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2014-08-27 23:12:37

Casey Diekman, assistant professor of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), is helping to gain greater insight into the biological clock that sets the pace for daily life. (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Casey Diekman, assistant professor of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), is helping to gain greater insight into the biological clock that sets the pace for daily life. Evolution has harmonized the behavior of humans and all other...

2014-08-27 12:31:05

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, announced today that researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded $260,810 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund early concept brain research. Fattah is a top appropriator on the subcommittee responsible for funding NSF. The project, "Microetching of the Human Brain," will attempt to create the most comprehensive...

2014-08-26 12:33:16

New NSF I-Corps Node will support the translation of scientific and engineering research into technology for the marketplace LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today that it will provide a multi-million dollar grant to create a hub of innovation that unites public and private institutions throughout Southern California, headquartered at and administered by the University of Southern California, the California...

cloud computing testbeds
2014-08-23 03:00:37

National Science Foundation NSF awards $20 million to two new testbeds to support cloud computing applications and experiments The National Science Foundation (NSF) on Aug. 20 announced two $10 million projects to create cloud computing testbeds--to be called "Chameleon" and "CloudLab"--that will enable the academic research community to develop and experiment with novel cloud architectures and pursue new, architecturally-enabled applications of cloud computing. Cloud computing...

early Eocene sirenian skull
2014-08-20 03:00:17

Marlene Cimons, National Science Foundation Research provides valuable insights for future environmental challenges About 10 million years into the current Cenozoic Era, or roughly 56 million years ago, during a climate that was hot and wet, two groups of mammals moved from land to water. These were the cetaceans, which include whales, dolphins and porpoises, and the sirenians, with its sea cows, manatees and dugongs. Over time, their bodies began to adapt to their new environment....

2014-08-19 12:28:45

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), lead Democrat appropriator for National Science Foundation (NSF) funding and creator of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, which in 2011 called on NSF and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to increase the nation's investments in neuroscience, released the following statement on the National Science Foundation's announcement that they have awarded $10.8 million in Early Concept...

2014-08-18 16:24:19

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) will convene a meeting of scientific society leaders, scientific journal editors, scientists, and government officials in Washington, DC, this December to facilitate a discussion of issues related to increasing public access to scientific data. The daylong meeting, which will be held in association with the annual meeting of AIBS Council, is made possible by a grant from the US...

2014-08-10 23:01:52

Over $530,000 in awarded funds will help WTAMU purchase previously unavailable technology and build institution-wide research infrastructure. Canyon, TX (PRWEB) August 10, 2014 West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) is the recipient of two Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grants totaling more than $530,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The awards represent a major coup for the University, as the NSF receives thousands of applications and only 175 proposals are selected...

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...

2014-08-08 23:00:37

The U.S. Virgin Islands is one of six jurisdictions nation-wide to receive a Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1 award from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) to support Virgin Islands-EPSCoR, which is housed at the University of the Virgin Islands Virgin Islands (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 The U.S. Virgin Islands is one of six jurisdictions nation-wide to receive a Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1...


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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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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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'