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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…

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…

Astronomers detect ancient signal from first stars in universe

For additional information on this breakthrough, NSF has produced the video “The birth of the first stars.”
For the first time, astronomers have detected a signal from stars emerging in the early universe. Using a radio antenna not much larger than a…

Cloud seeding for snow: Does it work? Scientists report first quantifiable observations

For the first time, scientists have obtained direct, quantifiable observations of cloud seeding for increased snowfall — from the growth of ice crystals, through the processes that occur in clouds, to the eventual snowfall.
The National Science Foun…

Winter road salt, fertilizers turning North American waterways increasingly saltier

Find related stories on NSF’s Environmental Research and Education (ERE) programs at this link. Also find related stories on NSF’s Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program site.
Across North America, streams and rivers are becoming saltier, thank…

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