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Atmospheric scientists take to the skies to test cloud seeding for snow

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 06:00

Can cloud seeding -- dispersing particles into the air with the aim of increasing precipitation -- increase snowfall? This week, a team of researchers began a cloud-seeding project in southwestern Idaho to answer that question.

Cloud seeding is a process by which artificial ice nuclei, such as silver iodide particles, are released into clouds, either from the air or via ground-based generators.

The Idaho project, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and dubbed ...

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White House honors 19 NSF-supported early-career researchers

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:57

President Obama has named 102 scientists and engineers, including 19 nominated by the National Science Foundation (NSF), as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

PECASE is the U.S. government's highest award for scientists and engineers in the early stages of their research careers and who show the potential for exceptional leadership.

"To enhance our role as a global innovation leader, the United States needs scientists and ...

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Annual Portfolio Review FY 2014

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 17:00

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PDF: https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/publications/2016/nsb1462.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_179

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Investigating the impact of natural and manmade nanomaterials on living things

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 00:00

Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology develops tools to assess current and future risk

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Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology (SGP)

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 20:40

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Document Number: nsf17536

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Federal budget authority for research and development continues upward trend

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 13:18

Federal budget authority for research and development (R&D) rose in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, the third straight year of current dollar increases, according to a new report from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES).

The FY 2016 budget authority total for R&D and R&D plant (facilities and fixed equipment) came to $149 billion in current dollars, up $10.5 billion from the previous year. ...

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STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C)

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 18:09

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