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Intel’s Gordon Moore speculates on the future of tech and the end of Moore’s Law

By Dean Takahashi Venture Beat May 11, 2015
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At an event honoring the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law, Gordon Moore sat down with The New York Times columnist, Tom Friedman, to share his thoughts on the prediction he made, its legacy and the importance of investment in science. On science investment Dr. Moore remarked: “Our position in the world in fundamental ...

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UC Berkeley begins monitoring tremors on San Andreas Fault

May 6, 2015
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Today, Moore Foundation-supported researchers at UC Berkeley began installing the first of four borehole seismometers to track tremors under the San Andreas Fault. Moore funding has been used to build the “TremorScope” network and share the data publicly, to improve understanding of the tremor signal and its implications for fault ...

Detailed vegetation height estimates across the tropics released

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Falmouth, Mass. – Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) scientists produced a dataset of below hectare scale estimates of forest heights across the tropics. Based on consistent measurements from satellite RADAR and Lidar instruments, the new dataset is a first-of-its-kind example of how future satellites can provide regular estimates on vertical ...

Call to lead: Jennie Chin Hansen talks to nurses

By Jennie Chin Hansen Reflections on Nursing Leadership May 5, 2015
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In an article published today in Reflections on Nursing Leadership, Jennie Chin Hansen, MS, RN, FAAN, inspires future leaders in nursing and health care and pays tribute to the leadership role nurses play every day. The former CEO of the American Geriatrics Society and nurse leader of more than ...

Fish 2.0 competition sees boost in Asia, Pacific applicants

Intrafish May 5, 2015
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With the deadline for the 2015 Fish 2.0 business competition just passed, they tallied up the entry totals.

It received 170 entries, up from 83 from the previous and inaugural competition in 2013.

Read the full article here (paid subscription required)

NFWF awards $1.58 million in grants for sustainable fisheries

By James Wright, Senior Editor SeafoodSource.com May 4, 2015
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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) awarded 15 grants totaling USD 1.58 million (EUR 1.4 million) to aid in the design and implementation of projects that provide technical and practical support for fishing communities.

This is the fifth round of grants from the NFWF Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program ...

Unveiling NexGen CAO for discovery, conservation, action

By Greg Asner Carnegie Airborne Observatory May 1, 2015
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The Carnegie Airborne Observatory - "a mix of hi-tech mapping instrumentation and aviation bling...somewhere between Avatar and Batman" - is a unique tool for assessing forest health and identifying causes of deforestation. The foundation is proud to have supported the development of CAO's mapping technology, as well as its research ...

Is radioactive water worth worrying about?

By Alex Hutchinson The New Yorker April 30, 2015
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Moore Foundation grantee Ken Buesseler at WHOI has been featured in The New Yorker for his Fukushima research.

Fallout from the 2011 meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant took nearly four years to reach North American waters.

On a sunny lunch hour last June, Tricia Stevens and one of ...

Nurses share lessons in leadership

April 29, 2015
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In honor of Nurses Week, May 6-12, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is proud to launch Lessons in Leadership: The Betty Irene Moore Speaker Series. Lessons in Leadership is a collection of 13 short videos featuring nationally-recognized leaders in nursing or health care who share the strategies that ...

Leaders share lessons in leadership in honor of Nurses Week

April 29, 2015
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In honor of Nurses Week, May 6-12, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation releases Lessons in Leadership: The Betty Irene Moore Speaker Series, a collection of 13 short videos featuring nationally-recognized leaders in nursing or health care who share the strategies that shaped their career and the lessons they learned. ...

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