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NSF Arctic & Antarctic Press Releases
Image representing Arctic & Antarctic Earth's polar regions may seem like mirror images. But each is a unique environment with features we are still trying to understand, and each affects the rest of the globe.

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Public Release: 25-Jul-2017
New report concludes SBE sciences help advance national health, prosperity and defense
At the request of the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has produced a report, "The Value of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences to National Priorities." The report concludes that social, behavioral and economic sciences (SBE) further NSF's mission to advance U.S. health, prosperity, welfare and defense.

Contact: Stanley Dambroski
sdambros@nsf.gov
703-292-7728
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 14-Jul-2017
Scientific Reports
Researchers make improbable discovery
Scientists had long believed that the waters of the Central and Northeast Pacific Ocean were inhospitable to certain species of deep-sea corals, but a marine biologist's discovery of an odd chain of reefs suggests there are mysteries about the development and durability of coral colonies yet to be uncovered.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 14-Jul-2017
Increased sample size in 2015 survey
The National Science Foundation's National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics has more than doubled the sample size of its 2015 Survey of Doctorate Recipients in order to examine employment characteristics for specific fields of degree for the first time.

Contact: Stanley Dambroski
sdambros@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 10-Jul-2017
Ten new awards from the National Science Foundation
Ten new awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) totaling $14 million will enable biologists to develop enhanced genomic tools that can reveal new insights into why organisms are structured the way they are and function the way they do.

Contact: Robert Margetta
rmargett@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 30-Jun-2017
Report: In 2015, US institutions awarded most doctorates ever recorded
US institutions in 2015 awarded 55,006 research doctorate degrees, the highest number ever reported, according to the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), an annual census of research degree recipients.

Contact: Stanley Dambroski
sdambros@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
NSF-funded researchers demonstrate advanced network applications.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has long been a leader in supporting research that has formed the basis for smart and connected communities, pushing sensor and networking capabilities beyond today's Internet of Things (IoT) to next-generation technologies able to revolutionize our lives in smart communities across the nation.

Contact: Kim Silverman
ksilverm@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
Science
Slow earthquakes in ocean subduction zones shed light on tsunami risk
Understanding 'slow-slip' earthquakes on the seafloor -- seismic events that occur over a period of days or weeks -- is giving researchers new insights into undersea earthquakes and the subsequent creation of tsunamis. Through an ocean discovery program supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), scientists are studying the seafloor off the coast of Japan. The region could provide vital clues.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
Science
Crystals once deep inside a volcano offer new view of magma, eruption timing
Volcanologists are gaining a better understanding of what's going on inside the magma reservoir that lies below New Zealand's Mount Tarawera volcano. They're finding a colder, more solid place than they thought, according to research published today in the journal Science.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 5-Jun-2017
Nature Geoscience
Decomposing leaves are surprising source of greenhouse gases
Scientists have pinpointed a new source of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that's more potent than carbon dioxide. The culprit? Tiny bits of decomposing leaves in soil. The new discovery, led by Michigan State University (MSU) researchers and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is featured in the current issue of the journal Nature Geoscience.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 1-Jun-2017
Atmospheric scientists conduct field experiment
Over the past month, researchers have descended on Portugal's Vale Do Cobrão near the Spanish border to study the valley's wind flow patterns. The international project, known as Perdigão after the closest town, is funded by the National Science Foundation and involves more than 50 atmospheric scientists. They're working to better understand how wind moves over variable terrain.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 24-May-2017
Water Resources Research
Research in Los Angeles shows water loss
In the summer of 2010, Los Angeles lost about 100 gallons of water per person per day to the atmosphere through evaporation, mostly from overwatering of lawns and trees.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 24-May-2017
National Science Foundation presents FY 2018 budget request
National Science Foundation Director France A. Córdova today publicly presented President Donald J. Trump's Fiscal Year 2018 NSF budget request to Congress.

Contact: Aya Collins
acollins@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 12-May-2017
Science Advances
New tool could help predict, prevent surging waters in flood plains
Find related stories on NSF's Environmental Research and Education (ERE) programs. A group of international scientists studying China's Yellow River has created a new tool that could help officials better predict and prevent its all-too-frequent floods, which threaten as many as 80 million.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 12-May-2017
US signs agreement on enhancing international Arctic scientific cooperation

US signs agreement on enhancing international Arctic scientific cooperation

NSF's Office of Polar Programs led US delegation for group that developed the accord


Contact: Peter West
pwest@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 11-May-2017
Nature Chemical Biology
Bacteria living in marine sponge produce toxic compounds found in man-made products
Researchers have discovered for the first time that a common marine sponge hosts bacteria that specialize in the production of toxic compounds nearly identical to man-made fire retardants, a finding that could help scientists better understand the human health implications of these common additives.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 1-May-2017
Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Researchers develop radar simulator to characterize scattering of debris in tornadoes
Researchers have developed the first numerical polarimetric radar simulator to study and characterize the scattering of debris particles in tornadoes.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 27-Apr-2017
Scientific Reports
Ice cave in Transylvania yields window into region's past
Ice cores drilled from a glacier in a cave in Transylvania offer new evidence of how Europe's winter weather and climate patterns fluctuated during the last 10,000 years, known as the Holocene period.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 20-Apr-2017
New NSF special report released ahead of Earth Day
From flowers' microscopic cells to thunderstorms called supercells, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) are studying the science of spring. Now, in time for Earth Day, a new NSF special report -- April Showers Bring...The Science of Spring -- looks at what makes spring such a vibrant, and sometimes dangerous, season.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 13-Apr-2017
Two early career researchers honored with Alan T. Waterman Award
The National Science Foundation (NSF) today recognized Baratunde 'Bara' A. Cola of the Georgia Institute of Technology and John V. Pardon of Princeton University with the nation's highest honor for early career scientists and engineers, the Alan T. Waterman Award. This marks only the second time in the award's 42-year history that NSF selected two recipients in the same year.

Contact: Bobbie Mixon
bmixon@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 13-Apr-2017
US companies performed 18 percent of R&D outside the United States in 2013
U.S. companies spent $73 billion on research and development (R&D) performed outside the United States in 2013, according to a new report by the National Science Foundation's National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. The total represented 18 percent of US companies' total R&D performance. These same companies spent $323 billion on R&D performed within the United States in 2013.

Contact: Stanley Dambroski
sdambros@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 12-Apr-2017
Nature
Scientists discover fossil of dinosaur ancestor with surprising croc-like appearance
Scientists have long wondered what the earliest dinosaur relatives looked like. Most assumed they would resemble miniature dinosaurs, about the size of chickens, and walk on two legs.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 12-Apr-2017
Nature Geoscience
Polar glaciers may be home to previously undiscovered carbon cycle
Microbes in streams flowing on the surface of glaciers in the Arctic and Antarctic may represent a previously underestimated source of organic material and be part of an as yet undiscovered 'dynamic local carbon cycle,' according to a new paper published by researchers supported by the National Science Foundation.

Contact: Peter West
pwest@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 11-Apr-2017
Federal research funding up in FY 2015
Federal funding for research and development (R&D) and R&D plant (facilities and fixed equipment) totaled $131.4 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, a 1 percent decrease from the previous year, according to a new report from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES).

Contact: Stanley Dambroski
sdambros@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 11-Apr-2017
Finalists for 2017 Community College Innovation Challenge announced

Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), named 10 finalists for the third annual Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC).

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Contact: Bobbie Mixon
bmixon@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 6-Apr-2017
156 early career engineering researchers to journey to frontiers of their fields
Today, 156 early career engineering faculty begin a five-year journey that will take them to the frontiers of fundamental engineering research. Supported by grants from the National Science Foundation's Engineering Directorate, each researcher will set out with at least a $500,000 award and a plan to make advances in engineering. Their work will cover fields ranging from smart materials and advanced robotics to secure communications.
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Contact: Sarah Bates
sabates@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

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