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2013-11-04 23:26:58

Canada Goose deterrent company Away With Geese’s new product, the ‘Sports Cage’ secures the Sports Unit from vandalism. The two products together get rid of Canada Geese from any public area, while also averting theft and vandalism of the unit. (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 Canada Goose deterrent company Away With Geese has a new product: the Sports Cage. The Sports Cage protects the Sports Unit, a unit designed to avert theft in public spaces, from vandalism. The two together get rid...

2013-10-30 23:03:27

Researchers awarded National Science Foundation grant to develop new device that identifies healthy sperm cells, potentially helping couples to conceive. Worcester, MA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 The World Health Organization estimates more than 70 million couples worldwide are unable to conceive each year, with close to a third of those cases attributable solely to issues with male fertility—including low sperm count and low sperm motility (a limited ability to swim). Now, with recently...

Manufacturing Technologies Brought To Middle-school Classrooms
2013-10-30 10:27:35

National Science Foundation Virginia engineering design academy is outgrowth of National Science Foundation-funded project A partnership among the University of Virginia's (UVa) Schools of Education and Engineering and the Charlottesville Public Schools has led to the launch of Buford Engineering Design Academy, a laboratory school for advanced manufacturing. In conjunction with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 30, National Science Foundation (NSF) leaders, UVa faculty and UVa and...

2013-10-28 23:23:19

Scientists have fingerprinted a distinctive atmospheric wave pattern high above the Northern Hemisphere that can foreshadow the emergence of summertime heat waves in the United States more than two weeks in advance. The new research, led by scientists at NCAR, could potentially enable forecasts of the likelihood of U.S. heat waves 15-20 days out, giving society more time to prepare for these often-deadly events. BOULDER, CO (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 Scientists have fingerprinted a...

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...

2013-10-21 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,...


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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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