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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 of Quttinirpaaq National Park, which is dominated by glaciers and tundra vegetation. Mummified Trees Could Take Climate Scientists Back to the Future
Newly discovered ancient, mummified trees may reveal clues about future ecosystem responses to climate change
Released  March 16, 2011
Photo of Gregory Lehn and Matt Knhosh talking with co-principal investigator Jim McClelland. Permafrost Could Be Climate's Ticking Time Bomb
Researchers conduct fieldwork to track permafrost melting in Alaska and gain insight about the release of carbon into the atmosphere
Released  August 5, 2009

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