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Frontiers Newsletter Archives

Each month, the electronic version of Frontiers and its printed counterpart profiled important work funded by the National Science Foundation. With the November/December 1998 issue, NSF ceased publishing the newsletter. Past issues are available from this Web site. Articles are organized by issue.

By Issue: 1998 | 1997 | 1996

1998

Frontiers November/December 1998 November/December 1998
Adaptive Technologies Encourage Independent Learning (cover story)...Astronomical Monuments...Bison Help Grasslands Thrive...Changing Numbers in Academic Employment of Scientists and Engineers...Rare Coral Reveals Powerful Compound.
Date Updated: 11/1/98
Frontiers September/October 1998 September/October 1998
The Year of the Ocean...Iron Key Unlocks Ocean Ecosystems...Underwater Eruptions Challenge Researchers...Core on Deck: Drilling into Earth's Past, Present, … and Future...Harmful Algal Blooms: Back to Basics...Climate Modelers Have ACCE in the Hole.
Date Updated: 9/1/98
Frontiers cover, El Nino July/August 1998
El Niño – From Obscurity to Obsession (cover)...Smarter Than the Average Load-Bearing Structure...Grand Canyon Rocks Reveal Continent's Past...Six States Account for Half of Nation's R&D...NSF in the News.
Date Updated: 7/1/98
Cancer Detection Goes Digital May/June 1998
Cancer Detection Goes Digital (cover)...Snails, Fish, and Gravity Sensors: On a Mission to Find Answers...North of Norway: A Natural Lab...Federally Financed Academic R&D Expenditures Hold Firm...NSF in the News.
Date Updated: 5/1/98
The Best of Frontiers 1995-1997 March/April 1998
The Best of Frontiers 1995-1997
Welcome to the three-year anniversary issue of Frontiers. This special issue brings you some of the many exciting articles from the first three years of our newsletter.
Date Updated: 3/1/98
Cover image and text, Playing with Our Future: High Tech Toys as Teaching Tools January 1998
Playing with Our Future: High Tech Toys as Teaching Tools...Minerals Behave Differently at High Pressures...Pow-Bam-Zap: Pollution Fighters Crowd the Horizon...NSF in the News...Unemployment Rates Reflect Greater Gender Equality
Date Updated: 1/1/98

1997

Cover image and text, Swinging in the Rain:Life in Forest Treetops December 1997
Life in Forest Treetops...GOALI: Promoting University-Industry Partnerships...Climate Played a Role in the American Revolution...NSF in the News...Research and Tuition Hikes Not Connected.
Date Updated: 12/1/97
Cover image and text, Shake, Rattle and Roll: The Science and Engineering of Earthquakes November 1997
Shake, Rattle and Roll: The Science and Engineering of Earthquakes...A Bright Star in Science Education...Disease-Resistant Plants Lock onto Pathogens...NSF in the News...Decline in Number of Immigrant Scientists and Engineers
Date Updated: 11/1/97
Cover image and text, Has the Jury Decided? October 1997
Has the Jury Decided?...Bridging the Science Gender Gap: Raising Female Scientists and Engineers...The End of the World: More Proof of the Dinosaurs' Demise...NSF in the News...Japan Plans to Double Research and Development Budget
Date Updated: 10/1/97
Cover image and text, Getting to the Bottom of the Amazon September 1997
Getting to the Bottom of the Amazon...Australia Gets Rocked by Seismic Mystery...Catching a Wavelet: Mathematical Tool Revolutionizes Data Analysis...Biotic Surveys Program Uncovers Smallest Frog...NSF in the News...Taking a Look at the National Patterns
Date Updated: 9/1/97
Cover image and text, Bizarre Life Forms Thrive Beneath Earth's Surface July/August 1997
Bizarre Life Forms Thrive Beneath Earth's Surface...Engineering Sight: Advances in Artificial Retina Development...Study Pulls the Plug on Arctic's Carbon Sink...NSF in the News...Minority Students Make Gains in Science and Engineering
Date Updated: 7/1/97
Cover image and text, Seabirds Give New Meaning to Sibling Rivalry June 1997
Seabirds Give New Meaning to Sibling Rivalry...Evolutionary Biology: History of Life...Awards Help Research and Education Harmonize on Campus...Sounding Out the Sun's Interior...NSF in the News...Laboratory Construction Slows
Date Updated: 6/1/97
Cover image and text, Antarctic Research It's Cool! May 1997
Antarctic Research It's Cool!...Digital Libraries Will Make Information More Accessible...NSF in the News...Science and Engineering Graduate Enrollment Drops...Scientists Unveil Lake Victoria's Secret
Date Updated: 5/1/97
Cover image and text, Expanding Minds: Creating Engaging Science Outside of the Classroom April 1997
Expanding Minds: Creating Engaging Science Outside of the Classroom...Promoting Diversity in the SMET Workplace...Presidential Award Recognizes Importance of Mentoring...National Science and Technology Week 1997: Webs, Wires and Waves...U.S. Students Earn Average Scores in Global Study
Date Updated: 4/1/97
Cover image and text, Greenland Rocks Tell New Tale of Life on Earth March 1997
Greenland Rocks Tell New Tale of Life on Earth...FastLane: The Paperless Grant Management System...Mysteries of the Inner Earth...NSF in the News...R&D Booms in Western Europe
Date Updated: 3/1/97
Cover image and text, Tracking Tornadoes, Nature's Most Powerful Winds February 1997
Tracking Tornadoes, Nature's Most Powerful Winds...On the Lookout for Debris (sidebar)...Mentoring in Montana: Teachers Get Early Career Help...Nobel Laureates Used NSF Funds for Winning Research...NSF in the News...U.S. Math and Science Curricula Too Broad
Date Updated: 2/1/97
Cover image and text, The Internet: Expanding the Way We Do Science January 1997
The Internet: Expanding the Way We Do Science...Science Improves When Archaeologists Work with Locals...Morals: More Than Nice, They're Evolution...NSF in the News...Non-U.S. Citizens Earn 40 Percent of S&E Doctorates in 1995
Date Updated: 1/1/97

1996

Cover image and text, Taking Apart the Body's Clock December 1996
Taking Apart the Body's Clock...Tomato Research: Ripe for the Picking...Under the Sea: Exotic New Landscapes...NSF in the News...Study Helps Define Innovators and R&D Performers
Date Updated: 12/1/96
Cover image and text, Biodiversity: A Productive Way to Grow November 1996
Biodiversity: A Productive Way to Grow...Replacement Parts: Creating Artificial Tissues and Organs That Work...A New Way to Learn: Students Argue About Physics...President Signs Into Law NSF Budget for 1997...Recreating a Species: Evolution Turns Predictable...S&E Graduate Students: More Women Enroll
Date Updated: 11/1/96
Cover image and text, Tracking a Killer: Following Cholera with Every Available Means October 1996
Tracking a Killer: Following Cholera with Every Available Means...Witches' Brew of Weird Bugs...An Electronic Nose For Business, NSF, NASA and Others...On the Appointment of the Acting Deputy Director...Preliminary Report: R&D Spending Fell In FY 1996
Date Updated: 10/1/96
Cover image and text, Footloose on Earth's Invisible Highways: How Migrating Animals Find Their Way September 1996
Footloose on Earth's Invisible Highways: How Migrating Animals Find Their Way...High-Tech Systems Provide Health Care Savings...Solar Storm Disruptions: More Are On The Way...Congressional Update: NSF Budget Status...Science and Engineering Indicators 1996
Date Updated: 9/1/96
Cover image and text, One Species: One Language - The Universal Nature of Human Languages July/August 1996
One Species: One Language - The Universal Nature of Human Languages...Crash Testing Black Holes: A Colossal Collision...An Epidemic in the Serengeti: Dog Virus Kills Lions...Poverty No Longer Sets Appalachia Apart...NSF Joins European Physics Project...National Math and Science Scores Improve...New Microwave Tool to the Rescue
Date Updated: 7/1/96
Cover image and text, The Minds Eye: Finding Truth In Illusion June 1996
The Minds Eye: Finding Truth In Illusion...Controlling Dangers: The Truth About Risk Assessment...3-D Design Software Makes Computer Objects "Real"...NSF in the News...R&D Outpaces Inflation at Colleges and Universities
Date Updated: 6/1/96
Cover image and text, Recreating The Early Universe May 1996
Recreating The Early Universe...NSF Director Neal Lane: Science and the American Dream -- Healthy or History...Cave Dwellers' Survival Skills Are Finally Brought to Light...Second-Generation Americans Less Driven Than New Arrivals
Date Updated: 5/1/96
Cover image and text, Working Toward Fifty-Fifty By 2020: Women in Science Take Stock April 1996
Working Toward Fifty-Fifty By 2020: Women in Science Take Stock...Research Group Is Cultivating the Family Tree of Plant Life...Sparrows Make It Onto Charts with Their Own Renditions...Frontiers Wins Awards...Hands-on Projects Turn Children into Scientists for a Week...U.S. Research & Development Concentrated in a Few States
Date Updated: 4/1/96
Cover image and text, Finding Medicines In The Forest: Can Shamans Point the Way? March 1996
Finding Medicines In The Forest: Can Shamans Point the Way?...Students Demonstrate Research Skills at Fourth Annual Diversity Conference...Biotron's Cutaway View Reveals Underside Of Life...NSF in the News...Foreign-Born Scientists and Engineers Fuel U.S. R&D
Date Updated: 3/1/96
Cover image and text, Life Like You've Never Seen It Before February 1996
Life Like You've Never Seen It Before...DNA Samples Bank Proposed for Future Investigations...Eastern Barrier Islands: Terra Un-Firma...Take a Stroll Through The Octopus's Garden...Small Miracles Happen at Nanotechnology Hubs...S&E Degree Recipients Earn More Than Others
Date Updated: 2/1/96
Cover image and text, Life Like You've Never Seen It Before January 1996
Reproductive Ecology: Stacking the Deck in the Game of Life...Joint Venture with Japanese to Further Optics Applications...States Use NSF Seed Money to Build Research Capacity...Early Data Show Decline in 1995 R&D Spending...NSF in the News...Listening To The Sun
Date Updated: 1/1/96

 

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