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NSF, international partners, invest $76.4 million in inaugural Global Centers Competition awards

NSF News - Mon, 2023-09-18 09:00
Today, the U.S. National Science Foundation — along with partner funding agencies from Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom — announced awards totaling $76.4 million for the inaugural Global Centers Competition. These international…

2023/09/18 Seeking Innovative Concepts for Space Superiority

DARPA - Mon, 2023-09-18 00:00
DARPA is seeking innovative concepts from small businesses and nontraditional defense contractors in the technical domain of space superiority as the second topic issued under the agency's Bringing Classified Innovation to Defense and Government Systems (BRIDGES) initiative.
Categories: Department of Defense

Scientists discover new isopod species in the Florida Keys

NSF News - Thu, 2023-09-14 09:30
Scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science and North-West University in South Africa have discovered a new species of marine cryptofauna in the Florida Keys. Cryptofauna are the tiny, hidden…

Genes that shape bones identified, offering clues about our past and future

NSF News - Thu, 2023-09-14 09:30
Using artificial intelligence to analyze tens of thousands of X-ray images and genetic sequences, researchers, including two NSF Graduate Research Fellows at The University of Texas at Austin and New York Genome Center, have been able to pinpoint the…

NSF and partners invest $45 million in the future of semiconductors

NSF News - Thu, 2023-09-14 09:00
The U.S. National Science Foundation today announced 24 research and education projects with a total investment of $45.6 million — including funding from the "CHIPS and Science Act of 2022" — to enable rapid progress in new semiconductor technologies…

New $50 million institute aims to use the power of math to model, predict biological processes

NSF News - Thu, 2023-09-14 09:00
Building a mathematics-based understanding of biology at all scales of life — from individual cells to interactions between species — is the goal of a new $50 million institute supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation in partnership with the…

US National Science Foundation awards over $11M to National Air and Space Museum for the creation of a new 'Discovering Our Universe' exhibition

NSF News - Tue, 2023-09-12 13:00
The U.S. National Science Foundation granted the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum over $11 million to support the creation of the new "National Science Foundation Discovering Our Universe" exhibition. The exhibition will illuminate how the…

4 physics research centers set their sights on new frontiers with $76 million from NSF

NSF News - Tue, 2023-09-12 12:00
Exploring, understanding and harnessing mysterious phenomena at the frontiers of physics are the aims of four research centers to be backed by $76 million in funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation through its Physics Frontiers Centers…

Wearable ultrasound scanner could detect breast cancer earlier

NSF News - Tue, 2023-09-12 10:38
When breast cancer is diagnosed in the earliest stages, the survival rate is nearly 100%. However, for tumors detected in later stages, that rate drops to around 25%. In hopes of improving the overall survival rate for breast cancer patients, MIT…

Soil microbes help plants cope with drought, but not how scientists thought

NSF News - Tue, 2023-09-12 10:36
There's a complex world beneath our feet, teeming with diverse and interdependent life. Plants call out with chemical signals in times of stress, summoning microbes that can unlock bound nutrients and find water in soil pores too small for the finest…

2023/09/12 DARPA Seeks Tech Solutions to Create Autonomous Capabilities for Commercial Drones

DARPA - Tue, 2023-09-12 00:00
Commercial drone technology is advancing rapidly, providing cost-effective and robust capabilities for a variety of civil and military missions. As small aerial vehicles play increasingly important military roles on the battlefield, adversaries are developing electromagnetic countermeasures to disrupt communication links between operator and drone, forcing the vehicle to abort mission, return to its starting point, or crash.
Categories: Department of Defense

NSF announces 10 EPSCoR Track-4 awards to fund research fellowships at NASA facilities

NSF News - Mon, 2023-09-11 10:00
The U.S. National Science Foundation has invested over $2.7 million in 10 projects through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). This investment, in collaboration with NASA, aims to strengthen research infrastructure and…

Breaking ground in earthquake research: NSF announces two awards through the Centers for Innovation and Community Engagement in Solid Earth Geohazards

NSF News - Fri, 2023-09-08 12:00
The U.S. National Science Foundation has announced two awards through the Centers for Innovation and Community Engagement in Solid Earth Geohazards program. The Cascadia Region Earthquake Science Center (CRESCENT) and the Statewide California…

NSF awards grants for new Hispanic-Serving Institution Resource Centers

NSF News - Fri, 2023-09-08 10:00
The U.S. National Science Foundation has announced grants for two new resource centers for Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), an investment of nearly $14 million. The NSF HSI Program Network Resource Centers and Hubs (HSI-Net) support the…

2023/09/08 Slipping Smoothly Through the Sea

DARPA - Fri, 2023-09-08 00:00
As ships, boats, and uncrewed underwater vehicles (UUVs) move through the water, they experience resistance, or drag, caused by waves and friction from water contact with the hull. Drag increases as the water traveling around the hull transitions from laminar flow - water that moves along smooth paths in neat layers - to chaotic, turbulent flow - water that moves in chaotic and unpredictable paths. Vessels require more power to accelerate in turbulent conditions.
Categories: Department of Defense

Ancient DNA reveals diverse community in 'Lost City of the Incas'

NSF News - Thu, 2023-09-07 09:30
Who lived at Machu Picchu at its height? A study published in Science Advances used ancient DNA to find out where workers buried more than 500 years ago came from in the lost Inca Empire. A team of U.S. National Science Foundation-supported…

Fiber-infused ink enables 3D-printed heart muscle to beat

NSF News - Thu, 2023-09-07 09:30
Over the last decade, advances in 3D printing have unlocked new possibilities for bioengineers to build heart tissues and structures. Their goals include creating better in vitro platforms for discovering new therapeutics for heart disease — the…

NSF announces $120 million in funding to create 4 new Science and Technology Centers

NSF News - Thu, 2023-09-07 08:00
The U. S. National Science Foundation has announced a $120 million investment over five-year to support four new Science and Technology Centers (STCs). Since program inception in 1987, the STC: Integrative Partnerships program has supported…

2023/09/07 POWER Program Selects Teams to Design Power Beaming Relays

DARPA - Thu, 2023-09-07 00:00
DARPA is entering the first phase of the Persistent Optical Wireless Energy Relay (POWER) program, aimed at revolutionizing energy distribution through airborne wireless power transfer. Three teams -- led by RTX Corporation, Draper Laboratory, and BEAM Co. -- will design and develop wireless optical power relays. The program goals include demonstrating the key components necessary for a resilient, speed-of-light energy network.
Categories: Department of Defense

2023/09/07 AI-Powered Education Tools Chosen for Further Development

DARPA - Thu, 2023-09-07 00:00
DARPA awarded $750,000 to further develop solutions as part of AI Tools for Adult Learning - a competitive opportunity launched last fall that focused on helping adults learn complex topics necessary for the current and future national security workforce.
Categories: Department of Defense