The Discovery Files

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

The Discovery Files

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

The Discovery Files

Alligators, mountain lions and killer whales explore new territory

The Discovery Files

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

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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

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Controlling aggressive Argentine ants to protect native species

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Interactive website helps users make sense of their privacy on the web

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A new algorithm extremely efficient and effective at capturing objects hidden around the next corner

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Discovery that could help older patients suffering from memory loss

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Plastic nanoparticles may be able to keep a particular immune cell too busy to cause inflammation

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A potential safeguard against the dangerous wobbling of some pedestrian bridges

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