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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, left-to-right, of Vijay Srivastava, Kanwal Bhatti, Yintao Song and Richard James. New Materials Turn Heat Into Electricity
A new material with a low-temperature nonmagnetic phase and a strongly magnetic high-temperature phase could potentially be used to help generate power
Released  November 4, 2011
Photo of Jill Bruning entering data with small group standing behind her in a  farmer's field The Search for Drinking Water in Nicaragua
NSF-supported graduate student describes her fieldwork searching for geologic fractures that could improve groundwater exploration and the siting of wells in the rugged terrain
Released  May 29, 2009

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