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The Baxter robot hands off a cable to a human From cognition to control: Fundamental research continues to advance cooperative robots
Released November 19, 2014
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Tomaso Poggio stands in front of a blackboard holding a computer part. Tomaso Poggio receives Swartz Prize for theoretical and computational neuroscience
Released November 7, 2014
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a diagram of the skilled task New insight into the neuroscience of choking under pressure
Released November 4, 2014
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Michael Frank Less reward, more aversion when learning tricky tasks
Released November 4, 2014
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illustartion showing a fingerprint and computer circuits Leading researchers to discuss privacy and security in a connected age
Released October 28, 2014
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Peruvian Andes Highest altitude ice age human occupation documented in Peruvian Andes
Released October 23, 2014
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people and society graph Perceived hatred fuels conflicts between Democrats and Republicans, Israelis and Palestinians
Released October 20, 2014
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people and society graphic A child's poor decision-making skills can predict later behavior problems, research shows
Released October 20, 2014
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a fMRI scanner Mental rest and reflection boost learning, study suggests
Released October 20, 2014
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Nobel Prize 2014 Nobel Laureates in Chemistry and Economics supported by the National Science Foundation
Released October 16, 2014
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A researcher in protective gear works in a lab. NSF invites proposals for Ebola-related fundamental research
Released October 16, 2014
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people walking 18 million workers produced more than one-fifth of U.S. gross domestic product in 2012
Released October 14, 2014
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image of a man sitting on a rock along a river Trying to share our 'epic' moments may leave us feeling left out
Released October 6, 2014
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photo of the national medal of science President Obama honors nation's top scientists and innovators
Released October 3, 2014
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people and society graphic Public feels more negative toward drug addicts than mentally ill
Released October 1, 2014
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Color image of neurons National Science Foundation is dedicated to support for The BRAIN Initiative
Released September 30, 2014
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Computer rendering of a section of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, following a simulated earthquake Designing infrastructure with resilience from disruptions and disasters
Released September 29, 2014
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aview of the Fourmile Canyon Fire burning Colorado's Front Range fire severity not much different than past, says CU study
Released September 24, 2014
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image of water flowing Water-quality trading can reduce river pollution
Released September 23, 2014
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image of a map From spreadsheets to solutions: New platform enables next generation of open-city data
Released September 22, 2014
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photo of wind turbines and solar panels NSF announces the Community College Innovation Challenge
Released September 16, 2014
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image of a panda and a tiger Tigers, pandas and people: A recipe for conservation insight
Released September 15, 2014
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Woman scientist. Unemployment for doctoral scientists and engineers below national average in 2013
Released September 12, 2014
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Interactions between the environment and humans may foster the spread of infectious diseases. Racing ahead of disease outbreaks: $12 million in new research grants
Released September 10, 2014
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Jamil Bhanji (left) and Mauricio Delgado Reacting to personal setbacks: Do you bounce back or give up?
Released September 8, 2014
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Lab work Federal funding for basic research at universities and colleges essentially unchanged in FY 2012
Released September 4, 2014
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people and society graphic Experiences make you happier than possessions--before and after
Released September 2, 2014
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I-Corps logo and image of a scientist woman looking at a plant NSF expands the National Innovation Network with two new I-Corps nodes
Released August 26, 2014
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U.S. 3-d map and test tubes 2011 data show U.S. business R&D highly concentrated by state and metropolitan location
Released August 26, 2014
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dried pines in an alpine region National Science Foundation awards $9.47 million for research on coupled natural and human systems
Released August 20, 2014
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