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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...

2014-02-05 23:30:06

Lumetrics uses research to improve inspection of animal tissue used in humans. Rochester, New York (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Even though tissue from animals is often used to manufacture artificial heart valves and other medical organs for the human body, manufacturers often rely on antiquated methods to inspect such tissue. The thickness of this tissue is critical to how these organs function, yet, too often, manufacturers use crude mechanical gauges to measure it. Lumetrics, expanding...

Navy Certification Is Final Step In Alvin Upgrade Project
2014-01-28 11:35:18

National Science Foundation After a three-year overhaul and major upgrade, the United States' deepest-diving research submersible, Alvin, has been cleared to return to work exploring the ocean's depths. The sub has been out of service since December 2010, undergoing a major upgrade, including the replacement of its personnel sphere with a newly fabricated, larger, more capable hull. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) operates the U.S. Navy-owned sub for the National Deep...

2014-01-25 23:03:52

Recovery Toolbox, a software development company that offers a broad range of compact and fast recovery tools for popular software, announces the release of a major update for Lotus Notes Recovery Toolbox, the company’s NSF recovery tool that helps recover the contents of damaged Lotus Notes in a fast and hassle-free manner. The new version of the program features a completely rewritten recovery engine and a host of minor functional improvements. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) January 25, 2014...

2014-01-23 23:01:52

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) has signed an agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to renew its management of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) for five years. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) has signed an agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to renew its management of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) for five years. The award was...

Joint Antarctic School Expedition Sends High-school Students To Chilean Station
2014-01-15 06:40:23

National Science Foundation Three high-school students and a teacher from Wisconsin will participate in a joint pilot program of the US and Chilean Antarctic programs that will send them to a Chilean research station this February for hands-on experience with Antarctic environments and ecosystems research. The US students and teacher, from the Monona Grove, Wisc., school district, will join their Chilean peers--winners of Chile's Antarctic School Fair--in the first Joint Antarctic...

2014-01-14 23:02:47

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a grant to Stevens Institute of Technology to help retain and advance female faculty in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a grant to Stevens Institute of Technology to help retain and advance female faculty in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. ADVANCE Stevens, a $550,000 five year grant, is part of the...

2014-01-10 23:02:47

Stage Set for Final Product Development of Analysis Software That Produces Four-Dimensional Quantitative Views of the Heart Fayetteville, AK (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 CardioWise, Inc. has completed National Science Foundation (NSF) Phase I and IB Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) grants that continued the development and commercialization of a non-invasive analysis method for detection of heart disease. The final report submitted to the NSF in December detailed the research...

2014-01-07 23:02:11

NCAR scientists and partners next week will launch a field project in the tropical Pacific, a remote region that holds a key to understanding worldwide climate. The warm waters fuel huge clusters of thunderstorms that act as a global chimney, lofting gases and particles into the stratosphere and affecting the planet. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Even though few people live in the western tropical Pacific Ocean, these remote waters affect billions of people by shaping climate and...


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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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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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