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Press Release 10-208
National Science Foundation Launches "Innovation Nation"

New video series airs on The Science Channel

Image of the robot PR2 folding a towel.
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A team of UC-Berkeley researchers has programmed a robot to do something brand new--fold towels!
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November 4, 2010

View a video of the robot PR2 folding a towel.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) today released the first in a series of video programs called Innovation Nation, hosted by veteran science and technology correspondent Miles O'Brien and currently airing nationally on the the Science Channel.

Innovation Nation is a quick look at what happens when genius meets possibility: stories about some of the NSF-funded inventions and research shaping our world.

The 26-part video series is produced by CBS News Productions, in partnership with the National Science Foundation and Discovery Science. Each episode is one minute and airs within various Science Channel programs throughout the week. In addition to the Science Channel, Innovation Nation can be found on NSF's new science and engineering multimedia portal Science360.

Upcoming shows include:

  • Clothing Power: A power walk in this clothing charges your cell phone
  • Mushroom packaging: This eco-alchemy could end up replacing Styrofoam
  • Wheelchair Robot: This wheel chair of the future is armed

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Dana Topousis, NSF, (703) 292-7750, dtopousi@nsf.gov

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2014, its budget is $7.2 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives about 50,000 competitive requests for funding, and makes about 11,500 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $593 million in professional and service contracts yearly.

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