Posts Tagged ‘National Science Foundation’

Feds Fund Food Junkthought


Tuesday January 2nd, 2018   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:50am PDT   •   0 Comments

The “farm to fork” movement has brought farmers’ markets to the heart of urban areas and they have long been a hit in cities such as Davis, California. Those who patronize farmers markets might be surprised to learn that they are “white spaces,” in which the “habits of white people are normalized.” Farmers’ markets…
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CashForGovSnoops.Con


Wednesday September 10th, 2014   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 7:14am PDT   •   0 Comments

In 1950, Congress created the National Science Foundation “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense.” In fiscal year 2014 the NSF deploys a budget of $7.2 billion, and remains the “major source of federal backing” for “mathematics, computer science and the social…
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Government Funds Gimmickry


Monday October 29th, 2012   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:56am PDT   •   1 Comment

Shimon is a robot with four arms who plays marimba, bobs his head, and can reportedly improvise like Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane. Shimon’s inventors at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology claim that he morphs the styles of the jazz masters and produces novel, surprising arrangements. Shimon’s brief recital at this site…
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NSF Awards $700,000 for Theater Play on Global Warming


Wednesday October 6th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 2:28am PDT   •   5 Comments

Mark Hemingway comments in the Washington Examiner on a report in the New York Times that with 10% unemployment, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a theater company with a grant of $700,000 to produce a stage play to “educate” the public regarding the claims of global warming. “One in 10 Americans are…
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