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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: 10-Jan-2019
Scientific Reports
Speeding up genetic diagnosis of Huntington's disease
Elongated segments of DNA cause Huntington's disease and certain other disorders of the brain. Researchers funded by the SNSF have developed a method to determine the length of the mutated genes quickly and easily.
Swiss National Science Foundation

Contact: Professor Vincent Dion
vincent.dion@unil.ch
44-755-439-4409
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Public Release: 17-Dec-2018
Nature
Seismic study reveals huge amount of water dragged into Earth's interior
Slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates under the ocean drag about three times more water down into the deep Earth than previously estimated, according to a first-of-its-kind seismic study that spans the Mariana Trench, a crescent-shaped trench in the Western Pacific that measures 1,500 miles long and is the deepest ocean trench in the world.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 13-Dec-2018
NSF awards $50 million in grants to improve STEM education
With the 2018-2019 school year underway, K-12 students have new opportunities for learning. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers also have new prospects to sharpen their skills and innovate in their classrooms.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Bobbie Mixon
bmixon@nsf.gov
703-292-8070
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 13-Dec-2018
NSF and Internet2 to explore cloud computing
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a new cooperative agreement with Internet2, a nonprofit computer networking consortium, to build partnerships with commercial cloud computing providers and support science applications in new and more effective uses of cloud computing capabilities.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Linda A. McBrearty
lmcbrear@nsf.gov
703-292-2251
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 13-Dec-2018
Higher education research and development expenditures
Funding of higher education research and development (R&D) in the United States reached $75.3 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2017, an increase of 4.7 percent from FY2016.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 13-Dec-2018
NSF, NASA to support White House strategic plan on STEM education
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is partnering with other federal agencies in support of NSF INCLUDES National Network, a program dedicated to making a lasting impact on diversifying the STEM workforce of the future. Partners include the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 12-Dec-2018
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
Maria's far-reaching effects on Puerto Rico's watersheds and forests
Scientists at the National Science Foundation (NSF) co-located Luquillo Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) and Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites in Puerto Rico spent the past year evaluating the impacts of Hurricane Maria, a powerful category 5 storm that struck Puerto Rico head-on in September 2017.

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

Public Release: 12-Dec-2018
AGU Fall Meeting
NSF-supported scientists present new research results on Earth's critical zone
To develop a deeper understanding of the critical zone, the National Science Foundation (NSF) supports nine Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs) across the US NSF CZO scientists study how the critical zone responds to changes in climate and land use.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 12-Dec-2018
AGU Fall Meeting
Deep biosphere beneath the seafloor explored at American Geophysical Union fall meeting
The scientists are working to understand the nature of subseafloor microbial communities and whether these communities are unique. They're also researching where microbes in ocean crust come from and whether these microbes can provide clues about where to look for life on other planets.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 12-Dec-2018
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
Live from the ocean research vessel Atlantis
Scientists and engineers on a deep-sea expedition aboard the research vessel Atlantis in the East Pacific Ocean will be broadcasting live to the American Geophysical Union fall meeting exhibit booth from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 11, Wednesday, Dec. 12, and Thursday, Dec. 13.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 12-Dec-2018
AGU Fall Meeting
Scientists to present new long-term ecological research findings
New results presented by National Science Foundation (NSF) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) scientists at the 2018 American Geophysical Union fall meeting reveal hidden realms in ice-covered lakes and deep soils. The conference will take place from Dec. 10 to Dec. 14 in Washington, D.C.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 31-Oct-2018
NSF announces new awards for research to better understand Earth's biodiversity
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is investing over $18 million in 10 new projects to research processes in nature and their complex interactions with climate, land use and invasive species at local, regional and continental scales. The awards are funded through NSF's Dimensions of Biodiversity program in the agency's environmental biology division.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Ivy F. Kupec
ikupec@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 24-Oct-2018
Atmospheric scientists begin field campaign to study extreme thunderstorms in Argentina
As residents of the US Midwest know, spring in the Great Plains can bring severe weather, including hail, damaging winds, torrential rains and deadly tornadoes with catastrophic impacts.

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

Public Release: 24-Oct-2018
NSF announces $78.2 million to support frontiers of cybersecurity, privacy research
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program announces new support for a diverse, $78.2 million portfolio of more than 225 new projects in 32 states spanning a broad range of research and education topics, including artificial intelligence, cryptography, network security, privacy, and usability.

Contact: Linda A. McBrearty
lmcbrear@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 17-Oct-2018
Nature
Extremely close look at electron advances frontiers in particle physics
An unprecedented, close examination of the electron has opened a window into the mind-bending nature of particles, energy and forces at infinitesimal scales.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Joshua Chamot
jchamot@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 16-Oct-2018
Businesses spent $375 billion on R&D performance in US in 2016
Businesses spent a total of $375 billion on research and development (R&D) performance in the United States in 2016, an increase of 5.3 percent from 2015. Funding from companies' own sources was $318 billion in 2016, an increase of 7 percent from 2015. Funding from other sources was $57 billion in 2016 and $59 billion in 2015.

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

Public Release: 4-Oct-2018
NSF announces $24.2 million to support research fueling smart cities and communities

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced approximately $22.6 million in Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) awards, supporting 13 projects involving researchers at 35 institutions nationwide.


Contact: Linda A. McBrearty
lmcbrear@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 2-Oct-2018
NSF launches pilot for national high school engineering course
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded a pilot to prepare a curriculum and teachers across the US for a nationwide pre-college course on engineering principles and design

Contact: Sarah Bates
sabates@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 28-Sep-2018
Science
Scientists discover genetic basis for how harmful algae blooms become toxic
Scientists have uncovered the genetic basis for the production of domoic acid, a potent neurotoxin produced by certain harmful algae blooms.

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

Public Release: 28-Sep-2018
NSF awards new level of support for tribal colleges, establishes STEM centers
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) has awarded $14 million to tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) to establish four new centers -- the first of their kind.

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

Public Release: 24-Sep-2018
NSF announces new awards for Understanding the Rules of Life

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced 29 awards in support of Understanding the Rules of Life, one of the agency's "10 Big Ideas for Future NSF Investments."


Contact: Ivy Kupec
ikupec@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 24-Sep-2018
Boeing, National Science Foundation announce partnership for workforce
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Boeing today announced a new, $21 million partnership through which Boeing will invest $11 million to accelerate training in critical skill areas and increase diversity in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Boeing becomes the first business to contribute at a national level to NSF INCLUDES, which aims to enhance US innovation leadership through a commitment to broadening participation.

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

Public Release: 24-Sep-2018
NSF awards $15 million to understand how humans can better interact with the environment
A toxic red tide, or harmful algae bloom, is killing swaths of marine life and affecting the health of people living along Florida's southwest coast. Nationwide, harmful algae blooms cost an estimated $50 million each year. Excess nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus flowing downstream act as fertilizer, sparking these blooms in water bodies such as the Gulf of Mexico, Lake Erie and Chesapeake Bay.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 20-Sep-2018
Science
What makes a mammal a mammal? Our spine, say scientists
Mammals are unique in many ways. We're warm-blooded and agile in comparison with our reptilian relatives.

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

Public Release: 17-Sep-2018
Engineering biology through DNA's environment
To advance the engineering of biology at the molecular and cellular levels, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $16 million for research to characterize the regulation of gene activity and expression, and to create strategies to modify those processes without altering the DNA sequence.

Contact: Sarah Bates
sabates@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

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