National Science Foundation

Mozilla and NSF awards $380K to small projects connecting the unconnected

The FCC may be hard at work at "bridging the digital divide," as Chairman Pai so frequently puts it, and the Connect America Fund II will help. But while the big players are setting up, people all ove

NSF may shut down West Virginia’s Green Bank Telescope and people aren’t happy

Tight budgets have forced the National Science Foundation to consider shutting down and deconstructing the Green Bank Telescope, the largest steerable telescope in the world. This consideration has ca

NSF puts $110 million toward building out the XSEDE national computing initiative

It's in the country's best interest to stay at (or at least near) the forefront of advanced computing techniques, and the National Science Foundation has just put $110 million down to make sure that h

Engaging kids in design-based learning

While most kids their age are glued to various digital devices, often wasting hours playing mindless games or watching cat videos, 164 fourth and fifth graders, along with eight elementary school teac

NSF dedicates $35 million to improving software used in science and education

Big data is more important than ever in just about every scientific discipline — and the data is bigger than ever, too. To help manage that data and get it into the hands of scientists and students,

National Science Foundation allots $1.5M to kid-focused maker projects

To celebrate 2016's Week of Making (don't tell me you forgot!), the National Science Foundation has awarded a total of $1.5 million to five small projects looking to get kids involved with STEM topics

$30M Stampede 2 supercomputer will provide 18 petaflops of data-crunching power to researchers nationwide

Watch out, global supercomputer Top 5, there's a new contender. Or at least there will be soon, once the $30 million Stampede 2 is up and running. With 18 petaflops peak processing capacity, the new s

With $1M In Funding, VC Database CB Insights Launches A Data Tool For Salespeople

Many of you probably know CB Insights as the venture capital database that puts out reports about trends like the on-demand economy and compiles lists of unicorn startups. Today, the company is expa

White House Launches ‘US Ignite’ For Next-Gen Broadband & Apps, Partners With Mozilla For $500k Competition

President Obama will <a target="_blank" href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/06/13/we-can-t-wait-president-obama-signs-executive-order-make-broadband-const">sign an executive order to

Boulder's eSpace Center Wants To Make Aerospace A Startup-Friendly Industry

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/espace-logo.jpg" class="shot2"></img> Private sector space tech companies — from Virgin Galactic to Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) — have