Latest National Science Foundation Stories

Is The US Becoming One Shade Of Green?
2014-03-12 12:36:02

National Science Foundation Study on lawn care in cities across the country finds similarities, differences important to urban sustainability Boston and Baltimore. Miami and Minneapolis. Phoenix and Los Angeles. Fanned across the United States and in locations from coast to prairie to desert, what do these cities have in common? How their human residents manage that icon of America, the urban lawn, or so hypothesized a team of scientists. However, when they conducted a study...

2014-03-05 23:31:47

Morf Media Inc. is the global leader in mobile simulation training for Enterprises. Corporate America will be first to take advantage of motivated up-skilled employees that can drive dramatic performance gains using Morf's new mobile platform. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 Arthur Bienenstock, Stanford Professor of Applied Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, and Presidential Advisor for President Obama and President Clinton respectively, will be helping mobile simulation...

2014-02-27 23:01:07

Memory Supplement Makers Earn Recertification of NSF Good Manufacturing Practices Madison, WI (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Quincy Bioscience announces that its headquarters, shipping, and manufacturing locations have all been recertified as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facilities registered by NSF International for 2014. Earning GMP registration from NSF International verifies that Quincy Bioscience’s facilities have the proper methods, equipment, facilities, and controls in place...

Adelies Ross Sea ice floes
2014-02-27 05:21:14

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Ross Sea is a major, biologically productive ecosystem in the Antarctic, which "clearly will be extensively modified by future climate change" in the coming decades as longer periods of ice-free open water are created by rising temperatures and changing wind patterns. According to a new paper funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), these ice-free periods affect the life cycles of both predators and prey. The research...

One In Four American Workers Say They Go To Work When Sick
2014-02-21 10:06:51

[ Watch the Video: Many Employees Go To Work Sick ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The world has been a pretty sick place lately, with bird flu and coronavirus continuing to make headlines around the world. With winter in full swing in the US, seasonal flu is also a risk for millions of people around the country. For those who do come down with the flu, often the best practice is to just stay home. However, a new NSF International survey has found that a...

2014-02-20 12:22:43

GreenTECH Program Funded by Three-Year, $1.08 million grant from the National Science Foundation NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MOUSE, a national nonprofit organization that empowers youth to learn, lead and create with technology, in partnership with Solar One, a nonprofit that provides education and resources that create more sustainable urban environments, is pleased to announce the official launch of GreenTECH, a program that provides youth with an opportunity to...

Comet ISON Photography Contest Readies For People's Choice 'Ballots'
2014-02-20 11:35:30

Ivy F. Kupec, National Science Foundation While Comet ISON's appearance close to planet Earth in late November seemed far too short-lived, astro-photographers worldwide were quick on the draw, capturing spectacular images of this dirty ball of ice as it came into our orbit and before it faced its premature demise. The National Science Foundation and Astronomy Magazine/Discover Magazine had teamed up to celebrate Comet ISON's arrival, and sponsored a photography contest from October...

2014-02-18 23:04:54

NJSBDC client, Optimal Solutions, Inc., receives a $225,000 National Science Foundation grant leveraging Big Date for supply chain analytics, developing novel demand forecasting algorithms. These algorithms will use massive quantities of data and enable companies to radically alter the way they plan to meet customer demand. Newark, NJ (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 Optimal Solutions, Inc. (OSI), of Lyndhurst, has received a $225,000National Science Foundation grant with the assistance and...

2014-02-18 12:23:04

Innovative, gravity-fed method with high quality filter meets strict standards for reducing contaminates, ensuring fresh, clean water on-the-go SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genuine Thermos Brand is pleased to announce the newest addition to its line of high quality hydration products. The new Thermos brand Filtration Bottle is geared toward consumers who want to ensure clean and delicious tasting water while on-the-go. This bottle features an innovative gravity-fed...

Americans Admire Scientists, But Lack Some Basic Knowledge
2014-02-15 05:39:17

[ Watch the Video: Science Knowledge In America ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While most Americans are interested in learning about the most recent scientific advancements and tend to have high opinions of the men and women behind those breakthroughs, they could stand to be somewhat more knowledgeable about the topic itself, a new National Science Foundation (NSF) survey has revealed. Every two years, the NSF collects data as part of its Science and...

Latest National Science Foundation Reference Libraries

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...

2004-10-19 04:45:40

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...

2004-10-19 04:45:40

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...

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...

2004-10-19 04:45:40

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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