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  • NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps)
    on June 11, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    I-Corps offers researchers unique opportunities to learn how to turn discoveries into new technologies and to participate in the national innovation ecosystem. More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Professional news media invited to apply to visit jointly funded US and UK research on Antarctic Thwaites Glacier
    on June 7, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration (ITGC) are accepting written proposals from media professionals to visit a "deep-field" camp on the remote Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica in December. [Please see the section below headed "Deep Freeze" for how to apply to cover only the U.S. military's support to the U.S. Antarctic Program. This process is unrelated to the Thwaites Glacier opportunity.] NSF, the UK's Natural ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Statement on NSF and SpaceX Radio Spectrum Coordination Agreement
    on June 5, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    In late May, SpaceX launched its first 60 Starlink satellites into orbit. SpaceX plans to launch a much larger satellite constellation into low-Earth orbit with the goal of providing terrestrial internet service. The operation of these satellites will utilize frequencies that neighbor some radio astronomy assets in the 10.6 - 10.7 GHz band. SpaceX coordinated with NSF and its radio astronomy observatories regarding potential interference from their use of the radio spectrum. After working ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF Prize Competitions
    on June 3, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    NSF welcomes members of the public to help solve science, technology, engineering and math challenges by submitting ideas and solutions for a chance to win prizes. More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Brought to you by NSF
    on June 3, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Every day you encounter something made possible by the National Science Foundation. More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • Astronomers capture first image of a black hole
    on May 21, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) -- a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration -- was designed to capture images of a black hole. Today, in coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers reveal that they have succeeded, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • National Science Foundation announces new Diamond Achievement Award
    on May 9, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    The National Science Foundation has announced a new award -- the NSF Diamond Achievement Award -- which will be presented for the first time to the international team of researchers who recently captured the first-ever image of a black hole. On April 10, in coordinated press conferences across the globe, the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration announced that its planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes, which was forged through international collaboration, had ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • University at Buffalo Critical Conversations
    on April 29, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • NSF press conference on first result from Event Horizon Telescope project
    on April 5, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project and the National Science Foundation (NSF) will hold a press conference to announce a groundbreaking result. What: Press conference on groundbreaking result from the Event Horizon Telescope. Who: NSF Director France Córdova will deliver remarks. A panel of EHT researchers will also ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

  • National Science Foundation names Jennifer Dionne and Mark Braverman its 2019 Alan T. Waterman awardees
    on April 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named materials scientist Jennifer Dionne and computer scientist Mark Braverman the recipients of this year's Alan T. Waterman Award. The Waterman Award annually recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by NSF. Researchers 40 years of age or younger, or up to 10 years post Ph.D., are eligible. This year, two outstanding researchers ... More at This is an NSF News item. […]

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  • 'Power shift' needed to improve gender balance in energy research
    on June 14, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    Women still face significant barriers in forging successful and influential careers in UK energy research, a new high-level report has revealed. […]

  • Small cluster of neurons is off-on switch for mouse songs
    on June 14, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Researchers have isolated a cluster of neurons in a mouse's brain that are crucial to making the squeaky, ultrasonic 'songs' a male mouse produces when courting a potential mate. […]

  • Beyond Queen's stomp-stomp-clap: Concerts and computer science converge in new research
    on June 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    New research suggests how to get large numbers of people engaged in participating during a live performance like a concert -- or a lecture -- and channel that energy for a sustained time period. […]

  • Scientists develop 'mini-brain' model of human prion disease
    on June 14, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Scientists have used human skin cells to create what they believe is the first cerebral organoid system, or 'mini-brain,' for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). CJD is a fatal neurodegenerative brain disease of humans believed to be caused by infectious prion protein. The researchers hope the human organoid model will enable them to evaluate potential CJD therapeutics and provide greater detail about human prion disease subtypes. […]

  • Phantom sensations: When the sense of touch deceives
    on June 14, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Without being aware of it, people sometimes wrongly perceive tactile sensations. A new study shows how healthy people can sometimes mis-attribute touch to the wrong side of their body, or even to a completely wrong part of the body. […]

  • Language-savvy parents improve their children's reading development, study shows
    on June 14, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Parents with higher reading-related knowledge are not only more likely to have children with higher reading scores but are also more attentive when those children read out loud to them. […]

  • Artificial nose identifies malignant tissue in brain tumours during surgery
    on June 14, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    An artificial nose developed in Finland helps neurosurgeons to identify cancerous tissue during surgery and enables the more precise excision of tumors. […]

  • Translating university lectures in multiple languages
    on June 14, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Researchers report a new machine translation system that outputs subtitles in multiple languages for archived university lectures. As countries like China and Japan expand their international student cohort, this system could relax language demands and allow the students to study in their mother tongue. […]

  • Many choices seems promising until you actually have to choose
    on June 13, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    People faced with more options than they can effectively consider want to make a good decision, but feel they're unable to do so, according to the results of a novel study. Despite the apparent opportunities presented by a lot of options, the need to choose creates a 'paralyzing paradox,' according to the authors. 'You want to make a good choice, but feel like you can't.' […]

  • Gut microbes eat our medication
    on June 13, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Researchers have discovered one of the first concrete examples of how the microbiome can interfere with a drug's intended path through the body. Focusing on levodopa (L-dopa), the primary treatment for Parkinson's disease, they identified which bacteria out of the trillions of species is responsible for degrading the drug and how to stop this microbial interference. […]

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