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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...

2014-06-14 23:02:43

Scottsdale Community College and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are funding the inaugural AMP Summer Math Camp at Grand Canyon University, June 22-26. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) June 14, 2014 Scottsdale Community College and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are funding the inaugural Arizona Mathematics Partnership (AMP) Summer Math Camp at Grand Canyon University, June 22-26. More than 100 middle-school students from six school districts throughout the Valley will participate in...

2014-06-13 23:00:23

Three pioneering Stevens faculty, Samantha Kleinberg, Antonio Nicolosi and Wendy Wang, all from the Department of Computer Science are recent recipients of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) highly esteemed CAREER grant awards. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) June 14, 2014 Three pioneering Stevens faculty, Samantha Kleinberg, Antonio Nicolosi and Wendy Wang, all from the Department of Computer Science are recent recipients of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) highly esteemed CAREER...

Asteroid 2014 HQ124
2014-06-13 11:15:52

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An asteroid, designated “2014 HQ124” at least 1,200 feet wide on its long axis, passed by Earth on June 8, 2014. It came within 776,000 miles, or approximately three times the distance to the moon. Images captured of the asteroid are some of the most detailed in NASA’s history. The asteroid was first spotted on April 23, 2014 by NASA’s NEOWISE mission. NEOWISE was adapted for capturing infrared light emitted from comets and...

2014-06-12 23:02:11

Arecibo and NASA Scientists using Earth-based radar have produced sharp views of a recently-discovered asteroid as it slid safely past our planet. Taken on June 8, 2014, the new views of asteroid 2014 HQ124 are some of the most detailed images of a near-Earth asteroid ever obtained with Arecibo Observatory and Goldstone Solar System Radar. Arecibo, Puerto Rico (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 On Sunday, June 8, 2014, asteroid 2014 HQ124 safely passed Earth a little over three times the distance from...

Helping Farmers Around The World Fight Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Climate Change
2014-06-10 03:11:03

National Science Foundation Helping farmers around the globe apply more precise amounts of fertilizer nitrogen can combat climate change. That's the conclusion of a study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In the paper, researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) provide an improved prediction of nitrogen fertilizer's contribution to greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural fields. The study uses data from around the world to...

ALMA maser installation team
2014-06-05 03:45:44

National Radio Astronomy Observatory Scientists recently upgraded the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) by installing an ultraprecise atomic clock at ALMA’s Array Operations Site, home to the observatory’s supercomputing correlator. This upgrade will eventually allow ALMA to synchronize with a worldwide network of radio astronomy facilities collectively known as the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). Once assembled, the EHT -- with ALMA as the largest and most...


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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.'