Latest National Science Foundation Stories

2013-08-30 23:04:40

Leading provider of server handling solutions for data centers expands into South African market. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 ServerLIFT Corporation proudly announced the signing of a distribution agreement with DataNet, the market-leading ICT infrastructure distribution arm of Pinnacle Africa, a subsidiary of the listed Pinnacle Technology Holdings group (JSE: PNC). This agreement is part of the company’s strategic plan to facilitate leading distribution channels in major...

Milky Way Gas Cloud Creates Multiple Images Of Distant Quasar
2013-08-29 03:49:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Using the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio telescope system, astronomers have for the first time managed to capture an image of a distant quasar split into multiple images due to the effects of a cloud of ionized gas in the Milky Way. While these events were first predicted some four decades ago, the VLBA has managed to obtain the first evidence of their existence. Using the array, the...

Agreement For Research Collaboration With NRAO Green Bank Telescope Signed By AUI And West Virginia University
2013-08-26 14:18:54

National Radio Astronomy Observatory Associated Universities, Inc., (AUI) the organization that manages the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), has signed an agreement with West Virginia University (WVU) to provide dedicated observing time on the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT). Under the agreement, West Virginia University will provide $1 million in financial support for the facility over the next two years. In return, WVU astronomers will get a proportional amount...

ALMA Workers Strike
2013-08-23 12:34:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite its remoteness and unique scientific work environment, the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) observatory is not immune to the disputes between workers and management that affect every other industry. On Thursday, almost 200 workers went on strike over compensation that they say is inadequate considering the unusual demands of working in a remote, high-altitude location. The telescopic array is located in...

2013-08-21 23:21:50

The Therapeutic Research Foundation (TRF), a CT non-profit biotechnology corporation dedicated to charitable purposes, will collaborate with the National Science Foundation-sponsored Quality of Life Technology Center (QoLT) at Carnegie Mellon University and The University of Pittsburgh to establish a comprehensive visual assist system for the blind and people with other visual impairments. Old Saybrook, Connecticut (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 The Therapeutic Research Foundation (TRF), a CT...

Venue Change For NASA's IceBridge Antarctic Operations
2013-08-20 15:03:14

NASA This fall, NASA's Operation IceBridge will base its annual Antarctic campaign out of Antarctica's McMurdo Station, a change from the mission's previous four campaigns that were based in Punta Arenas, Chile. By switching bases of operations, IceBridge will be able to expand its reach by measuring parts of Antarctica previously unavailable to the mission. "Antarctica is a big place and there are many science targets for us to hit," said Tom Wagner, cryosphere program scientist at...

2013-08-08 23:21:19

ETS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Neptune-Benson, is pleased to announce they have been certified as NSF/ANSI Standard 61 compliant for their UV drinking water systems. Coventry, RI (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 ETS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Neptune-Benson, is pleased to announce they have been certified as NSF/ANSI Standard 61 compliant for their UV drinking water systems. NSF/ANSI Standard 61 Drinking Water System Components - Health Effects is the standard that establishes the minimum...

2013-08-01 23:21:06

PMC Group announced the achievement of NSF International listings for a variety of PMC Crystal BAION™ wax blend products, including BAION 2001, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2016. Lansdale, PA (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 PMC Group N.A., Inc. ("PMC") announced the achievement of NSF International listings for a variety of PMC Crystal BAION™ wax blend products, including BAION 2001, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2016. These lubricants are now accepted in Table 10 of the Plastic Pipe Institute (PPI)...

Latest National Science Foundation Reference Libraries

2004-10-19 04:45:40

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...

2004-10-19 04:45:40

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...

2004-10-19 04:45:40

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...

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...

2004-10-19 04:45:40

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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