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Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM)

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:27

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Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM)

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 18:27

Astronomers detect ancient signal from first stars in universe

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 14:03

For additional information on this breakthrough, NSF has produced the video
"The birth of the first stars."

For the first time, astronomers have detected a signal from stars emerging in the early universe. Using a radio antenna not much larger than a refrigerator, the researchers discovered that ancient suns were active within 180 million years of the Big Bang.

The astronomers, from ...
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NSF Fiscal Year 2019 budget to advance innovation, infrastructure

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 13:30

The National Science Foundation (NSF) released more detailed information regarding President Donald J. Trump's Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 NSF budget request to Congress.

The FY2019 budget request would represent a $7.47 billion investment in strengthening the nation's economy, security and global leadership through research in cutting-edge science and engineering. At this proposed level of funding, steady with FY2017 ...
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NSF invests $30 million to pursue transformative advances at frontiers of computing and information science

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 11:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces three new Expeditions in Computing awards, each providing $10 million in funding over five years to multi-investigator research teams pursuing large-scale, far-reaching and potentially transformative research in computer and information science and engineering. This year's awards aim to enable game-changing advances in real-time decision making, quantum computing and non-invasive biomedical imaging.

"The Expeditions projects being ...
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Hidden “rock moisture” possible key to forest response to drought

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 15:00

Find related stories on NSF's Critical Zone Observatories webpage.

A little-studied, underground layer of rock may provide a vital reservoir for trees, especially in times of drought, report scientists funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and affiliated with The University of Texas (UT) at Austin and the University of California, Berkeley.

The study, published today ...
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Water rescue robot EMILY gets some help from the sky

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 00:00

Drones, thermal imaging and AI upgrades to improve EMILY for larger scale rescues
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Statement on Award of Cooperative Agreement for Management and Operations of Arecibo Observatory

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:00

Richard Green, director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Astronomical Sciences, and Paul Shepson, director of the NSF Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, issued the following statement.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce that beginning Feb. 22, the University of Central Florida (UCF) will start formal transition activities to take on the operations and management of NSF's Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. NSF is ...
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