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2014-12-16 08:41:17

Implementation of the First Automated System for Submitting spam to the CRTC's Spam Reporting Centre MONTREAL, Dec.

2014-12-15 12:25:47

New industry standard addresses removal of 15 additional contaminants from drinking water ADA, Mich., Dec.

mathematics
2014-12-05 05:00:06

New NSF funding opportunity will advance research on improving student success in mathematics in the first two years of college.

Grants Awarded To Advance Fundamental Ebola Research
2014-12-05 03:39:59

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the first of a number of rapid response grants to advance fundamental Ebola research.

2014-12-04 23:01:50

New research, led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, demonstrates for the first time that an increase in greenhouse gas concentrations thousands of years ago was a key factor in

Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station
2014-12-01 17:14:40

Lockheed Martin subcontractor Thomas Lawrence Atkins died at the South Pole this weekend.

2014-12-01 08:31:58

Funding will support work on sustained delivery of antibiotics to the eye SALT LAKE CITY, Dec.

More Than 40 Years Supporting US Robotics Research Celebrated By NSF
2014-11-25 03:56:55

The fundamental research in computing and engineering that enabled robotics to develop in the US has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) since its inception.

Cornell grad physicists
2014-11-22 06:08:03

NSF-funded grad students, scientists publish research, play role in Interstellar's black hole imagery.

2014-11-18 23:08:43

A+ Secure Packaging, a leading custom contract packaging company for pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, dietary supplements and more, announced today that its LaVergne facility has been awarded NSF


Latest National Science Foundation Reference Libraries

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National Radio Astronomy Observatory -- The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is a research facility of the U.S. National Science Foundation. They provide state-of-the-art radio telescope facilities for use by the scientific community. They conceive, design, build, operate and maintain radio telescopes used by scientists from around the world. Scientists use their facilities to study virtually all types of astronomical objects known, from planets and comets in our own Solar...

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National Solar Observatory -- The National Solar Observatory (NSO) has its primary headquarters in Tucson. NSO telescopes on Kitt Peak include the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope Facility containing the world's three largest solar telescopes (1.6-meter main and two 0.9-meter auxiliaries), along with the Vacuum Telescope and the Razdow small solar patrol telescope. The National Solar Observatory also operates telescopes at Sacramento Peak, New Mexico, that include the Vacuum Tower...

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Cerro Tololo Observatory -- astronomical observatory located on Cerro Tololo peak, Chile, with offices in La Serena, about 40 mi (64 km) to the west. Funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), it is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), which also operates such other major national observatories as the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona. The principal instrument is a 158-in. (4-m) reflecting telescope, the largest in the...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Kitt Peak Observatory -- astronomical observatory located southwest of Tucson, Ariz.; it was founded in 1958 under contract with the National Science Foundation and is administered by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy. Its principal instrument is the Mayall 158-in. (4-m) reflector. The observatory's equipment also includes 84-in. (2.1 m), 50-in. (1.3-m), 36-in. (0.9-m), and 16-in. (0.4-m) reflecting telescopes as well as a planned 3.5-m telescope. Used for wide...

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Arecibo Observatory -- The Arecibo Observatory is part of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC), a national research center operated by Cornell University under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF is an independent federal agency whose aim is to promote scientific and engineering progress in the United States. NSF funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. Additional support is provided by the National...

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