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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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Photo showing a petri dish swabbed with a culture of bioluminiscent marine bacteria. Scientists Eavesdrop on Bacteria Conversation
The discovery of how bacteria communicate may lead to new types of antibiotics and ways of improving actions of good bacteria
Released  June 30, 2010
Image of lunge and wing-threat behavior between a pair of male fruit flies. Angry Flies May Help Explain Human Aggression
Caltech biologist David Anderson and his colleagues identify a brain chemical involved in promoting aggression in flies
Released  January 29, 2010
Photo of Jonathan Arnold and Heinz-Bernd Schuttler discussing their work on biological clocks. The Biological Clock's Incredible Influence Revealed
University of Georgia researchers find that the number of genes under the control of the biological clock in bread mold is dramatically higher than previously reported
Released  November 5, 2008

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