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Eric Mazur presents an interactive demonstration
2014-07-20 09:59:54

National Science Foundation (NSF) Sustained investment in 'peer instruction' leads to wide-scale use of innovative teaching practice in undergraduate physics education and a Minerva Prize for NSF-funded physicist Eric Mazur In May, the Minerva Academy named Harvard University physicist Eric Mazur the inaugural recipient of its $500,000 Minerva Prize for Advancements in Higher Education. In particular, the announcement recognized Mazur's dedicated role in the development of an...

2014-07-16 08:22:43

QUÉBEC, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - After 30 years of R&D efforts and the continuous improvement of its compact biofiltration technologies for the onsite wastewater treatment industry, Premier Tech Aqua (PTA), a Business Unit of the Environmental Technologies Group of Premier Tech, announces today that it has achieved a breakthrough and proudly launches its recently NSF International certified Ecoflo Coco Filter. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140716/127447)...

2014-07-08 08:35:52

New Crowdsourcing Initiative Will Harden Open Source Software Through Better Automated Analysis of Code ITHACA, N.Y., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GrammaTech, Inc., a leading maker of tools that improve and accelerate software development, today announced the launch of a new crowdsourcing initiative, Annotations for All, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Annotations for All is an initiative that will improve software development by encouraging developer crowdsourcing...

2014-07-01 23:04:36

The innovative AVTMax™ achieves 99.7% amalgam retention efficiency in testing by NSF International, complying with rigid dental equipment requirements and Best Management Practices. Eastlake, Ohio (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The Apavia® AVTMax™ amalgam separator recently received ISO 11143:2008 certification from the public health and safety organization NSF International, meeting Best Management Practices (BMPs) and exhibiting over 99% removal efficiency. “Required and regulated by...

Stampede Supercomputer Powers Innovations In Materials Science
2014-06-30 03:22:05

Aaron Dubrow, National Science Foundation Cornell University researchers are using the Stampede supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center to help explain a nanoscale mystery: How can a colloidal gel--a smart material with promise in biomedicine--maintain its stability? Colloidal gels are comprised of microscopic particles suspended in a solvent. They form networks of chained-together particles that support their own weight under gravity. For this reason, the soft solids form...

2014-06-25 12:22:32

General Dynamics-built radio telescope antennas give scientists a microscopic view of the universe that is thousands of light years away. NEWTON, N.C., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies, a part of General Dynamics C4 Systems, will build and install a 100-ton, 12-meter (40-foot), submillimeter-wavelength radio telescope antenna for the new Large Latin American Millimeter Array (LLAMA) observatory. The LLAMA project is a joint venture between...

Researchers Demonstrate Autonomous Vehicle They Developed
2014-06-25 03:13:33

National Science Foundation Carnegie Mellon researchers bring NSF-funded autonomous vehicle to D.C. to show promise of driverless cars In the coming decades, we will likely commute to work and explore the countryside in autonomous, or driverless, cars capable of communicating with the roads they are traveling on. A convergence of technological innovations in embedded sensors, computer vision, artificial intelligence, control and automation, and computer processing power is making this...

2014-06-25 04:21:32

NCSA Centralizes Illinois Campus Cluster Program Storage Resources to Enable Cost Effective, Multiple Department Access, While Maintaining Supercomputing-level Performance LEIPZIG, Germany, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) 2014 News Facts -- By leveraging advanced computing to accelerate scientific discovery, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), located at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,...

2014-06-24 23:14:41

There are several common mistakes in ANDA submissions that can be avoided to ensure speedy approval. Learn what those mistakes are and what to do about them on July 15 at the FDAnews webinar led by 30-year industry expert Dr. Andy Papas, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at NSF Health Sciences Pharma Biotech. Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Expedite Your FDA Generic Drug Approval: Deliver Flawless ANDAs the First Time **FDAnews Webinar** July 15, 2014 — 1:30 p.m. – 3:00...

Maker Movement Shines Spotlight On 'Do It Yourself' Design And Manufacturing
2014-06-17 03:25:48

National Science Foundation Engineering is enjoying a moment, thanks to the maker movement, a cultural phenomenon that encourages everyday citizens to design, build and create. "Making encompasses everything from electronics and robotics to woodworking and traditional arts and crafts," says Pramod Khargonekar, assistant director for Engineering at the National Science Foundation (NSF), "and the movement is poised to change the way we think about engineering--from where it happens to...


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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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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...

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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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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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