Innovation Corps leaders converge to discuss how to build on program's success

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04/08/2014 12:48 PM EDT

Hands holding a peice of technology.

In 2011, the National Science Foundation (NSF) created the Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) program to train NSF-funded researchers to evaluate their scientific discoveries for commercial potential.

Next week, I-Corps participants from across the country will meet in Bethesda, Md., to discuss the progress made, lessons learned and opportunities for growth.

Who:

Key leaders

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First principles approach to creating new materials

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04/07/2014 04:47 AM EDT

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Traditionally, scientists discover new materials, and then probe them to try to better understand their properties. Theoretical materials physicist Craig Fennie does it in reverse.

“We have been rethinking the problem of materials discovery from that of the perspective of a physicist,” says Fennie, a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded scientist and a 2013 recipient of a prestigious MacArthur fellowship, a $625,000 no strings attached award, popularly known as a

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Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation (PFI: AIR-TT)

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Full Proposal Deadline Date: May 1, 2014

Program Guidelines: NSF 13-575

 

The NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) is an umbrella for two complementary subprograms, Accelerating Innovation Research (AIR) and Building Innovation Capacity (BIC). In the final analysis, both programs are concerned with the movement of academic research discoveries into the marketplace although each focuses on different stages along the innovation spectrum. The subject of this solicitation is PFI: AIR
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Mapping tool used by Census Bureau has roots in NSF-funded project

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students at computers using Social Explorer Census Explorer, a new online tool that displays demographic information on maps of states, counties, and neighborhoods, is powered by Social Explorer, a data visualization tool developed by NSF-funded sociologist Andrew Beveridge
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Will the Yellowstone supervolcano erupt in our lifetime?

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03/25/2014 02:13 AM EDT

Ilya Bindeman

As with many things in nature, it helps to understand the past when trying to predict the future.

Ilya Bindeman, an associate professor of geological sciences at the University of Oregon, believes this is true of the Yellowstone supervolcano and the likelihood that it will produce an apocalyptic eruption as it has three times over the last the last 2 million years.

“Yellowstone is one of the biggest supervolcanos in the world,” he says. “Sometimes it erupts

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