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Advancing physics frontiers

Whether they are describing the physics of how multicellular groups form from individual living cells, assembling the building blocks for quantum computing and quantum engineering, or investigating how massive elements came into being after our universe’s beginning, the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) newest Physics Frontiers Center awardees represent the leading Read Full Article Here For…

President Obama announces exceptional science, mathematics and engineering mentors

Today, President Obama named 14 individuals and one organization as recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). PAESMEM recognizes outstanding efforts of mentors in encouraging the next generation of innovators and developing a science and engineering workforce that reflects the diverse talent of America. Read Full Article Here…

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Spring plankton bloom hitches ride to sea’s depths on ocean eddies

Just as crocus and daffodil blossoms signal the start of a warmer season on land, a similar “greening” event–a massive bloom of microscopic plants, or phytoplankton–unfolds each spring in the North Atlantic Ocean from Bermuda to the Arctic. Fertilized by nutrients that have built up during the winter, the cool waters Read Full Article Here…

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Beyond Today’s Internet

By investing in future Internet architectures, networking protocols and applications, and communities of researchers, NSF continues to advance the capabilities afforded by the Internet. More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/ignite/?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 Read Full Article Here For more great articles: NSF News

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The ‘intraterrestrials': New viruses discovered in ocean depths

The intraterrestrials, they might be called. Strange creatures live in the deep sea, but few are odder than the viruses that inhabit deep ocean methane seeps and prey on single-celled microorganisms called archaea. The least understood of life’s three primary domains, archaea thrive in the most extreme environments on the planet: near Read Full Article…

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High-energy partnership

A new facility should help advance understanding of black holes, supernovae and the origins of our universe. Today, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Energy and Mexico’s Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) inaugurated a new gamma ray astrophysics facility known as the High Altitude Read Full Article Here For…

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Modeling and predicting severe storms

Hurricanes, tornadoes and solar eruptions can have profound effects on America’s economy, public safety and well-being. A noon lunch briefing next Tuesday at the Senate Visitor’s Center on Capitol Hill, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will provide an overview of the Read Full Article Here…

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