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Science is never out of style--and there's never a “final frontier.”

In the National Science Foundation's Science Nation online magazine, we examine the breakthroughs, and the possibilities for new discoveries about our planet, our universe and ourselves: An artificial retina that can help the blind to see; new materials to build things bigger, better, lighter, and stronger; new ways to make our lives better without making the environment worse; and what we can learn from organisms that can live and thrive in frozen deserts or steaming-hot volcanic vents. Each week, Science Nation takes a dynamic, entertaining look at the research--and the researchers--that will change our lives.

Science Nation is a video series commissioned by the NSF Office of Legislative and Public Affairs. The series is distributed on YouTube and other video sites, and to local community TV stations across the U.S. via TelVue Connect Media Exchange, Voice of America for international broadcast distribution, the NSF STEM video portal Science360, the Knowledge Network video stream and Roku channel, and K-12 content distributors in the U.S. and abroad. Some episodes also appear in the nationally-distributed PBS documentary series This American Land and shorter versions of some episodes air on NBC local affiliates across the U.S.

Meet Science Nation's Correspondent:
Miles O'Brien

Meet Science Nation's Producers:
Jon Baime
Ann Kellan
Kate Tobin
Marsha Walton

Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations presented in this material are only those of the presenter grantee/researcher, author, or agency employee; and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.