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Canopy researcher goes out on a (tree) limb to promote public understanding of science

NSF Discoveries - Thu, 2015-03-12 23:45

"Treetop Barbie" is among the bold, inventive tools developed by researcher to reach varied audiences
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The Beauty and Joy of Computing in the Big Apple

NSF Discoveries - Thu, 2015-03-12 23:45

NSF helps bring successful CS education program from UC Berkeley to New York City public schools
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Developing infrastructure for data sharing around the world

NSF Discoveries - Thu, 2015-03-12 23:45

NSF-supported organization coordinates US participation in global data-sharing and infrastructure-building effort
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Encouraging diversity in computer science education

NSF Discoveries - Thu, 2015-03-12 23:45

Effort from University of Virginia trains teachers to recruit, appeal to all students
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Techniques to prove or disprove existence of other planets

NSF Discoveries - Thu, 2015-03-12 23:45

Astronomers developed technology while studying Gliese 581
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Artful coders

NSF Discoveries - Thu, 2015-03-12 23:45

AP Computer Science Principles draws arts students into computational thinking in Alabama
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Nutrient pollution from nitrogen and phosphorus reduces streams' ability to support aquatic life

NSF Discoveries - Thu, 2015-03-12 23:45

Nutrient pollution from nitrogen and phosphorus in streams has long been known to increase carbon production by algae, often causing nuisance and harmful algal blooms.

But according to results of a new study, nutrient pollution can also result in the loss of forest-derived carbon--leaves and twigs--from stream ecosystems, reducing the ability of streams to support aquatic life.

"Most people think of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in streams as contributing to algae ...
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Just in time: Tips for computer science teachers when they need it

NSF Discoveries - Thu, 2015-03-12 23:45

NSF's supported professional development program provides online tools and resources for new and experienced computer science educators
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From massive supercomputers come tiniest transistors

NSF Discoveries - Thu, 2015-03-12 23:45

Purdue researchers use Blue Waters supercomputer to design the building blocks of future nano-computing technologies
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From tea bags to Miatas, bioplastics are on the rise

NSF Discoveries - Thu, 2015-03-12 23:45

Chemists and other researchers are working up new formulas for greener plastic
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After the Lecture

NSF Discoveries - Thu, 2015-03-12 23:45

Nobel Prize chemist Roald Hoffmann on creating the right balance of art, science
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Road safety through snowflake imaging

NSF Discoveries - Thu, 2015-03-12 23:45

Technology that delivers incredible mid-air snowflake images may now help improve road safety
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Rewriting genetic information to prevent disease

NSF Discoveries - Thu, 2015-03-12 23:45

Breakthrough Prize winner harnesses CRISPR to improve immune system
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Creating the energy Internet

NSF Discoveries - Thu, 2015-03-12 23:45

How leaders in research, industry and engineering education are working to create the energy network of the future
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Monster hurricanes struck U.S. Northeast during prehistoric periods of ocean warming

NSF Discoveries - Thu, 2015-03-12 23:45

Intense hurricanes possibly more powerful than any storms New England has experienced in recorded history frequently pounded the region during the first millennium, from the peak of the Roman Empire to the height of the Middle Ages, according to results of a new study.

The finding could have implications for understanding the intensity and frequency of hurricanes the U.S. Northeast may experience in the future.

Looking back to see into the future

A ...
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Mission impossible? New England's snowstorm 'bomb' from inside a Doppler-on-Wheels

NSF Discoveries - Thu, 2015-03-12 17:45

Trapped in gale-force winds for 24 hours, scientists got the data
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Biodiversity Heritage Library Images from the Ernst Mayr Library inspire sculpture.

Ernst Mayr Library Facebook - Thu, 2015-03-12 13:45
Biodiversity Heritage Library Images from the Ernst Mayr Library inspire sculpture.

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Discover how artist Emily Williams Sculpture was inspired by BHL images of marine life to produce stunning glass sculptures! http://ow.ly/KcD9lDrawings below (which inspired Emily's work) from "Manuel d'actinologie ou de Zoophytologie," published in 1850 and digitized for BHL by the Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University: http://biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/8768All sculpture images copyright Emily Williams.
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Extracting and tagging natural history illustrations.

Ernst Mayr Library Facebook - Thu, 2015-03-12 12:04
Extracting and tagging natural history illustrations.


Zooniverse: Science Gossip - Scientific American
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Help researchers classify Victorian-era science drawings and map the origins of citizen science
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Fascinating and enormous (7 ft) new Ordovician arthropod described.

Ernst Mayr Library Facebook - Thu, 2015-03-12 11:30
Fascinating and enormous (7 ft) new Ordovician arthropod described.


Giant sea creature hints at early arthropod evolution
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Newly discovered fossils of a giant, extinct sea creature show it had modified legs, gills on its back, and a filter system for feeding — providing key evidence about the early evolution of arthropods
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