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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

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