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Comet ISON Photo Contest NSF
2013-10-28 15:49:05

[ Watch the Video: Get Ready For The Comet ISON Photo Contest ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The National Science Foundation (NSF), along with Astronomy and Discover magazines are offering $2,500 to whomever takes the best photo of Comet ISON. Contest organizers said they are asking photographers to get a creative shot of the highly anticipated comet this fall, starting now through January 15, 2014. “We challenge photographers, amateur and professional, to...

NSF Funds $14.5 Million In Grants To Improve Geosciences Cyberinfrastructure
2013-10-28 12:27:05

National Science Foundation Awards foster better data accessibility on research topics, from the sun to the center of the Earth Imagine a world with unlimited access to scientific data in any field, where researchers can plot data from any source and visualize it any way they'd like, and where they can model results and explore ideas from a desktop, a lab or the field. EarthCube aims to make that vision a reality. EarthCube is a National Science Foundation (NSF) effort to create a...

NSF Announces More Than $49 Million In Sustainable Chemistry, Engineering And Materials Science Awards
2013-10-25 13:39:03

National Science Foundation From waste prevention to energy-efficient design to safer manufacturing processes and substitutes for rare natural resources, sustainability considerations are key to meeting projected global needs and encouraging a safer tomorrow. It is likely then that National Chemistry Week 2013 would choose a theme of "Energy: Now and Forever! Exploring chemistry and energy with a focus on sustainable resources." This is a good opportunity for the National Science...

NSF, NIH, USDA And NASA Fund Development Of Robots That Collaborate With Humans For Enhanced Productivity
2013-10-24 09:49:20

National Science Foundation The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and NASA, today announced new investments totaling approximately $38 million for the development and use of robots that cooperatively work with people to enhance individual human capabilities, performance and safety. These mark the second round of funding awards made through the National Robotics Initiative (NRI) launched...

2013-10-23 12:29:05

Collaboration will Accelerate the Commercialization of Promising Medical Innovations SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- InCube Labs, a life sciences research lab focused on developing and commercializing medical breakthroughs, today announced it has entered into an agreement with the Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials (ERC-RMB). The ERC-RMB is funded by the National Science Foundation and led by North Carolina Agricultural and...

2013-10-21 23:28:54

Canada Goose deterrent company Away With Geese will be an exhibitor at the 2013 GIE+EXPO in Louisville October 24-25th. Louisville, Kentucky (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 Canada Goose deterrent company Away With Geese will be an exhibitor at the 2013 GIE+EXPO at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, October 24th-25th for the second year. The GIE+EXPO (Green Industry & Equipment Expo) showcases lawn and garden products, landscape maintenance, outdoor leisure products,...

2013-10-21 23:23:13

A new NSF-backed program at Bucknell University will give some incoming STEM majors unprecedented access to undergraduate research opportunities. The program will place an emphasis on recruiting and retaining women and underrepresented students. Lewisburg, PA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 As both a chemistry professor and the dean of Bucknell University's College of Arts and Sciences, George Shields has seen the spark in the eyes of student researchers on the brink of discovery....

National Science Foundation Awards $32 Million In Hazards Sustainability Grants
2013-10-21 09:08:38

National Science Foundation Scientists will study ways of predicting and responding to hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, wildfires Sandy: the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season and the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history. Damage estimates from the storm surpass $68 billion, a total exceeded only by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. With Sandy's one-year anniversary--October 29th--on the horizon, how do scientists better...

Scientists Begin Major Project To Study Ocean Circulation
2013-10-18 16:27:27

National Science Foundation In an effort to study the circulation of ocean waters, a key component of the global climate system, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $16 million in grants over the next five years to oceanographers at Duke University, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the University of Miami. The scientists will deploy a new observing system in the sub-polar region of the North Atlantic Ocean. The five-year effort is part of the U.S.-led...

2013-10-11 13:09:04

NSF grant will help University of Houston researchers measure data more quickly A 10-fold leap forward in Internet bandwidth connectivity will allow researchers at the University of Houston to more quickly upload and crunch data. Online classes could become far more engaging and interactive. Deniz Gurkan, associate professor of computer engineering technology in the College of Technology, has received a $900,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to upgrade campus cyber...


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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...

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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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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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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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