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What will food production look like in the future?

Adam Wolf, founder and CEO of Arable Labs, describes the future of food production. Arable Labs, a National Science Foundation-funded small business, has developed a crop and weather sensor that delivers real-time, precision weather information straight to the hands of farmers in the field

How does an LED light work?

Shuji Nakamura, an electrical engineer at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who won The Nobel Prize in Physics in 2014, gave a 2018 Engineering Directorate Distinguished Lecture at the National Science Foundation

What is convergence?

Through its Growing Convergent Research at NSF, one of the foundation's "10 Big Idea for Future NSF investments," the foundation seeks to highlight the value of convergence, the deep integration of multiple disciplines in order to advance scientific discovery and innovation