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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: 31-Oct-2018
NSF announces new awards for research to better understand Earth's biodiversity
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is investing over $18 million in 10 new projects to research processes in nature and their complex interactions with climate, land use and invasive species at local, regional and continental scales. The awards are funded through NSF's Dimensions of Biodiversity program in the agency's environmental biology division.
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Contact: Ivy F. Kupec
ikupec@nsf.gov
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Public Release: 24-Oct-2018
Atmospheric scientists begin field campaign to study extreme thunderstorms in Argentina
As residents of the US Midwest know, spring in the Great Plains can bring severe weather, including hail, damaging winds, torrential rains and deadly tornadoes with catastrophic impacts.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
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Public Release: 24-Oct-2018
NSF announces $78.2 million to support frontiers of cybersecurity, privacy research
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program announces new support for a diverse, $78.2 million portfolio of more than 225 new projects in 32 states spanning a broad range of research and education topics, including artificial intelligence, cryptography, network security, privacy, and usability.

Contact: Linda A. McBrearty
lmcbrear@nsf.gov
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Public Release: 17-Oct-2018
Nature
Extremely close look at electron advances frontiers in particle physics
An unprecedented, close examination of the electron has opened a window into the mind-bending nature of particles, energy and forces at infinitesimal scales.
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Contact: Joshua Chamot
jchamot@nsf.gov
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Public Release: 16-Oct-2018
Businesses spent $375 billion on R&D performance in US in 2016
Businesses spent a total of $375 billion on research and development (R&D) performance in the United States in 2016, an increase of 5.3 percent from 2015. Funding from companies' own sources was $318 billion in 2016, an increase of 7 percent from 2015. Funding from other sources was $57 billion in 2016 and $59 billion in 2015.

Contact: Stanley Dambroski
sdambros@nsf.gov
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Public Release: 4-Oct-2018
NSF announces $24.2 million to support research fueling smart cities and communities

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced approximately $22.6 million in Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) awards, supporting 13 projects involving researchers at 35 institutions nationwide.


Contact: Linda A. McBrearty
lmcbrear@nsf.gov
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Public Release: 2-Oct-2018
NSF launches pilot for national high school engineering course
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded a pilot to prepare a curriculum and teachers across the US for a nationwide pre-college course on engineering principles and design

Contact: Sarah Bates
sabates@nsf.gov
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Public Release: 28-Sep-2018
Science
Scientists discover genetic basis for how harmful algae blooms become toxic
Scientists have uncovered the genetic basis for the production of domoic acid, a potent neurotoxin produced by certain harmful algae blooms.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
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Public Release: 28-Sep-2018
NSF awards new level of support for tribal colleges, establishes STEM centers
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) has awarded $14 million to tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) to establish four new centers -- the first of their kind.

Contact: Bobbie Mixon
bmixon@nsf.gov
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Public Release: 24-Sep-2018
NSF announces new awards for Understanding the Rules of Life

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced 29 awards in support of Understanding the Rules of Life, one of the agency's "10 Big Ideas for Future NSF Investments."


Contact: Ivy Kupec
ikupec@nsf.gov
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Public Release: 24-Sep-2018
Boeing, National Science Foundation announce partnership for workforce
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Boeing today announced a new, $21 million partnership through which Boeing will invest $11 million to accelerate training in critical skill areas and increase diversity in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Boeing becomes the first business to contribute at a national level to NSF INCLUDES, which aims to enhance US innovation leadership through a commitment to broadening participation.

Contact: Robert Margetta
rmargett@nsf.gov
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Public Release: 24-Sep-2018
NSF awards $15 million to understand how humans can better interact with the environment
A toxic red tide, or harmful algae bloom, is killing swaths of marine life and affecting the health of people living along Florida's southwest coast. Nationwide, harmful algae blooms cost an estimated $50 million each year. Excess nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus flowing downstream act as fertilizer, sparking these blooms in water bodies such as the Gulf of Mexico, Lake Erie and Chesapeake Bay.
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Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
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Public Release: 20-Sep-2018
Science
What makes a mammal a mammal? Our spine, say scientists
Mammals are unique in many ways. We're warm-blooded and agile in comparison with our reptilian relatives.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
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Public Release: 17-Sep-2018
Engineering biology through DNA's environment
To advance the engineering of biology at the molecular and cellular levels, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $16 million for research to characterize the regulation of gene activity and expression, and to create strategies to modify those processes without altering the DNA sequence.

Contact: Sarah Bates
sabates@nsf.gov
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Public Release: 13-Sep-2018
NSF, NIEHS award $30 million for new research on links among oceans, lakes and human health
Summer 2018. The west coast of Florida. A red tide spreading along this Gulf of Mexico shoreline has killed millions of fish, threatened the health of human residents and affected tourism in the region. Nationwide, such harmful algae blooms cost an estimated $50 million each year.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
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Public Release: 13-Sep-2018
NSF awards nearly $6M to advance STEM graduate education training
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program recently awarded $5.8 million to 12 new projects that will pilot, test and validate innovative approaches in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate education.

Contact: Bobbie Mixon
bmixon@nsf.gov
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Public Release: 12-Sep-2018
Geophysical Research Letters
Future impacts of El Niņo, La Niņa likely to intensify
When an El Niņo or its opposite, La Niņa, forms in the future, it's likely to cause more intense impacts over many land regions -- amplifying changes to temperature, precipitation and wildfire risk.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
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Public Release: 12-Sep-2018
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
In drought and heavy rains, ecosystems function like information communication networks
How is a telecommunications network like an ecosystem? Tree canopies and the running streams below, or coral reefs and the ocean waters that flow around them, are interconnected components of a larger whole: an ecosystem. These ecosystem parts are in communication with one another, scientists have learned, via signals transmitted among earth, air and water.

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
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Public Release: 11-Sep-2018
New TRIPODS+X awards target Big Data solutions for broad range of research challenges
Building on the success of its 2017 Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science awards, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding $8.5 million in TRIPODS+X grants to expand the scope of the cross-disciplinary TRIPODS institutes into broader areas of science, engineering and mathematics.

Contact: Joshua Chamot
jchamot@nsf.gov
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Public Release: 11-Sep-2018
NSF funds new integrative approaches to cognitive science, neuroscience
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded funding to 18 cross-disciplinary projects to conduct innovative research on neural and cognitive systems. The awards contribute to NSF's investments in support of Understanding the Brain and the BRAIN Initiative, a coordinated research effort that seeks to accelerate the development of new neurotechnologies.
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Contact: Ivy Kupec
ikupec@nsf.gov
703-292-8796
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Public Release: 4-Sep-2018
New NSF Research Traineeship awards aim to transform approaches to STEM graduate education
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Traineeship (NRT) program recently awarded 17 projects, totaling $51 million, to develop and implement graduate education traineeship models in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The awards will help train the next generation of scientific leaders to develop the skills necessary to tackle complex societal problems.
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Contact: Bobbie Mixon
bmixon@nsf.gov
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Public Release: 4-Sep-2018
New institute to address massive data demands from upgraded Large Hadron Collider
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has launched the Institute for Research and Innovation in Software for High-Energy Physics (IRIS-HEP), a $25 million effort to tackle the unprecedented torrent of data that will come from the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC), the world's most powerful particle accelerator. The upgraded LHC will help scientists fully understand particles such as the Higgs boson -- first observed in 2012 -- and their place in the universe.
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Contact: Joshua Chamot
jchamot@nsf.gov
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Public Release: 30-Aug-2018
NSF awards $60 million for next-generation supercomputer
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made a $60 million award to fund the largest and most powerful supercomputer the agency has ever supported to serve the nation's science and engineering (S&E) research community.
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Contact: Linda McBrearty
lmcbrear@nsf.gov
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Public Release: 30-Aug-2018
NSF awards $10 million for development, dissemination of genomic tools in diverse species
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools (EDGE) program has made 11 new awards, totaling approximately $10 million, to develop genomic tools that will allow biologists to identify mechanisms that determine how genes affect an organism's physical and functional characteristics.
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Contact: Ivy Kupec
ikupec@nsf.gov
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Public Release: 30-Aug-2018
NSF awards $10 million for development, dissemination of genomic tools in diverse species
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools (EDGE) program has made 11 new awards, totaling approximately $10 million, to develop genomic tools that will allow biologists to identify mechanisms that determine how genes affect an organism's physical and functional characteristics.
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Contact: Ivy Kupec
ikupec@nsf.gov
703-292-8796
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