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Nanoscience

Tue, 2019-08-20 17:31

Nanoscience is the ability to manipulate atoms and molecules. This fast-moving field is transforming our ability to custom-design objects and processes at sizes smaller than 1/1000th the width of a hair.
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Chemistry & Materials

Thu, 2019-08-08 12:28

Most of what you touch, taste, hear or smell every day in the modern world is the direct or indirect result of research in chemistry or materials science – an effort that never ends.
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NSF awards $250 million to early career researchers

Wed, 2019-08-07 11:00

The National Science Foundation has invested more than $250 million in nearly 700 recipients of the Fiscal Year 2019 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards, one of NSF's most prestigious honors.

Over the next five years, each teacher-scholar will use at least $400,000 in award funds to carry out their proposed plans to advance their field and educate the next generation of researchers. Their research is representative of all areas of ...
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Help NSF get to South by Southwest

Wed, 2019-08-07 09:55

The National Science Foundation needs your help. We have proposed several fascinating panels comprising an all-star cast of NSF-funded scientists, filmmakers, inventors, small business founders and partners for the 2020 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. Now we need your support— and your vote —to get our panels picked.

To ensure we're able to spotlight cutting-edge research, innovation and the men and women who make it happen, please vote for the ...
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Mathematics

Mon, 2019-08-05 17:37

Mathematics is the natural language of science and engineering. It is about numbers, shapes, symmetry, chance, change and much more. Mathematics is deeply interwoven into all of modern life.
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New NSF awards target breakthrough technologies to enhance food security

Tue, 2019-07-23 14:30

Imagine crops that required less water because a "wearable sensor" could "grow" along with a plant and provide more accurate and continuous readings of its hydration. Such a sensor would allow scientists to address fundamental questions about how water is used in a plant and could lead to the development of plants that are more water efficient. Or what about learning what makes some plants grow well even under environmental stress? Understanding how such high priority traits are inherited ...
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People & Society

Fri, 2019-07-19 15:09

Out of fascination and need, people have always studied people. When curiosity is backed by scientific methods, we get fascinating insights into human behavior, origins, societies and economies.
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Physics

Fri, 2019-07-19 15:08

Physics is the science of matter, energy, space and time. It looks both inward and outward, from the smallest subatomic particle to the vastness of the universe--and yet it is also intensely practical.
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Education

Fri, 2019-07-19 14:58

Learning how people learn, while also supporting the very best ideas and students in U.S. science, engineering and mathematics are essential goals in today's changing world.
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Biology

Fri, 2019-07-19 14:51

A bat, a mushroom, a blade of grass--they're easy to identify as "life." But what about a cold virus or mold? Biologists are life's detectives, discovering what “alive” really means.
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Statement on NSF's commitment to secure, open international research collaboration

Thu, 2019-07-11 16:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) contributes to our nation's economic strength and national security through basic research. The Foundation is committed to sustaining the United States' position as a global innovation leader. The values that have driven NSF and its global research partners for decades are openness, transparency, and reciprocal collaboration; these are essential for advancing the frontiers of knowledge.

Our science and engineering enterprise, however, is put at ...
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White House honors 80 NSF-supported early-career researchers

Mon, 2019-07-08 16:14

President Donald J. Trump has announced the 314 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, PECASE, 80 of whom the National Science Foundation nominated.

PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.

"NSF is pleased to recognize these recipients who, ...
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NSF joins federal partners in announcing update to national AI research and development strategic plan

Fri, 2019-06-21 12:04

The National Science Foundation (NSF) joins other federal agency partners in announcing the release of the 2019 Update to the National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research and Development (R&D) Strategic Plan.

Development of the strategic plan was led by the Select Committee on AI of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), co-chaired by NSF, DARPA and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and engaged leading AI researchers and research ...
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Professional news media invited to apply to visit jointly funded US and UK research on Antarctic Thwaites Glacier

Fri, 2019-06-07 12:57

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration (ITGC) are accepting written proposals from media professionals to visit a "deep-field" camp on the remote Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica in December.

[Please see the section below headed "Deep Freeze" for how to apply to cover only the U.S. military's support to the U.S. Antarctic Program. This process is unrelated to the Thwaites Glacier opportunity.]

NSF, the UK's Natural ...
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Statement on NSF and SpaceX Radio Spectrum Coordination Agreement

Tue, 2019-06-04 17:50

In late May, SpaceX launched its first 60 Starlink satellites into orbit. SpaceX plans to launch a much larger satellite constellation into low-Earth orbit with the goal of providing terrestrial internet service. The operation of these satellites will utilize frequencies that neighbor some radio astronomy assets in the 10.6 - 10.7 GHz band. SpaceX coordinated with NSF and its radio astronomy observatories regarding potential interference from their use of the radio spectrum. After working ...
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NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps)

Mon, 2019-06-03 10:43

I-Corps offers researchers unique opportunities to learn how to turn discoveries into new technologies and to participate in the national innovation ecosystem.
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NSF Prize Competitions

Mon, 2019-06-03 10:35

NSF welcomes members of the public to help solve science, technology, engineering and math challenges by submitting ideas and solutions for a chance to win prizes.
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