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Science Friday: scientists map ocean viruses

May 22, 2015
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Marine Microbiology Initiative investigator Matthew Sullivan will discuss his research on ocean viruses on today's Science Friday broadcast.

Sullivan's work was also highlighted in Science magazine this week, as part of a special issue on the 110-foot research schooner Tara, which set sail in 2009 to study plankton at 210 oceanic regions around the ...

Mapping Poaching Threats: York Ecologists and Wildlife Conservation Society Develop New Method

Newswise May 22, 2015
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With funding in part from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, as well as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), researchers have developed an improved method to identify where poachers operate in protected areas. Their analysis is published in the latest issue of Conservation Letters.

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Government of Bolivia & Wildlife Conservation Society Announce Biodiversity Expedition in Madidi National Park

WCS May 22, 2015
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The Government of Bolivia has announced a new expedition into Madidi National Park, a scientific initiative that will last for 18 months and stretch from the high Andes Mountains into the depths of the rainforest.

NEW YORK (May 22, 2015)—The Government of Bolivia, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and ...

Moore Foundation funds Berkeley Lab researchers for promising new technique for studying materials

By Jon Weiner Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory May 18, 2015
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Berkeley Lab researchers received a five-year, $2.4M grant from the Moore Foundation's EPiQS Initiative to develop a new spectrometer for studying materials using X-ray scattering.

This new instrument will make far more efficient use of synchrotron X-rays and increase the number of material systems that can be studied, including quantum materials. ...

IFT Global Food Traceability Center awarded $1.3 million grant to design seafood traceability architecture

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of its ongoing efforts aimed at improving traceability in the worldwide food system, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) today announced that it has received a $1.3 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The new grant will ...

Brazilian beef industry moves to reduce its destruction of rain forests

By Kelly April Tyrell May 13, 2015
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​New Moore-funded research led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Holly Gibbs appears today in the journal Conservation Letters. The paper assesses the impacts of market-driven "zero deforestation agreements" within the beef industry in Brazil (full text of press release below).

Expansion of cattle pastures has led to the destruction of ...

Moore's Law turns 50

By Thomas Friedman New York Times May 13, 2015
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In today's New York Times, op-ed columnist Thomas Friedman discusses Moore's Law at 50 and the impact of Gordon Moore's prediction in the development of the personal computer, the cellphone and beyond.

Read the full article and watch the video of Friedman's interview with Gordon Moore here.

Moore’s Law spurs economic growth in the trillions of dollars

By Intel May 11, 2015
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A new report finds that Moore’s Law has played a critical role in generating a minimum estimated $3 trillion in incremental GDP over the past 20 years1. Commissioned by Intel and developed by business information provider IHS, the “Moore’s Law Impact Report” highlights the profound economic, technological and ...

Pamela Hudson named Chief Administrative Officer of Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

May 11, 2015
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Palo Alto, Calif. – The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation appointed Pamela Hudson as chief administrative officer. Hudson will lead human resources, information technology, grants administration and finance for the $6.5 billion private foundation.

“With a deep understanding of the interplay between people, processes and technology, Pamela’s ability to improve ...

Foundations join forces to raise funds for basic research

By Jermey N.A. Matthews Physics Today May 11, 2015
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In the May issue of Physics Today, Jermey N.A. Matthews describes how science philanthropists are stepping up to back risky projects, early-career researchers and expensive scientific equipment.

The Moore Foundation's EPiQS program is highlighted in the article as an example of philanthropic funding for research in quantum materials.

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