southern Ocean, the sea that surrounds Antarctica.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
Science
Scientists apply biomedical technique to reveal changes in body of the ocean
For decades, doctors have developed methods to diagnose how different types of cells and systems in the body are functioning. Now scientists have adapted an emerging biomedical technique to study the vast body of the ocean.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014
Cancer Research
Transformative science
A new public-private partnership between the National Science Foundation, National Cancer Institute, Stand Up To Cancer and The V Foundation for Cancer Research is committing $11.5 million towards transformational, theoretical biophysics that could have a significant impact on cancer research and treatment. SU2C is a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that raises money for innovative cancer research.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 4-Sep-2014
Scientific Reports
T. rex times 7: New dinosaur species is discovered in Argentina
Scientists have discovered and described a new supermassive dinosaur species with the most complete skeleton ever found of its type. At 85 feet long and weighing about 65 tons in life, Dreadnoughtus schrani is the largest land animal for which a body mass can be accurately calculated.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
NSF expands the National Innovation Network with 2 new I-Corps nodes
The National Science Foundation has awarded two major grants to further expand and support a national network of public-private partnerships to transition fundamental science and engineering discoveries to the marketplace under the Innovation Corps program.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
New and updated mobile apps for NSB Science and Engineering Indicators
The National Science Board today announced the launch of Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI) for Android. The new app joins the existing and recently updated SEI App for iPad. Both free apps provide users with access to the full content of 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.

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

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Nature
800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems
In a finding that has implications for life in other extreme environments, both on Earth and elsewhere in the solar system, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation this week published a paper confirming that the waters and sediments of a lake that lies 800 meters (2,600 feet) beneath the surface of the West Antarctic ice sheet support 'viable microbial ecosystems.'
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Enabling a new future for cloud computing
The National Science Foundation today announced two $10 million projects to create cloud computing testbeds -- to be called 'Chameleon' and 'CloudLab' -- that will enable the academic research community to develop and experiment with novel cloud architectures and pursue new, architecturally-enabled applications of cloud computing.
National Science Foundation

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

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

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