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In support of the Federal Big Data Research and Development Strategic Plan

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 15:25

"NSF has been a leader in supporting fundamental research and development in data analysis methods, techniques and tools that enhance the benefits brought to us by the data and information revolution," said France Córdova, NSF director. "The Federal Big Data Research and Development Strategic Plan lays out opportunities for further collaboration among Federal agencies, academia, government and industry that will catalyze a Big Data innovation ecosystem and harness the ...

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NSB elects new leadership

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 15:00

For the first time in National Science Foundation (NSF) history, women hold the positions of director and National Science Board (NSB) chair, and vice chair. During its May meeting, the board, which serves as the governing body for NSF, elected Maria Zuber, vice president for research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as chair and Diane Souvaine, vice provost for research at Tufts University, as vice chair. They replace Dan Arvizu and Kelvin ...

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Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*)

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 13:17

Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*)

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 13:17

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Soldier scientists inventing lighter bullet proof vests, and more

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 00:00

It's "boots on the ground" in this Harvard lab where the researchers are on a mission to protect U.S. troops on the battlefield

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Scientific visualizations heat up new documentary that helps explain sun’s strange phenomena

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 17:51

The National Science Foundation (NSF), the supercomputer company Cray Inc., and Sens. Bill Nelson of Florida and Gary Peters of Michigan invite members of the media to attend a special screening of the documentary "Solar Superstorms" May 25 at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

High-velocity jets, fiery tsunamis that reach up to 100,000 kilometers and rising loops of electrified gas -- NSF and Cray Inc. ask what's driving these strange phenomena that take place on ...

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President Obama honors nation's leading scientists and innovators

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 12:18

The White House has awarded medals to the latest recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation -- the nation's highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology. 

"Science and technology are fundamental to solving ...

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Federal science and engineering funding for academic institutions sees first increase in five years

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 14:55

Federal agencies obligated $30.8 billion to 996 academic institutions for science and engineering (S&E) activities in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, the most recent year for which such information is available, a 6 percent increase over the previous year and the first increase in such funding since FY2009.

In current dollars, federal S&E obligations to academic institutions fell by $1.8 billion between FY2012 and FY2013, then increased by $1.7 billion between FY2013 and FY2014, ...

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The National Science Foundation Strategic Framework for Investments in Graduate Education FY2016-FY2020

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 18:50

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Kilauea: Up close and personal with red hot science!

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 00:00

This geologist has been taking whatever Kilauea and other active volcanoes dish out for decades, gathering extensive data on eruptions

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