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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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Image of a crab walking on a specially built treadmill while its vital signs are monitored. Taking the Pulse of Marine Life in Stressed Seas
Researchers study responses of crustaceans to human-caused environmental stresses
Released  October 6, 2011
Photo showing a raging torrent of water overflowing its banks in Puerto Rico. Scientists Endure Deluge to Study Tropical Streams
Aspiring ecologist Ashley Golphin, an undergraduate at Kent State, describes the challenges and rewards of conducting research on tropical stream ecosystems in Puerto Rico during the summer rainy season
Released  October 21, 2010
Photomicrograph of biocompatible, bioactive glass. Reflecting on the Many Uses of Glass
The director of NSF's International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glass at Lehigh University focuses on glass research and exciting students from underrepresented groups about glass science and engineering
Released  February 20, 2009
Robyn Hannigan in labcoat with bubbles RISE Program Proves that Undergraduate Research Experiences Help Recruit Minority Scientists
Mentorship is thriving at Arkansas State University, where geochemist Robyn Hannigan has established a program to immerse minority and female students in the study of environmental science. The result has been a double success for science and education.
Released  November 8, 2005

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