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How To Strengthen Your Immunity During The Coronavirus Pandemic

(CNN) — As the coronavirus situation intensifies, you might be wondering: How can I keep myself healthy? The answer lies in following the latest guidelines on social distancing, proper handwashing and your local stay-at-home directives. But there are also ways to strengthen your own immune system. Diet is one of them, and we covered that here in part one of our immunity boosting series. Yet what you eat is just one factor. Being physically active, meditating and managing stress, and getting adeq...
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Northwestern researcher receives NSF RAPID grant to develop self-sanitizing face mask

A Northwestern University researcher has received funding to develop a new self-sanitizing medical face mask that deactivates viruses on contact.
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Coronavirus massive simulations completed on Frontera supercomputer

Coronavirus envelope all-atom computer model being developed by Amaro Lab of UC San Diego on NSF-funded Frontera supercomputer of TACC at UT Austin. Coronavirus model builds on success of all-atom infuenza virus simulations by Amaro Lab. Molecular dynamics simulations for the coronavirus model tests ran on up to 4,000 nodes, or about 250,000 of Frontera's processing cores. Full model can help researchers design new drugs, vaccines to combat the coronavirus.
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Portland State researcher seeks subjects for first of its kind electric bike study

(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) “E-bikes are the future!” That’s what Portland mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone proclaimed at a forum earlier this week. Iannarone is bullish on e-bikes not just because she’s an expert on innovative transportation solutions (thanks in part to her work at First Stop Portland), but because she rides an e-bike herself. Many that ride e-bikes quickly become evangelists like Iannarone and start using words like “transformational” and “revolution”. Now a Portland Sta...
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BBVA Bank Review – Savings & Checking Accounts, Mortgages, CDs

BBVA is a bank with more than 600 brick-and-mortar branches in seven states. But if you don’t live near a location, you can still take advantage of its online accounts. The interest rates that BBVA pays its savings accountholders might not be the highest we’ve seen offered among online banks. But the bank does offer some appealing products, such as an interest-paying checking account and decent certificates of deposit (CDs). In this BBVA review, let’s take a look at the online accounts this bank...
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NSF CAREER recipient Ethan Yang exploring impact of green infrastructure on urban flooding

(Lehigh University) Y.C. 'Ethan' Yang, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering in Lehigh University's P.C. Rossin College of Applied Science and Engineering, has received an NSF CAREER award for his research addressing urban flooding. Yang will create a novel "human-cyberinfrastructure framework" that will combine an Internet of Things-based green infrastructure network combined with agent-based modeling that will advance the understanding of decentralized sustainable storm...
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NSF selects 7 winners from its first-ever NSF 2026 Idea Machine prize competition

(National Science Foundation) The National Science Foundation (NSF) is partnering with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) to unlock the mysteries of the chemical and biological processes occurring within our soil. The agencies will collaborate on 10 research projects that will enable American and British researchers to gain a better understanding of soil ecosystems that will continue to play a critical role in feeding the world...
Tags: NSF, National Institute of Food and Agriculture NIFA, United Kingdom Research and Innovation UKRI

UT professor receives NSF grant to study arctic phosphorus availability

(University of Tennessee at Knoxville) A University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor has been awarded a grant of nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Projects to investigate how plants, microorganisms, and minerals compete for phosphorus in the Arctic tundra. Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for life but is in short supply in some environments, putting limits on plant growth and decomposition.
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NSF CAREER award supports research into biomaterial that promotes osteochondral tissue regeneration

If you're able to walk without pain, give a silent shout-out to your cartilage.
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Look At The Juniors Now!

Helene Marie Fossesholm (NOR) is six seconds from the podium in her second-ever World Cup race, while Vilde Nilsen (NOR) wins the overall FIS Para World Cup. Coming off a three-day winning streak in Germany and her ninth consecutive World Cup victory this weekend, Nilsen has already bagged the overall Para World Cup victory, although only half of the scheduled World Cup events this season are completed. Despite missing more than a 100 of her scheduled workouts this summer due to a back injury, ...
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This solar telescope just released its first close-up video of the Sun — and it’s stunning

Astronomers using the new Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope in Hawaii have released their first public images of the Sun, and they are the most detailed images of our parent star ever taken. Images from the next-generation National Science Foundation (NSF) solar observatory reveal details on the surface measuring just 30 kilometers (18 miles) in diameter. The new four-meter (157 inch) instrument (the largest solar telescope in the world) recorded images and video of turbulent plasma on the surfac...
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NSF selects 7 winners from its first-ever NSF 2026 Idea Machine prize competition

(National Science Foundation) The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today the selection of four grand prize and three meritorious prize winners for its first-ever NSF 2026 Idea Machine prize competition. The awardees are being honored today at a ceremony at NSF headquarters in Alexandria, Va.
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Why American Scientists Take Chinese Money

Harvard Chemistry Department chair Charles Lieber was charged this week with lying to the Defense Department about receiving funds from the Chinese government. Lieber allegedly took $1.5 million to open a research lab in China, as well as $200,000 monthly in cash and living expenses to conduct research for the Wuhan University of Technology.A pioneer in the field of nanowires — infinitesimally small conductors of electricity with a wide range of potential uses — Lieber is no small fry. “For a pe...
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Scientists unveil highest resolution images of the sun ever captured

In new videos from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the sun's surface can be seen close-up in the highest resolution yet.The footage was taken with the NSF's Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, one of the federal agency's most powerful telescopes that is perched at the top of Haleakala Observatory on the Hawaiian island of Maui. It shows details of the sun's surface that are as small as Manhattan Island -- the most granular features to ever be captured of the sun's surfac...
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Most detailed image of sun’s surface

It might look like a bowl of popcorn, but it’s actually the most detailed image ever taken of the sun’s surface. The images come from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope, mounted near the summit of Haleakala, Maui, in Hawaii. Thanks to this preeminent solar telescope, scientists are now closer than ever to understanding the sun and the space weather that happens on its surface. Space weather can have a significant impact on our planet. “Magnetic eruptions...
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The most detailed photos and videos of the sun's surface ever captured reveal Texas-sized cells of boiling plasma

The highest-resolution photos and video ever taken of the sun's surface show it covered in Texas-sized blobs of boiling plasma. The images come from the new Inouye Solar Telescope in Hawai'i. By working with two spacecraft orbiting the sun, this new observatory could help forecast violent space weather that can wipe out power grids, cut off emergency communications, and endanger astronauts. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The sun is a violent place, filled with boiling pla...
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Archeologists participate in NSF-funded project to prevent sexual harassment

(University of Arkansas) University of Arkansas archeologists Emily Beahm and Carl Drexler will help address the problem of sexual harassment in the field by contributing to a multi-institutional research team awarded $300,000 by the National Science Foundation.
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NSF's newest solar telescope produces first images, most detailed images of the sun

Just released first images from the National Science Foundation's Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope reveal unprecedented detail of the sun's surface and preview the world-class products to come from this preeminent 4-meter solar telescope. NSF's Inouye Solar Telescope will enable a new era of solar science and a leap forward in understanding the sun and its impacts on our planet.
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The Competitive Edge: Activated Research Company (ARC)

Q: What was the reason for founding your organization – what was the open niche you saw that could be addressed with a new product or service? What was the problem, or gap, or opportunity? Activated Research Company (ARC) was founded in 2014 with a mission to make chemical analysis easy. Utilizing our expertise in catalysis and microreactor design, we develop novel devices that simplify both liquid chromatography (LC) and gas chromatography (GC) analyses. Our products have numerous publi...
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Major NSF-sponsored grant will help researchers discover ways to improve urban sustainability

(Iowa State University) A new $2.5 million grant will help an interdisciplinary team of researchers analyze innovative approaches to improving urban sustainability. The team will study various approaches to bolstering local food production in Des Moines and the surrounding area and how those approaches could affect nutrition, waste and environmental impacts.
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Field trials in Oregon and Arizona showing GM poplar trees don’t impact air quality

In Washington, poplar trees are widely used in commercial products, but, like several other tree species, they emit gases to the atmosphere that worsen air pollution and alter climate. Now field trials in Oregon and Arizona show that poplar trees, which emit trace amounts of the gas isoprene, can be genetically modified to leave air quality unharmed. The NSF-funded findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, are important because poplar plantations cove...
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This instrument weighs exoplanets by observing their gravitational effects

Researchers have shown the first results from a new instrument for calculating the weight of distant exoplanets, the NN-EXPLORE Exoplanet Investigations with Doppler spectroscopy, or NEID.
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Cosmic bubbles reveal the first stars

Astronomers using the Mayall telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory, a program of NSF's National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory, have identified several overlapping bubbles of hydrogen gas ionized by the stars in early galaxies, a mere 680 million years after the Big Bang. This is the earliest direct evidence from the period when the first generation of stars formed and began reionizing the hydrogen gas that permeated the Universe.
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Fast radio burst observations deepen astronomical mystery

Observations with the 8-meter Gemini North telescope, a program of the NSF's National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory, have allowed astronomers to pinpoint the location of a Fast Radio Burst in a nearby galaxy -- making it the closest known example to Earth and only the second repeating burst source to have its location pinpointed in the sky.
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$1.2 million NSF grant provides research opportunities for underserved students

(Virginia Tech) With a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, researchers aim to provide the tools for the next generation of scientists that will tackle big data sciences challenges.
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Complexity Year in Review 2019

Some great theorems this year including non-deterministic double exponential time by quantumly entangled provers and integer multiplication in O(n log n) time. But the result of the year has to go to a paper that gave a shockingly simple proof of a major longstanding conjecture. Induced subgraphs of hypercubes and a proof of the Sensitivity Conjecture by Hao Huang Of course 2019 will be remembered in some circles for giving us Google's claims of quantum supremacy and all the quantum hyp...
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Is it possible to have too many trees?

Recent research indicates that dense forests in the Sierra Nevada drain billions of gallons of water from the watershed each year. Unusually dense tree stands degrade the vitality of the land, plants, animals, and even the trees.Experts recommend managing forest restoration through controlled fires and the thinning of small, fire-prone trees. None Many people view trees as an unassailable good. We learned about their ecological importance every Earth Day. In-between after-school cartoons, publ...
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Microsoft's cloud business has helped annual sales explode past $120 billion — and CEO Satya Nadella credits CFO Amy Hood for her key role in this strategic transformation

Microsoft's business in recent years puts more of a focus on cloud-computing services. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was recently named Fortune's Businessperson of the Year. He gave CFO Amy Hood credit for helping grow Microsoft's cloud-computing business. We tracked Microsoft's cloud revenue growth as a function of overall revenue, and identified the key factors behind current and future cloud growth.  Click here for more BI Prime stories. Microsoft's cloud offerings are steadily making more o...
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SpaceX’s Starship Mk1 fails during testing, next step will be to move to a newer design

SpaceX’s Starship Mk1 prototype encountered an explosive failure during early testing in Texas on Wednesday – you can see exactly what happened in the video below, but basically it blew its lid during cryogenic testing – a standard test that you use to see if the vehicle can hold up to extreme cold temperatures, like those it would encounter in actual use. The good news is that this is exactly why SpaceX (and anyone building rockets) does this kind of early-stage testing on the ground, in ...
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Lehigh engineers designing a more efficient tidal turbine with NSF grant

(Lehigh University) Arindam Banerjee, an associate professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics at Lehigh University's P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, received a $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's Partnerships for Innovation program to design more efficient tidal turbines in conjunction with Verdant Power's Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy (RITE) Project. Results of preliminary testing were recently published in the journal Applied Energy.
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