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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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woman looking through a microscope Number of science and engineering graduate students up in 2014
Increase largely due to foreign student influx
Released  March 30, 2016
closeup of a child's face Video: Tiny cars help infants' cognitive development
Research helps young children 'hack' their own mobility solutions
Released  March 30, 2016
William A. Tarpeh working in the lab NSF awards 2016 Graduate Research Fellowships
Diverse group of awardees includes 1,077 women
Released  March 29, 2016
cars in traffic on a highway and a big sun Ocean temperatures predict U.S. heat waves 50 days out
Pacific pattern forms in advance of hot days in Eastern U.S.
Released  March 28, 2016
diver under water Video: Changing ocean chemistry may threaten Antarctic food chain
To monitor changes, researchers deploy automated ocean sensors around McMurdo Sound, Antarctica
Released  March 24, 2016
aerial view of lake Erie showing algal blooms Community college teams propose ways to improve natural resource sustainability
NSF, AACC announce finalists for Community College Innovation Challenge
Released  March 23, 2016
researchers test water in a kitchen while the resident is watching Flint water crisis: For young engineers, a lesson on the importance of listening
Students in engineering ethics class helped uncover lead levels in Flint water, learned to listen to community in distress
Released  March 23, 2016
aerial image showing a network of levees and wetlands protect the low-lying agricultural communities National Science Foundation invests in a clean water future
On World Water Day, NSF declares agency commitments to clean water research, supporting accessible, secure and sustainable water resources
Released  March 22, 2016
Radar imagery showing areas with storm and hail in Texas Predicting severe hail storms
NSF-supported research at the University of Oklahoma uses supercomputers and simulations to improve storm forecasts
Released  March 22, 2016
animation showing hydrocarbons clump together and rise through water during purification Acoustic technique presents fresh take on water treatment
Technology could solve longstanding problem of separating suspended contaminants from water
Released  March 22, 2016
The drillship JOIDES Resolution at sea Human-driven carbon release rate unprecedented in past 66 million years
Humans responsible for carbon release 10 times faster than any event since age of dinosaurs
Released  March 21, 2016
California's Eel River On World Water Day, scientists peer into rivers to answer water availability questions
NSF Critical Zone Observatory researchers study California's Eel River for insights into water losses
Released  March 21, 2016
people with computers at a conference Envisioning supercomputers of the future
Project to test operating systems for future exascale computers
Released  March 17, 2016
map of united states showing inscreasing risk of Zika-carrying mosquitoes. Potential Zika virus risk estimated for 50 U.S. cities
Weather, travel and poverty may facilitate summertime outbreaks
Released  March 16, 2016
Lynden Archer with students in the lab After the Lecture: Lynden Archer
NSF-funded materials scientist Lynden Archer on batteries, diversity and the state of materials science
Released  March 16, 2016
micro-biosensor on the side of a coin Fundamental science will play a key role in finding cancer cure
NSF-supported research to help U.S. achieve cancer 'moonshot'
Released  March 15, 2016
Generic Discovery Image Pioneering women in STEM -- how many do you know?
This Women's History Month, test your knowledge of some of the most incredible scientists and engineers that have paved the way for modern scientific exploration
Released  March 11, 2016
cosmic dust All we are is dust in the interstellar wind
NSF-funded researcher creates a map of dust in the Milky Way galaxy
Released  March 9, 2016
France Cordova and Gabriela Gonzalez at LIGO Celebrating women in science and engineering
NSF Director shares her thoughts on Women's History Month
Released  March 3, 2016
images of animals and birds Conversing with computers
USC researchers develop algorithms that let machines understand speech with human-like speed, accuracy
Released  March 2, 2016
Kendall Grassland in southeastern Arizona In grasslands, longer spring growing season offsets higher summer temperatures
North American grasslands face mixed bag of climate change effects
Released  February 29, 2016
Man jolds a commercial prototype of Wanda device Security with the wave of a wand
Dartmouth project designs cybersecurity measures for home-based health care
Released  February 29, 2016
Harriet Tubman Rescued history
Massive data analysis helps uncover black women's experiences
Released  February 25, 2016
Amazon forest from tree line New insights into the seasonality of Amazon's evergreen forests
Research could improve climate and ecosystem models
Released  February 25, 2016
dried trees in a forest of pinons in the U.S. Southwest. Increasing drought threatens almost all U.S. forests
Forests nationwide feeling the heat
Released  February 22, 2016
Scientists working with samples in a lab Seeking Zika: Where and when will Zika-carrying mosquitoes strike next?
NSF-funded scientists look for answers in coastal Ecuador
Released  February 18, 2016
 sandhill cranes flying Scientists track nighttime bird migration using weather radar
Weather radar offers new view of nocturnal bird flight
Released  February 16, 2016
An Aedes aegypti mosquito National Science Foundation issues call for Zika virus proposals
Funding to address ecological transmission dynamics of the virus
Released  February 10, 2016
Tova N. Williams in her lab Celebrating Black History Month with our research fellows
Students in NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program tell their stories
Released  February 9, 2016
graphic showing a city skyline Multinational companies perform majority of U.S. business R&D
Interagency data linking project reveals new insights
Released  February 5, 2016

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