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The Web site of The National Science Foundation (http://www.nsf.gov).  The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the... Full Bio
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Tomorrow's tech-most-wanted at Eureka Park by National Science Foundation Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Detailed exhibit information, media contacts and images available for companies  and centers . Smarter home systems, better batteries, more wearable tech, and to ... Read on »
Ebola, Dengue fever, Lyme disease: The growing economic cost of infectious diseases by National Science Foundation Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education The following is part 13 in a series on the NSF-NIH-USDA Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease (EEID) Program. See parts: one , two , three , ... More ... Read on »
Ocean acidification a culprit in commercial shellfish hatcheries' failures by National Science Foundation Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education 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 ... Read on »
Back to the future? Past global warming period echoes today's by National Science Foundation Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education The rate at which carbon emissions warmed Earth's climate almost 56 million years ago resembles modern, human-caused global warming much more than previously believ ... Read on »
Chemists from around the world form new center to reinvent how chemicals are made by National Science Foundation Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education NSF's Center for Selective C-H Functionalization hopes to trim the cost and environmental impact of pharmaceuticals, agrichemicals and smart materials Full story ... Read on »
NSF update on relocation to Alexandria, Va. by National Science Foundation Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education In June 2013, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced a new lease agreement for the National Science Foundation's (NSF) national headquarters to be loca ... Read on »
'Big bang' of bird evolution mapped by international research team by National Science Foundation Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education The genomes of modern birds tell a story: Today's winged rulers of the skies emerged and evolved after the mass extinction that wiped out dinosaurs and almost every ... Read on »
Expected stay rates of US and foreign doctoral graduates diverge with time by National Science Foundation Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education A new National Science Foundation (NSF) report reveals the number of U.S. citizen doctoral graduates in science, engineering and health fields, who remain in the Un ... Read on »
Partnerships for computer science education: Improving access at the K-12 levels by National Science Foundation Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education The National Science Foundation ( NSF ) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy ( OSTP ) kicked off Computer Science Education Week today with a ... Read on »
Researcher studies how different brain regions interact during tasks by National Science Foundation Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Danielle Bassett has an unusual take on studying the brain. Bassett, the Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation in the Department of Bioengineering at the ... Read on »
The future of computer science education by National Science Foundation Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education A strong foundation in computer science--being able to apply foundational concepts, methods and tools--is required to excel in an increasingly digital and computati ... Read on »
College Board launches new AP Computer Science Principles course by National Science Foundation Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 9.2 million jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are anticipated in 2020, and 4.6 million of ... Read on »
"SciGirls" TV series encourages girls to succeed in STEM by National Science Foundation Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Real-world STEM adventures inspire millions of girls through the power of media Full story at http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/scigirlstv.js ... Read on »
$1 million prize for digital innovation to capture info from traditional 'bug boxes' by National Science Foundation Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) have launched the Beyond the Box National Digitization Innovation Com ... Read on »
National Science Foundation updates transparency and accountability practices by National Science Foundation Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education At the November National Science Board (NSB) meeting, National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France A. Córdova outlined the agency's new approaches to enhancing ... Read on »
Increasing greenhouse gases linked to rains over Africa thousands of years ago by National Science Foundation Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education An increase in greenhouse gas concentrations thousands of years ago was a key factor in higher amounts of rainfall in two major regions of Africa, scientists have d ... Read on »
Regarding the M in STEM by National Science Foundation Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education In an American culture that suggests that some people are "just no good at math," it's easy to forget that an understanding of mathematics is an ess ... Read on »
Ebola rapid response by National Science Foundation Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the first of a number of rapid response grants to advance fundamental Ebola research. The grants will support ... Read on »
Vannevar Bush award nominations re-opened by National Science Foundation Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Each year, the National Science Board (NSB) honors an individual with its prestigious Vannevar Bush award , named after the gifted visionary and dynamic public serv ... Read on »
Learning science: Taking stock of what happens outside of school by National Science Foundation Posted in: Blog Posts in Health Education Where did you have some of your earliest experiences with science? Was it a trip to a planetarium that gave you a new awareness of Earth's place in the universe? An ... Read on »