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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
2014-08-10 02:05:44

National Science Foundation Construction of the highly anticipated Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) can begin now that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has finalized funding. To be located in Chile, LSST is a proposed 8-meter wide-field survey telescope that will image the entire visible sky approximately twice per week, providing an unprecedented amount of information while transforming the emerging discipline of data-enabled science. LSST was the highest-ranked ground-based...

New Updated Data Tool Shows How States Are Doing In Science
2014-05-16 03:09:05

National Science Foundation The newly updated, online, interactive state data tool allows policymakers, educators and other users to discern trends in education, science and research in each of the 50 states. This free resource supplements the state data in the 2014 Science and Engineering Indicators report, the premier source of information and analysis of the nation's position in science and engineering education and research. The biennial report is published by the National Science...

2014-03-05 23:31:47

Morf Media Inc. is the global leader in mobile simulation training for Enterprises. Corporate America will be first to take advantage of motivated up-skilled employees that can drive dramatic performance gains using Morf's new mobile platform. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 Arthur Bienenstock, Stanford Professor of Applied Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, and Presidential Advisor for President Obama and President Clinton respectively, will be helping mobile simulation...

Americans Admire Scientists, But Lack Some Basic Knowledge
2014-02-15 05:39:17

[ Watch the Video: Science Knowledge In America ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While most Americans are interested in learning about the most recent scientific advancements and tend to have high opinions of the men and women behind those breakthroughs, they could stand to be somewhat more knowledgeable about the topic itself, a new National Science Foundation (NSF) survey has revealed. Every two years, the NSF collects data as part of its Science and...

US Lead Shrinking In Science And Technology
2014-02-07 10:14:59

National Science Foundation The United States' predominance in science and technology eroded further during the last decade, as several Asian nations--particularly China and South Korea--rapidly increased their innovation capacities. According to a report released today by the National Science Board (NSB), the policy making body of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and an advisor to the President and Congress, the major Asian economies, taken together, now perform a larger share of...

App Puts SEI Data In The Palm Uf users' Hands
2013-09-18 13:28:28

National Science Foundation The National Science Board (NSB) today announced the launch of Science and Engineering Indicators for iPad. The application provides full content of the Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI) 2012--the latest edition available. The biennial SEI report is a comprehensive source of high-quality, quantitative data on the U.S. and international science and technology enterprise. The free SEI app, available as "Science and Engineering Indicators" in the Apple...

Green Projects Approved For NSF Grants
2012-09-26 09:05:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After a comprehensive review process, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected 20 interdisciplinary research teams for grants that will be dedicated to pursuing sustainable energy solutions. The grants are a part of the Sustainable Energy Pathways (SEP) program that was started by the NSF in 2011 and is designed for “developing systems approaches to sustainable energy pathways based on a comprehensive understanding of...

International Teamwork Is Important To Science and Engineering Globalization
2012-08-31 17:15:10

Per NSF report, one in six scientists and engineers in the U.S. collaborate with individuals in other countries International collaboration is a key aspect of the globalization of science and engineering. A recent report and data evaluation released by the National Science Foundation (NSF) showed that one in six scientists and engineers in the United States reported working with individuals in other countries in a given week. International collaboration was more likely to occur among...

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Advanced By National Science Foundation
2012-07-19 11:47:37

With approval from the National Science Board, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Director will advance the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) to the final design stage. This action permits the NSF Director to include funds for LSST construction in a future budget request. To be located in Chile, the LSST is a proposed 8-meter wide-field survey telescope that will survey the entire sky approximately twice per week, delivering a large and comprehensive data set that will transform...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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