Tag Archives: Northwestern University

NSF Picks Nine Teams for Collaborative Accelerator Effort

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded more than $28 million in funds to nine research teams to support the development of prototypes as part of the second phase of a collaborative accelerator initiative. The Convergence Accelerator program aims to address national societal issues through the use of collaborative multidisciplinary research efforts.

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NSF Awards Addtl Funding for ‘Chameleon’ Cloud Experimentation Program; Paul Ruth Quoted

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A team of institutions led by the University of Chicago (UChicago) has received $10 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue development activities for a large-scale cloud computing testbed called Chameleon.

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New Army-Supported Research Paves Way to Shape-Changing Robotics

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Researchers from academia worked with the U.S. Army to create small robots that would join together to form larger structures. The 3D printed robots, known as smart active particles or smarticles, may serve as a stepping stone towards the development of shape-changing, multi-modal systems, the Army said Friday.

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NSF, DOE Form Cyber Threat Profiling Working Group

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The Energy Department‘s Energy Sciences Network and the National Science Foundation‘s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence have organized a working group tasked to develop a threat profile for open science organizations. ESnet said Wednesday the working group comprises scientists and security professionals from HUBzero, iRods, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Northwestern …

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DOE Picks 12 Teams for $33M Electric Grid Control System Development Program

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The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy has awarded $33 million in funds to 12 project teams to develop control systems that will work to coordinate electric load and distributed energy resources on the power grid. DOE said Friday the projects are part of ARPA-E’s Network Optimized Distributed Energy Systems initiative …

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NASA Picks 13 Universities for 15 Early-Stage Space Tech Research Grants; Steve Jurczyk Comments

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NASA has awarded grants worth up to $500,000 each to 13 universities to conduct studies on early-stage technology platforms for up to three years under the agency’s Space Technology Research Grants Program. The space agency selected 15 research proposals that cover various technologies, such as payload devices for assistive free-flyers, integrated photonics for …

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