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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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mouse brain imaged using photoacoustic microscopy. Seeing more deeply with laser light
Photoacoustic approach shows potential to expand bioimaging's scope
Released  June 19, 2015
graphic representation shows how three active sources cloak an incoming circular wave Hidden from view
Mathematicians formulate equations, bend light and figure out how to hide things
Released  June 19, 2015
ytterbium atoms On the road to ubiquity
NSF support of laser research
Released  June 18, 2015
Wasp Tiny brains, but shared smarts
Unlike humans and other vertebrates, the brains of wasps shrink when they're socialized--but they might 'share' brainpower
Released  June 17, 2015
drawing shwoing dinosaurs, fire and dry land Big dinosaurs steered clear of the tropics
Climate swings lasting millions of years too much for dinos
Released  June 15, 2015
Christopher Collins Documenting endangered languages
The N|uu language, spoken by a few elderly people in South Africa, has features that help build a greater understanding of human language
Released  June 15, 2015
Concept sketches of a toy helicopter in skWiki Tools for real-time visual collaboration
Indiana and Purdue University professors design cyberlearning system to make sharing ideas easier
Released  June 10, 2015
hand hold a robotic hand Veterans will be first to try cyber physical therapy
High-speed research networks help scientists develop and deploy future health technologies
Released  June 9, 2015
 coral reefs Coral reefs defy ocean acidification odds in Palau
Palau reefs show few of the predicted responses
Released  June 5, 2015
animated gif showing the wavelike gait of the millipede Motyxia sequoiae Night lights: The wonders of bioluminescent millipedes
A Virginia Tech researcher discusses bioluminescent millipedes and other glowing creatures
Released  June 5, 2015
Lawrence Principe Research on chemistry's history guides coursework for today's undergrads
Lawrence Principe examines roots of study of chemistry
Released  June 5, 2015
An Atlantic rock crab Warmer, lower-oxygen oceans will shift marine habitats
Changes will result in marine animals moving away from equator
Released  June 4, 2015
illustration showing a robotic hand at computer Balancing life, health and research
Graduate student perseveres to increase access for persons with severe disabilities
Released  June 2, 2015
Police on the street in Boston Marathon bombing aftermath Responding to terror (again): A study of the Boston Marathon bombing
Media exposure to prior tragedies may sensitize people to new disasters
Released  May 21, 2015
lightining in a night time sky Scientists tackle mystery of thunderstorms that strike at night
Researchers will spend six weeks this summer probing nighttime thunderstorms on the Great Plains
Released  May 20, 2015
picture of Anne Kelly Knowles Geography and mapping give new dimension to study of the Holocaust
Research addresses questions about the scale of the Holocaust, the meaning of place, and the significance of spatial patterns
Released  May 19, 2015
cracked, dry soil Drought, heat likely to affect U.S. West's power grid
Scientists recommend looking at power plants' capacities in view of expected changes
Released  May 18, 2015
screenshot from the game Progenitor X Games for good: Learning while you play
University of Wisconsin-Madison lab creates, studies cyberlearning tools
Released  May 15, 2015
An instrument system used to collect samples from different water depths in the ocean. Revealing the ocean's hidden fertilizer
Tiny marine plants play major role in phosphorus cycle
Released  May 14, 2015
microscope Latest figures show decline in federal funding for R&D, equipment, facilities in FY 2013
Projections show rising federal agency obligations in FY 2014 and FY 2015
Released  May 14, 2015
forest As Massachusetts ecosystems shrink, hard-working "hotspots" emerge
Researchers call hotspots valuable, but say their growing numbers might be cause for concern
Released  May 14, 2015
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

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