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Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) 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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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
Photo shows a parking lot in China filled with e-bikes. 40 Million Electric Bikes Spark Environmental Dilemma in China
Engineering professor Christopher Cherry reports on his study of the impact of electric bikes in China
Released  January 24, 2008
2006 in Review 2006: Year in Review
A look back at some of the NSF-supported activities highlighted last year
Released  January 9, 2007
Jackeline Quinones Fueling Ideas in Global Environmental Collaboration
Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute melds student teams and experts for a fresh look at fuel cell design and emissions control
Released  October 18, 2006
Larva on leaf Earth's Biodiversity Now on Your Desktop
Global Web service connects vast networks of primary biodiversity data
Released  April 20, 2006
Capuchin monkey holds a palm nut Monkey Business
The discovery of capuchin monkeys in the wild using stones as nutcrackers may tell us something about the monkeys' ingenuity, and more about ourselves.
Released  July 6, 2005
FAST-ACT crystals Nano-engineered Powders Tackle Toxic Chemicals
Thirsty grains act fast to clean up messes
Released  April 28, 2005
NSF and the Ford Motor Company Fund have provided funding for Mr. Kumah and other undergraduates at High Energy Physics Center Attracts U.S. Undergrads to Summer in Switzerland
Apprenticeship at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland
Released  January 27, 2005
traffic on highway Itís Elemental: Detecting Toxicity in a Controversial Fuel Additive
U.S.-German Team Develops New Analytical Technique
Released  January 27, 2005
Sound waves in the Sun Voyage to the Center of the Sun
The Sun "rings" like a bell---which lets GONG probe its deepest secrets.
Released  December 17, 2004
Pearson International Airport power plant Game Theorist Describes Unintended Consequences of U.S. Counterterrorism Policies
World events might not suggest that a decline in terrorism incidents has taken place during the post-Cold War era. Yet, economists have identified just such a trend while revealing that the likelihood of death or injury from terrorism has increased.
Released  July 30, 2004
panda Worldwide Biodiversity Threats Tied to Growth in Households
Taking a fresh look at world population dynamics, scientists have uncovered evidence that increasing numbers of households -- even where populations are declining -- are having a vast impact on the world's biodiversity and environment.
Released  July 30, 2004
Developers at the NCHC Access Grid node test the SARS Grid network links. Grid Community Pulls Together to Battle SARS in Taiwan
Grid-computing researchers around the Pacific Rim mobilized to fight the SARS epidemic by helping to establish a cutting-edge communication network, called the Access Grid, among quarantined hospitals across Taiwan.
Released  May 17, 2004
Eleutherobia species of coral Finding Cures from Corals
A chemical that protects a rare type of marine coral from predators may also prove to be a potent medicine for humans in the fight against cancer.
Released  July 18, 2003

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