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NSF awards $61 million in new projects to enhance understanding of STEM education and workforce development

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 14:00

To continue to achieve nationwide excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and workforce development, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested $61 million in new awards.

The awards, made through the NSF Education and Human Resources Directorate (EHR) Core Research Program (ECR), focus on projects that help the educational community understand, explain and address challenges in STEM learning and participation. EHR funded a total of 67 ...

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Plane carrying Buzz Aldrin lands in New Zealand

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 13:14

The plane carrying Buzz Aldrin out of Antarctica has reached Christchurch, New Zealand.

A Safair cargo aircraft touched down at Christchurch International Airport at approximately 4:25 a.m. (local time) on Dec. 2.

Aldrin was one of the two men who first walked on the lunar surface as part of the Apollo 11 lunar mission.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) agreed to provide a humanitarian medical-evacuation flight for Aldrin from its Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station ...

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National Science Foundation evacuates patient from Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 01:35

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has agreed to provide a humanitarian medical evacuation flight for an ailing visitor from its Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station to McMurdo Station on the Antarctic coast and then to New Zealand.

The patient is Buzz Aldrin, who, in 1969, became one of the first men to walk on the Moon, as part of the two-man lunar landing crew of Apollo 11.

The request to NSF, which manages the U.S. Antarctic Program, came on Dec. 1 (local time, U.S. ...

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Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to Congress - September 2016

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 17:45

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Document Number: oig17001

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Advancing the science of cybersecurity

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:59

Cyberattacks on corporations, agencies, national infrastructure and individuals have exposed the fragility and vulnerability of the internet and networked systems. Achieving truly secure cyberspace requires addressing both the technical vulnerabilities in systems, as well as those that arise from human behaviors and choices.

Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced $76 million in research grants through its Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program to study the ...

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LIGO begins next search for gravitational waves

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 11:47

Statement from National Science Foundation Director France Córdova regarding news that, after a series of upgrades, researchers have reactivated the twin detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), and resumed the search for ripples in the fabric of space and time known as gravitational waves.

"The last time scientists from the NSF-funded Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) searched for ...

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NSF celebrates the life of former director Erich Bloch

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 18:06

The National Science Foundation (NSF) mourns the passing of Erich Bloch, who served as the agency's eighth director. Bloch died at his home on Friday, Nov. 26, at age 91.

Bloch served a full six-year term as director, from 1984 to 1990. He was a strong advocate for research and championed funding for high-risk, revolutionary projects. He played an integral role supporting the National Science Foundation Network (NSFNET), a "network of networks" that gave rise to today's internet. ...

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New study reveals that West Antarctica's largest glacier may have started retreating as early as the 1940s

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 17:00

The present-day thinning and retreat of Pine Island Glacier, one of the largest and fastest shrinking glaciers of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, may have already been underway as early as the 1940s, according to findings from an international research team led by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), whose fieldwork was facilitated by the National Science Foundation (NSF) via the agency's U.S. Antarctic Program.

The findings were reported in this week's issue of the journal ...

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$4.7 million to better harness large data for social, behavioral, economic sciences research

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 14:21

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded 15 grants totaling $4.7 million to further develop user-friendly, next-generation data resources that can help advance research in the social, behavioral and economic sciences.

For three years, NSF's Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) Directorate has actively encouraged research communities to envision large-scale data resources and invest in teams and capabilities to develop them. The new grants -- supporting five new ...

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