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Computing 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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Map of Antarctica Advances in Computational Research Transform Scientific Process and Discovery
NSF-supported supercomputers enhance union between technology and the human mind
Released  March 25, 2013
Brenda Philips, University of Massachusetts Amherst New Radar System Provides Earlier Severe Weather Alerts
Research conducted through NSF’s U.S. Ignite program connects radar systems to ultra high-speed networks
Released  February 12, 2013
Photo of Lev Gonick  during a presentation Next-generation High-definition Videoconferencing Will Provide Immediate Public Benefits
Researchers expect it to revolutionize health care delivery and STEM education
Released  January 31, 2013
comparison of low-resolution smoke flow with one using Wavelet Turbulence Computer Scientists Win Academy Award for Technical Achievement in Special Effects
Researchers developed a software algorithm that generates turbulence, and they expect it to have applications in medicine and aerospace
Released  January 25, 2013
Henry McDonald Progress Made in Developing Systems for Disaster Mitigation
Pilot project in Chattanooga uses an ultra-fast, high bandwidth system to help emergency workers, local officials and the public determine how to predict and respond to disasters
Released  January 4, 2013
photo of Professor Marge Skubic Sensor Network to Protect the Elderly
System monitors seniors' health in the comfort of their own homes
Released  December 6, 2012
Photo of two computers and a terrestrial robot swarm Studying Evolution in Action
Researchers apply biological and digital approaches to better understand underlying factors
Released  November 29, 2012
Photo of researcher Ram Dantu holding smart phone in his car. An App to Improve Driving
NSF-funded inventor is an expert in wireless networks and security
Released  November 1, 2012
Photo of curve-crease sculpture called Green Balance, created by Erik and Martin Demaine. Computer Scientist Turned Artist
CAREER awardee studies geometric folding algorithms
Released  October 25, 2012
Photo of the dig site at Chersonesos, a Greek colony on the Crimean peninsula. Digitizing the Past to Protect and Preserve History
Using supercomputers to help protect and preserve ancient sites and artifacts
Released  August 14, 2012
A cellulose-digesting enzyme from a fungus. Making Nature's Best Better to Produce Biofuels
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory uses supercomputer simulations to explore designer enzymes for renewable fuels
Released  January 31, 2012
Window layout of the overall interface of ASE. A New Visualization Method Makes Research More Organized and Efficient
The Action Science Explorer (ASE) helps reveal emerging trends and controversies and encourages collaborations within the research community
Released  December 7, 2011
Image of rear computer panel showing wires and USP cords plugged into outlets. Degree Program at Clark State Community College Teaches Students About Cybersecurity
Knowledge in cybersecurity and related careers help to ensure the safety of computer systems, networks and other technology-based equipment
Released  November 10, 2011
Image of MABEL, a bipedal robot. Meet MABEL: World's Fastest Two-Legged Robot With Knees
Researchers have made a robot run like a human and that's the height of agility for a two-legged machine
Released  September 30, 2011
Photo of Masao Kanamitsu of Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Modeling the Local Impact of Global Climate Change
Scripps researcher adapts global climate model to improve regional predictions
Released  September 15, 2011
Photo of Daniel Bodony, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering at UIUC. Reducing Jet Noise by Controlling Turbulence
Supercomputing aids scientists in developing a novel technique to reduce jet noise
Released  September 12, 2011
Image of a hydrogen atom with spin, representing an orbital mixture of two probablity waves. The AlloSphere Offers an Interactive Experience of Nano-sized Worlds
New research opportunities emerge from instrument that immerses researchers in multi-dimensional information
Released  September 6, 2011
Image of the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980. A Volcanic Idea to Reverse Climate Change
Supercomputer simulations by University of Washington researchers outline the potential risks and benefits of geoengineering
Released  August 19, 2011
DETER testbed server bank At the Forefront of Cyber Security Research
It's all about the Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST)
Released  August 11, 2011
University of Michigan engineering researcher Brent Gillespie uses a prototype of a device. Technology May Soon Turn Thoughts Into Action
NSF funds research to develop potentially life-changing technology for millions of prosthetic-dependent people
Released  July 27, 2011
Jim Kinter, director of the Center for Ocan-Land-Atmosphere Studies at George Mason University. Looking Ahead to Local Climate Models
Scientists at George Mason University's Center for Ocean-Land-Atmospheric Studies are working on more accurate climate predictions that will help us plan for the future
Released  July 14, 2011
Graph showing the reflectivity at the surface of one of McGovern's simulations. Supercomputer Simulations to Help Predict Tornadoes
Researchers seek to fundamentally transform understanding of spinning giants
Released  June 29, 2011
Aisha Sohail, Heather Ames and Jasmin Leveille running simulations of artificial visual system. Transforming Robotics With Biologically Inspired Learning Models
Aisha Sohail describes the Neuromorphics Lab at CELEST and the work of building artificial brains to be used in robotics
Released  June 10, 2011
Schematic diagram showing human chromosome 21 with a small region outlined in red. Placing Landmarks on the Genome Map
Vishy Iyer and colleagues use supercomputers and next-generation gene sequences to explore DNA and heredity
Released  May 31, 2011
Simulated data showing protons colliding to form a Higgs boson that decays into hadrons, electrons. Testing Technicolor Physics
Researchers use the NSF-supported Ranger supercomputer to explore alternative particle theories
Released  May 5, 2011
Photo of a young woman taking a photo for a paper prototype used to demonstrate the Forage City app. Mobile Action Lab Trains Young People to Design, Develop and Market Apps
NSF-funded Youth Radio’s Mobile Action Lab trains young people to design, develop and market apps based on community needs
Released  May 5, 2011
Colors in this image depict peak wave heights of the tsunami that hit Japan on Friday, March 11. The TeraGrid Community Steps Up to Help Japan in Crisis
Advanced computation enabled by supercomputers enhances understanding of earthquake and tsunamis and their impacts
Released  May 2, 2011
Image showing presentation of the entire testbed collection as a treemap . A Glimpse of the Archives of the Future
With NSF support, the Texas Advanced Computer Center is finding solutions to keeping track of large amounts of data
Released  April 5, 2011
Photo 7 people--Jakub Szefer and Cheng Chen-Mou, and Cheng's research group. A Trip Abroad to Design More Efficient Computer Chips
Graduate student Jakub Szefer describes his experience abroad working with a National Taiwan University professor and designing and implementing a microprocessor simulator, thanks to NSF’s East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes program
Released  December 10, 2010
Digital organisms self-replicate with different fitness levels and fill empty spaces. Digital Organisms Shed Light on Mystery of Altruism
NSF-supported researchers use digital evolution techniques to examine theories about the evolution of altruism
Released  November 15, 2010

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