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2003 | 2002

NEWS TIPS FOR 2003

  • image icon News Tip - December 23, 2003
    Climate, Biodiversity and Oldest Humans Mark NSF Science Highlights from 2003

  • News Tip - December 9, 2003
    Detecting Terrorists and Other Hidden Groups on the Internet ... Environmental Changes Affect Plant Diversity ... Coastal Marsh Grasses are Dying in the South

  • News Tip - November 13, 2003
    NSF Cyberinfrastructure Previews at SC2003 Merge Fast Networks, High-End Computing and Big Data

  • News Tip - October 27, 2003
    Researchers Create "Smart," Switchable Surfaces ... NSF Funds a Low-Energy Neutron Source at Indiana University ... Nanoparticles Make Silicone Rubber Clearly Stronger

  • image icon News Tip - October 21, 2003
    Sense and Sensor Abilities from NSF Robotics and Computer Vision Research

  • image icon News Tip - October 8, 2003
    Discover the Physical World Through the National Science Digital Library

  • image icon News Tip - September 22, 2003
    An Automatic System for Matching Dental Records ... Engineers Unite to Protect the Environment, Draft Principles that Encourage Sustainability ... NSF Grants Help Popular Science's "Brilliant 10" Define the Cutting Edge of Science

  • image iconvideo icon News Tip - August 18, 2003
    Swell Software Crafts Artificial Clouds in Real-Time ... New Report Identifies Grand Research Challenges for Information Systems ... Liquid Crystals Paving Way Towards "Smart-Paper" Displays

  • image icon News Tip - June 17, 2003
    Grid Community Pulls Together to Battle SARS in Taiwan ... Scientists are Monitoring Potentially Toxic Blue-Green Algae in Wisconsin Lakes ... A Surveillance System for Cybersecurity Attacks

  • image icon News Tip - May 12, 2003
    Hurricanes at the Equator: "Impossible Perfect Storm" Observed ... Rapid Release of Sea-Floor Methane Caused Extreme Global Warming 55 Million Years Ago ... New DNA Probe Becomes Learning Tool for Undergraduates

  • image icon News Tip - April 16, 2003
    Shining Light on the Nanoscale ... Undergraduate Creates Nanofilter for Biomedical Lab-on-a-Chip ... Long-Term Ecological Research Reveals Unusual Winter Lake-Ice Conditions ... New Map Charts the Protein Universe ... Sulfur Signature in Diamonds Reveals New Facts about Early Earth

  • image icon News Tip - March 20, 2003
    Web's "Best Meta-Search Engine" Organizes Documents from Anywhere in Any Language ... Boundary Between Earth's Magnetic Field and Sun's Solar Wind Riddled with "Swiss Cheese" Holes ... Scientists Discover Effects from Rapid, Global Climate and Ocean Changes of the Past ... "Raft" Down Sabino Canyon, an Ephemeral Stream in Arizona

  • image icon News Tip - February 10, 2003
    Nearly-Naked Stars Boost the Pulse of Asteroseismology ... Coplink: Bridging Barriers Between Law Enforcement Agencies ... Wireless Internet Project for Native American Reservations Wins a "Wemmie"

  • image iconvideo icon News Tip - January 23, 2003
    Earth Scientists Forge New Understanding of Mountain-Building Dynamics ... Estimates Point to Slower R&D Growth in 2002 ... Pinpointing Human Activity in a Video Barrage

  • image icon News Tip - January 3, 2003
    Genomes, Cosmos, and Nano Among NSF Science Highlights from 2002

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    NEWS TIPS FOR 2002

  • image iconaudio icon News Tip - December 31, 2002
    Spider vs. Fly: Specialized Deception, Attack and Defense Rule the Conflict ... A Short Brush with Greatness ... Researchers Discover Properties of Perovskite, Explain Why no Earthquakes Start in Earth's Lower Mantle ... Extreme Micro-Networks Developed for Wireless Biosensors

  • image icon News Tip - November 29, 2002
    U.S. Researchers May Provide Entrée into Coenzyme Q10 Market ... A Dim View of a Black Hole ... Increasing Nitrogen in Earth's Soils May Signal Global Changes

  • video iconimage icon News Tip - November 18, 2002
    Mining the Cosmos ... Remote Control Earthquakes ... Spinning Data Webs for Science and Business ... Simulating Disasters to Save Lives

  • News Tip - November 5, 2002
    Lake Microbes Hold Keys to Understanding of Basic Biology ... New England Lakes May Hold Clues to Future Storms and Floods ... Students Descend on "Mission to the Abyss" ... Seven NSF Awardees Selected for Popular Science's 2002 "Brilliant 10"

  • image iconaudio icon News Tip - October 30, 2002
    Tricks of the Trade - The Science of Illusion ... "Moon Illusion" Still Confounds Scientists ... Tiger Moths Use Sonic Defense to Trick Bats ... Is That the Great Pumpkin?

  • image icon News Tip - October 23, 2002
    Missouri Girl Scouts Try Their Hand at Solving Chemistry Mysteries ... Washing Water With Soap: Entire Undergraduate Chemistry Class Publishes Results ... Chemist Pulls Power Out of Thin Air ... The Solution to Dissolution

  • video iconimage icon News Tip - October 22, 2002
    Augmented Reality Brings Dinosaurs into the 21st Century ... Biological Mission to an (Almost) Unknown Planet ... Study of Endangered Tortoises May Reveal Impact of Diseases on Ecosystems

  • News Tip - October 22, 2002
    Polymer Prize Goes to NSF Scientist for Distinguished Research Career ... NSF Funds Training of Future Researchers in Bioengineering and Bioinformatics ... Laser Eye Surgery Pioneers Earn International Honors

  • News Tip - October 17, 2002
    New Model Enhances National Hurricane Prediction System ... Hurricane Isidore Proves Perfect Subject for Study of Rapidly Intensifying Storms ... Lowered Methane Emissions Could Reduce Both Global Warming and Air Pollution

  • News Tip - October 1, 2002
    Soot Contributes to Droughts and Floods in China ... Earthquake Study Produces New Depiction of Fault Zones ... Earthquake Testing Equipment Will Be Connected to National Network ... Geometry Software Eases Math Education, Visualization

  • News Tip - September 16, 2002
    Without Blue Crabs, Southern Salt Marshes Wash Away ... Ocean Drilling Program Explores Climate Change in the Southeast Pacific ... Evolutionary Origins of "Red Tide" Life Support Revealed ... NRC Report Touts Government Investments in Information Technology Research

  • image icon News Tip - September 12, 2002
    Interactive Robot Motivates Children with Physical Disabilities ... Electronic Tutor Teaches Mathematics in Braille ... Young Engineers Build Accessibility ... "Pick and Click" Software Improves Internet Access for the Visually Impaired

  • image icon News Tip - September 4, 2002
    Model of Plane Impact at WTC Provides Clues to Structural Issues ... Oceanographers Probe Breaking Wave Bubbles, Ocean Processes with New "Bubblecam" ... What Makes a Perfect Graph? Students of Math Get an Answer ... NSF-NIH Grants Will Integrate Mathematics and Biology

  • image icon News Tip - August 19, 2002
    School Team Probes Pluto's Atmosphere During Cosmic Event ... National Tragedy Survey Reveals Continuing Impact of 9/11... Researchers Get Excitons to go the Distance ... Central American Volcanoes Yield New Clues About Earth's Processes

  • image icon News Tip - August 14, 2002
    School Rooftops Catch the Rays in Statewide Experiment ... Teachers Brought up to Speed on High-Energy Physics... Summer School Gives Teachers Inside Look at the Earth ... Teachers Learn Skills Students Will Need in the Workforce

  • image icon News Tip - August 6, 2002
    Team in South Pacific Studies Source of Historic Tsunami ... Summer Sport for Father-Son Team Means Shooting Lasers to Assess Structural Safety ... Science Teachers Experience the Arctic

  • News Tip - July 30, 2002
    Study Finds Egyptians More Concerned About Western Cultural Invasion ... City Residences Less Popular After 9/11 ... Postitive Outlook Aids Americans Distressed by 9/11 ... Russian Opinion Split on Support of U.S. War on Terror

  • News Tip - July 22, 2002
    Jellyfish Forecasting Now Possible in Chesapeake Bay ... New Computer Model Projects Detailed Picture of Worldwide Climate ... Summer Thunderstorms May Become More Predictable ... San Francisco Students Intern in Big Sky Country

  • News Tip - July 8, 2002
    New Evidence Found for "Oxidative Stress" Theory of Aging ... A Fish-Eye View of Management Through an Evolutionary Lens ... NSF Accountability Reporting Lauded Twice

  • image icon News Tip - June 24, 2002
    LIGO Begins Hunt for Faint Ripples From Space ... Astrophysicist Traces Gamma Rays, Receives Astronomy Honor ... U.S. and Russia Sign Agreement to Foster Materials Research Collaboration ... Scientists can Help Battle Terrorism, NSF Director Urges

  • News Tip - June 12, 2002
    Galápagos Iguana Deaths Reveal Surprising Damage From Low-Level Oil Spills ... "Rosebud" Replaces "Rose Garden" on Galápagos Seafloor ... Scientists Find Evidence of Cataclysmic Volcanic Event on Oahu ... Federal Support for Science and Engineering Increasing, Report Concludes

  • News Tip - June 4, 2002
    Colorado Alpine Lakes Show Troubling Changes ... New Computational Method Could Shorten Time to Develop New Drugs ... Seafloor Observatories to Monitor Tsunamis, Earthquakes ... Frequency of Undersea Earthquakes Tied to Ocean Tides

  • News Tip - May 28, 2002
    NSF Director Urges Microbiologists to 'Step Out' for Bioterrorism Protection ... Microbes Show Potential to Reduce Methane and Clean Up PCBs ... Life Within Rock Salt Reveals Surprisingly Diverse Neighborhood ... Photosynthetic Bacteria Discovered in Yellowstone Hot Springs

  • News Tip - May 14, 2002
    Life at the Extremes - Astonishing Diversity Found in Spain's "River of Fire" ... Researchers Use Earth-Based Tools to Image Weather in Space ... Oceanographic Expedition to Galápagos Marks 25th Anniversary of Deep Sea Vent Discovery ... Mesonet Provides Oklahoma Weather Researchers with Real-Time Monitoring Tool

  • News Tip - May 7, 2002
    Gene Study Determines How Humans are Related to Fruit Flies and Nematode Worms ... Scientists Produce Long Nanotube Strands ... Ocean Drilling Expedition Finds Microbial Life Beneath the Seafloor ... High-Tech Imagery Seeks New Insights into Breaking Wave Dynamics

  • image icon News Tip - May 6, 2002
    Three Dimensional Printing: Shortcut to the Final Product? ... Cinema Sound Pioneer Receives Academy Award ... Harnessing Fluorescent Light Flicker to Communicate Data ... Artificial Intelligence as Tutor ... Real-Time Chemical Detectors

  • News Tip - April 30, 2002
    International Team Borrows from Nature to Create Synthetic, Self-Assembling Molecules ... Sharing Literature Globally: Mathematicians Consider Virtual Library ... Students and Teachers to Get Physics Research Experience in Switzerland ... NSF Office Targets International Collaboration ... U.S. Science Board Calls for Enhanced Federal Role in International Science

  • News Tip - April 19, 2002
    New Nanomembrane Could Purify Natural Gas ... NSF Recognized for Innovation in Extending Satellite's Life and Link to South Pole ... Molds Provide New Insights into Gene Silencing ... Media, Anger Figure in Terrorism Response

  • News Tip - April 17, 2002
    Tropical Streams, Rivers 'Exhaling' Millions of Tons More CO2 Than Thought ... "Factory of Life" Discovery May Offer Clues for Treating Genetic Diseases ... 2001 Presidential Awards Presented for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching

  • News Tip - April 1, 2002
    Researchers Attempt to Identify When, Where Volcanoes will Erupt ... Nanomagnets: Huge Potential for Compact Information Storage ... Plant Stems and Leaves are Created in Equal Proportion to Roots ... Mass. Town to Combine Civic Planning with Technology Development ... Researchers Capture Image of Unusual Blue Jet Lightning

  • News Tip - March 19, 2002
    Researchers Use Nanowires to Detect Explosives ... Nanoscale Composite Material May Aid Bone Repair ... Nanoscale Electronics May be Crafted Using Biological Assembly ... Researchers to Determine Behavior of Fluids in Carbon Nanotubes ... Nanoscale Film Serves as Molecular Filter ... Researchers Developing Novel Method to Synthesize Semiconductor Nanowires ... Nanoscale Polymer Yields Extremely Slick Coating ... Nanogeoscience: Earth Processes to be Investigated on the Nanoscale ... DNA Molecules to be Used to Construct Nanoscale Devices

  • News Tip - March 19, 2002
    Increasing Photonic Efficiency: Nature Knows Best ... Biologists Aim to Find and Grow "Bugs" Responsible For Greenhouse Gas Methane ... Women, Minorities, Persons With Disabilities; Progress in Education, Less So in Workforce

  • News Tip - March 4, 2002
    Scientists Discover New, Self-Repairing Plastic ... New Materials Key to Shrinking Memory Devices ... Researcher Catalogs Vast Database of Traditional Plants Used by Native Americans ... Algorithms For Airlines: New Math Model Saves Time, Money

  • News Tip - February 4, 2002
    NSF'S Fiscal 2003 Budget Called Blueprint for the Future ... "Shakezone" Exhibit Marks Anniversary of Northridge Earthquake ... Research Shows Why More Species Are Better for Ecosystems

  • News Tip - January 22, 2002
    Graduate S&E Enrollments on the Rise Again ... Researchers Compile Dictionary of Endangered Northwest Mexican Language ... New NSF Grants Go to Diversity-Enhancing Education Programs in the Geosciences ... Scientists Find Underground Environment on Earth That Supports Ancient Life Forms

  • News Tip - January 7, 2002
    Recycled Proteins May Lead to Cellular Drug Delivery System ... More Than 41,000 Received Doctoral Degrees in 2000 ... Project at NSF Center Wins Student Science Contest ... NSF Launches On-Line Industry R&D Information Retrieval System

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