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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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VRD animation. Virtual Display Beams Images Directly into the Eye
Researchers have developed a display that beams full-color images directly onto your retina.
Released  June 3, 2004
object printed directly from a mathematical model Reshaping Product Development: 3-D Printing Builds Models Directly from Computer Design
Imagine designing a product on your computer, pressing the print key, and the printer spits out a prototype. It's an apt analogy for Three-Dimensional Printing, a technology some observers believe will reshape industrial design, medicine and more.
Released  October 16, 2003

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