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NSF Dimensions Of Biodiversity Program Announces 13 New Awards
2013-09-30 07:19:20

National Science Foundation The diversity of life on Earth is seemingly endless, yet much still remains to be discovered. With climate change and habitat loss threatening that biodiversity, the challenge of discovery is a race against time. To fill the gaps in understanding our planet's biodiversity, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded 13 grants totaling $25 million in the fourth year of its Dimensions of Biodiversity program. Dimensions of Biodiversity is part of NSF's...

First Coastal Sustainability Grants For Research On World's Most Populated Areas Awarded By NSF
2013-09-30 06:57:06

National Science Foundation In wake of storms such as Hurricane Sandy, grants will lead to better management of coastal environments More than half the world's human population lived in coastal areas in the year 2000; that percentage is expected to rise to 75 percent by 2025. With our large footprint in coastal sands--and in the wake of severe storms such as Hurricane Sandy--how do we co-exist with our coastlines? How do we use them sustainably? A sustainable world is one in which...

New Understanding Of Biological Systems On Regional To Continental Scales Fostered From NSF Grants
2013-09-26 09:50:45

National Science Foundation Macrosystems biology awards support predictive understanding of large-scale biological responses to climate, land-use change Have you looked closely at a local pond, meadow or forest and observed changes in it over time? That's exactly what scientists are trying to do on a larger, regional to continental scale--a macrosystems biology scale. Macrosystems biology might be called biological sciences writ large. To better detect, understand and predict the...

2013-09-25 23:00:32

Dr. Walter Wilczynski in the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at Georgia State University has received a five-year $499,209 National Science Foundation grant to form a Research Coordination Network focused on advancing the field of sociogenomics. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Dr. Walter Wilczynski in the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at Georgia State University has received a five-year $499,209 National Science Foundation grant to form a Research Coordination Network...

Understanding How Humans And The Environment Interact
2013-09-25 09:54:25

National Science Foundation How and why is tea quality vulnerable to changing climate conditions, and how do these changes affect farming communities and land-use strategies? Researchers funded by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) program will use tea production and consumption systems as a case study to explore the complex interactions among human and natural systems. They will look at how links among tea agroecosystems,...

2013-09-20 23:22:21

Canada Goose control company Away With Geese is offering shipping at no charge on orders of six or more goose deterrent units, now through the end of October. Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 Canada Goose control company Away With Geese is offering shipping at no charge to customers who order six or more units from the company, starting today and extending through the entire month of October. There is an Away With Geese goose deterrent unit for every type of landscape,...

2013-09-19 23:22:52

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Regenerative Medicines: Bone and Joint Applications. London (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 INTRODUCTION Regenerative medicine in orthopedic applications is a $2.7 billion per year niche sector in America’s $2.6 trillion per year healthcare system. However, it is a sector of immense interest in terms of technical and medical possibilities. The best analogy to the current state of regenerative therapies in the bone and joint healing...

New Field Of Optogenetics Could Offer Solutions For Cardiac Arrhythmia
2013-09-19 14:05:49

National Science Foundation With a few flicks of a light switch--on-off-on-off--Stanford University's Oscar Abilez is one step closer to changing the lives of millions. Why? Because as a focused speck of light turns on and off in Abilez's lab, a cluster of heart cells begins to expand and contract. He demonstrates that he can control the rhythm of a heart using just light. Currently, 4 million Americans suffer from some degree of cardiac arrhythmia, wherein a person's heart beats too...

2013-09-18 16:27:48

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) was recently awarded more than $900,000 as the result of two separate grant proposals, which were submitted to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) Project Office respectively. Both awards will take effect on October 1, 2013, and the funds will be allocated over the next two years. The awards will enable growth of MAX's research and...

App Puts SEI Data In The Palm Uf users' Hands
2013-09-18 13:28:28

National Science Foundation The National Science Board (NSB) today announced the launch of Science and Engineering Indicators for iPad. The application provides full content of the Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI) 2012--the latest edition available. The biennial SEI report is a comprehensive source of high-quality, quantitative data on the U.S. and international science and technology enterprise. The free SEI app, available as "Science and Engineering Indicators" in the Apple...


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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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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