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Roundup 9/23: Good Vibes Edition

The National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) has awarded six $20 million grants for infrastructure to support research including grassland studies in Kansas and Hawaiian environmental monitoring.

All 10 campuses of the University of California are bracing for walkouts and demonstrations tomorrow as faculty, labor unions, and student groups vent their frustration over layoffs, furloughs, and tuition hikes.

A top-level scientific committee to the European Commission has found few risks to health from the electronic fields that mobile phones emit.

The U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration has certified the elimination of more than 375 metric tons of highly enriched uranium from Russian nukes—the equivalent of more than 15,000 weapons. A 1993 agreement to eliminate 500 tons is now 75% complete.

The House of Representatives science committee has approved legislation to bolster cybersecurity research.

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