American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Stories
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. It is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. ARRA is an extraordinary response to a crisis unlike any since the Great Depression, and includes measures to modernize our nation's infrastructure, enhance energy independence, expand educational opportunities, preserve and improve affordable health care, provide tax relief, and protect those in greatest need. On this page you will find the latest news about NSF-funded ARRA research from universities and institutions across the country.
NSF Science Now: Episode 18
News Video from the 12.06.13 Issue
In this week's episode we dig up the "King of Gore," the oldest discovered Tyrannosaurid dinosaur yet. We also learn how ordinary foam can help protect athletes from concussions and how a tongue-controlled wheelchair could give people with paralysis more independence. Check it out!
Scientists Use Crowd-Sourcing To Help Map Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Top Story from the 05.13.13 Issue
A first-of-its kind project aims to empower citizen scientists with a simple tool that can help climate science researchers locate all the power plants around the world and quantify their carbon dioxide emissions.