#NSFfunded small business Akervall Technologies has engineered a new sports mouth guard that you're more likely to put in your mouth.

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Overwatered lawns are leading to huge urban water losses. Trees do just fine without so much water. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Overwatered lawns are leading to huge urban water losses Trees do just
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Dr. Rita Colwell has dedicated much of her career to addressing the significant challenges of infectious disease, safe water, and health issues. Receiving this year’s Vannevar Bush Award, Dr. Colwell highlighted the international collaboration efforts involved in combatting the global scourge of cholera. bit.ly/2qkOL6z
Dr Rita Colwell has dedicated much of her career to addressing the

Rita Colwell receives the Vannevar Bush Award, highlights international efforts in combatting cholera

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#NSFfunded researchers have identified why small glass structures called Prince Rupert’s drops can withstand the blows of a hammer and yet burst into dust by simply snipping their threadlike tails.
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Prince Rupert's Drops: 400 Year Old Mystery Revealed

Prince Rupert's Drops are small glass structures resembling tadpoles that can withstand the blows of a hammer and yet burst into powdery dust if their thread...

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Iron Man’s power suit isn’t just for the movies!

Researchers are using mathematical models to accelerate development, reduce production costs and create suits tailored to their users’ needs. These exoskeletons could offer mobility to those with disabilities affecting their lower limbs. For military personnel and construction workers, the suit could ease the burden of carrying heavy loads...
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If you’ve ever had to help your child with math homework, you really appreciate their teachers, who do it every day. Take a look at our 7 tips on taking an educator’s approach to math at home.
If youve ever had to help your child with math homework you

7 ways to help your kids with math homework – National Science Fdn – Medium

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New research shows how different brain circuits store memory based on conscious learning (explicit) or learning by doing (implicit). The scientists used a procedure that allowed them to identify the specific neural circuits storing information in the brain. [ Bit.ly Link ]

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New research shows how different brain circuits store memory based on conscious
One of the best records of past ocean temperatures can be found in the shells of marine creatures called foraminifera. Known as “forams” for short, these single-celled plankton build microscopic calcite shells. When forams die, their shells fall to the ocean floor and accumulate in sediments that provide a record of past climate. The surface-feeding plankton are natural thermometers because...
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Check these #NSFfunded technologies that will transform the world.
Check these NSFfunded technologies that will transform the world

12 Technologies That Will Transform the World

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The weeklong #NSFfunded 2017 #STEMvideohall showcase event ends May 22. With visitors from more than 149 countries, its 171 three-minute videos continue to inspire online discussion.

Join the conversation about innovative, federally-funded STEM education research at bit.ly/2kxkz9i.
The weeklong NSFfunded 2017 STEMvideohall showcase event ends May 22 With visitors

2017 STEM for All Video Showcase: Research and Design for Impact

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Nathan Matsuda in a computational photography lab at Northwestern University. "I develop 3D imaging systems using a combination of optics and optimization algorithms. These cameras and displays can perform better than their conventional counterparts in applications like virtual reality, robotics, and cultural heritage research." More #NSFstories: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Nathan Matsuda in a computational photography lab at Northwestern University I develop
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An NSF-supported team at UCLA developed PredPol, a set of algorithms for predicting where crimes will occur. Check it out! #policeweek
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Zebrafish are commonly used to study anxiety, memory, fear and motion. Spoiler: the hidden details are not a secret motorcycling habit.
Zebrafish are commonly used to study anxiety memory fear and motion Spoiler

3D Models Reveal Hidden Details of Zebrafish Behavior

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Engineers at UC San Diego have developed a device that's sensitive enough to feel forces generated by bacteria and hear the beating of heart muscle cells.
Engineers at UC San Diego have developed a device thats sensitive enough

Nano fiber feels forces and hears sounds made by cells | NSF - National Science Foundation

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University of Florida researcher Chris A. Johns traverses a ridge on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai in search of endemic micromoths in the genus Philodoria.

"I study the evolutionary history of Hawaiian leaf-mining micromoths in the genus Philodoria. These moths only feed on endemic Hawaiian plants, many of which are threatened or endangered. The goal of this research is to lay the foundation...
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An ancient sink hole in eastern Tennessee holds the clues to an important transitional time in the evolutionary history of snakes. Check it out: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Why does hair curl, skin wrinkle, a soda can crumble and a spider web stretch?

#NSFfunded engineers study the mechanics of slender structures to learn why small forces cause objects to change shape.
Why does hair curl skin wrinkle a soda can crumble and a spider web stretch

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Astronomers combined data from 5 different telescopes that span the breadth of the electromagnetic spectrum to produce this new image of the Crab Nebula. DYK: The Crab Nebula is the result of a bright supernova explosion seen by Chinese and other astronomers in the year 1054. [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Astronomers combined data from 5 different telescopes that span the breadth of
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"Growing up in Los Angeles County, I was always amazed and intrigued by the San Gabriel Mountains--something that I would frequently see as my family and I commuted along the highways. These mountains were always a reminder of something bigger than myself. I wanted to figure out how these and other mountains were formed." - NSF GRFP fellow Melissa Bernardino, University of Colorado Boulder....
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NSF-funded researchers have developed a new tool to predict and prevent flood waters. Check it out: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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NSFfunded researchers have developed a new tool to predict and prevent flood