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Photo Gallery September 28, 2016
NSF invests $72 million in innovations at nexus of food, energy and water systems
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Infectious disease transmission links disease vectors, disease hosts and human habitations. September 27, 2016
To slow spread of infectious diseases, NSF, NIH, USDA invest $16.6 million
Press Release
Margaret Murnane September 26, 2016
NSF awards $94 million to create four new Science and Technology Centers
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smart and connected communities September 26, 2016
NSF commits more than $60 million to Smart Cities Initiative
Press Release
Sunset over a salt marsh at Plum Island, Massachusetts, as autumn arrives. September 26, 2016
Changing salt marsh conditions send resident microbes into dormancy
Discovery
NSF MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science researchers are studying tree genes to canopies. September 22, 2016
NSF awards $15.9 million to foster new understanding of biological systems on regional to continental scales
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A new NSF Coastal SEES award addresses sustainability of the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta. September 21, 2016
NSF awards $13 million in third set of coastal sustainability grants
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A diverse community of marine sponges on a coral reef in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. September 16, 2016
NSF awards $18.9 million for research to transform our understanding of life on Earth
Press Release
Aerial views of lawns September 16, 2016
NSF awards $16.7 million for research on how humans, environment interact
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The business sector was the largest funder of R&D. The federal government was the second-largest. September 15, 2016
U.S. sees sizable increase in R&D spending
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A colony of vampire bats. Scientists are discovering new links between vampire bats and rabies. September 13, 2016
Rabies could spread to Peru's coast by 2020
Discovery
NSF INCLUDES awardee Marco Hatch September 12, 2016
First NSF INCLUDES awards issued to 37 projects
Press Release
antineutrino five underground detectors September 9, 2016
Scientists expect to calculate amount of fuel inside Earth by 2025
News From the Field
a photograph of damage to Helena High School September 8, 2016
Study finds earthquakes can trigger near-instantaneous aftershocks on different faults
News From the Field
Sophie Chu September 7, 2016
Study finds increased ocean acidification due to human activities
News From the Field
an illustration of the Cluster spacecraft location September 6, 2016
Research on space plasma hurricanes could lead to new sources of energy
News From the Field
artist's rendering of a Vivaron haydeni September 6, 2016
Undergraduate researcher leads study naming a new species of reptile from 212 million years ago
News From the Field
Biologists and atmospheric scientists track migrating birds like this summer tanager. September 6, 2016
Seasonality of bird migration responds to environmental cues, scientists show
Discovery
a collision with an embryonic planet September 5, 2016
Study: Earth's carbon points to planetary smashup
News From the Field
cell mass sensor September 5, 2016
Device rapidly measures growth of single cells simultaneously
News From the Field
grassland at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve September 5, 2016
Warmer, wetter climate would impair California grasslands
News From the Field
Jasper Ridge Global Change participants September 5, 2016
Grassland tuned to present suffers in a warmer future
News From the Field
satellite view of a cyclone August 31, 2016
'Tug of war' keeps scientists working on storm tracks
News From the Field
The NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V readies for takeoff on a mission to study a tropical storm. August 30, 2016
Federal agencies join forces to forecast hurricanes
Press Release
Lucy, a 3.18 million year old fossil specimen August 29, 2016
UT study cracks coldest case: How the most famous human ancestor died
News From the Field
pavement and coastal development at Venice Beach August 29, 2016
Pushing a parasite from land to sea
News From the Field
Creating a sense of belonging helps keep women in STEM -- but teachers might not realize that need. August 26, 2016
'Belonging' can help keep talented female students in STEM classes
Discovery
flooding August 24, 2016
Flood forecasting gets major upgrade
Discovery
coral releasing egg sperm bundles August 23, 2016
Darwin's theory about 'impassable' marine barrier holds true for coral larvae in the Pacific
News From the Field
coral releasing egg/sperm bundles August 23, 2016
Coral conservation efforts aided by computer simulations
News From the Field
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