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New grants foster research on food, energy and water: a linked system

NSF Discoveries - Fri, 2015-08-14 12:25

In a world where a growing number of people lack food, water and sources of energy, providing these resources has become a challenge.

To find new answers, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded 17 grants, totaling $1.2 million, to support workshops on the interactions of food, energy and water, or FEW. Additionally, $6.4 million will supplement existing grants, enabling scientists to conduct additional research.

Much of the globe's human population depends on ...
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Drawing in the third dimension

NSF Discoveries - Fri, 2015-08-14 12:25

Technology from small business Mental Canvas reimagines drawing in the digital age
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Engines of Curiosity

NSF Discoveries - Fri, 2015-08-14 12:25

Award-winning museums look to the future
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Science, faithfully rendered

NSF Discoveries - Fri, 2015-08-14 12:25

NSF-supported ray tracing software lets researchers visualize science with greater fidelity
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NSF invests in interstate collaboration in science and engineering research

NSF Discoveries - Fri, 2015-08-14 12:25

The National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program has made eight awards, totaling $42 million, aimed at fostering research collaborations among investigators and institutions across 12 states.

These eight Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-2 (RII Track-2) awards to consortia of states are expected to build collaborations that improve the research capabilities of EPSCoR jurisdictions, making them competitive at the ...
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Expedition to the Aleutian Islands: Geoscientists head to remote Alaska volcanoes

NSF Discoveries - Fri, 2015-08-14 12:25

Teams study mountain chain in most volcanically active U.S. state
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NSF selects first Long-Term Ecological Research network communications office

NSF Discoveries - Fri, 2015-08-14 12:25

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) as the site for the first national Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) network communications office.

The largest and longest-lived network in the U.S. that focuses on ecological research, LTER scientists conduct studies that can continue for decades and span extensive geographic areas.

The communications office will be operated by UCSB's National Center for Ecological ...
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Cyber-defense and forensic tool turns 20

NSF Discoveries - Fri, 2015-08-14 12:25

NSF-supported Bro cybersecurity software helps protect largest, most critical networks from attack
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NSF awards grants for study of Nepal earthquake

NSF Discoveries - Fri, 2015-08-14 12:25

The Himalayas: These forbidding peaks in South Asia, which reach more than 29,000 feet and include Mount Everest, mark one of Earth's youngest mountain ranges. They also signal the location of an active seismic region, as the people of Nepal witnessed on April 25.

On that day, an earthquake in Nepal claimed more than 8,800 human lives and injured nearly 23,000 people. It was a magnitude 7.8 quake that left hundreds of thousands homeless and entire villages ...
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NSF invests in science and engineering infrastructure across the nation

NSF Discoveries - Fri, 2015-08-14 12:25

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded four jurisdictions with grants ranging from $6 million to $20 million through its Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program for the production of world-class research and scientific resources.

The Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1 cooperative agreements will bolster science and engineering academic research infrastructure on the Island of Guam and in three states: Arkansas, Louisiana and ...
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What happens when 'Aha!' strikes

NSF Discoveries - Fri, 2015-08-14 12:25

Research at Drexel University shows sudden insights are real--and you can train your brain to have more
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Shedding light on millipede evolution

NSF Discoveries - Fri, 2015-08-14 12:25

A Virginia Tech entomologist discusses millipedes that light up, and some really bright ideas inspired by bioluminescence
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Innovations from the wild world of optics and photonics

NSF Discoveries - Fri, 2015-08-14 12:25

Princeton research team explores ways of communicating and processing signals with light waves
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Wildlife species provide clues to spread of antibiotic resistance in Africa

NSF Discoveries - Fri, 2015-08-14 12:25

Scientists uncover ways exposure increases, and resistance moves among humans, other animals, ecosystems
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As a Southern community changes, an accent fades

NSF Discoveries - Fri, 2015-08-14 12:25

Southern accents are declining in North Carolina. What does that tell us about social dynamics?
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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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