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#TBT In 1960, W. Stokoe received his 1st NSF grant to study #ASL. This study fundamentally changed how ASL was understood. With addt'l NSF support, Stokoe went on to create, w Dorothy Casterline & Carl Croneberg, the Dictionary of ASL on Linguistic Principles. #SignLanguagesDay
NSF has selected 10 teams from the Convergence Accelerator’s 2020 cohort to advance to phase 2. With a $50M investment, teams are developing sustainable solutions for real-world application in #quantum technology and #AI innovation.
#NSFfunded researchers at @VanderbiltU found that sugar molecules in breast milk can help prevent bacterial infection in newborns – infections that are increasingly resistant to antibiotics.
The pandemic challenged educators & students in countless ways. @NSF is meeting those challenges w/ #STEM online activities & funding research into learning loss, fair access to remote learning & helping the vulnerable recover from educational setbacks.
We are excited to partner with @ENERGY & @DHSgov for the Civic Innovation Challenge. In this round, seventeen teams will receive $1m to implement projects that address the needs of their local communities. Check iit out: #NSFCIVICStage2
Happy #FirstDayofFall from NSF's @PIE_LTER! 🍂 NSF's 28 Long-Term Ecological Research sites, across the US, are looking to understand ecological processes in a wide range of ecosystems— from open ocean, coral reefs, deserts & grasslands:lternet.eduN 📷John Angelhk
You don’t want to listen to discouragement from people that don’t know you. That’s really telling you more about them. It doesn’t say anything about you or your talents, interests or passions. - NSB Chair @Astro_Ellen #HispanicHeritageMonth2021…
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After years of chasing tornados, we’re still learning about these violent forces of nature. An #NSFfunded @Stanford study of icy plumes that form atop violent supercell storms could help forecasters ID impending dangers & issue more accurate warnings.
Here it comes! Sunrise has started at the South Pole! After an absence of 6 mths the Sun is slowly returning at 90°South, with green flash! It takes approx 30 hrs to clear the horizon; with refraction the Sun appears even earlier, ahead of tomorrow's #Equinox @NSF pic Martin Wolf
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We’re looking for an Antarctica-lover & Facilitator to manage our Polar STEAM initiative. The winning candidate will manage a program that enlists artists, writers & teachers to increase public understanding & appreciation of outstanding polar research.
A new #NSFfunded study shows that disappearing sea ice is a significant element of the food web supporting female walruses and their dependent young in the Chukchi Sea. More: 📷: Lee Cooper (USFWS Permit MA801652-3) #ArcticScienceeK
Don’t lose faith in coral reefs yet. @NSF-supported researchers @WHOI found that Pacific corals that survived past underwater heatwaves produced offspring that can survive even more, offering some hope for these vital marine ecosystems. 📷 Michael Foxo
#TwitterAcademia! 📣 #NSFGRFPP is hosting information sessions for applicants on September 22 and 29. Register Learn more about NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program 📷: Adam Booth, Caltech, GRFP 201Zm
¿Qué nos puede enseñar una mangosta con #TB acerca de cómo se propagan las enfermedades humanas? Descúbrelo en este episodio de NSF's The Discovery Files: 🎧@ApplePodcastss #cienciaa#HHMM9
NSF invested $40 million in nine projects that fund collaborative networks through NSF's #EPSCoR— to build research & development capacity and education.
Decline, recover, decline, then what? @NSF-supported research led by @UConn finds copepod offspring on a rollercoaster of decline & resilience as these tiny marine animals try to cope with ocean warming & acidification. The study:
Big cities, bigger mammals? @NSF-supported research @uflorida found mammals in heat-island urban areas grew bigger than their rural counterparts – likely because food was more plentiful. This defies the theory that hotter climes shrink mammal size.
Primitive asteroid or remnant of a doomed protoplanet? The most precise thermal readings yet of asteroid Psyche by @NSF-supported @almaobs advance what we know about this mysterious body orbiting in the distant Asteroid Belt. Check it out ⬇
It was a pleasure to host the @NSF Director, @DrPanch and Congressman @RepFrankLucas on campus today. We are grateful for strategic partnerships with the NSF that produce innovative research opportunities for #okstate.
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NSF is building scientific capacity at >20 minority-serving institutions. They'll explore critical scientific topics focused on society, people & the economy while... ✅ Expanding sci capabilities ✅ Training #STEM students ✅ Broadening participation
As climate change increasingly batters our coasts, @NSF is awarding $29 million to research hubs to find solutions. The Coastlines & People program (CoPe) engages diverse experts & gives vulnerable communities a strong voice in building resilience.
Tiny houses? No, research scale models. #NSFfunded research @OregonState found that 1/6 scale models of wood-frame buildings responded to storm damage like the real thing. That’s imp for predicting real damage from future storms. #PreparednessMonth
TODAY: CASIS & the @NSF announce projects selected from a joint solicitation in the area of transport phenomena. Space-based research furthers our combined missions to advance fundamental science to benefit life on Earth. Project details are here:
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SOUND ON! Humans aren’t the only ones that communicate w dramatic pauses... #NSFfunded research @WUSTL found that electric fish communicates w electric clicks/pops & make a strategic pause when they want to make a point 📷 Bruce Carlson, Tsunehiko Kohashi6
Why on Earth is the eastern half of the U.S. a global hotspot for tornados? #NSFfunded climate modeling @LifeAtPurdue suggests it’s due more to high terrain in the West & less to the Gulf of Mexico.
Here's the #chirp from #GW150914: first in its actual freq range (more of a low rumble) then shifted to higher freqs - making it easier to hear. It's the sound of 2 #BlackHoles colliding, releasing 3 solar masses as #GW energy!… #GravitationalWavesDay
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.@NSF's Oceanus🚢was involved in an incredible rescue recently, saving a man from a sinking fishing Researchers & students aboard the cruise were investigating the biodiversity of invertebrate 📸Pat Knigh59
Yes, “eddy killers” in the ocean are a thing. And, for the first time, @NSF-supported research @UofR used satellite images to directly measure just how wind eases these massive, swirling ocean eddies, which have a big impact on ocean dynamics & climate.
Nominations for 2021-2022 #PAESMEM are now open. If you know a champion of #STEM mentoring in your field, nominate them today:
As #Arctic temperatures warm faster than nearly everywhere else on Earth, and with some models projecting an ice-free Arctic Ocean in a few decades, @NSF is making new investments to meet these unprecedented challenges head-on.
Are efforts to equip our nation with the science & tech capabilities to out-innovate threats & compete in the global economy sufficient? Join @NSF Dir Panchanathan at the #RAForum TOMORROW for an interactive discussion on improving S&T capacity.
Nanoparticles make cement smarter – & concrete cleaner & tougher. Learn how at NSF’s The Discovery Files. 🎧 via@ApplePodcastss 📷@NorthwesternUnIQ
Do you remember a paper from our #Antarctica Program that we had previously shared, about #Adéliepenguins with unusual coloring? In case you missed it, @NSF highlights these unusually colored misfits, and their successful breeding!
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NSF announces funding for six new Science and Technology Centers to create new scientific disciplines & transformative technologies that could improve climate projections, curb phosphate pollution, and further sustainable agriculture solutions. #NSFfunded
The performance of U.S. students in #STEMed continues to lag that of students from other countries. @NSF_NSB Julia Phillips discusses the implications for the U.S. economy and standing in the world. @NCSESgov
What caused a mysterious billion-year gap in the Grand Canyon’s rock record? @NSF-supported geologists at @CUBoulder believe they’ve found the answer: the breakup of an ancient supercontinent that tore up the earth around the canyon.
Most telescopes sit in one place, but the VLA is often on the move. Join us on September 16 to find out why. #freevent #Virtualevent #BehindTheScenes…
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All penguins are black and white, right? Not always! Meet the ‘misfit’ #penguins of Antarctica who stand out with off-color plumage. 📸: Parker Levinson, Annie Schmidt #NSFfundedds
When you think of artificial intelligence you might think of Data or the Enterprise's computer. NSF's real life #AI Institutes are working on a range of technologies including healthcare, improving agriculture, & enhancing online learning: #StarTrekDay
A bacteria “sponge” that can zap, trap & soak up radioactive uranium? #NSFfunded scientists @michiganstateu say they’ve cracked the case. And that the process might work with other toxic metals, too.
Batty blood-sucking skeeters follow their nose to the tastiest meals! Find out how at @NSF 's The Discovery Files. via @ApplePodcasts 🎧 📷 Holly Lut5J
Where I slept in Antarctica. The view from my tent in the Dry Valleys, next to the glacier I hiked up in search of tardigrades embedded inside it. There was a rare light snowstorm when I filmed this; in the largest area of Antarctica not covered in snow/ice. @NSF @InsideNatGeo
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The 2021 wildfire season is ravaging a drought-stricken western U.S. Investments in long-term ecological science, data and community building, many funded [email protected] NSF, are helping researchers understand how fire and climate change interact.
Next time you take a breath, know this: Oxygen likely rose on young Earth because our planet’s rotation has slowed over billions of years, say #NSFfunded scientists @UMich. And that slow-down fueled a vibrant diversity of life - including us.
#ROVJason sprang into action off the @EVNautilus for a deep-sea rescue... Watch: 📹 EV Nautilus
Jason to the rescue! Two remotely operated research minisubs accidentally detached from their cable and sank to a depth of 7285‘ off Vancouver Island, BC. Luckily, Research Vessel Thompson was nearby, with #ROVJason- @NSF’s Remotely Operated Vehicle ... 📷@WHOII2
Congrats to @UChicago & @UofMaryland on their designation as @NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes. This $50 million effort will explore the frontiers of quantum simulation and quantum biology as part of the National Quantum Initiative. Read more here:…
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