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Efficiency plus versatility


September 13, 2016

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A new method of engineering the surfaces of engineered materials, developed with NSF funding, promises to cut down processing time while adding versatility in design.  This development could make household items, such as antimicrobial cutting boards and flame-retardant carpets safer, easier to use, more durable or more useful. Full Story

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University of California, Santa Barbara

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) 2017, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

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