Credit: NSO/AURA/NSF The new pictures from NSF’s Inouye Solar Telescope confirm that the sun is made of caramel corn, right? Well, not quite. Though the likeness is uncanny, the sun is more complex than that. What you see in the solar telescope pictures is called hot plasma, a scorching gas that’s boiling toward the sun’s surface … Continue reading Caramel corn or the sun?
What big breakthroughs or new developments is NSF looking forward to in 2020 and beyond? Here’s what some of our experts had to say … “I have watched in amazement as the cars and trucks I dreamed of driving as a little girl have changed over time. They are loaded with technology that grew from basic … Continue reading Super solar telescopes, seafloor explorations, human-technology partnerships: NSF looks ahead!
Take a polar bear plunge into some of the investments, breakthroughs and emerging trends from 2019 brought to you by the National Science Foundation
NSF rapid response grants help us better understand, prepare for, and respond to disasters Credit: CSWR It was August 25, 2017, and Hurricane Harvey's intensifying winds were moving onshore in South Texas, bringing torrential rains. No one yet knew that Harvey would eventually swamp Houston in floodwaters … nor that a short time later, powerful Hurricane … Continue reading To the rescue!
The Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools (EDGE) program seeks to deepen our understanding of the relationship between genomes and phenomes Researcher Amy Hastings collects data on milkweed. 2017 EDGE program / Credit: Anurag Agrawal, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University One of the greatest impediments to advancing humankind's understanding of the relationship between genomes and phenomes, … Continue reading The cutting EDGE of genomics