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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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Rolls of printed graphene electronics. Graphene Technology Gaining a Foothold in the Marketplace
NSF grantee Vorbeck Materials, one of the first companies to produce graphene-based products, is expanding its operations
Released  February 13, 2013
A 3-D rendering of the Air Barrier System area of protection. Air Shield Keeps Bacteria Out of Open Wounds
The Nimbic Systems' Air Barrier System uses proprietary technology to create a "cocoon" of highly pure air that surrounds surgical incisions
Released  October 7, 2011
Photo of Ben Wen holding algae biodiesel that was produced using a new solid catalyst method. Algae: A New Way to Make Biodiesel
NSF small business grantee Ben Wen describes a new catalytic approach for algae biodiesel production that uses less work and energy, produces less waste, and makes a lot more fuel
Released  June 24, 2009
Illustration of computer screen and sensor embedded in a bridge span. Life Can Be a Strain
From enormous mining trucks to human knee implants, sensor technology is teaching us when enough is enough
Released  February 21, 2007
Sally Mangold describes the original SAL Electronic Braille Tutor Teaches Independence
Bilingual system reborn in new hardware
Released  February 13, 2006
Screen capture from video showing surgeon and robot in an operating room Robots in the OR -- Stat!
Penelope the robot may free nurses to do more "human" tasks
Released  April 28, 2005
FAST-ACT crystals Nano-engineered Powders Tackle Toxic Chemicals
Thirsty grains act fast to clean up messes
Released  April 28, 2005

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