National Science Foundation
Search NSF News:
NSF Main
NSF News
NSF Funded Research News
News by Research Area
Arctic & Antarctic
Astronomy & Space
Chemistry & Materials
Earth & Environment
People & Society
Contacts Page
Multimedia Gallery
Media Advisories
Special Reports
Awards Search
Science & Engineering Stats
NSF & Congress
About NSF
RSS Feed RSS Feed
Back to EurekAlert! A Service of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  News From the National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) — For more information about NSF and its programs, visit

NSF Funded News

Key: Meeting M      Journal J      Funder F

Showing releases 151-175 out of 1103.

[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 ]

Public Release: 28-Sep-2017
Artificial muscles, tendons would make prosthetic limbs more lifelike
An engineer from the University of Houston has received a $500,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to develop artificial muscle and tendons for prostheses that are more comfortable and work more efficiently than current models.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jeannie Kever
University of Houston

Public Release: 28-Sep-2017
A social media hub for hydrological data
Hydrologists at USU will lead a $4 million NSF-funded project to improve an online system that helps scientists share water research data. The system, known as HydroShare, functions like a social media hub where researchers can share their latest scientific data and models. USU's Dr. David Tarboton will lead the effort involving collaborators at nine other universities and institutions across the US.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David Tarboton
Utah State University

Public Release: 28-Sep-2017
Nature Communications
Smart molecules trigger white blood cells to become better cancer-eating machines
A team of researchers has engineered smart protein molecules that can reprogram white blood cells to ignore a self-defense signaling mechanism that cancer cells use to survive and spread in the body. Researchers say the advance could lead to a new method of re-engineering immune cells to fight cancer and infectious diseases. The team successfully tested this method in a live cell culture system.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, University of California San Diego, Beckman Laser Institute, Natural Science Foundation of China

Contact: Liezel Labios
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 28-Sep-2017
Quaternary Science Reviews
Did rapid sea-level rise drown fossil coral reefs around Hawaii?
Investigations to predict changes in sea levels and their impacts on coastal systems are a step closer, as a result of international collaboration between the University of Sydney and researchers from Japan, Spain, and the United States.
Australian Research Council, the NSF-OCE and JSPS KAKENHI

Contact: Vivienne Reiner
University of Sydney

Public Release: 28-Sep-2017
Tsunami enabled hundreds of aquatic species to raft across Pacific
The 2011 Japanese tsunami set the stage for something unprecedented. For the first time in recorded history, scientists have detected entire communities of coastal species crossing the ocean by floating on makeshift rafts. Nearly 300 species have appeared on the shores of Hawaii and the US West Coast attached to tsunami debris, marine biologists from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Williams College and other institutions reported in the journal Science on Thursday.
Ministry of the Environment of Japan, National Science Foundation, Oregon Sea Grant, Smithsonian Institution

Contact: Kristen Minogue

Public Release: 28-Sep-2017
Non-native species from Japanese tsunami aided by unlikely partner: Plastics
A new study appearing this week in Science reports the discovery of a startling new role of plastic marine debris -- the transport of non-native species in the world's oceans.
Ministry of the Environment of Japan through the North Pacific Marine Science Organization, National Science Foundation, Oregon Sea Grant

Contact: Sean Nealon
Oregon State University

Public Release: 28-Sep-2017
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Central America 'kissing bug' carries two main subtypes of Chagas disease parasite
Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease, is divided into six strains, each of which differs in where they are found and in how important they are in human infections. Now, researchers have found that most T. cruzi parasites in Central America belong to just two of those strains. The results are detailed this week in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Science Foundation

Contact: PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Public Release: 27-Sep-2017
Physical Review Letters
New gravitational wave hits Earth -- For the first time, 3 detectors zoom in on location
For the first time, three detectors have tracked the gravitational waves emitted by a merger of two black holes -- a critical new capability that allows scientists to more closely locate a gravitational wave's birthplace in space. It is the fourth announced detection of a binary black-hole system by the LIGO detectors and the first significant gravitational-wave signal recorded by the Virgo detector.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Barbara K. Kennedy
Penn State

Public Release: 27-Sep-2017
Finding 2-D materials to make batteries cheaper, better
The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a $1.44 million National Science Foundation grant to discover new 2D materials that can be used to manufacture better and cheaper batteries.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sam Hostettler
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 27-Sep-2017
Nature Communications
Printed meds could reinvent pharmacies, drug research
A technology that can print pure, ultra-precise doses of drugs onto a wide variety of surfaces could one day enable on-site printing of custom-dosed medications at pharmacies, hospitals and other locations.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation, DOE/Office of Science User Facility

Contact: Gabe Cherry
University of Michigan

Public Release: 27-Sep-2017
Journal of Environmental Quality
Removing nitrate for healthier ecosystems
In a new study, researchers have identified nitrate removal hotspots in landscapes around agricultural streams.
US Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation

Contact: Susan Fisk
American Society of Agronomy

Public Release: 27-Sep-2017
Black holes with ravenous appetites define Type I active galaxies
New research published in the journal Nature suggests that Type I and Type II active galaxies do not just appear different -- they are, in fact, very different from each other, both structurally and energetically. According to the results of a new study, the key factor that distinguishes Type I and Type II galaxies is the rate at which their central black holes -- or active galactic nuclei -- consume matter and spit out energy.
NASA, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Swiss National Science Foundation, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Science and Technology of China, Chilean Ministry of Economy Development and Tourism

Contact: Matthew Wright
University of Maryland

Public Release: 26-Sep-2017
Nature Microbiology
Illinois researchers develop gene circuit design strategy to advance synthetic biology
Scientists and engineers have developed synthetic gene circuits that program the functionality, performance, and behavior of living cells. These gene circuits hold great promise in medical and biotechnological applications, but to date, most circuits are constructed through a manner, which relies on a designer's intuition and is often inefficient. University Illinois researcher Ting Lu and his team have addressed the challenge by constructing an integrated modeling framework for quantitatively describing and predicting gene circuit behaviors.
National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, American Heart Association

Contact: Ting Lu
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 26-Sep-2017
Biochemists discover mechanism that helps flu viruses evolve
A new study from MIT reveals that flu viruses' rapid evolution relies in part on hijacking some of the cellular machinery of the infected host cell -- a group of proteins called chaperones, which help other proteins fold into the correct shape. When viruses are unable to get help from these proteins, they do not evolve as rapidly.
Smith Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research, National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 26-Sep-2017
$2.5 million NSF grant to SMU will give teachers a math assessment tool to help students
A $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to researchers at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, targets the ongoing struggle of US elementary and high school students with math, a top predictor of future socioeconomic success. The four-year NSF grant to the Simmons School will lead to an assessment system comprised of two universal screening tools to measure mathematical reasoning skills for grades K-2, a critical phase of a child's mathematical development.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Margaret Allen
Southern Methodist University

Public Release: 26-Sep-2017
Banerjee awarded grant to study impact of turbulent marine environment on tidal turbines
Banerjee and his group will investigate the performance and durability of tidal turbines by mimicking the turbulent marine environment in a laboratory setting through the use of an active turbulence generator. The proposed work will address several outstanding scientific challenges that need to be overcome in order to increase the performance of the turbines and accelerate the technological readiness level of these devices.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Mary Anne Lynch
Lehigh University

Public Release: 26-Sep-2017
NSF grant supports biochemistry research and mentoring outreach
The National Science Foundation recently awarded a $680,000 grant to Wake Forest University Associate Professor of Chemistry Patricia Dos Santos. In addition to funding research that helps scientists better understand life on earth, the grant also enables her to mentor students from other Triad-area colleges.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Katie Neal
Wake Forest University

Public Release: 26-Sep-2017
Early Education and Development
Preschool teachers need better training in science
Preschool instructors appear to lack the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively teach their young students science -- a problem that is likely contributing to America's poor global performance in this crucially important subject.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Andy Henion
Michigan State University

Public Release: 26-Sep-2017
Cell Reports
UA Cancer Center team identifies a switch that may help target dormant cancer cells
Cells can enter a dormant state called quiescence, and dormant cancer cells are resistant to chemotherapy and other treatments. A team led by UA Cancer Center researcher Guang Yao, Ph.D., has identified ways to regulate cell dormancy and 'wake' these cells from their 'slumber' to make them susceptible to cancer treatments.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Natural Science Foundation of China and Anhui Province

Contact: Anna C. Christensen
University of Arizona Health Sciences

Public Release: 26-Sep-2017
Nature Communications
Energy harvested from evaporation could power much of US, says study
In the first evaluation of evaporation as a renewable energy source, researchers at Columbia University find that US lakes and reservoirs could generate 325 gigawatts of power, nearly 70 percent of what the United States currently produces.
US Department of Energy, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, National Science Foundation, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering

Contact: Kim Martineau
Columbia University

Public Release: 25-Sep-2017
Grant supports academically-talented engineering students from low-income backgrounds
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering has received a grant to provide scholarships, mentoring and internship opportunities to academically-talented, low-income engineering undergraduates.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sharon Parmet
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 25-Sep-2017
Role of microorganisms in the formation of unique iron ore caves
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $400,00 to three researchers in the Department of Biology and Geoscience at The University of Akron (UA) to continue their groundbreaking research on cave formation. The scientists are studying communities of microorganisms and their role in the formation of unique iron ore caves, which make up only about one percent of caves worldwide. With this funding, researchers will again travel to Brazil to study these caves firsthand.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Lisa Craig
University of Akron

Public Release: 25-Sep-2017
UW to host $15.6 million NSF-funded center for innovation, education in materials science
The University of Washington is home to a new national center of excellence for research, education and training in materials science. The Molecular Engineering Materials Center is funded by a $15.6 million, six-year grant from the National Science Foundation as part of its highly competitive Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) program.
National Science Foundation

Contact: James Urton
University of Washington

Public Release: 25-Sep-2017
Columbia engineers win NSF grant to study NYC storm surge infrastructure resilience
With so many hurricanes ravaging the Caribbean and the southern US, it has become clear that addressing threats to infrastructure is critical to keeping our communities safe, functional, and healthy. Storm surge has emerged as one of the most destructive forces on infrastructure, especially interconnected structures in cities. To address this issue, Columbia Engineering researchers recently won a NSF grant to study storm surge threats to New York City infrastructure.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Holly Evarts
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Public Release: 25-Sep-2017
23rd Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Communication
Goodbye, login. Hello, heart scan
Forget fingerprint computer identification or retinal scanning. A University at Buffalo-led team has developed a computer security system using the dimensions of your heart as your identifier. The system uses low-level Doppler radar to measure your heart, and then continually monitors your heart to make sure no one else has stepped in to run your computer. The technology will be presented next month at the 23rd MobiCom conference.
US National Science Foundation

Contact: Grove Potter
University at Buffalo

Showing releases 151-175 out of 1103.

[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 ]

Science360 Science360 News Service
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Science360 News is an up-to-date view of breaking science news from around the world. We gather news from wherever science is happening, including directly from scientists, college and university press offices, popular and peer-reviewed journals, dozens of National Science Foundation science and engineering centers, and funding sources that include government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and private industry.
Science360 Science for Everyone
The Science360 Video Library immerses visitors in the latest wonders of science, engineering, technology and math. Each video is embeddable for use on your website, blog or social media page.
NAGC Winner - Jellyfish NSF Exclusive Special Reports
From "Understanding the Brain" to "Engineering Agriculture's Future", these in-depth, Web-based reports explore the frontiers of science and engineering.