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Astronomers capture first image of a black hole

Wed, 2019-04-10 13:56

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) -- a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration -- was designed to capture images of a black hole.

Today, in coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers reveal that they have succeeded, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole ...
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NSF press conference on first result from Event Horizon Telescope project

Fri, 2019-04-05 08:44

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project and the National Science Foundation (NSF) will hold a press conference to announce a groundbreaking result.

What: Press conference on groundbreaking result from the Event Horizon Telescope.

Who: NSF Director France Córdova will deliver remarks. A panel of EHT researchers will also ...
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National Science Foundation names Jennifer Dionne and Mark Braverman its 2019 Alan T. Waterman awardees

Thu, 2019-04-04 12:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named materials scientist Jennifer Dionne and computer scientist Mark Braverman the recipients of this year's Alan T. Waterman Award.

The Waterman Award annually recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by NSF. Researchers 40 years of age or younger, or up to 10 years post Ph.D., are eligible. This year, two outstanding researchers ...
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Sweat sensors: Engineering breakthrough tools for health diagnostics

Mon, 2019-04-01 00:00

Multidisciplinary team tackles challenges to make sweat as important as blood for health monitoring
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2019 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities Report goes live

Thu, 2019-03-28 12:00

The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) has released its 2019 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (WMPD) report, which provides detailed information about participation levels in science and engineering (S&E) education and employment.

"As the science and engineering community strives to broaden participation in education and careers, we need an accurate ...
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National Science Foundation presents the President’s FY 2020 budget request

Mon, 2019-03-18 12:58

Today, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released details of the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget Request to Congress, which includes a proposed level of funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF). Detailed information will be available on NSF's website.

NSF Director France Córdova issued the following statement:

Under the President's FY2020 budget request, NSF will ...
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Young citizen scientists assist in Salt Lake City air quality research

Mon, 2019-03-18 00:00

Community, students and scientists benefit from partnership to assess particulate matter pollution
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Media call: NSF Fiscal Year 2020 budget request

Mon, 2019-03-11 16:58

Media are invited to join a 30-minute call about the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) budget request to Congress.

The call will include information on the new budget proposal, the details of which are expected to be released on March 18, 2019. NSF staff will answer questions and speak to how agency investments in fundamental science and engineering research will continue to support the nation's economy, security and global ...
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Penguins... And More!

Fri, 2019-03-08 10:16

The National Science Foundation manages the U.S. Antarctic Program, which coordinates all U.S. scientific research (including penguin research!) on the southernmost continent and in the Southern Ocean.
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NSF Prize Competitions

Fri, 2019-03-08 10:11

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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Using light to move wireless data faster

Mon, 2019-03-04 00:00

Computer science team lights up faster, more secure data transmission to meet future demands
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Modernization of NSF’s logistics hub in Antarctica ready to move forward

Tue, 2019-02-26 13:47

The National Science Board (NSB) has authorized the National Science Foundation (NSF) to move forward with the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization for Science (AIMS) project. AIMS is planned as a 10-year undertaking to overhaul McMurdo Station into an energy- and operationally efficient platform from which to support world-class science. Through its Office of Polar Programs (OPP), NSF manages the U.S. Antarctic Program, which funds and facilitates the nation's scientific endeavors on ...
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The krill factor in ocean mixing

Tue, 2019-02-19 00:00

Engineers investigating impact of krill swarms on ocean mixing, and possibly global climate
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Antarctic research vessel to deliver ailing individual to British research station

Fri, 2019-02-15 17:20

Acting on the advice of medical experts, National Science Foundation (NSF) officials have directed the NSF-chartered research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer to put ashore a person in need of a level of care not available aboard the ship. The Palmer, which is at sea in Antarctic waters, will divert to the British Antarctic Survey's Rothera Station.

After arriving at Rothera, the patient will be flown to Punta Arenas, Chile.

The Palmer is on a first, ...
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Upgraded LIGO to search for universe's most extreme events

Thu, 2019-02-14 19:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding Caltech and MIT $20.4 million to upgrade the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), building upon the agency's four-decade investment, which has totaled more than $1 billion to date. Funded through a cooperative agreement, Advanced LIGO Plus will increase the volume of deep space the observatory can survey by as much as seven times. This investment is part of a joint international effort in collaboration with UK ...
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Expert panel to discuss next generation gravitational wave detector

Wed, 2019-02-13 17:41

Media invited to expert panel discussing next generation gravitational wave detector

NSF and UKRI to host conversation on future directions for LIGO research

Media are invited to attend an expert panel discussion on gravitational wave detectors and the future of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel on Feb. 14. The National Science Foundation (NSF) and U.K. Research and Innovation (UKRI) ...
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Statement on executive order to maintain American leadership in artificial intelligence

Mon, 2019-02-11 16:07

President Donald J. Trump is expected to sign an executive order Feb. 11, titled "Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence." The order aims to promote sustained investment and innovation in artificial intelligence (AI), enhance access to resources for AI research, and train a next-generation AI research workforce. National Science Foundation (NSF) Director ...
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NSF selects Joanne Tornow to head its Biological Sciences directorate

Mon, 2019-02-11 09:30

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Dr. Joanne Tornow to serve as head of the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO).

Tornow has served with NSF for nearly two decades, with a career that has ranged from program management to the highest levels of NSF leadership and strategic development. Her work at NSF has been marked by a focus on accountability, and on supporting cross-disciplinary, convergent research that draws on the strengths of scientists and engineers ...
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Research immerses HBCU undergrads in biomedical engineering

Mon, 2019-02-11 00:00

Center for Biomechanical & Rehabilitation Engineering lab inspires STEM careers by focusing students on helping the elderly
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