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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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Image of a two-dimensional representation of the Klein bottle topology. Klein Bottle is a Real Natural in the Zoo of Geometric Shapes
Discovery could advance understanding of human vision and lead to powerful data compression techniques
Released  October 7, 2008
Approaching wildfire threatens a subdivision Improving Fire Forecasts
Can mathematics help prevent forest fires? Itís not as far-fetched as it sounds. A statistician has combined unprecedented amounts of historical and environmental data to create statistical models that promise more accurate estimates of fire hazards.
Released  July 21, 2004

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