text-only page produced automatically by LIFT Text Transcoder Skip all navigation and go to page contentSkip top navigation and go to directorate navigationSkip top navigation and go to page navigation
National Science Foundation Home National Science Foundation - Biological Sciences (BIO)
Emerging Frontiers (EF)
design element
EF Home
About EF
Funding Opportunities
Career Opportunities
Examples of Broader Impacts
Supplements & Other Opportunities
See Additional EF Resources
View EF Staff
BIO Organizations
Biological Infrastructure (DBI)
Environmental Biology (DEB)
Emerging Frontiers (EF)
Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS)
Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB)
Proposals and Awards
Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide
Proposal Preparation and Submission
bullet Grant Proposal Guide
  bullet Grants.gov Application Guide
Award and Administration
bullet Award and Administration Guide
Award Conditions
Merit Review
NSF Outreach
Policy Office
Additional EF Resources
BIO Reports
BIO Dear Colleague Letters
Merit Review
Merit Review Broader Impacts Criterion: Representative Activities
Image Credits
Other Site Features
Special Reports
Research Overviews
Multimedia Gallery
Classroom Resources
NSF-Wide Investments

Email this pagePrint this page
Emerging Frontiers (EF) 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.

Showing: 1-21 of 21 | Search Discoveries

person sitting next to a lake formed in a flooded sinkhole Ancient fossils show effect of humans on Caribbean wildlife
Fossils found in flooded cave tell new story about nature-human interactions
Released  October 20, 2015
Neurons of a mouse brain Video series: New strategies address one of science's greatest mysteries
36 NSF-funded research teams work to help reveal how neurons team up to produce thoughts and actions
Released  September 23, 2015
Nadkarni explains tree biology to medium security inmates at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center. Canopy researcher goes out on a (tree) limb to promote public understanding of science
"Treetop Barbie" is among the bold, inventive tools developed by researcher to reach varied audiences
Released  March 12, 2015
James L. Olds Meet James L. Olds, the new head of NSF's Directorate for Biological Sciences
A conversation with James L. Olds
Released  December 4, 2014
Sign on a lake with algae reads for swimmers health please don't feed the ducks Clarity for lake researchers' water quality questions
Studies of trends in Midwestern lakes benefit from help of local residents
Released  May 1, 2014
Karen Oberhauser with children observing a flowering plant White House Honors Four Leaders of NSF-Funded Citizen Science Groups Studying Ecology
"Champions of Change" recognized for engaging non-scientists in research
Released  June 25, 2013
Photo of Joel E. Cohen in class Mathematical Biologist Pushes Frontiers of Knowledge
Corporations, international organizations and other institutions rely on this curiosity-driven researcher to answer societal questions
Released  June 21, 2013
Graphic illustration showing a human head, light and waves Prying Open the Black Box of the Brain
NSF-funded workshop addresses brain structure and function
Released  June 12, 2013
Graphic illustration showing the earth with an EKG-like signal New NEON Resources Available
Videos, brochure and webcast on the NEON available online
Released  June 11, 2013
Photo of Raphael Perea delivering a presentation. Native Americans Trained to Address Environmental Problems on Their Lands
NSF-funded program at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute teaches Native Americans about geospatial data
Released  March 20, 2013
Image of snow-covered Mount Washington, N.H. The Snows of Mount Washington
Climate and environmental change in the U.S. northeast corridor
Released  March 2, 2012
Photo of a teacher with two students carrying out a science experiment. "Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology" Initiative Charts New Path for College-level Biology
Meeting the needs of the 21st Century
Released  January 24, 2012
Photo of a panda wearing a GPS collar meandering through the Wolong Nature Reserve Prowling Pandas Become Policy Advisers
Vanessa Hull evaluates the impacts of zoning on pandas in Wolong Nature Reserve in southwestern China
Released  December 14, 2011
Image of lunge and wing-threat behavior between a pair of male fruit flies. Angry Flies May Help Explain Human Aggression
Caltech biologist David Anderson and his colleagues identify a brain chemical involved in promoting aggression in flies
Released  January 29, 2010
Photo of the Northern House mosquito. West Nile Virus: The Search for Answers in Chicago’s Suburbs
The pattern of West Nile virus in Chicago’s suburbs may hold the answers to understanding this disease
Released  August 11, 2009
Thermal infrared image of Brazilian free-tailed bats in Texas. 'Gone Bats' Over Aeroecology
New scientific discipline studies bats, birds and other animals in atmosphere closest to Earth's surface
Released  October 28, 2008
A conceptual view of a new pathway for methane production in the oceans. Methane Formation in the Oceans: New Pathway Discovered
Significant importance for study of greenhouse gas production on Earth
Released  July 10, 2008
Photo of rural China showing agricultural development and fragmented forests. Environmental Programs in China Successful, Study Finds
Key reforms could turn them into world models
Released  July 10, 2008
Photo of a  researcher collecting a sample at a mine for microbial analysis. Microbes to People: Without Us, You're Nothing!
How tiny microbes run the world
Released  April 21, 2008
Photo of a microbial community known as a thrombolite. The World's Smallest Whistle-Blowers: Microbes
Microbes warn of ecological damage
Released  April 21, 2008
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

Showing: 1-21 of 21

Email this pagePrint this page
Back to Top of page