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  News From the National Science Foundation
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NSF Arctic & Antarctic Press Releases
Image representing Arctic & Antarctic Earth's polar regions may seem like mirror images. But each is a unique environment with features we are still trying to understand, and each affects the rest of the globe.

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Public Release: 19-Sep-2017
Scientific Reports
Changes in non-extreme precipitation may have not-so-subtle consequences
Extreme floods and droughts receive a lot of attention. But what happens when precipitation -- or lack thereof -- occurs in a more measured way?

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 19-Sep-2017
NSF issues new EPSCoR awards, investing in science and engineering across nation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded five jurisdictions nearly $20 million each through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), which builds research and development capacity in states that demonstrate a commitment to research but have thus far lacked the levels of investment seen in other parts of the country.


Contact: Rob Margetta
rmargett@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 14-Sep-2017
NSF awards $14.7 million for research to deepen understanding of Earth's biodiversity
Symbiotic bacteria -- microbes that have close and long-term relationships with their "hosts" -- are everywhere on Earth: in soil, in coral reefs, in humans.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 13-Sep-2017
Business R&D funding increased 4.4 percent from 2014 level
Businesses spent $356 billion on research and development (R&D) performed in the United States in 2015, a 4.4 percent increase over the $341 billion spent in 2014.

Contact: Stanley Dambroski
SDAMBROS@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 13-Sep-2017
Four new NSF Engineering Research Centers will advance US health, energy sustainability
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested nearly $80 million in four new Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) to create novel technology platforms to address national challenges in health and energy sustainability.

Contact: Sarah Bates
sabates@nsf.gov
703-292-7738
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 13-Sep-2017
NSF awards $18.7 million in natural hazards research grants
Hurricane Harvey: It dropped a record-breaking 50-plus inches of rain across parts of Texas and left behind widespread, devastating floods. Following in Harvey's wake, Hurricane Irma has spun another path of destruction.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 13-Sep-2017
NSF awards $13 million for research on how humans, environment interact
Delta: a place where sediment carried downstream by a river enters the sea, forming a fan of sand or mud.
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Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 13-Sep-2017
NSF announces 14 new PIRE awards to support scientific collaboration in 24 countries
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce 14 new Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) awards, totaling more than $66 million over the next five years.

Contact: Kim L. Silverman
ksilverm@nsf.gov
703-292-7250
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 13-Sep-2017
27 new NSF INCLUDES awards aim to enhance US science and engineering enterprise
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued 27 new awards through its NSF INCLUDES program, aimed at enhancing US leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations through a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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Contact: Rob Margetta
rmargett@nsf.gov
703-292-2663
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 28-Aug-2017
New view of dispersants used after Deepwater Horizon oil spill
New research has uncovered an added dimension to the decision to inject large amounts of chemical dispersants above the crippled seafloor oil well during the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 25-Aug-2017
Paleontologists discover new species of sauropod dinosaur in Tanzania
Paleontologists have identified a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur. The research is reported in a paper published this week in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology and is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 24-Aug-2017
NSF issues first Convergence awards

Throughout its history, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has focused on addressing grand challenges within science and engineering. These challenges represent our greatest opportunity to strengthen the nation through scientific discovery, and meeting them will require sustained and deep collaborations across scientific disciplines.


Contact: Rob Margetta
rmargett@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 24-Aug-2017
New NSF awards will bring together cross-disciplinary science
The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced $17.7 million in funding for 12 Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) projects, which will bring together the statistics, mathematics and theoretical computer science communities to develop the foundations of data science. Conducted at 14 institutions in 11 states, these projects will promote long-term research and training activities in data science that transcend disciplinary boundaries.

Contact: Kim L. Silverman
ksilverm@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 8-Aug-2017
Nature Ecology and Evolution
Extreme melt season leads to decade-long ecosystem changes in Antarctica's Dry Valleys
An abnormal season of intense glacial melt in 2002 triggered multiple distinct changes in the physical and biological characteristics of Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys over the ensuing decade, new research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) shows.

Contact: Peter West
pwest@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 8-Aug-2017
Earth System Science Data
Laser mapping project shows effects of physical changes in Antarctica's Dry Valleys
Researchers funded by the National Science Foundation have publicly released high-resolution maps of Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys, a globally unique polar desert.

Contact: Peter West
pwest@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 8-Aug-2017
NSF funds new multidisciplinary approaches to study the brain
The National Science Foundation made 19 awards to cross-disciplinary teams from across the United States to conduct innovative research focused on neural and cognitive systems. Each award provides a research team with up to $1 million over two to four years.
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Contact: Sarah Bates
sabates@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 7-Aug-2017
Nature Ecology and Evolution
What's killing trees during droughts? Scientists have new answers
As the number of droughts increases globally, scientists are working to develop predictions of how future parched conditions will affect plants, especially trees.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 3-Aug-2017
NSF EPSCoR awards new projects
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made eight awards totaling $41.7 million for projects aimed at building capacity to research a national priority area: understanding the relationship in organisms between genetic material, or genotype, and physical characteristics due to gene expression and environmental influences, or phenotype.

Contact: Rob Margetta
rmargett@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 1-Aug-2017
NSF issues awards to advance a national research infrastructure for neuroscience
The National Science Foundation has made 17 Next Generation Networks for Neuroscience (NeuroNex) awards to aid the research community as it pursues one of its grandest challenges: understanding the brain. These projects will support the development of innovative, accessible and shared capabilities and resources, as well as theoretical frameworks and computational modeling to advance neuroscience research.
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Contact: Rob Margetta
rmargett@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 31-Jul-2017
Methane-eating bacteria in lake deep beneath Antarctic ice
An interdisciplinary team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has concluded that bacteria in a lake 800 meters (2,600 feet) beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet may digest methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, preventing its release into the atmosphere.

Contact: Peter West
pwest@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 31-Jul-2017
Science
Projected precipitation increases are bad news for water quality
Increased precipitation from a changing climate could pollute US waterways with excess nitrogen, increasing the likelihood of severe water quality impairment from coast to coast, according to a new study by scientists Eva Sinha and Anna Michalak of the Carnegie Institution for Science and Venkatramani Balaji of Princeton University.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 28-Jul-2017
Stampede 2 drives frontiers of science and engineering forward
oday, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $30 million award to the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) to acquire and deploy a new large-scale supercomputing system, Stampede 2, as a strategic national resource to provide high-performance computing (HPC) capabilities for thousands of researchers across the U.S.

Contact: Ivy F. Kupec, NSF
ikupec@nsf.gov
703-292-8796
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 27-Jul-2017
Solar eclipse science along the path of totality
In a briefing today on solar eclipse science, leading US. scientists highlighted research projects that will take place across the country during the upcoming Aug. 21 solar eclipse. The research will advance our knowledge of the sun's complex and mysterious magnetic field and its effects on Earth's atmosphere and land.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 27-Jul-2017
Scientists embark on expedition to submerged continent Zealandia
Surrounding New Zealand is a mass of Earth's crust about half the size of Australia, the continent Zealandia. What makes Zealandia different from other continents is that more than 90 percent of it is submerged. Increasingly detailed seafloor maps have attracted attention to Zealandia. Now scientists are asking: what secrets does it hold? To find out, 30 researchers will set sail July 27 on a two-month ocean drilling expedition to search for clues to Zealandia's history.
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Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 25-Jul-2017
New report concludes SBE sciences help advance national health, prosperity and defense
At the request of the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has produced a report, "The Value of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences to National Priorities." The report concludes that social, behavioral and economic sciences (SBE) further NSF's mission to advance U.S. health, prosperity, welfare and defense.

Contact: Stanley Dambroski
sdambros@nsf.gov
703-292-7728
National Science Foundation

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