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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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Ming-Hsuan Yang Teaching a computer to perceive the world without human input
Researcher's work could lead to assistive technology for the visually impaired, traffic modeling, and improved navigation and surveillance in robots
Released  September 20, 2013
Photo of researcher and a colleague in a sound booth using a computer to record sound Computer Algorithms Reveal How the Brain Processes and Perceives Sound in Noisy Environments
Scientist hopes basic research will lead to better products that enhance communication applications in cell phones and hearing aids, for example, and in a variety of settings
Released  July 18, 2013
Graphic illustration showing a human head, light and waves Prying Open the Black Box of the Brain
NSF-funded workshop addresses brain structure and function
Released  June 12, 2013
Graduate students Sam Fok and Alex Neckar hold a brain-inspired computational platform Energy Efficient Brain Simulator Outperforms Supercomputers
Neurogrid brain simulator ushers in new level of research
Released  April 24, 2013
G. Kumar Venayagamoorthy in his lab, surrounded by computers Engineers Use Brain Cells to Power Smart Grid
Studying how neural networks integrate and respond to complex information could inspire methods for managing power supply and use
Released  April 17, 2013
Graphic showing daughter Alfven wave Understanding How Space Turbulence Works
Researcher conducts supercomputer simulations to learn impacts on Earth's magnetic field
Released  April 15, 2013
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

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