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National Science Foundation Awards Third Round Of Grants To Advance Digitization Of Biodiversity Collections
2013-07-25 11:46:13

National Science Foundation Funding will shed light on "dark data," and integrate organizmal, vocal, fossil, and ecological information Over centuries of discovery, the diversity of life on Earth has been documented in numerous ways. Records of that biodiversity are, however, often obscured in varied and distinct natural history collections, making accessing the information a difficult task. The National Science Foundation (NSF), through its Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity...

2013-07-23 08:23:48

Pulsair Systems liquid mixing process has been tested and certified by NSF International to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 for use in potable water systems. BELLEVUE, Wash., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Pulsair Systems, a supplier of the fastest and most energy efficient potable water mixing systems, today announced that the company's mixing systems are now National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Certified. Pulsair's stainless steel sanitary mixing equipment was tested and certified...

2013-07-17 16:28:09

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consistent with his focus on pushing the Federal government to prioritize its investment in and commitment to neuroscience, in today's Full Committee markup of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies bill, Ranking Member Chaka Fattah (D-PA), with bipartisan support, successfully shepherded $13.8 million in funding to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for new investments in cognitive science and neuroscience...

2013-07-10 12:28:09

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Michael Wolf today presented a nearly $6.6 million grant to The Pennsylvania State University that will help fund projects ranging from cancer and hepatitis B research to smoking cessation. The Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) Program funds grants for health research with the purpose of discovering new scientific knowledge to help improve the health of all...

2013-07-10 08:28:52

NSF International Tests Products for banned substances and contaminants MIAMI LAKES, Fla., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fuse Science, Inc. (OTCQB: DROP) (www.fusescience.com), a consumer products and delivery technology company that is developing new, patent-pending technologies poised to redefine how consumers receive energy, medicines, vitamins and minerals, announced today its ElectroFuse® (Lot#EF3126-1) and PowerFuse® (Lot# PF3141-1) have earned NSF International's Certified...

2013-07-08 08:30:47

National Science Foundation Director of Engineering Education Dr. Theresa Maldonado Keynotes Launch for 16 Summer Programs Building a Model for the Rest of the Country BROOKLYN, N.Y., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to evidence that the United States is falling behind other countries in preparing youngsters in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-and to President Barack Obama's recent call for "an all-hands on deck approach to...

2013-06-27 23:19:51

Cardiac diagnostic imaging company to continue development of analysis software that produces quantified, three-dimensional views of the heart. (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 CardioWise, Inc. has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Phase IB Small Business Innovation Research grant of $30,000 to continue the development and commercialization of a non-invasive analysis method for detection of heart disease. This award follows and builds on the successful achievement of milestones in a Phase...

2013-06-27 08:23:11

- $225,000 Awarded to Develop the Technology for a Microbial Approach to Catechin Production - IRVINE, Calif., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex Corp.(®) (OTCBB: CDXC), an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary, science-based solutions and ingredients to the dietary supplement, food & beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, announced today it has been awarded a $225,000 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant by the...

2013-06-24 11:35:55

Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope (LCOGT) announced this week that Dr. Todd Boroson has accepted the role of Director effective August 1, 2013. Dr. Boroson will replace Wayne Rosing, Founder and President, and Tim Brown, Science Director. Dr. Boroson has served the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) for the last 24 years as director, deputy director and currently as astronomer. NOAO, primarily funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), operates observatories at Kitt...

2013-06-19 23:03:12

Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards Offer Opportunity to Transform Teacher Preparation and Support San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 The California STEM Learning Network (CSLNet) today released a new research paper calling for significant changes in how teachers are taught in order to meet the demands of the new Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. The report, released today at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Summit in Austin, Texas, recommends...


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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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