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Moore's Law turns 50

By Thomas Friedman New York Times May 13, 2015

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
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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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 May 4, 2015

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 ...

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