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NSF honors 3 outstanding early-career researchers with the Alan T. Waterman Award

NSF News - Wed, 2024-04-24 13:00
The U.S. National Science Foundation honored three researchers with the Alan T. Waterman Award, the nation's highest honor for early-career scientists and engineers. The 2024 recipients: Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell, a biomedical engineer at Johns Hopkins…

NSF invests $90M in innovative national scientific cyberinfrastructure for transforming STEM education

NSF News - Wed, 2024-04-24 10:30
The U.S. National Science Foundation announced today a strategic investment of $90 million over five years in SafeInsights, a unique national scientific cyberinfrastructure aimed at transforming learning research and STEM education. Funded through…

This week with NSF Director Panchanathan

NSF News - Fri, 2024-04-19 15:37
This week, US National Science Foundation Director worked to strengthen pathways into STEM and expand the agency’s reach in communities across the nation and world. At the Arctic Encounter Symposium, Director Panchanathan took center stage alongside…

NSF expands the NSF Convergence Accelerator to 10 regions nationwide

NSF News - Wed, 2024-04-17 10:00
The U.S. National Science Foundation is excited to announce the expansion of the NSF Convergence Accelerator to 10 regions to enhance national and regional competitiveness in research, innovation and workforce development. These 10 regional…

2024/04/17 ACE Program Achieves World First for AI in Aerospace

DARPA - Wed, 2024-04-17 00:00
DARPA's Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program has achieved the first-ever in-air tests of AI algorithms autonomously flying an F-16 against a human-piloted F-16 in within-visual-range combat scenarios (sometimes referred to as "dogfighting").
Categories: Department of Defense

New funding opportunity seeks to invest in additional NSF Regional Innovation Engines

NSF News - Tue, 2024-04-16 15:00
Pending congressional appropriations, the NSF Engines program aims to add additional regions to the 10 inaugural awardees announced earlier this year, expanding innovation potential across the U.S. The U.S. National Science Foundation announced a…

NSF Director Panchanathan headlines Arctic Encounter Symposium 2024 as VIP speaker, meets Alaska senator and announces a $20M award to three Alaskan research institutions

NSF News - Tue, 2024-04-16 13:46
In mid-April, U.S. National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan joined world leaders from more than 25 countries at the annual Arctic Encounter Symposium in Anchorage, Alaska, where he delivered featured remarks during a showcasing…

New research centers will investigate effects of ocean-related problems on human health

NSF News - Tue, 2024-04-16 13:00
Millions of tons of small pieces of plastic are finding their way into the world's waters, and then into human beings. The plastics are often eaten by fish and shellfish and then passed to humans when they consume seafood. These plastic particles and…

Dark energy survey looks 11 billion years into the past, reveals most detailed view ever of expanding universe

NSF News - Fri, 2024-04-12 15:57
Researchers have measured the expansion history of the universe with the highest precision ever, providing a more detailed look at the nature of dark energy and its effect on the universe. The results are from an analysis of spectra of galaxies and…

National Medal of Science, National Medal of Technology and Innovation laureates to be honored

NSF News - Fri, 2024-04-12 11:29
The new class of laureates of the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation will be honored during the inaugural Laureate Celebration Weekend from April 12-14, a collaboration among the U.S. National Science…

This week with NSF Director Panchanathan

NSF News - Fri, 2024-04-12 11:27
NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan fielded a packed schedule this week, from welcoming international colleagues to NSF to embarking on a trip to Alaska. The director's visit to the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) coincided with the…

2024/04/11 OPEN Program Seeks to Prove Technology Capability for Global Critical Materials Market Transparency

DARPA - Thu, 2024-04-11 00:00
The DARPA Open Price Exploration for National security (OPEN) research and development program aims to develop forecasting technology to enable the market to better understand component-based pricing information and supply and demand for a range of critical commodities such as base metals, rare earth metals, and other materials. The program has selected performers for its seven-month base period.
Categories: Department of Defense

NSF announces a new EPSCoR Track-1 award to combat climate change in Alaska

NSF News - Wed, 2024-04-10 18:00
The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded Alaska with $20 million through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program, which is designed to build research and development capacity, competitiveness and education…

2024/04/05 Streamlining Delivery Modalities for Biologic Therapeutics to Improve Patient Outcomes

DARPA - Fri, 2024-04-05 00:00
Efforts to develop novel biologic therapeutics have provided critical resources to enable warfighter readiness and counter existing and emerging biothreats; however, current delivery modalities limit biologics' efficacy and rapid deployment. The goal of DARPA's new Hermes program is to overcome the challenges associated with broad, intracellular delivery of biologics to diverse cell and tissue types by developing new delivery modalities that provide systemic distribution with limited negative side effects.
Categories: Department of Defense

NSF Director visits University at Buffalo alongside U.S. Senate Majority Leader

NSF News - Wed, 2024-04-03 08:29
On April 2, U.S. National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan traveled to the University at Buffalo (UB), where he joined Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the launch of a new…

NSF supporting once-in-a-generation science enabled by total solar eclipse

NSF News - Fri, 2024-03-29 16:54
As the total solar eclipse on April 8 draws near, the U.S. National Science Foundation will be celebrating this celestial occasion — which won't be visible from North America again until 2044 — by sponsoring educational activities and experiments…

This week with NSF Director Panchanathan

NSF News - Fri, 2024-03-29 14:00
This week, NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan welcomed Chilean Ambassador Juan Gabriel Valdés to NSF headquarters, continuing NSF's work to foster international partnerships and strengthen high-impact global collaboration. NSF's continuous efforts…

2024/03/28 Voices from DARPA Episode 77: Meet DARPAConnect

DARPA - Thu, 2024-03-28 00:00
In 2022, the DARPA Forward event series offered a powerful lesson in breaking down barriers of entry in pursuit of national security breakthroughs. Today, the DARPAConnect initiative aims to keep up that momentum in search of the best ideas and talent.
Categories: Department of Defense

2024/03/26 SXSW Panel Replay: Real or Not, Defending Authenticity in a Digital World

DARPA - Tue, 2024-03-26 00:00
Have you ever wondered if that video you're watching, the photo you're looking at, or even that person on the other line is the real deal? Deepfakes aren't just Hollywood magic anymore-they're part of our everyday lives, found in everything from the news we consume to the memes we share. During this panel, experts dive into the world of deepfakes to break down the impacts of digital deception and what we can do about it.
Categories: Department of Defense

Under new partnership, NSF and the Army offer unique research internship opportunity

NSF News - Thu, 2024-03-21 16:03
The U.S. National Science Foundation and the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) have initiated a joint research training opportunity through the NSF INTERN program. Two DEVCOM organizations are participating: the Army Research…