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Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
Establishing a brain trust for data science
The ability to access, analyze and draw insights from massive amounts of data already drives innovation in areas ranging from medicine to manufacturing, leading to greater efficiency and a higher quality of life.

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

Public Release: 2-Nov-2015
New special report highlights NSF-funded cybersecurity research and education
Cybersecurity is one of the defining issues of our time. Can we keep our networks, devices and critical systems open, safe and secure, while maintaining personal privacy? How do we develop tomorrow's cybersecurity solutions?

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

Public Release: 29-Oct-2015
Science
Warming waters contributed to the collapse of New England's cod fishery
For centuries, cod were the backbone of New England's fisheries and a key species in the Gulf of Maine ecosystem. Today, cod stocks are on the verge of collapse, hovering at 3-4% of sustainable levels. Even painful cuts to the fishery have failed to slow this rapid decline, surprising both fishers and fisheries managers.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 27-Oct-2015
Speeding up extreme big brain data analysis
It's tough to unravel the mysteries of the brain when your computer is frozen. To aid frustrated brain researchers, a multidisciplinary team of scientists at the University of Utah has created a faster method for generating and exploring high-resolution, 3-D images of the brain.

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

Public Release: 22-Oct-2015
How a flying bat sees space
By training bats to fly around obstacles in a room, and sit patiently on a platform, a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research team were able to interpret how the animals use echolocation -- a high-frequency sound navigation system that bats use to hunt -- to sense their environment. The results were presented today at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.

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

Public Release: 20-Oct-2015
NSF announces new research traineeship awards
The National Science Foundation is pleased to announce 24 new awardees for the NSF Research Traineeship program, designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, potentially transformative models for graduate education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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

Public Release: 20-Oct-2015
New report on energy-efficient computing
A report that resulted from a workshop jointly funded by the Semiconductor Research Corporation and National Science Foundation outlines key factors limiting progress in computing -- particularly related to energy consumption -- and novel research that could overcome these barriers.

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

Public Release: 20-Oct-2015
Comet: A supercomputer for the 'long tail' of science
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego this week formally launched 'Comet,' a new petascale supercomputer designed to transform scientific research by expanding computational access among a larger number of researchers and across a wider range of domains.

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

Public Release: 15-Oct-2015
NSF awards $74.5 million to support interdisciplinary cybersecurity research
The National Science Foundation has long supported cybersecurity research to protect the frontiers of cyberspace. NSF investments in basic research have resulted in innovative ways to secure information and ensure privacy on the Internet and have led to algorithms that form the basis for electronic commerce, software security bug detection, spam filtering, and much more.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 15-Oct-2015
Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis program awards $1.5 million in new grant
For the National Science Foundation Division of Environmental Biology, synthesis translates into a larger understanding of everything from the ecosystem of the Amazon, to lakes large and small, to predator-prey relationships, to the secret lives of mosquitoes -- and the diseases they sometimes carry.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 15-Oct-2015
Nature Communications
Research sheds new light on 150-year-old dinosaur temperature debate
Were dinosaurs fast, aggressive hunters like those in the movie 'Jurassic World'? Or did they have lower metabolic rates that made them more like today's alligators and crocodiles? For 150 years, scientists have debated the nature of dinosaurs' body temperatures and how they influenced activity levels.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 8-Oct-2015
NSF awards $74.5 million to support interdisciplinary cybersecurity research
The National Science Foundation has long supported cybersecurity research to protect the frontiers of cyberspace. NSF investments in basic research have resulted in innovative ways to secure information and ensure privacy on the Internet and have led to algorithms that form the basis for electronic commerce, software security bug detection, spam filtering, and much more.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 7-Oct-2015
IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science
Theoretical computer science provides answers to data privacy problem
The promise of big data lies in researchers' ability to mine massive datasets for insights that can save lives, improve services and inform our understanding of the world. These data may be generated by surfing the web, interacting with medical devices or passing sensors. Some data may be trivial, but in many cases, data are deeply personal. They can even influence our insurance premiums or the price we pay for a product online.

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

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
NSF, NBC Learn and The Weather Channel showcase research to protect against nature's fury
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Geosciences, The Weather Channel and NBC Learn today released an original video series that explores the science of natural disasters to avert their human and economic toll. The 10-part series, 'When Nature Strikes: Science of Natural Hazards,' spotlights fundamental scientific research that NSF funds to improve predictability and risk assessment that will reduce impacts from catastrophic events.

Contact: Lisa-Joy Zgorski
lzgorski@nsf.gov
703-292-8311
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
NSF-supported engineer and vision scientist nets Emmy for tool to predict perceived video quality
Sometimes it's not so much what you see as what you don't see that matters. Alan Bovik led a team of researchers that, in the early 2000s, invented a tool to predict how the average person will perceive the quality of an image or a video. The tool allows broadcasters and streaming video sites to compress and distribute video with minimal distortion.

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

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Immigrants play increasing role in US science and engineering workforce
From 2003 to 2013, the number of scientists and engineers residing in the US rose from 21.6 million to 29 million. An important factor in that increase: over the same time period, the number of immigrant scientists and engineers went from 3.4 million to 5.2 million.

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

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Science
Scientists use holography to peer into clouds
Watching clouds go by, swirls of white puff up and melt away. The changes mirror mixing within the clouds as drier air mingles with water-saturated air. New research led by scientists at Michigan Technological University, along with the National Center for Atmospheric Research and Mainz University, analyzes this mixing with holographic imaging and an airborne laboratory.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
NSF, NIST launch new consortium to support advanced manufacturing
The National Science Foundation and the US Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology announced today the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor will lead a consortium to identify new, emerging areas of advanced manufacturing that would benefit from shared public-private investment in research and development, education, and training.

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

Public Release: 5-Oct-2015
Early concept projects explore Internet-enabled manufacturing
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has provided more than $6.5 million in awards for research exploring ways to expand and ease access to manufacturing services. In 30 projects involving 28 universities, faculty and students will research, prototype and test new Web-based manufacturing operating systems and apps to run on them. Their new designs will ensure the interoperability, reliable execution, and security of cybermanufacturing systems while enabling easy access to them through, for instance, efficient architectures and protocols for networked manufacturing environments.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 21-Sep-2015
Life on Earth: National Science Foundation awards $23 million for studies of planet's biodiversity
Rapid changes are happening in the Arctic: ice cover is shrinking, permafrost is thawing. But what's happening to ground-dwelling species such as mosses? Mosses are critical parts of nutrient cycles in the far north, scientists say. For example, microbes that live on mosses are the major source of nitrogen for plant growth in boreal and tundra ecosystems. Yet many aspects of these plant communities are poorly understood.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 21-Sep-2015
$81 million to support new National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
To advance research in nanoscale science, engineering and technology, the National Science Foundation will provide a total of $81 million over five years to support 16 sites and a coordinating office as part of a new National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 21-Sep-2015
New, forward-thinking report addresses environmental research, education
The nation is at an environmental crossroads, states a report released today by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education (AC-ERE): America's Future: Environmental Research and Education for a Thriving Century: A 10-year Outlook.

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

Public Release: 14-Sep-2015
NSF invests $10 million in smart, human-centered service systems
From transportation to health care, service systems make our lives easier and more productive on a daily basis. New technologies that learn from data are bringing intelligence to service systems, allowing them to center on people by incorporating individuals' feedback and input. These systems create more value through adaptive and individualized interactions. The National Science Foundation has invested $10 million in such systems, supporting innovative new partnership projects to create service systems that are smart and human-centric.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 14-Sep-2015
NSF invests $20 million to enhance resilience of critical infrastructure
Americans rely upon critical infrastructure systems to provide services such as clean water, electricity, transportation and healthcare. These systems are becoming increasingly interconnected, while our demands on them and the hazards they face grow.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 14-Sep-2015
Gigabit application prototypes to help cities and communities serve citizens better
The United States lags behind most developed countries in terms of high-speed Internet availability. Though there are signs this is changing, insufficient investment in gigabit networks -- those capable of 1,000 megabits per second, roughly 30 times faster than the networks commonly available today -- threatens to limit US leadership in Internet applications and services.
National Science Foundation

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

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