Federal government gives researchers $750k of taxpayers' cash to develop tool which will scold and nag journalists that their stories may cause people to argue or help spread 'misinformation'

A federal government agency is spending $750,000 of taxpayers' cash to develop tools which will scold journalists that their stories may trigger arguments among readers. The project, titled America's Fourth Estate at Risk: A System for Mapping the (Local) Journalism Life Cycle to Rebuild the Nation's News Trust, is part of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Trust & Authenticity in Communication Systems initiative.
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Researchers Develop Tools to Listen, Talk to Plants with $25M from NSF

In the race to develop new technologies and methods to support sustainable agriculture and imperiled ecosystems, scientists hope to bring an important voice to the conversation: the plants themselves. A $25 million grant from the National Science Foundation will allow researchers from the University of Arizona, Cornell University, the Boyce...
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A Cosmic Powder Keg: When a Stable Star Explodes

The supernova remnant G344.7-0.1 is across the Milky Way about 19,600 light years from Earth. It belongs to a class of supernovas called “Type Ia” that can result from a white dwarf accumulating material from a companion star until it explodes. A new composite image contains X-rays from Chandra (blue),...
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Business Insider

Leading Water Purification Brand in North America - Waterdrop Debuts at The Aquatech Amsterdam Exhibition, and Opens The New Era of Intelligent Water Filter

Waterdrop, after its Amazon US market launch of the first tankless water filter - G3, successfully won the Red Dot Design Award, which recorded outstanding sales on the market. Waterdrop water filters guaranteed 100% safety from materials to filtration, which all secured certification from NSF 58 and NSF 372 standards. Check more product features about G3 here.
Physics World

How molecular catalysts mediate the electrochemical generation of fuels

Join the audience for a live webinar at 6 p.m. GMT/1 p.m. EST on 17 November 2021 exploring how molecular catalysts are being used to mediate fuel generation. The conversion of energy-poor feedstocks like water and carbon dioxide into energy-rich fuels involves multi- electron, multi-proton transformations. In order to develop catalysts that can mediate fuel production with optimum energy efficiency, this complex proton-electron reactivity must be carefully considered.

Armada Nutrition to open new nutraceutical facility in Utah

Armada Nutrition is broadening its operation capacity with a new 438,000-square-foot nutraceutical facility in Utah. Armada Nutrition (Springhill, TN) is broadening its operation capacity with a new 438,000-square-foot nutraceutical facility in Utah. It will be, together with Armada’s Tennessee facility, be part of over 750,000 square feet of manufacturing space and will be fully operational in Q2 2022. It will have BRC, NSF, NSF for Sport, and ISO 17025 certifications.

NSF International offers open access to GMP eLearning

NSF International (Ann Arbor, MI) created an introductory “GMPs for Dietary Supplements – 21 CFR 111 Overview” eLearning module, and with the promo code “DSHEA27” (from Oct 25 – 31, 2021), participants can access it at no cost. The module, usually $499, offers a historical review of regulations in the...

Still worried about the future of Thialf: ‘top skaters send an emergency call to The Hague' Sport

A group of successful (former) top skaters sent an emergency call to The Hague on Monday to save the ice stadium Thialf from destruction. The letter, in the hands of De Telegraaf, was signed by Sven Kramer, Ireen Wüst, Rintje Ritsma and Mark Tuitert, among others. According to the skaters, money is urgently needed, otherwise the most important skating stadium in the Netherlands threatens to close its doors. — ,,It is five to twelve”, confirms Douwe de Vries, the chairman of the athletes’ association of the skating association KNSB to the newspaper. ,,If no action is taken, it is realistic that our top skaters will no longer be able to train in Thialf. It really is that urgent.”

ბიზნესი: Coretec Group აცხადებს აქციებს ძირითადი გუნდის წევრებისთვის

ANN ARBOR, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Coretec Group, Inc., (OTCQB: CRTG), developers of engineered silicon and 3D volumetric displays, is pleased to announce the promotions of Dr. Michelle Tokarz to Vice President of Partnerships & Innovation and Dr. Ramez Elgammal to Chief Technology Officer. As The Coretec Group moves forward in the...

Top skaters urge government to support the Thialf stadium

Dutch world and Olympic champion speed skaters have urged the government to bail out the Thialf ice stadium in Heerenveen which needs €20m over 10 years to ensure it can continue to offer top class training and other facilities. Sven Kramer, Ireen Wust and Rintje Ritsma are among the skating...
Wolverine State Watch

‘Filter first’ school water bills get warm bipartisan reception at Senate hearing ⋆

A set of bipartisan bills to ensure clean drinking water in schools and child care centers heard favorable testimony Tuesday before a Michigan Senate committee, where the legislation is expected to undergo further changes before being voted on. Senate Bills 184 and 185 were first introduced in late February by...
National Science Foundation (press release)

Scientists map neurological patterns of complex thought

High-level cognition produced by brain networks organizes into fractal patterns. Researchers at Dartmouth University, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, examined how networks in the brain convert information into thought and published the results in Nature Communications. Their findings will help scientists understand more about how the brain processes information and creates complex thoughts.
CU Boulder News & Events

CU Boulder attracts record $634.4 million for research

CU Boulder researchers attracted a record $634.4 million in fiscal year 2021 for studies that, among other things, examine how artificial intelligence can transform education, led to the United Arab Emirate’s Hope spacecraft orbiting Mars, and address threats posed by climate change in the Arctic. The university obtained grants from...

University receives $750k of federal funds to stop reporters from creating “negative unintended outcomes”

The government continues to get involved with shaping journalism. Researchers at Temple University received $750,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a tool that warns journalists that they are about to publish polarizing content. The NSF is a federal government agency focused on supporting research and education in non-medical fields of engineering and science.

NSF Turns to Non-Profits to Strengthen K-12 Computer Science Education

In a move to strengthen K-12 computer science education, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded two non-profits nearly $1 million to increase computer science education throughout the state of Tennessee. In a press release, the two non-profits – CodeCrew and CSforALL – said they will use the three-year grant...

Araiza reaps benefits of CUREs

Wearing a white lab coat, Marlene Garcia Araiza leans in to assist fellow Adams State biology majors during the genetics and cell biology laboratory. The students are working to identify different types of bacteria through an analysis of their genes. The sediment specimens were taken from water sources in the Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountain ranges as part of the National Science Foundation 1.8-million-dollar grant to study the effect of cattle grazing on mountain streams.