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Federal science and engineering funding for academic institutions sees first increase in five years

May 25, 2016

Federal agencies obligated $30.8 billion to 996 academic institutions for science and engineering (S&E) activities in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, the most recent year for which such information is available, a 6 percent increase over the previous year and the first increase in such funding since F

Scientists Drilled into the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Here's What They Found

May 19, 2016

Beneath the Antarctic ice is a world unlike any other. Cycles of freeze and thaw carve drainages, rivers, canyons and even lakes under what seems, from the surface, to be an endless expanse of white.

On its 66th birthday, National Science Foundation living up to envisioned legacy

May 11, 2016

May 10, 2016 marked the National Science Foundation's (NSF) 66th birthday. After long debates in the mid-1940s, President Harry S. Truman signed legislation on May 10, 1950 establishing NSF.

Funding Basic Research

May 08, 2016

Innovation is a much more complex process than people realize. When a technological advance comes into being, its creators are far from the only ones who deserve credit.

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