National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences was signed into law by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Its sole role is to examine, investigate, experiment and report on any subject in the area of science and law. As matters became more complex, the National Research Council, National Academy of Engineering and the Institutes of Medicine make up the National Academies of Science. The academy membership is approximately 2100 with 380 foreign associates of whom have received 200 Nobel Prizes. Members are elected according to their achievements in their particular field of work. The Academy is governed by a Council and provides information to the public and the press.

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Earth Sciences

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Scientists striving to understand how and when volcanoes might erupt face a challenge: many of the processes take place deep underground in lava tubes churning with dangerous molten Earth. Upon eruption, any subterranean ...

Astronomy

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Biotechnology

Hidden structure found in essential metabolic machinery

In his first year of graduate school, Rice University biochemist Zachary Wright discovered something hidden inside a common piece of cellular machinery that's essential for all higher order life from yeast to humans.

Engineering

New testing system could become the IoT of photovoltaics

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Archaeology & Fossils

Divers find Nazis' Enigma code machine in Baltic Sea

German divers who recently fished an Enigma encryption machine out of the Baltic Sea, used by the Nazis to send coded messages during World War II, handed their rare find over to a museum for restoration on Friday.

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