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Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) 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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The whole nervous system of a worm. Engineers ask the brain to say, "Cheese!"
How do we take an accurate picture of the world’s most complex biological structure?
Released  May 19, 2014
Mark D. Hill Shaving nanoseconds from racing processors
University of Wisconsin researcher finds hidden efficiencies in computer architecture
Released  April 17, 2014
image of Emre Salman Scientist developing 3-D chips to expand capacity of microprocessors
Novel design would consume less power and provide higher performance
Released  January 29, 2014
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
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
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
Kavli Prize logo Three NSF-Funded Scientists Among Recipients of $3 Million Kavli Prize
Among the latest winners of the Kavli Prize are three scientists who have received NSF funding over the past several years
Released  November 28, 2010
Image showing a toddler looking toward a toy and away from a metallic robot. Babies Learn From Robots While Robots Learn From Babies
Interdisciplinary research combines infant learning and computer science
Released  November 18, 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
Eight thumbnail images and 2008 in Review 2008: Year in Review
A look back at some of the NSF-supported advances and activities that made news last year
Released  March 13, 2009
Illustration of heads with brains. Synthetic Brains
Researchers study the feasibility of brains made from carbon nanotubes
Released  January 27, 2009
Images of original, input, scene matches, and output. Image Building
New computer technology mines photo databases for missing imagery
Released  December 18, 2008
Spiral raises the level of abstraction for complete automation without sacrifices in performance. Teaching Computers How to Write Fast Software
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University develop a framework to replace the human programmer in high performance numerical library development
Released  August 8, 2008
Photo of Jessica Alba and recipients of 2008 A.M.P.A.S Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards. The Man Behind Amazing Movie Simulations
He may not be as famous as Johnny Depp or Jessica Alba, but Oscar-winner Ron Fedkiw creates 3-D models of liquids that have had a major impact on Hollywood and our lives
Released  July 24, 2008
Plot of genetic markers and world map graphic. Computer Program Reveals Anyone's Ancestry
Researchers develop computer algorithm that can trace the genetic ancestry of thousands of individuals in minutes
Released  May 5, 2008
Photo of two men in at a whiteboard Using Abstract Mathematics to Solve Real-World Problems
Researcher's mathematical theory used in new technologies to destroy cancerous tumors
Released  March 5, 2008
2007 In Review 2007: Year in Review
A look back at some of the NSF-supported advances and activities reported last year
Released  January 30, 2008
2006 in Review 2006: Year in Review
A look back at some of the NSF-supported activities highlighted last year
Released  January 9, 2007
A gene chip A Better Algorithm for Detecting Cancer Genes
Process detects known cancer-related genes as well as new ones
Released  May 12, 2006
Single-molecule diodes are gatekeepers for electrons in a circuit. Device Only Atoms Across May Allow Infinitesimal But Powerful Computers
Single-molecule diode may change Moore's "law" of microchip memory
Released  April 3, 2006
Illustration shows message in a bottle, Earth in background. Getting a Message Across the Universe: Would E.T. Send a Letter?
Snail mail from outer space
Released  March 10, 2006
Photo of a computer disk drive. From Moonbounce to Hard Drives: Correcting More Errors Than Previously Thought Possible
What does a Nobel laureate need to bounce a radio signal off the moon? A good error-correcting code, for one thing. Now, a breakthrough error-correction method has turned almost 40 years of conventional wisdom in digital communications on its head.
Released  August 11, 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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