National Science Foundation

Trump’s Budget Slashes Science. Here’s What Would Be Lost.

A smaller budget at the National Science Foundation would mean 1,000 fewer new grants and would reduce graduate student fellowships by 20 percent.

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Astronomers Spot ‘cannonball Pulsar’ Hurtling Through Space

Astronomers discovered a “cannonball pulsar” speeding through space at almost 2.5 million miles per hour using the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) and NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space...
Related topics: Space, Pulsars, Scientific Discoveries, NASA, Telescopes

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Antarctica's Aging Mcmurdo Station Is Getting A Major Overhaul

After more than 60 years, McMurdo Station, Antarctica’s main research center, is set to begin its first major infrastructure update. In February, the National Science Foundation got the green light to start construction on the so-called Antarctica...
Related topics: Antarctica (science)

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The Perils Of Upgrading A Particle Detector Buried In Antarctic Ice

Enlarge / IceCube scientist Delia Tosi (right) and engineer Perry Sandstrom (left) install a prototype power and communications junction box at the South Pole. (credit: John Kelley / National Science Foundation) The IceCube neutrino detector was...
Related topics: Physics, Antarctic, Neutrinos

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National Science Foundation Preparing For Another Government Shutdown

As the National Science Foundation (NSF) recovers from a five-week partial government shutdown, the agency is already starting preparations for another potential shutdown.

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Unusual Supernova Opens A Rare Window On The Collapse Of A Star

An unusual supernova studied by multiple telescopes, including the SOAR telescope and other telescopes at the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) and NSF's Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO), is...
Related topics: Supernova, Telescopes, Space

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A Survey Machine And A Data Trove: Dark Energy Survey's Rich Legacy

On the night of Jan. 9, 2019, the V. M. Blanco 4-meter telescope at the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), high in the mountains of Chile, will close the camera's shutter on the final image from the...
Related topics: Polls, Telescopes, Space

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Nasa Obtains Detailed Images Of Near-earth Asteroid To Understand Orbit [photo]

NASA is one step closer to understanding the nature of a near-Earth asteroid with the help of radar images obtained of the rock with the combined efforts of the space agency and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Related topics: NASA, Space, Asteroids, Science Photos

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Upwind Wind Plants Can Reduce Flow To Downwind Neighbors

New National Science Foundation and Department of Energy-funded research highlights a previously unexplored consequence of the global proliferation of wind energy facilities: a wake effect from upwind facilities that can reduce the energy production...

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Accident At Antarctica’s Mcmurdo Station Claims Lives Of Two Technicians

An accident at Antarctica’s McMurdo Station has claimed the lives of two technicians, the Guardian is reporting. The National Science Foundation (NSF) reported this week that two fire-suppression technicians had been dispatched to the...
Related topics: Antarctica (science)

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Chaminade University Adds Data Science Major

Chaminade University said it will add data science to its list of majors, beginning in the fall of 2019. Chaminade said the program is the first of its kind in Hawaii and was started with funding support by the National Science Foundation. “The...

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A $7,000 'disaster Suitcase' Could Provide Internet Access To Rural Areas And Places Hit By Natural...

Internet connectivity can fail when natural disasters strike, and it is not available in some rural areas to begin with. Since early 2017, Mozilla and the National Science Foundation have partnered for the Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society...

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Vla Sky Survey Reveals First 'orphan' Gamma Ray Burst

Astronomers comparing data from an ongoing major survey of the sky using the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) to data from earlier surveys likely have made the first discovery of the afterglow of a powerful gamma...
Related topics: Polls, Space, Scientific Discoveries

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Us Government Is Spending More Than $1 Million To Train 24 Stem Teachers In ‘social Justice’

Drexel University is training 24 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics undergrads in “social justice,” thanks to a $1,009,762 grant awarded by the National Science Foundation. The project’s aim is to prepare...

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Mit Selected As Ninth Nsf Innovation Corps Node; Set To Serve The New England Region

MIT has been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as an Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Node, and awarded $4.2 million in order to develop programs and resources that will accelerate the translation of fundamental research to practical...

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Writing Code For A More Skilled And Diverse Stem Workforce

This summer, 20 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) undergraduates funded by the National Science Foundation came to Brookhaven Lab for a new three-week workshop to develop their scientific computing skills for solving...
Related topics: Mathematics

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Nyu Scientists Part Of New Software Institute Aimed At Making Discoveries In High-energy Physics

NYU will be part of the Institute for Research and Innovation in Software for High Energy Physics (IRIS-HEP), a National Science Foundation-backed coalition that will create next-generation cyberinfrastructure to support high-energy physics research.
Related topics: Physics

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Wayne State To Develop Rigorous Computing System To Better Understand Internal Workings Of The...

A research team from Wayne State University's College of Engineering received a nearly $500,000, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a rigorous computing system that will make it easier to understand and analyze the...

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Wayne State To Develop Rigorous Computing System To Better Understand Internal Workings Of The...

A research team from Wayne State University's College of Engineering received a nearly $500,000, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a rigorous computing system that will make it easier to understand and analyze the...

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Nsf Invests In Collaborative Research To Improve Key Crops' Resilience To Higher Temperatures

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center today announced a four-year, $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Plant Genome Research Program, titled, The Role of Meiotic-Stage Non-Coding RNA in the Modulation of Anther & Pollen...
Related topics: Genetics

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