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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: 12-Feb-2018
National Science Foundation presents FY 2019 budget request
Today, President Donald J. Trump's Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget request for the National Science Foundation (NSF) was presented to Congress. More information on the FY 2019 budget request is available beginning today from the White House Office of Management and Budget.*


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

Public Release: 7-Feb-2018
Leading cloud providers join with NSF to support data science frontiers
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is providing nearly $30 million in new funding for research in data science and engineering through its Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA) program.

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

Public Release: 2-Feb-2018
2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting
Scientists present new long-term ecological research
Mars developed in as little as two to four million years after the birth of the solar system, far more quickly than Earth, according to results of a new study published in this week's issue of the journal Nature.

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

Public Release: 29-Jan-2018
Nature Geoscience
Study shows wetlands provide landscape-scale reduction in nitrogen pollution
In agricultural regions such as the US Midwest, excess nitrate from crop fertilizer makes its way into rivers and streams through subsurface drainage channels and agricultural ditches.

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

Public Release: 24-Jan-2018
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Cloud seeding for snow: Does it work? Scientists report first quantifiable observations
For the first time, scientists have obtained direct, quantifiable observations of cloud seeding for increased snowfall -- from the growth of ice crystals, through the processes that occur in clouds, to the eventual snowfall.

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

Public Release: 24-Jan-2018
State of US science enterprise report shows US leads in S&E as China rapidly advances
According to the National Science Foundation's Science and Engineering Indicators 2018 report released today, the United States is the global leader in science and technology (S&T). However, the US global share of S&T activities is declining as other nations -- especially China -- continue to rise.

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

Public Release: 23-Jan-2018
New, forward-looking report outlines research path to sustainable cities
In 1950, fewer than one-third of the world's people lived in cities. Today more than half do. By 2050, urban areas will be home to some two-thirds of Earth's human population.

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

Public Release: 9-Jan-2018
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Winter road salt, fertilizers turning North American waterways increasingly saltier
Find related stories on NSF's Environmental Research and Education (ERE) programs at this link. Also find related stories on NSF'sLong-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program site.

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

Public Release: 8-Jan-2018
Future Consumer Technology from NSF at CES 2018 Eureka Park
Future consumer technology from NSF at CES 2018 Eureka Park
Nearly 20 small businesses funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will showcase their early stage technologies at the 2018 CES, a global conference that unveils up-and-coming consumer technologies.

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

Public Release: 14-Dec-2017
Nature
NSF-funded researchers find that ice sheet is dynamic and has repeatedly grown and shrunk
The East Antarctic Ice Sheet locks away enough water to raise sea level an estimated 53 meters (174 feet), more than any other ice sheet on the planet. It's also thought to be among the most stable, not gaining or losing mass even as ice sheets in West Antarctica and Greenland shrink.

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

Public Release: 14-Dec-2017
Nature
Six-decade-old space mystery solved with shoebox-sized satellite called a CubeSat
A 60-year-old mystery about the source of energetic, potentially damaging particles in Earth's radiation belts has been solved using data from a shoebox-sized satellite built and operated by students. The satellite is called a CubeSat.

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

Public Release: 7-Dec-2017
Nature
The Aurora Australis, or Southern Lights, over the South Pole Telescope
Observations of two galaxies made with the National Science Foundation-funded Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) radio telescope suggest that large galaxies formed faster than scientists had previously thought.

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

Public Release: 7-Dec-2017
Science Advances
Dust on the wind: Study reveals surprising role of dust in mountain ecosystems
Trees growing atop granite in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains rely on nutrients from windborne dust more than on nutrients from the underlying bedrock.

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

Public Release: 21-Nov-2017
NSF-funded scientists to present on long-term ecological research
The thin veneer of Earth's surface that stretches from the top of the forest canopy to the base of bedrock is known as the 'critical zone.' It's where fresh water flows, rock turns to soil and life flourishes.

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

Public Release: 16-Nov-2017
2017 AGU Fall Meeting
NSF-supported scientists present research
Find related stories on NSF's Critical Zone Observatories.

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

Public Release: 16-Nov-2017
NSF makes new awards to advance Science of Learning
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $8.2 million through its Science of Learning program to fund 24 new projects that will advance theoretical insights and fundamental knowledge of learning principles, processes, environments and constraints.

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

Public Release: 15-Nov-2017
Shape of Lake Ontario generates white-out blizzards, study shows
A 6-foot-wide snow blower mounted on a tractor makes a lot of sense when you live on the Tug Hill Plateau. Tug Hill, in upstate New York, is one of the snowiest places in the Eastern US and experiences some of the most intense snowstorms in the world. This largely rural region, just east of Lake Ontario, gets an average of 20 feet of snow a year.

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

Public Release: 9-Nov-2017
NSF awards $2.8 million grant to develop advanced ocean and atmosphere simulator
Can Earth's complex ocean-atmosphere system be mimicked in a laboratory? The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $2.8 million to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) in La Jolla, Calif., to construct just such a replica. The new Scripps Ocean Atmosphere Research Simulator (SOARS) will accurately duplicate ocean conditions, capturing the interactions of wind, waves, microbial marine life and chemistry in a laboratory setting.
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Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 2-Nov-2017
NSF investments aim to address growing cybersecurity challenge
Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced $74.5 million in funding for foundational research and education that aims to address the growing cybersecurity challenge. This investment, through the NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program, is critical to achieving a safe, secure, resilient and trustworthy cyberspace, including associated critical infrastructure such as the energy grid and transportation systems.
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Contact: K. Silverman
ksilverm@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 23-Oct-2017
How much water flows into agricultural irrigation?
Irrigation for agriculture is the largest use of fresh water around the globe, but precise records and maps of when and where water is applied by farmers are difficult to locate. Now a team of researchers has discovered how to track water used in agriculture.

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

Public Release: 23-Oct-2017
GigaScience
A fresh look at fresh water: Researchers create a 50,000-lake database

Countless numbers of vacationers spent this summer enjoying lakes for swimming, fishing and boating. But are they loving these lakes to death?


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

Public Release: 13-Oct-2017
NSF announces $19.5 million in awards
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has long been a leader in supporting fundamental research to equip US cities and communities with more responsive and adaptive technologies and services. Today, NSF's Smart & Connected Communities (S&CC) program announces its first round of awards totaling approximately $19.5 million. This funding will support 38 projects involving researchers at 34 institutions across the nation.
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Contact: Kim L. Silverman
ksilverm@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 11-Oct-2017
EarthScope's Transportable Array now spans Alaska, the last frontier

Seismic station A19K, itís called, and itís now at the edge of an abandoned airstrip far above the Arctic Circle. The nearest population center is 127 miles northeast in Utqiaġvik (formerly known as Barrow), the northernmost city in the United States. What a way to celebrate Earth Science Week, Oct. 8-14, 2017.


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

Public Release: 11-Oct-2017
2017 Sveriges Riksbank Prize
The 2017 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded to Richard H. Thaler of the University of Chicago 'for his contributions to behavioral economics.' Thaler's research incorporates findings from psychology into the analysis of economic decision-making. Examples include the examination of extreme sensitivity to losses relative to gains on financial decisions and how perceptions of fairness affect consumers' purchase decisions and limit the ability of firms to change prices.

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

Public Release: 11-Oct-2017
NSF issues awards for new Materials Science and Engineering Centers
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued eight new 2017 Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) awards that will drive cutting-edge science and engineering. Totaling $145 million, these six-year grants will support innovative work in materials science and help train the next generation of materials researchers.

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

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