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NSF's public investment in science, engineering, education and technology helps to create knowledge and sustain prosperity. Read here about the Internet, microbursts, Web browsers, extrasolar planets, and more... a panoply of discoveries and innovations that began with NSF support.

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Instructor working with a student at a technology center Who will do the technical jobs needed to fuel a commercial spacecraft industry?
With NSF funding, SpaceTEC is preparing the next generation of spacecraft technicians
Released  May 13, 2015
hands of a man behind bars Justice intersects with research on federal review committee
NSF's Jon Gould talks about his new role with a panel evaluating a critical part of the justice system
Released  May 8, 2015
William Newman Earthquakes expose limits of scientific predictions
But math and science are refining ways to predict and limit impact of disasters
Released  May 7, 2015
collage of NSF staff Five great reasons to work for the federal government
At the National Science Foundation, public service means fostering discovery and innovation
Released  May 7, 2015
dried trees in a forest Trees turned to snags: 'Sudden Oak Death' fells California oaks in their prime
Citizen scientists assist with research on infectious plant disease
Released  May 1, 2015
Ari Chakraborty Many uses in researching quantum dots
These nanoparticles can achieve higher levels of energy when light stimulates them
Released  May 1, 2015
A University Success student working with seals on St. Paul Island in the Bering Sea. Increasing opportunities for Alaska Natives in science and engineering
An evolving pipeline model promotes STEM careers while changing attitudes
Released  April 30, 2015
scientist working in a lab Who earns a doctorate? More women, more foreigners, more minorities
Report provides latest research on trends in doctoral education
Released  April 29, 2015
a school of bigeye travellies fish Scientists map sustainability challenges in Baja California Sur fisheries
Conduct review of ecological and social data for 12 regions around Baja
Released  April 28, 2015
Lisa Randall After the lecture: Extra dimensions, interacting dark matter, and the power of uncertainty
A conversation with theoretical physicist Lisa Randall
Released  April 24, 2015
kids looking at a device Increasing ecological understanding with virtual worlds and augmented reality
Harvard researchers develop cyberlearning technologies for environmental education
Released  April 24, 2015
aerial view of  volcano Yellowstone magma discovery
NSF-funded seismologists at the University of Utah discover magma hidden beneath Yellowstone's supervolcano
Released  April 23, 2015
Scientist in a field Earth Day: Disease spread among species is predictable
Study in California grassland expands understanding of biodiversity and management of emerging diseases
Released  April 22, 2015
photo of the Capitol dome in Wahsington DC Federally funded R&D center spending declined, latest figures say
Spending has fallen since one-time federal infusion of funds in fiscal year 2009
Released  April 21, 2015
images generated using data from a particle-in-cell simulation Smaller and cheaper particle accelerators?
Scientists developing technology that could expand use for medicine, national security, materials science, industry and high energy physics research
Released  April 21, 2015
man working on a computer Science and engineering graduate school enrollment increases
Rise largely fueled by influx of foreign students
Released  April 17, 2015
student working on a tablet in a classroom Classroom as virtual phenomenon
University of Illinois professor uses cyberlearning to bring scientific processes to life
Released  April 17, 2015
Andrea Alu The National Science Foundation names engineering researcher Andrea Alù its Alan T. Waterman awardee for 2015
Alù is a pioneer in the field of metamaterials who has developed "cloaking" technology to make objects invisible to sensors
Released  April 16, 2015
Collage of images showing algae in alakes and researcher Earth Day is on the horizon. But is 'greener' always better?
Not when it's the bright green waters of algae-fouled lakes and rivers
Released  April 15, 2015
Timothy Verstynen in graveyard holding a plastic skull and brain. A craving for brains (and knowledge)
Timothy Verstynen on using pop culture, including zombies and podcasting, to talk about serious research
Released  April 13, 2015
two girls with crayons, a robot and cubes Teaching tykes to program robots
Tufts University researcher creates cyberlearning tools for young children
Released  April 10, 2015
equipment in a lab Research space at academic institutions increased by 4.7 percent in fiscal 2013
Biological and biomedical sciences constitute largest share of research space
Released  April 9, 2015
man using laser in a lab R&D expenditures recognized as investment in U.S. GDP statistics
Updated R&D-to-GDP ratios going back to 1953 are now available
Released  April 8, 2015
screenshot showing virtual human characters Virtual role-play and robo-tutors
Cyberlearning project teaches language and cross-cultural communication with avatars and robots
Released  April 8, 2015
researchers with a microscope Six million graduates employed in science and engineering in 2013
Report details characteristics of college graduates and the science and engineering workforce
Released  April 7, 2015
Nurses next to a robotic patient in a hospital bed How robots can help build better doctors
Research seeks to make better 'human patient simulators'
Released  April 7, 2015
Greg Gogolin Restoring lost data
Researchers developing 3-D digital laser microscopy to create visual roadmap
Released  April 3, 2015
Students during graduation ceremony at Navajo Technical University NSF named a "Top 50 STEM Workplace" for Native Americans by AISES
American Indian Science and Engineering Society recognizes NSF's support of tribal colleges and universities
Released  April 3, 2015
Image showing a neuron with a ray of light and the text photo gallery Exploring the unknown frontier of the brain
James L. Olds, head of NSF's Directorate for Biological Sciences and the Shelley Krasnow University Professor of Molecular Neuroscience at George Mason University describes why and how NSF-funded researchers are working to understand the healthy brain
Released  April 2, 2015
Maria Carmen Lemos talking to a local man Exploring the human side of climate change adaptation
Maria Carmen Lemos is looking to develop conceptual models that can help policymakers around the world make solid decisions about adapting to climate change
Released  April 2, 2015

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