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  • Arecibo Observatory: Media Resources - 03.12.2020

    Completed in 1963 and stewarded by U.S. National Science Foundation since the 1970s, Arecibo Observatory has contributed to many important scientific discoveries, including the demonstration of gravitational waves from a binary pulsar, the first discovery of an extrasolar planet, composition of the ionosphere, and the characterization of the properties and orbits of a number of potentially hazardous asteroids. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/arecibo/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item.
  • NSF selects Kendra Sharp to lead the Office of International Science and Engineering - 02.12.2020

    Sharp has been a faculty member in mechanical engineering at Oregon State University since 2010 and held the Richard and Gretchen Evans Professorship of Humanitarian Engineering from 2015 to 2020. Her research and teaching interests include design for international development, applications of technology in humanitarian engineering, and sustainable water and energy systems. Sharp founded and directs the school's humanitarian engineering program. She also serves as the university’s ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301741&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item.
  • Arecibo Observatory’s 305-meter telescope suffers collapse - 02.12.2020

    The instrument platform of the 305-meter telescope at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico fell at approximately 7:55 a.m. Atlantic Standard Time Dec. 1, resulting in damage to the dish and surrounding facilities. No injuries were reported as a result of the collapse. The U.S. National Science Foundation ordered the area around the telescope to be cleared of unauthorized personnel since the failure of a cable Nov. 6. Local authorities will keep the area cordoned off as engineers work ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301737&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item.