National Science Foundation

Budget reflects shift in scientific R&D, education

Funding requests for scientific research and development, including clean energy, bio and nano research and education, would increase under the president's 2013 budget proposal.

Tech projects top $7B list of 'stupid' federal spending

Sen. Tom Coburn's annual list of wasteful government spending does not spare new technologies, though some would debate their place on "Wastebook 2011."

Secure hardware, smarter software can help thwart cyberattacks

Government and industry research is focusing on embedding security into microchips and developing self-diagnostic software, an ELC panel said.

NSF's new shared supercomputing platform goes to extremes

The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment will replace and expand the TeraGrid, which gives researchers access to high-performance platforms.

Search for intelligent life falls victim to funding cuts

The SETI radio telescope array that was scanning the skies for signals from alien civilizations has stopped listening.

NSF puts supercomputing power into Japan quake recovery

The TeraGrid community responds to the 9.0 magnitude March earthquake in Japan by sharing high-performance computing resources with Japanese colleagues, and the National Science Foundation is offering grants for disaster response research.

Energy aims to retake supercomputing lead from China

The Energy Department's next supercomputer, the IBM-built Mira, will greatly outperform the current generation of machines, and is expected to surpass China's current leader.

Phony White House e-card the work of spies?

A handful of government organizations apparently were targeted over the holidays by attackers using a phony White House Christmas e-card, which analysts say appears to be the work of the same gang that attacked government systems last February.

5 agencies design robots of the future

Five agencies team to design robotic doctors, helpers, farmworkers and bomb-removers.

NSF offers researchers high-performance computing time on advanced computing network

The coming round of one-year grants of computing time on the NSF’s advanced TeraGrid system give researchers access to more than two petaflops of computing power and 50 petabytes of online and archived data storage.

Supercomputer tapped for 3D models of oil spill

The National Science Foundation has made an emergency allocation of 1 million compute-hours on a supercomputer used at the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas to create 3-D models of the spreading oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Agencies sponsor $12M IT innovation contest

Organizations can compete on six teams for the best innovations in smart grid, IT infrastructure and green technology.

NSF opens new round of grants for TeraGrid time

The coming round of one-year grants will be the first to participate in the NSF transition of TeraGrid to the next generation of high performance cyber infrastructure, eXtreme Digital.

NSF plans grants for researchers to use cloud platforms

Agreements with commercial cloud service providers let researchers extend the power of desktop applications by moving them into the cloud and help NSF learn how scientific research can take advantage of a new computing environment.

Feds could get access to advanced cloud-computing technologies

Microsoft and National Science Foundation team up to provide cloud-computing tools to certain users.

NSF opens bidding for research time on TeraGrid high-performance network

The coming round of one-year grants will be the last before NSF begins moving TeraGrid to the next generation of high-performance cyberinfrastructure, called eXtreme Digital.

Tim Berners-Lee: Machine-readable Web still a ways off

World Wide Web founder Tim Berners-Lee, who has been promoting the idea of a machine-readable, or semantic, Web, says the effort still faces a lot of challenges, among them Web managers' lack of familiarity with the Resource Description Framework.