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Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS) Discoveries

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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Ohio State's Adaptive Suspension Vehicle (ASV) and engineers A foundation for robotics
NSF celebrates more than 40 years supporting U.S. robotics research
Released  November 21, 2014
animated gif showing visualization of pushbacks at logan airport Designing tomorrow's air traffic control systems
MIT researcher explores algorithmic solutions to make flying more efficient
Released  October 14, 2014
researcher and students experiment with a mannequin A new tool for the early detection of heart failure
Researchers believe it will save lives and result in big savings to health care costs
Released  June 20, 2014
Hippocampus cells Artificial brains learn to adapt
Neural networks imitate intelligence of biological brains
Released  May 15, 2014
Illustration of an eyeball with retinal implant How to build a brain-machine interface
New-generation brain technologies are now in use thanks to new body-compatible materials, smaller electronics and better sensors designed by engineers
Released  April 24, 2014
Graduate students Sam Fok and Alex Neckar hold a brain-inspired computational platform Energy Efficient Brain Simulator Outperforms Supercomputers
Neurogrid brain simulator ushers in new level of research
Released  April 24, 2013
A close-up image of a polymer solar cell developed by Jinsong Huang Producing Solar Energy Materials That Are Affordable, Efficient and Flexible
Researcher working toward making solar cells that can be used in computer bags, clothing, walls and more
Released  February 21, 2013
Photo of student Keith Berry in the chemistry lab A Student's Road to Research
NSF's Research Experiences for Undergraduates program is a pathway to a career in science and engineering
Released  November 13, 2012
Image of a dining room of a Denny's restaurant illuminated with Cree LR6 LED downlights. Alternative LED Lighting Combats Energy Crisis
Using breakthroughs developed with support from NSF and the Department of Energy, Cree develops LED lighting for the marketplace as a replacement for more wasteful lighting technologies
Released  November 16, 2011
Image of MABEL, a bipedal robot. Meet MABEL: World's Fastest Two-Legged Robot With Knees
Researchers have made a robot run like a human and that's the height of agility for a two-legged machine
Released  September 30, 2011
Photo of Elena Semouchkina testing a microwave dielectric cloak in an anechoic chamber. Are Invisibility Cloaks Hiding Around the Corner?
With NSF support, Elena Semouchkina and colleagues are experimenting with ways of using magnetic resonance to capture rays of visible light and route them around objects, rendering those objects invisible to the human eye
Released  March 1, 2011
Photo of Jun Yao, a graduate student at Rice University. Electronics Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Memory Chips
Rice University graduate student Jun Yao's research with silicon-oxide circuits could be a game-changer in nanoelectronics
Released  October 8, 2010
2007 In Review 2007: Year in Review
A look back at some of the NSF-supported advances and activities reported last year
Released  January 30, 2008
Layers of silica nanorods look like shag carpet when viewed with a scanning electron microscope. New Coating Is Virtual Black Hole for Reflections
Non-reflecting material may help solar cells catch more of the Sun's rays
Released  March 1, 2007
The waveguide as it appears within the femtosecond laser amplifier system. Breakthrough Brings Laser Light to New Regions of the Spectrum
Researchers have created a "waveguide" that coaxes extreme-ultraviolet light waves into forming a tightly focused laser-like beam that will allow researchers to "see" tiny features and carve miniature patterns.
Released  December 9, 2003
Artificial retina device Artificial Retinas May Restore Partial Sight for Thousands in the Next Decade
Research by engineering and medical teams holds tremendous promise for people who have lost their sight due to retinitis pigmentosa and other degenerative eye diseases.
Released  June 25, 2003

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