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NSF awards $6.4 million grant to Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research drylands site

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 06:00

To discover how environmental change is affecting dryland ecosystems, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a five-year, $6.4 million grant in new support of the Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site in central New Mexico.

The location is one of 28 NSF LTER sites in ecosystems from deserts to salt marshes, coral reefs to forests.

A main goal of the Sevilleta LTER site is understanding how and why dryland ecosystems change over time. Sevilleta ...
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Face Blindness study sheds light on typical brain function

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 00:00

Behavioral and brain imaging data reveal new details about how facial recognition works in the brain
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Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 22:10

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Statement: July 20 NSF headquarters evacuation

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 11:18

On July 20, a suspicious package incident resulted in the evacuation of National Science Foundation (NSF) headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. At 10:37 a.m., federal and local emergency responders cleared the incident and NSF headquarters resumed business as normal.

NSF extends its thanks to the Alexandria Police Department, the Alexandria Fire Department and the Federal Protective Service for their quick and efficient response, and for ensuring the safety of the agency’s ...
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Scientists use satellites to measure vital underground water resources

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:00

The availability of water from underground aquifers is vital to the basic needs of more than 1.5 billion people worldwide.

In recent decades, however, the over-pumping of groundwater, combined with drought, has caused some aquifers to permanently lose their essential storage capacity.

With the hope of providing better tools to water resource managers to keep aquifers healthy, scientists funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and affiliated with Arizona State ...
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Scientists fly above wildfires this summer to clarify chemistry of smoke

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 10:00

On August 11, 2018, the WE-CAN team will host a research aircraft media event at the Boise Airport, featuring two aircraft: the NSF/NCAR C-130 and the University of Wyoming King Air.

This summer, a four-engine cargo plane laden with scientists and sophisticated equipment will make flights straight into hazy smoke from Western wildfires.

The flights will be the largest, most ...
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Advanced Technological Education (ATE)

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 11:08

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