The Discovery Files

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

The Discovery Files

New strategy that nearly wipes out cancer in cellular cultures in the lab

The Discovery Files

New computer threat known as combo-squatting lures users to scam websites

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Look ma, no electronics! NSF-funded smart fabric that stores data without electronics or sensors

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NSF-funded Harvard research demonstrates a way to grow any desired shape from any starting shape

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Bilingual versus monolingual brains when it comes to learning an additional language

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A computer security system that uses the dimensions of your heart as your identifier

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New evidence of how young children are when they start to learn about some aspects of reading and writing

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Best of 2017: A paper-thin, flexible device that acts as a loudspeaker and microphone

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Figuring out how poisonous frogs keep from poisoning themselves

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Smartphone app detects concussions and other traumatic brain injuries

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Cotton candy machines inspire new way to build capillary structures for artificial organs

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Teeny tiny 'patchy particles' that are 200 times smaller than the width of a human hair and self-assemble

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Getting a particular charge out of tiny holes and cracks in a material

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Experimental device offers surgeons a safe, simple alternative to sutures or surgical staples for certain procedures

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Water-soluble, biocompatible assassins kill cancer cells in the bloodstream

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New optical device to detect drugs, bomb-making chemicals and more

The Discovery Files

New evidence of how young children are when they start to learn about some aspects of reading and writing

The Discovery Files

NSF-funded nontoxic glue modeled after adhesive proteins produced by mussels outperforms commercially available products