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Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL)

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 22:57

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Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL)

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 22:57

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Community College Innovation Challenge names 2016 winners

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 13:50

A team of expert judges has selected Forsyth Technical Community College’s team as first place and Normandale Community College and Virginia Western Community College as tied for second place in the 2016 Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC), which invited teams to propose innovative, research-based solutions to challenges at the nexus of food, energy and water systems.

The National Science ...

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Atmospheric scientists boldly go into the heart of a tornado

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 09:58

This is part 18 in a series on NSF's geosciences risk and resilience interest area. Please see partshttp://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=138996&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click


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Ailing Antarctic personnel transported to safety

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 18:18

Two people stationed at the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station have arrived safely in Punta Arenas, Chile, for medical treatment.

The arrival completes a nine-day, global evacuation operation that NSF coordinated to prioritize the health and safety of station and rescue personnel.

"NSF is committed to supporting scientific exploration -- which often requires researchers and support staff working in some of the most inhospitable places ...

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The National Science Foundation Strategic Framework for Investments in Graduate Education FY 2016 - FY 2020

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 19:35

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Public Comment: This document has been revised from its original version. The updated version was posted on June 21, 2016.


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NSF's Pollinator Portfolio

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 16:35

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Majoring in making

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 15:00

Whether through support for researchers designing new 3-D printing and additive manufacturing technologies or for educators developing new methods for hands-on, exploratory learning, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has contributed significantly to development of the U.S. maker movement.

One NSF-supported researcher at the forefront of this movement is Ben Shapiro, assistant professor of computer science at ATLAS Institute, University of ...

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Researchers discover oldest evidence of 'farming' -- by insects

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 14:42

Scientists have discovered the oldest fossil evidence of agriculture -- not by humans, but by insects.

The team, led by Eric Roberts of James Cook University along with researchers from Ohio University, discovered the oldest known examples of "fungus gardens" in 25 million-year-old fossil termite nests in East Africa. 

The results are published today in the journal PLOS ONE.

Some termite species cultivate fungi in "gardens" in subterranean ...

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Antarctic medical evacuation flight arrives at British Rothera Station

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 14:27

The Twin Otter aircraft flying an Antarctic medical evacuation mission has arrived at the British Antarctic Survey's Rothera Station.

The plane, carrying two patients, arrived at Rothera at approximately 1:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) this afternoon. The plane left the National Science Foundation (NSF) Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in the early morning hours of June 22 EDT.

The aircraft arrived yesterday afternoon at the station, at which point the crew began a ...

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Enabling the future of making

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:00

During the 2016 Week of Making, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded five, new, early-concept grants to enable the future of do-it-yourself technological innovation known as making, and to catalyze new approaches in STEM learning.

NSF’s ...

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The National Science Foundation Strategic Framework for Investments in Graduate Education FY 2016 - FY 2020

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:35

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Antarctic medical evacuation planes reach British station at Rothera

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 14:33

Two Twin Otter aircraft flying an Antarctic medical-evacuation mission have arrived at Rothera, a British Antarctic Survey station on the Antarctic Peninsula, where they will now await favorable weather to fly the roughly 1,500 miles to the National Science Foundation's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.

At Rothera, the aircrews will prepare the aircraft, including equipping them with skis for a landing on snow and ice at the pole. Once the forecast is favorable, one plane will fly ...

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Phytotron facelift facilitates cutting-edge research on plants

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 00:00

NC State Phytotron ready to tackle 21st century challenges of food and energy security

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