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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: 24-Feb-2017
NSF Law and Social Sciences program issues new awards
The grants support research into crucial social issues.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 23-Feb-2017
Science Advances
Contact tracing and targeted insecticide spraying can curb dengue outbreaks
Contact tracing -- a process of identifying everyone who has come into contact with those infected by a particular disease -- combined with targeted, indoor spraying of insecticide can greatly reduce the spread of the mosquito-borne dengue virus, finds a study led by Emory University researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The results were published today in the journal Science Translational Medicine and based on analyses from a 2009 outbreak of dengue in Cairns, Australia.

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

Public Release: 23-Feb-2017
Nature Communications
Last year's El Niņo waves battered California shore to unprecedented degree
Last winter's El Niņo may have felt weak to residents of Southern California, but it was one of the most powerful weather events of the last 145 years, scientists say.

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

Public Release: 23-Feb-2017
Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography annual meeting
Scientists present El Nino
The ecological effects of the strong 2015-2016 El Niņo. Carbon burial in aquatic ecosystems. The presence of pharmaceuticals in streams.

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

Public Release: 23-Feb-2017
Biology Open
Flat-footed competitors have fighting advantage
A heel-down posture -- a feature that separates great apes, including humans, from other primates -- confers advantages in fighting, according to a new study published today in the journal Biology Open.

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

Public Release: 22-Feb-2017
Exposing the realities of eviction
Social scientist Matthew Desmond discusses his NSF-funded work.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 21-Feb-2017
A low-cost mechanical device for minimally invasive surgery
Surgeons can now use a new type of mechanical instrument to perform complex, minimally invasive procedures, also known as laparoscopic surgery, thanks to researchers and small business entrepreneurs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The technology could lead to less trauma for patients and shorter recovery times after surgery.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 16-Feb-2017
US icebreaker to visit New Zealand
New Zealand has granted the United States permission for a US Coast Guard icebreaker, the USCGC Polar Star, to visit the port of Lyttelton later this month.
National Science Foundation, US Antarctic Program

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

Public Release: 31-Jan-2017
Women, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering report released
The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) today announced the release of the 2017 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (WMPD) report, the federal government's most comprehensive look at the participation of these three demographic groups in science and engineering education and employment.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 26-Jan-2017
Science
By age 6, gender stereotypes can affect girls' choices
A new study in the journal Science finds that the societal stereotype that associates intellectual talent more closely with men than women affects the choices made by girls as young as 6 years old. The study is based on research supported by the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

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

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

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