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NSF launches Global Centers 2024 competition in partnership with five countries

NSF News - Wed, 2024-03-13 09:17
Today, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) joined partner funding agencies from Canada, Finland, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United Kingdom in announcing the launch of the Global…

Statement by the NSF Director on the President’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget

NSF News - Mon, 2024-03-11 14:30
The U.S. National Science Foundation's Fiscal Year 2025 budget request of $10.183 billion, an increase of $644 million or 8.9% above FY 2023, proposes a robust plan for investments in fundamental research and education across all fields of science…

2024/03/11 Enabling a New Paradigm for Flexible, Point of Need Design and Manufacturing

DARPA - Mon, 2024-03-11 00:00
DARPA's new Rubble to Rockets (R2) program aims to overcome current limitations to manufacturing in supply chain-denied environments by developing production and design approaches that can accommodate widely variable input materials.
Categories: Department of Defense

2024/03/11 DARPA Selects Small Businesses to Compete in the AI Cyber Challenge

DARPA - Mon, 2024-03-11 00:00
As part of the AI Cyber Challenge's Small Business Track, DARPA awarded seven companies $1 million each to develop AI-enabled cyber reasoning systems that automatically find and fix software vulnerabilities at scale.
Categories: Department of Defense

This week with NSF Director Panchanathan

NSF News - Fri, 2024-03-08 13:38
Partnerships advancing American innovation, collaborations with foreign delegations, exploring opportunities to open more doors to STEM — this week, NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan fielded a packed schedule. Director Panchanathan welcomed…

2024/03/08 DARPA Explores Additive Manufacturing’s Revolutionary Potential for Futuristic Microsystems

DARPA - Fri, 2024-03-08 00:00
DARPA played a seminal role in establishing materials science as a discipline. One of the latest disruptive efforts in new materials and applications, the Additive Manufacturing of Microelectronic systEms (AMME) program, seeks to launch microsystems manufacturing far beyond today's state of the art.
Categories: Department of Defense

2024/03/07 Video: Researchers Develop Missing LINC to Help Vehicles Adapt to Unknowns

DARPA - Thu, 2024-03-07 00:00
Imagine a world where the number of vehicle accidents is cut in half. DARPA's Learning Introspective Control (LINC) program is developing machine learning (ML) methods that may bring that scenario closer to reality.
Categories: Department of Defense

This week with NSF Director Panchanathan

NSF News - Fri, 2024-03-01 13:54
This week, U.S. National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan welcomed the nine winners of the Visionary Interdisciplinary Teams Advancing Learning (VITAL) Prize Challenge to NSF headquarters. The VITAL Prize Challenge asked teams to…

NSF selects Kaye Husbands Fealing to head the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate

NSF News - Thu, 2024-02-29 10:30
The U.S. National Science Foundation has selected Kaye Husbands Fealing to head the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE).Husbands Fealing is dean of the Georgia Institute of Technology Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and…

NSF names 9 winners of VITAL Prize Challenge

NSF News - Thu, 2024-02-29 09:00
The U.S. National Science Foundation announced the winners of the Visionary Interdisciplinary Teams Advancing Learning (VITAL) Prize Challenge. Launched in the fall of 2022, the VITAL Prize Challenge takes a novel approach to bringing new, emerging…

2024/02/29 Voices from DARPA Podcast Episode 76: The Quantum Logician

DARPA - Thu, 2024-02-29 00:00
In this episode we hear from quantum physicist Dr. Mukund Vengalattore, a program manager in DARPA's Defense Sciences Office, who oversees a portfolio of fundamental research programs aimed at unlocking new quantum insights and overcoming challenges to enable revolutionary capabilities for defense. These include harnessing atoms and superconducting structures for novel sensing applications (imagine tiny, super-sensitive antennas, infrared detectors or gyroscopes that vastly outperform much larger antennas, IR cameras, and gyroscopes of today); developing better quantum bits (qubits) for quantum computing (including using photons to encode information in novel ways); enabling field-deployable, tactical-grade mobile atomic clocks for our troops; and discovering new quantum materials for applications ranging from quantum computing to biomedical imaging.
Categories: Department of Defense

NSF, NIH partner on new research to develop RNA-based methods for biotech innovations

NSF News - Tue, 2024-02-27 14:00
The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded over $12.7 million across nine research teams to understand better the untapped capabilities of ribonucleic acid (RNA) for potentially far-reaching biotechnology applications, from disease prevention…

NSF and DOE establish a Research Coordination Network dedicated to enhancing privacy research

NSF News - Mon, 2024-02-26 15:11
In response to the rapidly evolving landscape of data collection and analysis driven by advances in artificial intelligence, the U.S. National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have established a Research Coordination Network…

NSF announces $20M investment across eight institutions through its GRANTED initiative, transforming access to research support

NSF News - Wed, 2024-02-21 11:00
Across the research enterprise, organizations face varying challenges with access to research support and service infrastructure. This creates obstacles to widespread participation in national research opportunities. The U.S. National Science…

This week with NSF Director Panchanathan

NSF News - Fri, 2024-02-16 16:13
NSF Director Panchanathan welcomed Ireland's science minister to NSF headquarters this week and joined a working dinner discussion at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC). On Wednesday, his conversation with Simon Harris…

NSF invests $9.8M to advance equitable water solutions

NSF News - Thu, 2024-02-15 13:00
The U.S. National Science Foundation is advancing equitable water solutions, investing $9.8 million in 15 multidisciplinary teams selected for Phase 1 of the NSF Convergence Accelerator program's Track K: Equitable Water Solutions.Track K builds upon…

2024/02/15 BLUE Aims to Capture, Convert Ocean Energy with Low Environmental Impact

DARPA - Thu, 2024-02-15 00:00
A new DARPA program is exploring the potential for dissolved organic matter, phytoplankton, zooplankton, and even microplastics to continually refuel, and thus extend the mission life, of ocean-deployed sensors. The BioLogical Underwater Energy, or BLUE, program seeks to solve the energy problem with low environmental impact using these abundant and energy-dense forms of marine biomass and other substances.
Categories: Department of Defense

NSF spurs technology development of biological and chemical sensing applications

NSF News - Tue, 2024-02-13 10:00
The U.S. National Science Foundation is investing $10.4 million to develop innovative technologies and solutions to address a wide range of challenges related to chemical and biological sensing. Through this investment, 16 multidisciplinary teams…

New NSF-funded infrastructure will transform ability to study elemental processes in living systems

NSF News - Tue, 2024-02-13 09:00
Today, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a nearly $20 million award that will support the construction of novel infrastructure to enable new levels of understanding of living systems that can aid in feeding the world sustainably…

This week with NSF Director Panchanathan

NSF News - Mon, 2024-02-12 13:15
This week, NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan joined a Biden-Harris administration signing ceremony to launch new funding for "CHIPS and Science Act of 2022" programs, including the once-in-a-generation National Semiconductor Technology Center…