The Discovery Files

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

The Discovery Files

Exposing baby cacao plants to microbes from healthy adult cacao plants produces a key benefit

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New NSF-funded tool could revolutionize the way we detect, treat pathogens

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NSF-funded Michigan State University engineers design a paper-thin, flexible device that can act as a loudspeaker and microphone

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A new method for digital information processing in living cells

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NSF-funded neuroscientists shed light on how the brain coordinates complex decisions involving altruism and empathy

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Special coatings that chemically "communicate" with bacteria, telling them what to do

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New way to recover almost 100 percent of the water from highly concentrated salt solutions

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NSF-funded engineers develop optical fiber sensitive enough to hear the beating of heart muscle cells

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NSF-funded pacemaker system able to catch 100 percent of mimicked malware attacks

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Study finds birth method could play a role in how kids develop

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NSF-funded Purdue University research could lead to more effective termite control

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First numerical polarimetric radar simulator to study, characterize the scattering of debris particles in tornadoes

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New research adds to a growing body of evidence that there's a health cost to our increasingly illuminated nights

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NSF-funded researchers turn to plants to solve a major problem blocking human tissue regeneration

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Major step forward in saving millions of human lives by increasing the availability of transplants

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Duke University study reveals another problem with invasive species - misdirected mating attempts

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Critical new information about how the human brain stores and maintains short-term memories

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People who can experience the sensation of touch simply by observing it

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NSF-funded research is first to link human long-term visual memory with how things move