Media Advisory 12-026
National Science Foundation Launches Online Newscast
NSF Science Now video news brief highlights top stories of the week
November 8, 2012
Yesterday, the National Science Foundation launched NSF Science Now, an online weekly video news brief that highlights NSF science and engineering research and discoveries. The brief will be available on NSF's Science360 News Service every Wednesday.
The Science360 News Service is a daily email blast aggregating stories and multimedia of the day in all areas of science and engineering. It includes news from researchers, university press offices, popular and peer-reviewed journals and National Science Foundation science and engineering centers.
NSF Science Now also will be included on the video series page of Science360.gov, part of NSF's Knowledge Network, an immersive Web presence that engages the general public, science junkies and students in cutting-edge discoveries and big science stories.
Hosted by NSF's Dena Headlee, the weekly NSF Science Now will cover the latest in NSF-funded innovations and advances across all areas and disciplines of science, from astronomy to zoology. The fast-paced news round-up will report some of the top stories of the week.
Dena Headlee, NSF (703) 292-7739 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa-Joy Zgorski, NSF (703) 292-8311 email@example.com
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2012, its budget was $7.0 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives about 50,000 competitive requests for funding, and makes about 11,500 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $593 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
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