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Thirty Meter Telescope

TMT submits proposal to NSF for partnership planning

Thirty Meter Telescope April 16, 2012
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project has submitted a funding proposal today to the National Science Foundation (NSF) to plan a potential partnership between the organizations.
The proposal, if approved, will allow TMT to benefit from full engagement with the United States' astronomical community in the years ahead. The ...

Bay Area leaders join to support baylands restoration and flood improvement

April 12, 2012

Senator Feinstein and Bay Area leaders--including Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation President Steve McCormick--today announced the formation of a public-private partnership to support critical restoration and flood improvements for the San Francisco Bay region. Please see below for links to more information about the partnership and related media coverage.  

Restoring ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

Study shows unified method of speciation in bacteria and sexual eukaryotes

By Denise Brehm MIT News April 5, 2012

Bacteria are the most populous organisms on the planet. They thrive in almost every known environment, adapting to different habitats by means of genetic variations that provide the capabilities essential for survival. These genetic innovations arise from what scientists believe is a random mutation and exchange of genes and other ...

Special Projects in Science

Sampling the Pacific for signs of Fukushima

April 2, 2012

An international research team is reporting the results of a research cruise they organized to study the amount, spread, and impacts of radiation released into the ocean from the tsunami-crippled reactors in Fukushima, Japan. The group of 17 researchers and technicians from eight institutions spent 15 days at sea in ...

Marine Microbiology Initiative

New investigator program offers vital support for marine microbial ecology

March 30, 2012

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) today announced a new research competition that will provide vital support to some of the world’s most innovative scientists in marine microbial ecology and related fields. The new Investigator program will select 10–15 current and emerging leaders based on their potential to conduct ...

Special Projects in Science

Data revolution for Wikipedia

Wikimedia Deutschland March 29, 2012

The German chapter of the international Wikimedia movement, Wikimedia Deutschland, is starting the development of a new Wikimedia project, called Wikidata. Wikidata will provide a collaboratively edited database of the world's knowledge. Its first goal is to support the more than 280 language editions of Wikipedia with one common source ...

Wild Salmon Ecosystems Initiative

First salmon harvested from Canadian closed containment demonstration site

Agrimarine March 27, 2012

AgriMarine Holdings Inc. (the “Company” or “AgriMarine”), the leader in floating closed containment technology and production for sustainable aquaculture, is pleased to report the first commercial harvest at its Canadian demonstration site at Middle Bay in Vancouver Island, British Columbia. 

The Company previously announced damage to its floating, solid-wall ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

CMS continues effort to improve quality of care for people with Medicare

CMS March 21, 2012

As part of the new healthcare law’s policies to improve the quality of care available to people with Medicare and all Americans, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced 23 additional participants in the Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP).  These participants will join seven other community-based organizations ...

Special Projects in Environmental Conservation

Tropic forest dataset available on ArcGIS online

Esri March 5, 2012

Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) is using Esri's ArcGIS Online to make its new carbon stock datasets available to scientists and environmental experts throughout the world. Decision makers will be able to easily access this data and use GIS to study tropical forest carbon-density and change, which impacts the atmosphere ...


Sempervirens Fund purchases conservation easements on two Girl Scout properties in Santa Cruz mountains

Sempervirens Fund March 1, 2012

The Girl Scouts' 100th anniversary celebration theme, "Forever Green," now rings more true thanks to the purchase by Sempervirens Fund of conservation easements on two Girl Scout properties in the Santa Cruz Mountains that will protect redwood forests and habitat from subdivision, development, and commercial timber harvest while enabling Girl ...