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Collaboratively Exploring Virtual Worlds
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Collaboratively Exploring Virtual Worlds

The Pentagon's Office of Force Readiness and Training, Lockheed Martin, and the National Science Foundation are creating a platform for immersive training. 

Exploring a New Frontier of Cyber-Physical Systems: The Human Body
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Exploring a New Frontier of Cyber-Physical Systems: The Human Body

The U.S. National Science Foundation recently announced $8.75 million in awards to two programs developing state-of-the-art medical and cyber-physical systems. 

Revisiting the STEM Workforce
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Revisiting the STEM Workforce

A new report by the National Science Board examines the U.S. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce. 

Do Girls Like Math? The Answer Matters
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Do Girls Like Math? The Answer Matters

Although the gender imbalance in science and technology is a major issue in affluent countries such as the U.S., it is almost non-existent in many less developed...

New U.s.-Japan Collaborations Bring Big Data Approaches to Disaster Response
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New U.s.-Japan Collaborations Bring Big Data Approaches to Disaster Response

The U.S. National Science Foundation and the Japan Science and Technology Agency will jointly fund six collaborative big data projects to enhance disaster management...

Smarter Smart Grids
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Smarter Smart Grids

North Carolina State University researchers are using cloud computing resources to analyze smart grid data.

Developing Infrastructure For Data Sharing Around the World
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Developing Infrastructure For Data Sharing Around the World

Twice a year, members of the Research Data Alliance meet face-to-face at plenary meetings worldwide to coordinate activities and advance their efforts. 

Just in Time: Tips For Computer Science Teachers When They Need It
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Just in Time: Tips For Computer Science Teachers When They Need It

Researchers are developing online professional development resources to provide "just-in-time" support for computer science teachers . 

Walking, Driving, and Riding in a Winter Wonderland
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Walking, Driving, and Riding in a Winter Wonderland

A geographer at the University of Maryland is using big data culled from social media to develop better models of the ways people behave when snow begins to fall...

Programming Safety Into Self-Driving Cars
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Programming Safety Into Self-Driving Cars

University of Massachusetts, Amherst professor Shlomo Zilberstein has been investigating ways of helping semi-autonomous systems to better make decisions. 

Mathematician Tries to Solve Wave Equations
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Mathematician Tries to Solve Wave Equations

University of California, Los Angeles professor Terence Tao is using computers to help him solve a tricky mathematical question.

Experts Identify Easy Way to Improve Smartphone Security
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Experts Identify Easy Way to Improve Smartphone Security

Purdue University researchers recently led a U.S. National Science Foundation-funded project investigating computer security.

Geospatial Data Project Puts Major Issues on the Map
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Geospatial Data Project Puts Major Issues on the Map

A project funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation aims to create a Web-based system for hosting, processing, analyzing, and sharing geospatial data. 

Expanding the Breadth and Impact of Cybersecurity and Privacy Research
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Expanding the Breadth and Impact of Cybersecurity and Privacy Research

The U.S. National Science Foundation has announced two awards that will support projects addressing grand challenges in cybersecurity and computer science. 

Demonstrating a Driverless Future
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Demonstrating a Driverless Future

Researchers say they have developed one of the most advanced autonomous vehicles ever designed. 

Engineers ­se Brain Cells to Power Smart Grid
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Engineers ­se Brain Cells to Power Smart Grid

A team of engineers and neuroscientists is using neurons cultured in a dish to control simulated power grids.

Nsf-Funded Superhero Supercomputer Helps Battle Autism
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Nsf-Funded Superhero Supercomputer Helps Battle Autism

Researchers are using the Gordon supercomputer to develop techniques that can be used to guide the development of treatments for mental disorders. 

Report Highlights Latest Data on Women, Minorities and Persons With Disabilities in Science and Engineering
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Report Highlights Latest Data on Women, Minorities and Persons With Disabilities in Science and Engineering

Women, persons with disabilities, American Indians, African Americans, and Hispanics appear underrepresented in science and engineering education and jobs. 

Winners of 10th Annual International Science & Technology Visualization Challenge Announced
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Winners of 10th Annual International Science & Technology Visualization Challenge Announced

The National Science Foundation, along with the journal Science, today announces the 53 winners and honorable mentions of the International Science & Technology...

Nsf Joins in Commemorating Computer Science Education Week 2012
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Nsf Joins in Commemorating Computer Science Education Week 2012

The U.S. National Science Foundation is joining the effort to promote Computer Science Education Week, which highlights the need to support computer science at...
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