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Bold new partnership launches to harness potential of data scientists and big data

November 12, 2013

New York University, the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Washington launch a 5-year, $37.8 million cross-institutional effort with support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Washington, D.C. — A new multi-million dollar collaboration will enable university researchers to harness the full ...

Wild Salmon Ecosystems Initiative

Independent review of run-of-river hydro projects in British Columbia and their potential impacts on salmonid species- an update

Pacific Salmon Foundation October 29, 2013

In October 2012, Clean Energy BC (CEBC) approached the Pacific Salmon Foundation to commission an independent, scientific review of run-of-river hydroelectric projects, with a specific focus on their potential impacts on salmonids. Given its mandate around the conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon in British Columbia and its scientific ...

Gold mining ravages Perú

The Carnegie Institution for Science released the following announcement about new research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The project, which mapped the damage due to gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon, used two technologies supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation ...

Revealing the secrets of microscopic marine life

UTS-led research using novel technologies to unlock the oceans' microbial secrets has received a US$3 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, one of the world's top 20 philanthropic organisations.

It is the largest grant (grant GBMF3801) awarded by the Foundation to date to an Australian institution for ...

NIST physicists 'entangle' microscopic drum's beat with electrical signals

NIST Tech Beat October 22, 2013
Extending evidence of quantum behavior farther into the large-scale world of everyday life, physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have "entangled"—linked the properties of—a microscopic mechanical drum with electrical signals.

The results confirm that NIST's micro-drum could be used as a quantum memory in future quantum ...

Andes-Amazon Initiative

Ecologists uncover 'hyperdominant' tree species in the Amazon

University of Leeds October 18, 2013

Dr. Oliver Phillips, a professor at the University of Leeds School of Geography whose work in the Amazon has been partially funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, has contributed to new research published in Science this month. The research was led by Hans ter Steege of the Naturalis Biodiversity ...

Environmental Defense Fund launches toolkit to help fishermen and managers

Environmental Defense Fund October 17, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO — Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today launched the world’s most comprehensive toolkit for designing and implementing management systems that can restore the resiliency, sustainability and profitability of fisheries around the world.

“Global overfishing is a 21st century problem that people have been trying to fix with 20th century ...

Competition challenges Americans to reimagine the chemistry set

October 16, 2013

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, in collaboration with Society for Science & the Public (SSP) today announced the launch of a new competition focused on creating the equivalent of the chemistry set for the 21st Century. The Science, Play and Research Kit (SPARK) Competition challenges participants to generate ...

Marine Conservation Initiative

Fisheries Innovation Fund seeks proposals

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) will award grants to foster innovation and support effective participation of fishermen and fishing communities in the implementation of sustainable fisheries in the U.S.  NFWF anticipates awarding $1 million through this solicitation.

NFWF seeks proposals to develop innovative approaches to:

  • Build capacity of ...

The most trusted profession in America readies itself to take on critical challenges in health care

October 2, 2013

Nursing, the most trusted profession in America as well as the largest in health care, plays an essential role in advancing safety and providing better outcomes for patients. Yet, the nursing workforce is facing significant challenges that may impede future health care. Certain regions in the U.S., particularly ...