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March 29, 2013 | By Karen Kaplan
Segments from Friday's show:When NPR announced that it would close down its daily call-in show “Talk of the Nation” in July, science fans across the country wondered about the fate of “Science Friday,” the program that takes the TOTN time slot once a week. They will be happy to know that their two-hour dose of science news and discussion will remain on the air. “Science Friday will continue as an independent program, and will retain its Friday 2-4 Eastern Time broadcast spot,” read a statement posted on the Science Friday Initiative website.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2008 | Jean Merl
Two scholars from local universities are among eight recipients of the National Medal of Science, the nation's highest honor for science and technology. Leonard Kleinrock of UCLA and Andrew J. Viterbi of USC were among the 2007 laureates announced Monday by President Bush in Washington. The National Medal of Science honors individuals for pioneering research in such fields as physical, biological, mathematical, social, behavioral and engineering sciences. The National Science Foundation administers the award, which was established by Congress in 1959.
BUSINESS
February 19, 1999 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
MCI WorldCom Inc. said Thursday that it has begun a major upgrade of the National Science Foundation's nationwide network for testing next-generation Internet technologies that will quadruple the network's data-carrying capacity. The Los Angeles-to-San Francisco leg of the very-high-speed Backbone Network Service, or vBNS, is the first to get the upgrade and can now carry 2.5 gigabits of data per second. That's more data than 1,600 high-speed T-1 lines can carry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1990
After reading "How U.S. Failed in Science" (Nov. 8), we are disgusted at the quality of scientific knowledge possessed by most Americans. It is obvious to most of us here at Caltech that the U.S. school system is unable to teach science properly. Indicative of this lack of knowledge, the sample questions printed in the article, as used by the National Science Foundation's poll, show a lack of scientific understanding. Of the 10 survey statements printed, two were impossible to answer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1995 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
Orange Coast College's biology department has won a $42,000 National Science Foundation grant to upgrade its computer equipment. The award is the first from the NSF to the Costa Mesa school. "It is quite an honor to receive a National Science Foundation grant," said Patsee Ober, Orange Coast College's grant writer. The money will be spent for interactive computer hardware and software that will allow students to simulate some experiments without setting foot in a laboratory. Biology Prof.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1993 | SHELBY GRAD
Irvine Valley College has received a $40,131 grant from the National Science Foundation that will be used to buy 23 computer workstations specially designed for social science students. The computers will allow students to quickly access a variety of statistical data bases, reports and surveys while gaining hands-on experience working with scientific data. "Most of our computers are used in traditional ways in business or for desktop publishing," said George McCrory, spokesman for the college.
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