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Office of International and Integrative Activities (IIA) 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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traffic on highway Itís Elemental: Detecting Toxicity in a Controversial Fuel Additive
U.S.-German Team Develops New Analytical Technique
Released  January 27, 2005
Sound waves in the Sun Voyage to the Center of the Sun
The Sun "rings" like a bell---which lets GONG probe its deepest secrets.
Released  December 17, 2004
Student looking through large telescope Real Science for Younger Scientists
Real scientific projects go beyond "cookbook curriculum" and engage students in the unknown.
Released  November 8, 2004
Pearson International Airport power plant Game Theorist Describes Unintended Consequences of U.S. Counterterrorism Policies
World events might not suggest that a decline in terrorism incidents has taken place during the post-Cold War era. Yet, economists have identified just such a trend while revealing that the likelihood of death or injury from terrorism has increased.
Released  July 30, 2004
panda Worldwide Biodiversity Threats Tied to Growth in Households
Taking a fresh look at world population dynamics, scientists have uncovered evidence that increasing numbers of households -- even where populations are declining -- are having a vast impact on the world's biodiversity and environment.
Released  July 30, 2004
male Black Rosy-Finch Tracking the Black Rosy-Finch: Hidden Treasure and Higher Learning in North America's Alpine Zone
Climbing for science above 10,000 feet, a University of Wyoming student makes a rare discovery that yields new genetic data about one of North America's highest breeding species.
Released  July 30, 2004
Developers at the NCHC Access Grid node test the SARS Grid network links. Grid Community Pulls Together to Battle SARS in Taiwan
Grid-computing researchers around the Pacific Rim mobilized to fight the SARS epidemic by helping to establish a cutting-edge communication network, called the Access Grid, among quarantined hospitals across Taiwan.
Released  May 17, 2004
The waveguide as it appears within the femtosecond laser amplifier system. Breakthrough Brings Laser Light to New Regions of the Spectrum
Researchers have created a "waveguide" that coaxes extreme-ultraviolet light waves into forming a tightly focused laser-like beam that will allow researchers to "see" tiny features and carve miniature patterns.
Released  December 9, 2003
Eleutherobia species of coral Finding Cures from Corals
A chemical that protects a rare type of marine coral from predators may also prove to be a potent medicine for humans in the fight against cancer.
Released  July 18, 2003

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