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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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The New York Stock Exchange, focal point of the 2008 Stock Market crash. New PBS Television Program Highlights NSF-funded Economics Research
NOVA's "Mind Over Money" examines 2008 stock crash
Released  April 20, 2010
Photo showing a lineup of potential perpetrators. Re-Examining Eyewitness Identifications
Scientists are trying to determine why errors in eyewitness identifications occur, and how to prevent these errors
Released  April 16, 2010
Photo of a California neighborhood devastated by a wildfire in October 2007. Why People Live in Wildfire Zones
University of Oregon psychology professor Paul Slovic and other researchers offer insight into understanding risks in a democratic society
Released  July 2, 2008
Companies with easily pronounced names may perform better in the days following an IPO. Company Name Influences Stock Performance
Easy to pronounce names perform better in stock markets
Released  June 23, 2006

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