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2014-06-01 02:40:19

Marlene Cimons, National Science Foundation Researchers study water cycle and cloud formation and design computer algorithm models to understand impact In the past, many atmospheric scientists believed that pollen particles probably had a negligible effect on climate because they were so big. In recent years, however, as they began to realize that pollen particles were not as sturdy as they once thought, they have been rethinking their old assumptions. "Pollen can rupture and...

2014-05-29 23:19:32

Restore Tools, the developer of a number of popular data recovery solutions, announces the recent release of a big update for Lotus Notes Restore Toolbox, a powerful solution for restoring the contents of damaged *.NSF files. Featuring a completely new core and countless improvements, the tool is a perfect choice for anyone who wants to know how to restore damaged Lotus Notes data. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Restore Tools releases a largely updated version of Lotus Notes Restore...

2014-05-29 12:22:38

Report Developed by the Ecological Community Highlights Priority Research Areas WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental scientists and synthetic biologists have for the first time developed a set of key research areas to study the potential ecological impacts of synthetic biology, a field that could push beyond incremental changes to create organisms that transcend common evolutionary pathways. The Synthetic Biology Project at the Wilson Center and the...

2014-05-29 08:24:02

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Linde Process Plants, Inc. (LPP) announced that it will exhibit and speak at the 12(th) World LNG Series - Americas Summit, June 3-4, 2014. The event brings together Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) buyers and suppliers from around the world to serve as a forum for industry updates and opportunities. This year's conference will be held at the Westin Riverwalk San Antonio Hotel. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130530/NY23246LOGO-b...

Waste Methane Turned Into Biodegradable Plastic
2014-05-28 03:11:06

National Science Foundation Scientists are making PHA (a biodegradable polymer similar to the polypropylene used in yogurt containers) from waste methane What if we could make the Great Pacific Garbage Patch just disappear? What if plastics didn't accumulate in our landfills? What if we could reduce greenhouse gas emissions while replacing up to 30 percent of the world's plastics with a biodegradable substitute? Researchers have tried for decades to achieve these goals. One approach...

NSF Has Helped To Start Thousands Of Research Projects With Real-world Applications
2014-05-20 16:37:58

Aaron Dubrow, National Science Foundation NSF’s Industry and University Cooperative Research program pays big dividends for science and engineering Archimedes didn't invent the lever, but he explained the principles that underlie the tool. Likewise, the National Science Foundation (NSF) didn't originate the idea of using funding as a fulcrum, but with the Industry and University Cooperative Research (I/UCRC) program, the agency has discovered an effective model for financing emerging...

Making Nanotechnology More Practical For Industrial-scale Manufacturing
2014-05-20 03:50:18

[ Watch The Video: The Assembly Line Of The Future ] National Science Foundation NSF's Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing proves good test bed for large-scale nanomanufacturing designs There's no shortage of ideas about how to use nanotechnology, but one of the major hurdles is how to manufacture some of the new products on a large scale. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst chemical engineer Jim Watkins and...

New Updated Data Tool Shows How States Are Doing In Science
2014-05-16 03:09:05

National Science Foundation The newly updated, online, interactive state data tool allows policymakers, educators and other users to discern trends in education, science and research in each of the 50 states. This free resource supplements the state data in the 2014 Science and Engineering Indicators report, the premier source of information and analysis of the nation's position in science and engineering education and research. The biennial report is published by the National Science...

Igniting Passion For Science For Students
2014-05-15 03:22:01

Marlene Cimons, National Science Foundation Environmental scientists connect with community colleges and diverse communities to engage in STEM topics Environmental scientists Todd and Susannah Sandrin both want to ignite students' passion for science. But they are using different approaches and age groups to get there. Susannah Sandrin works with fourth graders and their parents, trying to discover how gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic status of families influence children's...

2014-05-13 23:02:32

Global public health organization NSF International urges pool owners to follow these five steps to prevent drowning and injury. Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 View video: Five Steps to a Safer Pool and Spa This Summer Last year, more than 200 children ages 1-14 drowned in a swimming pool or spa, and three out of four were under the age of 5.(1) To prevent injuries at your pool or spa this summer, follow these five simple tips from public health organization NSF International. You can...


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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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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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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.