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Courtesy of Phil Freeman/WWF-Australia - The Peruvian government and key partners sign a Memorandum of Understanding that aims to ensure the viability of 76 protected areas (20 million hectares) in the Peruvian Amazon



Turning data into discovery

By Vicki Chandler The Scientist June 1, 2015

The June 1 issue of The Scientist includes a "Critic at Large" commentary from the Moore Foundation's Chief Science Program Officer Vicki Chandler on how ​researchers can address vast volumes of data in a meaningful way.

In her commentary, Vicki discusses the need to reward interdisciplinary researchers who identify and apply the most appropriate analysis methods. ...

Search for unknown species set to begin in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park

June 1, 2015

In late May, the Government of Bolivia announced a new initiative in Madidi National Park--the 18-month scientific expedition with the Wildlife Conservation Society, supported in part by the Moore Foundation, will begin in the high Andes mountains and extend into the depths of the rainforest.

It's been called ...

ICU Consortium

ICU consortium presents at American Medical Informatics Association iHealth conference

May 28, 2015

The patient care program’s ICU grantees – a consortium comprised of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine and UCSF Medical Center – presented for the second time this year at an important industry conference held last week in Boston. The conference, iHealth, was ...

What would you explore with a foldscope?

By Lauren Farrar KQED May 26, 2015

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.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation boosts ultra-fast quantum materials research at UBC

By Heather Amos University of British Columbia May 26, 2015

University of British Columbia researchers received a $1.4M grant from the Moore Foundation to develop a new table-top laser that generates ultra-fast flashes of ultraviolet light.

This state-of-the-art laser can study the motion of electrons in quantum materials, such as magnets and superconductors, which has not been possible to date with existing instrumentation.

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Investing in fundamental science: a grantmaker's perspective

By Harvey Fineberg Philanthropy News Digest May 26, 2015

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.


Grant to help discover restoration opportunities for California’s Russian River

The Freshwater Trust May 26, 2015

With support from the foundation, The Freshwater Trust will use GIS-driven Basin Scout methodologies to team up with Google and assess and prioritize conservation opportunities in the Russian River watershed, grant 4769.

The Freshwater Trust received $124,875 from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to assess where and ...

Location matters in the lowland Amazon


Support for the Carnegie Airborne Observatory is made possible by the Avatar Alliance Foundation, Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, W.M. Keck Foundation, M.A.N. Baker and G.L.Baker Jr., and W.R. Hearst III, ...

Science Friday: scientists map ocean viruses

May 22, 2015

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 ...

Mapping Poaching Threats: York Ecologists and Wildlife Conservation Society Develop New Method

Newswise May 22, 2015

With funding in part from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, as well as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), researchers have developed an improved method to identify where poachers operate in protected areas. Their analysis is published in the latest issue of Conservation Letters.

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