Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

The Underappreciated Threat of Volcanic Tsunamis

Tsunamis caused by volcanoes are responsible for nearly a quarter of all deaths caused by eruptions, yet we have only now started to understand them.

– Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

National Science Foundation presents the President’s FY 2020 budget request

Today, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released details of the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget Request to Congress, which includes a proposed level of funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF). Detailed information will be a…

This Paint Actively Cools Things Down

As artists and toddlers have long known, paints can provide lots of entertainment. But, not every part of the process is fun: Watching paint dry is synonymous with boredom, like watching the grass grow.

It’s almost too bad, because there’s where t…

At the Bottom of the Ocean, a Surprising, Gloomy Discovery

Almost two miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, on a lonely outcrop of bare rock 100 miles from Costa Rica, researchers on a geological expedition found something odd. As their remotely controlled submersible sunk through the black waters tow…

Powering advances in wireless connectivity for the future

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces an important milestone in its Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) effort. In collaboration with an industry consortium of 28 networking companies and associations, NSF is supporting the devel…

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