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Webcasts for the News Media

NSF produces background briefings that bring together leading scientists and engineers and the news media in advance of the announcement of major news discoveries or breakthroughs. These events, originally webcast live, are now available for on-demand viewing.

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Data to Knowledge to Action

November 12, 2013

Sponsored by the White House, Data to Knowledge to Action unveiled new, high-impact collaborations among federal agencies, private industry, academia, state and local governments, non-profits, and foundations, that will harness Big Data to enhance economic growth and job creation, education and health, energy and environmental sustainability, public safety, and global development.

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(Time: 1:07:08)
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Call 911: Smarter Emergency Response

June 12, 2013

NSF's Lisa-Joy Zgorski is joined by Ram Dantu of the University of North Texas and Henning Schulzinne of Columbia University and of the Federal Communications Commission to discuss their new emergency response smartphone apps.

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(Time: 44:16)
  3 renderings of the HIV capsid
Cracking the Code of HIV: Planning the Counter-Attack

May 28, 2013

NSF's Lisa-Joy Zgorski and Irene Qualters on May 28, 2013 had a discussion with physics professor Klaus Schulten and his postdoctoral researcher, Juan Perilla, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on their discovery of the chemical composition of the HIV capsid and its implications for the treatment of AIDS. Their research is detailed in the cover story of the May 30 issue of the journal Nature.

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(Time: 47:00)
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NEON Webcast
NEON: Revolutionizing Ecological Research
April 18, 2013

The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)--which is currently under construction and is partially operational--will be a nationwide, multidisciplinary infrastructure for collecting standardized ecological data throughout the U.S. It will be the first observatory to listen to the pulse of a continental ecosystem for multiple decades. In this webcast, NEON is discussed by 1) Elizabeth Blood, the NSF program director for NEON; 2) Dave Tazik, NEON's director of biology; and 3) Tom Kampe, NEON's assistant director for remote sensing.

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(Time: 32:25)
  NSF Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request
NSF Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request Webcast (Edited)
April 10, 2013

NSF Acting Director Cora Marrett presents the president's fiscal year 2014 budget request for NSF.

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(Time: 50:00)

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NSF Briefing on Research Investments in Chile

March 5, 2013

NSF hosted a media webcast that featured Jim Ulvestad, Astronomical Sciences Division Director, Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Harold Stolberg, Regional Coordinator, NSF Office of Integrative and International Activities, who provided background information about NSF investments in Chile, including the capabilities of radio and optical telescopes, as well as international scientific collaboration.

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(Time: 36:40)
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