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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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monitor showing heart rate Health care that follows you from home to hospital and back
University of Missouri researcher links fall detection system with other medical technologies at Smart America Expo
Released  July 31, 2014
Photo of an image of a fire captured by an HPWREN automated digital camera on Lyons Peak. Wiring the Wilderness
Working with a wide range of partners, NSF-supported HPWREN demonstrates the value of connecting remote science sites to a high-speed network
Released  December 1, 2009
woman seated on rug next to blue, circular device labeled Roomba Helpful Robot Alters Family Life
A relationship with your vacuum cleaner? Robotic vacuums are warming their way into homes and even taking on a personality for some families.
Released  June 8, 2007
aerial view of wildfire, smoke and flames covering large area of field The Evolution of California Firefighting
What does high performance wireless networking have to do with fighting wildfires? Plenty, according to California fire captain Ron Serabia.
Released  May 25, 2007
icon of a hand and www Detecting Hidden Groups on the Internet
In the free-form clamor of the Internet's discussion groups and other public forums, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute want to listen for the whispers of groups trying to stay hidden.
Released  July 30, 2004
electron microscope image of a colloidosome Researchers Solve 100-Year-Old Puzzle of How Layer of Particles Coats the Surface of a Sphere
Researchers have discovered how nature arranges charged particles in a thin layer around a sphere. Understanding this theoretical problem may help reveal chinks in the armor of viruses and bacteria and guide engineers designing new molecules.
Released  July 30, 2004
Spreadsheet cell borders Exterminating Bugs in Spreadsheets and Web Applications
A spreadsheet error sounds harmless enough, unless your retirement funds or medical treatment rely on that faulty calculation. A six-campus team is working to exterminate the bugs that infest spreadsheets and other programs created by computer users.
Released  May 17, 2004
Photo of Saul Griffith with his eyeglass lens 'printer.' Graduate Student Invents'Printer' for Low-Cost Eyeglasses
MIT doctoral student Saul Griffith is an old-fashioned inventor with high-tech style. His inventions include a 'printer' for low-cost eyeglass lenses and electronic goggles to diagnose a person's eyeglass prescription.
Released  April 5, 2004

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