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Brains in Space

The harsh environment of space poses serious physical challenges on our bodies.

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Upcycling with Sunlight

Researchers are using the power of the sun to upcycle plastic waste.

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Enhancing AI Diagnosis

Researchers are working to improve radiologists’ interpretation of AI data.

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Making Biopsies Obsolete

A team of researchers have developed a high-speed, 3D microscope, called MediSCAPE.

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Crowdsourcing Research

“Citizen Scientists” have helped researchers document how coyotes and small gray foxes have foun

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Future Pollen Forecasts!

By the end of this century, Spring pollen emissions could begin 40 days earlier.

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What's in the Wind?

Researchers have learned the human impact on climate change can play a major role in wildfires.

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Earth Trojan Asteroids!

Like the Trojan Horse of Greek mythology, Earth Trojan Asteroids also hold secrets!

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Earth Trojan Asteroids!

Like the Trojan Horse of Greek mythology, Earth Trojan Asteroids also hold secrets!

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Joint Joy!

Chronic joint pain plagues over thirty-two million Americans.

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Keeping up the Rhythm!

Researchers are tuning the strings of your heart. See how their work could help keep a heart on beat

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Survival by Adaptation

Lizards are adept at "adaptive radiation." Learn what that means on NSF's "The Discovery Files."

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Survival by Adaptation!

Lizards are adept at "adaptive radiation." Learn what that means on NSF's "The Discovery Files."

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The Science of Equity!

Researchers are exploring "John Henryism" in "PEERS."

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Everglades Ecologist!

NSF’s “The Discovery Files” salutes Black History Month and supports equity in Everglades rese

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Everglades Ecologist!

NSF's "The Discovery Files" salutes Black History Month and supports equity in Everglades research.

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THE MATTERHORN WALTZ!

The Swiss Matterhorn sways to its own sweet music.

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The Matterhorn Waltz!

The Swiss Matterhorn sways to its own sweet music.

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BEATING THE CLOCK!

The science behind efforts to speed Olympic lugers toward victory.

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Beating the Clock!

The science behind efforts to speed Olympic lugers toward victory.

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SODIUM: A BOLT OF GENIUS!

Sodium batteries could one day bring the heat and the light.

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Sodium: A Bolt of Genius!

Sodium batteries could one day bring the heat and the light.

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Listen to The Discovery Files radio feature – SALT GRAIN SIZE CAMERA!

Take full-size pictures with "a grain-of-salt" size camera. NSF’s The Discovery Files explains.

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Salt Grain Size Camera!

Take full-size pictures with "a grain-of-salt" size camera.

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MAPPING THE BRAIN!

Sensors that eavesdrop on conversations between the brain's neurons.

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Mapping The Brain!

Sensors that eavesdrop on conversations between the brain's neurons.

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Sweeten Your Privacy!

Sugarcoat: a sweet solution to protect your online privacy. NSF’s The Discovery Files tells you ho

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Sweeten Your Privacy!

Sugarcoat: a sweet solution to protect your online privacy.

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Robowear!

Robowear! These robotic exosuits are made for walkin'.

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ROBOWEAR!

Robowear! These robotic exosuits are made for walkin’.

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