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Investing in fundamental science: a grantmaker's perspective

By Harvey Fineberg Philanthropy News Digest May 26, 2015
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A commentary from Moore Foundation president Harvey Fineberg appears today in Philanthropy News Digest.

In the piece, Fineberg discusses the need for basic research funding from a grantmaker's perspective. 

Read the full commentary here.

What would you explore with a foldscope?

By Lauren Farrar KQED May 26, 2015
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Moore Foundation grantee Manu Prakash, a bioengineer at Stanford, designed an origami paper microscope called a Foldscope.

As shown in this video, Prakash hopes students and life-long learners throughout the world will use the Foldscope to explore and answer their own questions.  

Read the full article here.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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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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 ...

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.

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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 ...

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