Nicole Cabrera, a doctoral student in Physics and Astronomy, was recently awarded a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship by the National Science Foundation. The prize, which consists of three annual stipends of $30,000, recognizes and will support Cabrera’s ongoing research into exoplanets – planets that revolve around other suns.
A nanometer is one billionth of a meter. New science and technology based on the nanometer refers to the ability to manipulate individual atoms and molecules to build machines on a scale of nanometers or to create materials and structures from the bottom up with novel properties.Nanotechnology, according to the National Science Foundation, could change the way almost everything is designed and made, from automobile tires to vaccines to objects not yet imagined.
National Science Foundation-Resources and findings generated through educational research and development projects funded in part by the National Science Foundation can help inform states and school systems that are developing strategies for improving K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education
The probable location of a black hole collision that spawned gravitational waves detected by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory is shown in this still from a National Science Foundation press conference in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 11, 2016. The collision occurred 1.3 billion years ago in a region of space over Earth's Southern Hemisphere, scientists say.
How to See Neutrinos [Illustration by George Retseck; scale icons by Jessica Huppi; photograph courtesy of Reina Maruyama, National Science Foundation; in “Through Neutrino Eyes,” by Graciela B. Gelmini, Alexander Kusenko and Thomas J. Weiler, Scientific American, May 2010]