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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: 11-May-2017
Nature Chemical Biology
Bacteria living in marine sponge produce toxic compounds found in man-made products
Researchers have discovered for the first time that a common marine sponge hosts bacteria that specialize in the production of toxic compounds nearly identical to man-made fire retardants, a finding that could help scientists better understand the human health implications of these common additives.

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

Public Release: 1-May-2017
Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Researchers develop radar simulator to characterize scattering of debris in tornadoes
Researchers have developed the first numerical polarimetric radar simulator to study and characterize the scattering of debris particles in tornadoes.

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

Public Release: 27-Apr-2017
Scientific Reports
Ice cave in Transylvania yields window into region's past
Ice cores drilled from a glacier in a cave in Transylvania offer new evidence of how Europe's winter weather and climate patterns fluctuated during the last 10,000 years, known as the Holocene period.

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

Public Release: 20-Apr-2017
New NSF special report released ahead of Earth Day
From flowers' microscopic cells to thunderstorms called supercells, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) are studying the science of spring. Now, in time for Earth Day, a new NSF special report -- April Showers Bring...The Science of Spring -- looks at what makes spring such a vibrant, and sometimes dangerous, season.

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

Public Release: 13-Apr-2017
Two early career researchers honored with Alan T. Waterman Award
The National Science Foundation (NSF) today recognized Baratunde 'Bara' A. Cola of the Georgia Institute of Technology and John V. Pardon of Princeton University with the nation's highest honor for early career scientists and engineers, the Alan T. Waterman Award. This marks only the second time in the award's 42-year history that NSF selected two recipients in the same year.

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

Public Release: 13-Apr-2017
US companies performed 18 percent of R&D outside the United States in 2013
U.S. companies spent $73 billion on research and development (R&D) performed outside the United States in 2013, according to a new report by the National Science Foundation's National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. The total represented 18 percent of US companies' total R&D performance. These same companies spent $323 billion on R&D performed within the United States in 2013.

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

Public Release: 12-Apr-2017
Nature
Scientists discover fossil of dinosaur ancestor with surprising croc-like appearance
Scientists have long wondered what the earliest dinosaur relatives looked like. Most assumed they would resemble miniature dinosaurs, about the size of chickens, and walk on two legs.

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

Public Release: 12-Apr-2017
Nature Geoscience
Polar glaciers may be home to previously undiscovered carbon cycle
Microbes in streams flowing on the surface of glaciers in the Arctic and Antarctic may represent a previously underestimated source of organic material and be part of an as yet undiscovered 'dynamic local carbon cycle,' according to a new paper published by researchers supported by the National Science Foundation.

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

Public Release: 11-Apr-2017
Federal research funding up in FY 2015
Federal funding for research and development (R&D) and R&D plant (facilities and fixed equipment) totaled $131.4 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, a 1 percent decrease from the previous year, according to a new report from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES).

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

Public Release: 11-Apr-2017
Finalists for 2017 Community College Innovation Challenge announced

Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), named 10 finalists for the third annual Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC).

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

Public Release: 6-Apr-2017
156 early career engineering researchers to journey to frontiers of their fields
Today, 156 early career engineering faculty begin a five-year journey that will take them to the frontiers of fundamental engineering research. Supported by grants from the National Science Foundation's Engineering Directorate, each researcher will set out with at least a $500,000 award and a plan to make advances in engineering. Their work will cover fields ranging from smart materials and advanced robotics to secure communications.
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Contact: Sarah Bates
sabates@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 4-Apr-2017
Federally funded R&D center funding rebounded in FY 2015
The nation's 42 federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) reported spending $18.5 billion on research and development (R&D) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, their first rebound after several years of declining or flat expenditures, according to a new report from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES)

Contact: Stanley Dambroski
703-292-7728
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
Nature Microbiology
Researchers uncover clue about how tiny microbes self-mutate
Researchers have discovered that previously unidentified microorganisms have a genetic element that enables them to self-mutate. What's more, these organisms are so plentiful they dramatically expand the diversity of the tree of life.

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

Public Release: 29-Mar-2017
NSF and Popular Science announce winners of 15th annual 'Vizzies'
'Vizzies' competition recognizes the best photographs, videos, illustrations, interactive apps, and posters and graphics produced by academic researchers, artists or hobbyists. The contest is sponsored by NSF and Popular Science magazine.

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

Public Release: 28-Mar-2017
Nature Communications
Dust contributes valuable nutrients to Sierra Nevada forest ecosystems
Dust from as close as California's Central Valley and as far away as Asia's Gobi Desert provides nutrients, especially phosphorus, to vegetation in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a team of scientists has found.

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

Public Release: 27-Mar-2017
Science Advances
World Water Day: Fog and dew keep Africa's Namib Desert ecosystem going
The ocean is not the sole source of the fog that sustains life for numerous plants and animals living in Africa's coastal Namib Desert. The fog also comes from groundwater and other sources, report ecohydrologists supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and affiliated with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

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

Public Release: 8-Mar-2017
NSF announces new long-term ecological research sites off Alaska, New England coasts
National Science Foundation (NSF) grants will support two new Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites. Scientists will conduct research along the Northeast US continental shelf and in the northern Gulf of Alaska, regions known for productive fisheries and abundant marine resources.
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Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 8-Mar-2017
NSF awards $6.1 million to accelerate advanced wireless research, push beyond 5-G
Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $6.1 million, five-year award to accelerate fundamental research on wireless communication and networking technologies through the foundation's Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program.
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Contact: Katherine Pfaff
kpfaff@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 8-Mar-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Paleontologists find fossil relative of Ginkgo biloba
A discovery of well-preserved fossil plants by paleontologists from the United States, China, Japan, Russia and Mongolia has allowed researchers to identify a distant relative of the living plant Ginkgo biloba.

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

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

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