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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: 21-Dec-2016
NSF-funded startups demo tech at CES 2017 Eureka Park
More than 20 small businesses funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will showcase their early stage technologies at the 2017 CES, a global conference that unveils up-and-coming consumer technologies. The companies will be featured at the Eureka Park Marketplace, an area dedicated to pre-market technologies born from fundamental science and engineering innovation.

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

Public Release: 19-Oct-2016
NSF funds new projects to advance energy-efficient computing
The National Science Foundation and Semiconductor Research Corporation have jointly awarded $21.6 million for nine new projects to find revolutionary solutions that will enable more energy-efficient computing, from brain-inspired computer architectures to hybrid digital-analog designs.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
Geophysical Research Letters
Earlier snowmelt reduces forests' ability to regulate atmospheric carbon dioxide
Earlier annual snowmelt periods may hinder the ability of forests to regulate atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to the results of a new study.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
Science
Sunflowers move from east to west, and back, by the clock
At the nearby University of California, Davis, plant biologists have now discovered how sunflowers use their internal circadian 'clocks,' acting on growth hormones, to follow the sun during the day as they grow.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
Scientific Reports
Volcanic eruption masked acceleration in sea level rise
The cataclysmic 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines masked the full impact of greenhouse gases on accelerating sea level rise, according to a new study.
National Science Foundation, NASA, US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
President Obama honors outstanding mathematics and science teachers
President Obama named 213 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. These awardees represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, US Territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity schools. The educators will receive their awards at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 8.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
GOES-3 satellite decommissioned
The National Science Foundation (NSF) in late June decommissioned a 38-year-old communications satellite that for 21 years had helped to link NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station with the outside world. It was among the oldest, continuously operating satellites in the skies.

Contact: Peter West
pwest@nsf.gov
703-292-7530
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
New manager for US Antarctic Program logistics contract
Leidos Holdings, Inc. will hold the National Science Foundation's contract for support of the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP).

Contact: Peter West
pwest@nsf.gov
703-292-7530
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
NSF announces $55 million toward national research priorities
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made 11 awards totaling $55 million aimed at building research capacity to address fundamental questions about the brain and develop new innovations at the intersection of food, energy and water systems.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
Businesses spent $341 billion on R&D performed in US in 2014
Businesses spent $341 billion on research and development (R&D) performed in the United States in 2014, a 5.6 percent increase over the previous year, according to a new report from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES).

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2016
NSF awards $110 million for advanced cyberinfrastructure to nation's scientists, engineers
National Science Foundation announces a $110 million award to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 18 partner institutions to continue and expand activities undertaken through the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 23-Aug-2016
NSF awards $110 million to bring advanced cyberinfrastructure to nation's researchers
Today, the National Science Foundation announced a $110 million award to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 18 partner institutions to expand activities undertaken through the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE). A virtual organization that has become the cornerstone of the nation's cyberinfrastructure ecosystem, XSEDE accelerates open scientific discovery and broadens participation in advanced computing by lowering the barriers for researchers, engineers and scholars to use and access computing resources.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 19-Aug-2016
NSF funds new integrative approaches to study the brain
The National Science Foundation has awarded 18 grants to multidisciplinary teams from across the United States to conduct frontier research focused on neural and cognitive systems. Each award provides a research team with up to $1 million over two to four years.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 15-Aug-2016
NSF wants engineering researchers to bend rules (of classical physics)
The National Science Foundation has awarded $18 million to nine teams of engineering-led, interdisciplinary researchers to break the conventional ways in which light and acoustic waves propagate. Funded through NSF's Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation program, the teams -- comprising 37 researchers at 17 institutions -- will pursue transformative research in the area of new light and acoustic wave propagation, known as NewLAW, over the next four years.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 15-Aug-2016
International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction
Computer programming made easier
In order to simplify program development, a National Science Foundation-supported project called Expeditions in Computer Augmented Program Engineering, is developing technology that provides human operators with automated assistance. By removing the need for would-be programmers to learn esoteric programming languages, the method has the potential to significantly expand the number of people engaged in programming in a variety of disciplines, from personalized education to robotics.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 9-Aug-2016
NSF invests $12 million in quantum technologies for secure communication
To advance the technology necessary for secure communication, the National Science Foundation has awarded $12 million to develop systems that use photons in pre-determined quantum states as a way to encrypt data.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 8-Aug-2016
Calculating solutions to combat Zika
NSF-funded mathematician Mac Hyman, from Tulane University, is working with other scientists to develop a model that would track how to fight A. aegypti with bacteria, at least until researchers develop a Zika vaccine.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Ivy Kupec
ikupec@nsf.gov
703-292-8796
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 29-Jul-2016
NSF commits $35 million to improve scientific software
Scientists increasingly rely on computers to gain insights about the world through simulations, data analytics or visualizations that use scientific software. Today, the National Science Foundation announced two major awards to establish Scientific Software Innovation Institutes. The awards, totaling $35 million over five years, will support the Molecular Sciences Software Institute and the Science Gateways Community Institute, both of which will serve as long-term hubs for scientific software development, maintenance and education.
National Science Foundation

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

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