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Improving electric vehicle sales may require solving unique chicken and egg problem

NSF Discoveries - 34 min 21 sec ago

Subsidizing construction of charging stations possibly a cheaper way to reach US sales goals than tax incentives
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Crowdsourcing yields a more accurate picture of rainfall and snowfall

NSF Discoveries - 34 min 21 sec ago

Citizen scientists involved with the CoCoRaHS project advance their knowledge of atmospheric science while reporting precipitation data that is used by the National Weather Service and other agencies
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Mathematician tries to solve wave equations

NSF Discoveries - 34 min 21 sec ago

Breakthrough Prize winner seeks further insights into fluid dynamics
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Treatment for parasitic worms helps animals survive infectious diseases--and spread them

NSF Discoveries - 34 min 21 sec ago

Parasitic worms, which infect millions of people and other animals around the world, influence how the immune system responds to diseases like HIV and tuberculosis.

In a new study of African buffalo, University of Georgia (UGA) ecologist Vanessa Ezenwa has found that de-worming drastically improves an animal's chances of surviving bovine tuberculosis--but with the consequence of increasing the spread of TB in the population.

"Health interventions can sometimes have unexpected ...
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Unlocking the mysteries of mathematics

NSF Discoveries - 34 min 21 sec ago

Breakthrough Prize winner has advanced the field
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Geomagnetic reversal: Understanding ancient flips and flops in Earth's polarity

NSF Discoveries - 34 min 21 sec ago

Researcher boards R/V Sikuliaq to gather data about Earth's geomagnetic history
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After the Lecture...

NSF Discoveries - 34 min 21 sec ago

NSF-funded crystallographer Bart Kahr on the beauty, magic and science of crystals
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Rules of engagement: Transforming the teaching of college-level science

NSF Discoveries - 34 min 21 sec ago

A science education advocate who trained as a molecular biologist uses her analytical background to create teaching strategies that energize both students and faculty
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Ebola, Dengue fever, Lyme disease: The growing economic cost of infectious diseases

NSF Discoveries - 34 min 21 sec ago

Five new such diseases expected each year; strategies to reduce climate change adaptable to infectious diseases
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Ocean acidification a culprit in commercial shellfish hatcheries' failures

NSF Discoveries - 34 min 21 sec ago

The mortality of larval Pacific oysters in Northwest hatcheries has been linked to ocean acidification. Yet the rate of increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the decrease of pH in near-shore waters have been questioned as being severe enough to cause the die-offs.

Now, a new study of Pacific oyster and Mediterranean mussel larvae found that the earliest larval stages are sensitive to saturation state, rather than carbon dioxide (CO2) or pH (acidity) per se. ...
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Computer Science Education Week: Expert voices on the value of CS

NSF Discoveries - 34 min 21 sec ago

We asked leading researchers from academia, government and industry to share with us their thoughts about the importance of computer science education
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Addressing the shortage of women in technology

NSF Discoveries - 34 min 21 sec ago

National Center for Women & Information Technology connects universities, companies, nonprofits, and government organizations to increase womenÂ’s participation in computing and technology
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CompuGirls: Young women have role to play in technology field

NSF Discoveries - 34 min 21 sec ago

Latest focus of project is creating humanoid robots
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Helping students thrive in a digital world

NSF Discoveries - 34 min 21 sec ago

Dual-enrollment computer science classes in Texas provide an on-ramp to STEM careers
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A new approach to creating a computing curriculum

NSF Discoveries - 34 min 21 sec ago

Innovative, NSF-funded project brings together teachers and researchers to rethink computer science education
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App-ealing to students through app development

NSF Discoveries - Thu, 2015-01-29 16:45

Team led by Trinity College professor develops computer science course that inspires students through mobile application development
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