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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...

2014-05-08 12:29:55

Ranking Member Fattah directs increased funding levels to science, space, and manufacturing priorities in FY 15 bill WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Neuroscience funding was one of several key priorities championed by Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) that received a boost in today's full Appropriations Committee markup of the FY 15 Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) Appropriations Act. As Ranking Member of the CJS Subcommittee, Fattah helped steer more $51.2 billion in net...

2014-04-30 23:14:01

Tom Chestnut promoted to Senior Vice President, Global Food Division; Chandana Kathuria promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer/Lean Program Leader (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Global public health organization NSF International promoted two members of its senior leadership team to Senior Vice President: Mr. Tom Chestnut has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Global Food Division and Ms. Chandana Kathuria has been promoted to Senior Vice...

Nanosponge Disguise Fights Superbug Infections
2014-04-28 03:12:11

[ Watch The Video: Nanosponge Decoy Fights Superbug Infections ] National Science Foundation A good disguise enables the nanosponge to soak up toxins from drug-resistant infections or poisons Our first instinct with infection in the body is often to find it and get rid of it! But, engineer Liangfang Zhang had another idea. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Zhang and his team at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), have created a nanosponge to...

Rocky Mountain National Park
2014-04-22 07:07:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An infestation of bark beetles is killing trees in the mountains across the western US. The beetles all reproduce in the inner bark of the trees, though they kill the trees in different ways. For example, the mountain pine beetle attacks and kills live trees, while other species live in dead, weakened or dying trees. In fact, more than 3.4 million acres of pine trees in Colorado alone have fallen to the mountain pine beetle....

Images From Around The World Provided By ISON Comet Photography Contest Winners
2014-04-16 12:38:31

National Science Foundation Seven photographers from around the globe received awards for their stunning images of comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) at the Northeast Astronomy Forum held at Rockland Community College today. The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Astronomical Sciences, Astronomy magazine and Discover magazine co-sponsored the photo contest with three categories for entry: 1) Cameras and tripods without the use of tracking or telescopes; 2) Piggyback cameras riding...

2014-04-16 12:29:59

PLYMOUTH, Minn., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The world of laboratory animal handling just became a great deal safer thanks to an ergonomically designed biological cabinet design from NuAire. These next-generation units have already received approval from the NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) and are ANSI 49 Listed. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/CG03881-a NuAire, a manufacturer of ergonomic laboratory equipment based in Plymouth, MN, is known for its innovative...

miami florida could know as early as 2020 how high sea level will go in the next century
2014-04-15 05:30:37

National Science Foundation City could know as early as 2020 how high sea level will go in the next century Miami could know as early as 2020 how high sea levels will rise into the next century, according to a team of researchers including Florida International University scientist Rene Price. Price is also affiliated with the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site, one of 25 such NSF LTER sites in ecosystems from...

What Lives In The Deepest Part Of The Ocean?
2014-04-11 11:44:48

National Science Foundation "Telepresence" capability will bring mysteries of The Deep to the computer screen A team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will use the world's only full-ocean-depth, hybrid, remotely-operated vehicle, Nereus, and other advanced technology to find out. They will explore the Kermadec Trench at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. The trench, located off New Zealand, is the fifth deepest trench in the world. Its maximum depth is...


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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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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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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