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A wide range of innovative products, from biomedical implants to aerospace composites, come from research in materials informatics (MI) — the...
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A small shipworm being extracted from wood
Although they have been known to mariners for centuries — having aided in shipwrecking Columbus and sinking parts of the Spanish Armada — scientists...
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The Cascadia Subduction Zone, located in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and southwestern British Columbia, has hosted magnitude ≥8.0 megathrust earthquakes in the geologic past, a future earthquake is imminent, and the potential impacts could cripple the region. Subduction zone earthquakes represent some of the most devastating natural hazards on Earth.
For the first time, NSF-funded researchers revealed a detailed look at the potential for a major earthquake off the coasts of southern British...
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Coral reef at the NSF Long-Term Ecological Research site in Moorea, French Polynesia, in January, 2024
The French Polynesian island Moorea is the most beautiful isle in the world, some say. Its lagoons are surrounded by reefs dominated by Porites corals...
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community college innovation challenge 2024 banner including three photos. First image - with a female giving a presentation. Second image - a group of people in front of white house. Third image a group of females hugging.
Today, the U.S. National Science Foundation, in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), announced the three winning...
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Scenery along U.S. Route 2 in rural Montana.
Whether they're fluffy, bright or ominous, clouds are key to regulating Earth's energy and water cycles. Two sets of U.S. National Science Foundation...
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A visualization of cold carbon monoxide gas in the Sculptor Galaxy captured by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).
In May 2024, experts from the U.S. National Science Foundation National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NSF NRAO) and the medical imaging field presented...
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A microscopic image of a blood clot containing synthetic platelet-like-particles. Fibrin is shown in green and the synthetic platelets are pink.
A research team has developed synthetic platelets that can stop bleeding and enhance healing at the site of an injury. They demonstrated that the...
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Dr. Panch attended the 12th Global Research Council (GRC) Annual Meeting, which was held in Interlaken, Switzerland, from 27 to 31 May 2024. Dr. Panch was invited to give remarks and participate in discussions on sustainable research
NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan traveled to Interlaken, Switzerland, to join international partners for the Global Research Council's (GRC)...
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