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­niversities Report Highest-Ever R&d Spending of $65 Billion in Fy 2011
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­niversities Report Highest-Ever R&d Spending of $65 Billion in Fy 2011

U.S. university spending on R&D in all fields rose 6.3 percent in fiscal year 2011, according to a U.S. National Science Foundation Survey. Much of the spending...

Digitizing the Past to Protect and Preserve History
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Digitizing the Past to Protect and Preserve History

Archeologists now take thousands of digital photos, make notes in a database on a laptop or a tablet, and record careful, geographically referenced information...

Assembling, Visualizing and Analyzing a Tree of All Life
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Assembling, Visualizing and Analyzing a Tree of All Life

The U.S. National Science Foundation's Assembling, Visualizing, and Analyzing the Tree of Life program aims to build a comprehensive tree of life that brings together...

It's All About the Team For Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology
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It's All About the Team For Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology

The Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST) is a university and industry consortium that studies cybersecurity issues related to health care,...

Supercomputer Simulations to Help Predict Tornadoes
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Supercomputer Simulations to Help Predict Tornadoes

University of Oklahoma researchers are using supercomputers to assemble and analyze massive amounts of data on tornadoes, such as updraft, downdraft, and regions...

Share of Black S&e Degrees From Hbcus Declines in 2008
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Share of Black S&e Degrees From Hbcus Declines in 2008

Recent U.S. National Science Foundation studies have shown that the percentage of minorities earning bachelor's degrees in science and engineering from historically...

Live Online Briefing: Inspiring the Next Bill Gates
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Live Online Briefing: Inspiring the Next Bill Gates

The National Science Foundation will host a Webcast on Dec. 7 featuring Georgia Tech's Amy Bruckman, MIT's Leah Buechley, and ACM's Cameron Wilson, as part of the...

President Obama Awards Annual National Medals of Science
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President Obama Awards Annual National Medals of Science

President Obama presented 10 researchers with United States' highest technical and scientific award, and said that celebrating their contributions was "one of...

Signing Made Easy
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Signing Made Easy

From video games to cell phone apps, making sign language easier to learn Put on the gloves. Turn on the camera and... action!

Bringing Engineering to K-12 Classrooms
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Bringing Engineering to K-12 Classrooms

With support from the U.S. National Science Foundation, engineers from Tufts University are bringing engineering to young students through STOMP, the Student...

Nsf Announces Future Internet Architecture Awards
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Nsf Announces Future Internet Architecture Awards

Four basic research projects funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation will explore different aspects of network architecture to foster new ideas and innovations...

U.s. Funds Improve Broadband Connectivity to Foster Scientific Collaboration
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U.s. Funds Improve Broadband Connectivity to Foster Scientific Collaboration

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded $20 million to universities in 17 states to improve inter- and intra-campus cyber connectivity.

NSF Announces New Expeditions in Computing Awards
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NSF Announces New Expeditions in Computing Awards

Three new $10 million awards continue the NSF's Expeditions program pursuing ambitious, fundamental research agendas that promise to define the future of computing...

Citizen Scientists Discover Rotating Pulsar
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Citizen Scientists Discover Rotating Pulsar

The discovery by three citizen scientists of a new radio pulsar as part of the Einstein@Home project marks the first genuine astronomical discovery by a public...

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­.s. R&d Companies Employed 27 Million Workers Worldwide in 2008

U.S. research & development companies employed 27.1 million workers worldwide in 2008, including 18.5 million domestically, according to a new report from the U...

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Jump in Enrollments of First-Time, Full-Time S&e Graduate Students

Enrollments of first-time, full-time graduate students in science and engineering programs in the United States reached a record 108,819 in 2008, an increase...

Computers Could Make Better Drugs
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Computers Could Make Better Drugs

Using the NSF-funded Ranger supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas at Austin professor Pengyu Ren is working to develop faster...

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Nsf Will Require Scientists Seeking Funding to Submit Data Management Plans

Beginning in October 2010, the National Science Foundation plans to require that all proposals for funding include a data management plan. The changes are designed...

Xo Laptops Inspire Learning In Birmingham Grade Schools
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Xo Laptops Inspire Learning In Birmingham Grade Schools

Researchers examine the educational and social effects of making XO laptops available in select classrooms, and their impact on student outcomes.

Science and Engineering Employment Reached 5.8 Million in 2008
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Science and Engineering Employment Reached 5.8 Million in 2008

Employment in science and engineering occupations in the United States reached an estimated 5,781,000 by May 2008,  up 13.7 percent from May 2004, compared to...
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