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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: 15-Jun-2016
South Pole medical evacuation flight launched
Officials with the National Science Foundation (NSF) have launched a medical evacuation flight to NSF's scientific station at the geographic South Pole.

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

Public Release: 14-Jun-2016
Biophysics fights cancer
Whether it focuses on determining why certain cancers develop drug resistance, finding a way to improve individual's immune systems or better understanding cancer cell evolution, fundamental scientific research will 'stand up to cancer' with three new awards from the National Science Foundation. The awards arose through an innovative public-private partnership between NSF, Stand Up To Cancer, the V Foundation for Cancer Research, The Lustgarten Foundation, Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

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

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
Climatic Change
Future summers could be hotter than any on record
In 50 years, summers across most of the globe could be hotter than any summer experienced by people to date, according to a study by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo.

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

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
Creating printable, programmable machines
In the future, we may be able to design and print our own robots that we can control with a smartphone and ... oh wait, we can do that today?

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

Public Release: 13-Jun-2016
Geophysical Research Letters
Research shows Antarctic lakes are a repository for ancient soot
Remote lakes in a perpetually ice-free area of Antarctica show not only the chemical signature of ancient wildfires, but also some much more recent evidence of fossil-fuel combustion, according to National Science Foundation-funded research published this week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

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

Public Release: 9-Jun-2016
Robots to provide a steadying hand at the right time
Many new robots look less like the metal humanoids of pop culture and more like high-tech extensions of ourselves and our capabilities.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 7-Jun-2016
Flight of the RoboBee
Increasingly, researchers are designing robots with forms and functions that defy our expectation of what a machine can be or do.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 6-Jun-2016
World Oceans Day: Bring the seas into your home, exploration is one click away
In the years after the HMS Challenger set sail from Portsmouth, England, in 1872, researchers made discoveries that laid the foundation of the science of oceanography. These scientists couldn't have imagined that more than a century later, almost anyone can discover secrets of the sea -- even if he or she lives thousands of miles from a coastline.
National Science Foundation, Consortium for Ocean Leadership

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

Public Release: 6-Jun-2016
Stampede 2 drives frontiers of science and engineering forward
Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $30 million award to the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) to acquire and deploy a new large-scale supercomputing system, Stampede 2, as a strategic national resource to provide high-performance computing (HPC) capabilities for thousands of researchers across the US.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 6-Jun-2016
Congressional Robotics Caucus Expo and Briefing
Marking five years of the National Robotics Initiative in Washington, D.C. on June 9
To mark the five-year anniversary of the National Robotics Initiative -- a multi-agency research effort to accelerate the development of robots that work cooperatively with people -- the Congressional Robotics Caucus will host an expo on Thursday, June 9, 2016, in Washington, D.C. The event will feature the latest in robotic technologies, as well as a discussion among leading scientists, educators and thought-leaders, and will promote improved public understanding of development of co-robots in the modern world.

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

Public Release: 2-Jun-2016
Emergent, NSF-funded biotech at 2016 BIO Innovation Zone
The US health care system has a tremendous need for novel high- (and low-) tech solutions to increase its quality, agility and affordability.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 20-May-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers find that Earth may be home to 1 trillion species
Earth could contain nearly 1 trillion species, with only one-thousandth of 1 percent now identified, according to the results of a new study.

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

Public Release: 20-May-2016
President Obama honors early career scientists with top White House award
President Barack Obama today named 105 researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, granting them the US government's highest award for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers. The National Science Foundation nominated 21 of the awardees.

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

Public Release: 20-May-2016
Virginia Tech researchers in the Antarctic discover new facets of space weather
A team of National Science Foundation-supported researchers at Virginia Tech discovered new evidence about how the Earth's magnetic field interacts with solar wind, almost as soon as they finished installing six data-collection stations across East Antarctic Plateau last January.

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

Public Release: 20-May-2016
Science Advances
Natural regeneration of tropical forests helps global climate mitigation and forest restoration
Climate scientists have long recognized the importance of forest conservation and forest regrowth in climate mitigation and carbon sequestration -- capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. But the detailed information required to make accurate estimates of this potential has remained elusive.

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

Public Release: 20-May-2016
Federal science and engineering funding for academic institutions sees first increase in 5 years
Federal agencies obligated $30.8 billion to 996 academic institutions for science and engineering activities in Fiscal Year 2014, the most recent year for which such information is available, a 6 percent increase over the previous year and the first increase in such funding since FY2009.

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

Public Release: 11-May-2016
CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Crowd-augmented cognition
Crowdsourcing has brought us Wikipedia and ways to understand how HIV proteins fold. However, most tasks have proven resistant to distributed labor, at least without a central organizer. Aniket Kittur of Carnegie Mellon University has designed crowdsourcing frameworks that combine the best qualities of machine learning and human intelligence, allowing distributed groups of workers to perform complicated cognitive tasks. He presented two prototype systems at the Computer-Human Interaction conference in San Jose this week.
National Science Foundation, Bosch, Google

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

Public Release: 4-May-2016
National Science Board Meeting
Vannevar Bush, Public Service and Waterman awardees to present research at NSB meeting
The winners of the National Science Board's (NSB) Vannevar Bush Award and Public Service Award and the winner of the Alan T. Waterman Award will present their work during the NSB meeting on May 5, 2016. Presentations will be open to the public at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, Virginia and viewable via a live webcast.

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

Public Release: 29-Apr-2016
Science
Newly discovered baby Titanosaur sheds light on dinosaurs' early lives
Long-necked sauropod dinosaurs include the largest animals ever to walk on land, but they hatched from eggs no bigger than a soccer ball.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 29-Apr-2016
Nature
Scientists map brain's 'thesaurus' to help decode inner thoughts
What if a map of the brain could help us decode people's inner thoughts? Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have taken a step in that direction by building a 'semantic atlas' that shows in vivid colors and multiple dimensions how the human brain organizes language. The atlas identifies brain areas that respond to words that have similar meanings.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 29-Apr-2016
Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Evidence points to widespread loss of ocean oxygen by 2030s
Climate change has caused a drop in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans in some parts of the world, and those effects should become evident across large parts of the ocean between 2030 and 2040, according to a new study led by researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 29-Apr-2016
Geophysical Research Letters
What lies beneath West Antarctica?
Three recent publications by early career researchers at three different institutions across the country provide the first look into the biogeochemistry, geophysics and geology of Subglacial Lake Whillans, which lies 800 meters (2,600 feet) beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 21-Apr-2016
AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Outwitting poachers with artificial intelligence
Human patrols serve as the most direct form of protection of endangered animals, especially in large national parks. However, protection agencies have limited resources for patrolling. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Army Research Office, researchers are using artificial intelligence (AI) and game theory to solve poaching, illegal logging and other problems worldwide, in collaboration with researchers and conservationists in the U.S., Singapore, Netherlands and Malaysia.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 20-Apr-2016
2016 AAAS Annual Meeting
Computers play a crucial role in preserving the Earth
Cornell University computer scientist, Carla Gomes, and an interdisciplinary team of programmers, theorists, applied mathematicians, economists, biologists and environmental scientists have helped create a new field, computational sustainability, addressing challenges that computer scientists have not traditionally handled. Together, they have tackled a range of issues from wildlife management to poverty-reduction.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 13-Apr-2016
USA Science and Engineering Festival
NSF hosts 26 hands-on exhibits at largest US science and engineering festival
Augmented reality sandboxes, mammoth robotic sculptures, the science of guitars, and actor Wil Wheaton's crowning of winners from the National Science Foundation (NSF) competition, Generation Nano: Small Science, Superheroes, are just a few NSF activities that visitors can experience at the fourth USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., April 15-17, 2016 the nation's largest science and engineering festival.

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

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