The Discovery Files

An upbeat, entertaining look at the latest advances in NSF-funded science and engineering.

The Discovery Files

How ordinary Wi-Fi can be used to easily detect weapons, bombs and explosive chemicals in bags

The Discovery Files

New discovery about what drives the destructive migration of invasive sea lampreys

The Discovery Files

NSF-funded researchers genetically engineer a bacterium that can make use of nitrogen sucked out of thin air

The Discovery Files

A possible NSF-funded breakthrough in the recycling of plant waste and the production of sustainable chemicals needed for nylon, fuels and plastics

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Protein that helps electric fish avoid predators could lead to improved treatment for epilepsy

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NSF-funded MIT device uses ultrafast “frequency hopping” and data encryption to protect signals from hackers

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Alligators, mountain lions and killer whales explore new territory

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NSF-funded research on a treatment forecast for cancer patients to predict they will respond to chemo

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Research showing that plastic trash intensifies disease for coral

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Advantages of plastic, but with complete chemical recyclability

The Discovery Files

NSF-funded Texas A&M team develops “injectable bandages” to heal from the inside

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A new durable, clear coating the repels virtually every known liquid

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New NSF-funded technology makes movies that track how proteins fold and change shape

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Sticky solution to the places on the body that are difficult to bandage up