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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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One of the search and rescue robots. Shoebox-sized Robots Deployed in Rescue Effort at Ground Zero
Graduate students and the experimental robots they helped to develop were among the early responders who joined the search and rescue efforts shortly after the Sept. 11 collapse of the World Trade Center towers.
Released  March 24, 2004
Generic Discovery Image NSF Researchers Improve Barcode Scanners; Advances Lead to Widespread Use of the Technology
From tracking the sale of chewing gum to following the movements of penguins in one of the world's harshest environments, barcode systems automatically capture all kinds of data, thanks in part to NSF-supported improvements in scanner technology.
Released  July 18, 2003

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