NSF Discoveries http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/ Discoveries posted on the NSF website, http://www.nsf.gov. en Sun, 29 Nov 2015 16:06:07 EST <![CDATA[Starving the beast]]> http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=137015&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 cancer cells and copper
New NSF-funded research finds way to withhold cancer cells' favorite food
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This is an NSF Discoveries item.]]> http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=137015&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 <![CDATA[Climate can grind down mountains faster than they can rebuild]]> http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136975&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 The coast of Alaska and the Bering Glacier viewed from the ocean drillship JOIDES Resolution.

For the first time, researchers have attempted to measure all the material leaving and entering a mountain range over the course of more than a million years.

They've discovered that erosion caused by glaciation during ice ages can, in the right circumstances, wear down mountains faster than plate tectonics can build them.

The study, conducted by Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) researchers and led by scientists from the University of Texas at Austin, the University ...
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This is an NSF Discoveries item.]]> http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136975&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 <![CDATA[Low-oxygen 'dead zones' in North Pacific linked to past ocean warming]]> http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136929&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 Scientist lowering an instrument in water

A new study has found a link between abrupt ocean warming at the end of the last ice age and the sudden onset of low-oxygen, or hypoxic, conditions that led to vast marine dead zones.

Results of the research, which was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), are published today in the journal Nature.

"This works tackles a long-standing debate about what causes expansion of Oxygen Minimum Zones, also known as dead zones, in the oceans," said Candace Major, a ...
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This is an NSF Discoveries item.]]> http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136929&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 <![CDATA[Learning from distributed data]]> http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136949&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 3-d graphic with a cube shape showing a probabilistic model
CAREER awardee develops mathematical and computational methods to analyze de-centralized information
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This is an NSF Discoveries item.]]> http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136949&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 <![CDATA[At the intersection of neuroscience and art]]> http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136954&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 person with EEG cap looking at art
Blending cognition and engineering to reveal the neural basis of creativity
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This is an NSF Discoveries item.]]> http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136954&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 <![CDATA[Where do rats move in after disasters? This team finds out]]> http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136855&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 researcher setting a rat trap
Post-Hurricane Katrina research aims to provide communities better data on rodent populations, dangers
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This is an NSF Discoveries item.]]> http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136855&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 <![CDATA[Video: Bringing mathematics to sea ice research]]> http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136523&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 ship through ice
NSF-funded Ken Golden plays key role in better understanding sea ice changes
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This is an NSF Discoveries item.]]> http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136523&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 <![CDATA[Buried in ash, ancient Salvadoran village shows images of daily life]]> http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136828&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 ruins showing structures at Ceren archeological site

A continuing look at a Maya village in El Salvador--frozen in time by a blanket of volcanic ash from 1,400 years ago--shows the farming families who lived there went about their daily lives with virtually no strong-arming by the elite royalty lording over the valley.

Instead, archaeological evidence indicates significant interactions at the village of Ceren took place among families, village elders, craftspeople and specialty maintenance workers. This research comes from a new ...
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This is an NSF Discoveries item.]]> http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136828&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 <![CDATA[Grass-planting change boosts coastal wetland restoration success]]> http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136663&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 Salt marshes in Hatches Harbor, Mass.
Marsh grasses should be spaced close together, not far apart
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This is an NSF Discoveries item.]]> http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136663&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 <![CDATA[An oral history of an NSF Ideas Lab]]> http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136669&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 fluid dynamics lab with two people
The story behind 'Cracking the Olfactory Code'
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This is an NSF Discoveries item.]]> http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136669&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 <![CDATA[A beautiful defense for smart grids]]> http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136782&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 illustration showing a city skyline, bridge, airplane and power grid
The next generation of engineering algorithms help protect the evolving smart grid
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This is an NSF Discoveries item.]]> http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136782&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 <![CDATA[Warming waters contributed to the collapse of New England's cod fishery]]> http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136431&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 school of Atlantic cod

For centuries, cod were the backbone of New England's fisheries and a key species in the Gulf of Maine ecosystem.

Today, cod stocks are on the verge of collapse, hovering at 3-4 percent of sustainable levels. Even painful cuts to the fishery have failed to slow this rapid decline, surprising both fishers and fisheries managers.

Now a report published this week in the journal Science links the cod collapse directly to rapid warming of ocean waters.

"Here ...
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This is an NSF Discoveries item.]]> http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136431&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 <![CDATA[How much did indigenous peoples alter the Amazon forest?]]> http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136501&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 hoatzin bird in a tree
Effects were likely only along major waterways
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This is an NSF Discoveries item.]]> http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136501&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 <![CDATA[New electricity meters are smart -- but are they trusted?]]> http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136484&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 smart meter installation
Research examines how customers feel about key part of smart grid
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This is an NSF Discoveries item.]]> http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136484&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 <![CDATA[Speeding up extreme big brain data analysis]]> http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136732&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1 screenshot of tool that maps connections between neurons with an image of a macaque brain

It's tough to unravel the mysteries of the brain when your computer is frozen.

To aid frustrated brain researchers, a multidisciplinary team of scientists at the University of Utah has created a faster method for generating and exploring high-resolution, 3-D images of the brain.

Alessandra Angelucci, a neuroscientist with the Moran Eye Center at Utah's Ophthalmology Department whose research is ...
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