This solicitation for FY 2021 invites proposals for the Networked Blue Economy Track focusing on creating a smart, integrated, connected, and open ecosystems for ocean innovation, exploration, and sustainable utilization, and the Trust & Authenticity in Communications Systems Track focusing on developing prototype(s) of novel research platforms forming integrated collection(s) of tools, techniques, and educational materials and programs to support increased citizen trust in public information of all sorts (health, climate, news, etc.), through more effectively preventing, mitigating, and adapting to critical threats in our communications systems. Read the synopsis on nsf.gov (opens in new window).
The Drake Equation was developed as a tool to predict the number of detectible alien societies in the galaxy. Scientists are now using the framework of the Drake Equation to estimate the risk of COVID-19 transmission through the air. Read the full article on livescience.com (opens in new window).