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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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Photo of L. Curtis Hannah, plant molecular biology researcher at the University of Florida. Heat-tolerant Crops Could Prevent Future Starvation and Help Preserve Biofuels
With NSF support, plant molecular biologist L. Curtis Hannah is developing variants of key crops that will produce increased yields under heat stress
Released  April 27, 2009
Photo of basmati rice before harvest. Using Your Computer to Grow More Nutritious Rice for a Hungry World
Computational biologists use a powerful distributed computing network to research rice genome for increased yields of more nourishing rice varieties
Released  October 14, 2008
Diagram showing the key role the SUN gene plays in fruit shape. What's Behind the Crazy Shapes of Fruits
Ohio State researchers discover and clone a gene that controls the shape of tomatoes
Released  July 8, 2008
Image shows circle of bright red and green lights. Of Plants and Pathogens: A Model Relationship
Pathogen genome reveals secrets of infection
Released  February 28, 2006
the plant Arabidopsis thaliana and background representing DNA sequence A Small Plant's Genome Has Huge Impact
Completing the first-ever plant genome means knowing plants well, really well.
Released  July 23, 2004

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