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  • Exploring the unknown frontier of the brain
  • James L. Olds, head of NSF's Directorate for Biological Sciences and the Shelley Krasnow University Professor of Molecular Neuroscience at George Mason University describes why and how NSF-funded researchers are working to understand the healthy brain
  • Released April 2, 2015
power lines
  • Smarter smart grids
  • ExoGENI testbed helps researchers develop methods for monitoring, controlling and troubleshooting power grids
  • Released March 18, 2015
Visualizations of future nano-transistors
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Composite image of the northeast United States during an energy blackout.
  • Creating the energy Internet
  • How leaders in research, industry and engineering education are working to create the energy network of the future
  • Released February 25, 2015
Video of the ignition of pine needles by contact with a hot steel particle
animated map of transit systems
People working under a bridge
  • Warding off failure
  • Tiny, self-powered sensors push the limits of health and usage monitoring
  • Released February 4, 2015
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