National Academy of Sciences is 150 years old

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Editorial by NAS President Ralph Cicerone
An editorial by NAS President Ralph Cicerone will appear in the March 19 print edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. On the occasion of NAS’s 150th year of service to the nation, Cicerone discusses the missions and work of the Academy and not only its historical significance but also its value in the future.”

 What’s New @ The National Academies, Monday, March 12, 2013  

In other news from Knowledgespeak Newsletter, today: the Proceedings of the NAS will be stored in Portico.  As an electronic archiving service provider, Portico will act as a perpetual access mechanism for this title.

Bonnie Bassler is the recipient of the Richard Lounsbery Award

Date:  Jan. 20, 2011

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Academy Honors 13 for Major Contributions to Science

 

WASHINGTON — The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) will honor 13 individuals with awards recognizing extraordinary scientific achievements in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics, economics and psychology.

 

The recipients for 2011 are:

 

Bonnie L. Bassler, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, and Squibb Professor in the department of molecular biology at Princeton University, is the recipient of the Richard Lounsbery Award. Bassler is being honored for her pioneering discoveries of the universal use of chemical communication among bacteria and the elucidation of structural and regulatory mechanisms controlling bacterial assemblies. This $50,000 prize recognizes extraordinary scientific achievement by French and American scientists in biology and medicine.”

To see the whole list:

Source: What’s New @ The National Academies

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The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey

Astro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey [pdf]

 

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/BPA/BPA_049810

 

“Every ten years, the National Research Council (NRC) of The National Academy of Sciences produces a series of surveys related to their areas of scientific inquiry. The public release of the Astro2010 survey of astronomy and astrophysics took place on August 13, 2010, and visitors to this site can read the report and also watch the webcast from the release event. The goal of this publication is to “recommend priorities for the most important scientific and technical activities of the decade 2010-2020.” Drawing on the expertise of scholars at Stanford University, Vassar College, the University of Chicago, and other institutions, the report is a crucial piece of work on what should be done across the board in these two branches of the physical sciences.”

 

From the Scout Report, Univ. of Wisconsin, Aug.27, 2010

National Academy of Sciences honors 18 scientists

yellow bullet  Academy Honors 18 for Major Contributions to Science
Jan. 28, 2009: The NAS will honor 18 individuals in 2009 with awards recognizing extraordinary scientific achievements in the areas of biology, chemistry, geology, astronomy, social sciences, psychology, and application of science for the public good.

Source: WhatsNew@nationalacademies.org Jan. 30, 2009