This Valentine's Day, the National Science Foundation gives you a piece of our heart ... related research.
The United Nations declared 2014 the International Year of Crystallography, and here at the National Science Foundation, we took that to heart by spotlighting a crystal each week. Here we count down our most popular crystals as determined by our followers on Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter. Happy New Year, and get ready for 2015, the International Year of Light!
It's National Chemistry Week! This year's theme is the sweeter side of chemistry. Watch the National Science Foundation's salute to sugar molecules and the NSF-funded scientists researching them.
Shark Week ain't over yet. Impress your friends with these amazing shark facts, courtesy of NSF-funded research.
Engineers can now create materials that repel liquids so well they’re called superhydrophobic, i.e. they have a serious water phobia. With funding from the National Science Foundation, this booming area of research has the potential to benefit society in a big way. (Plus, it makes for amazing visuals.)
A mind-controlled exoskeleton will enable a young, paralyzed Brazilian to kick the ceremonial first ball at the World Cup.
Diamonds are a symbol of love, but to researchers supported by the National Science Foundation they are also precious for their amazing physical and chemical properties. Afterall, there are more things to do with diamonds than just put one on your finger. Scientists and engineers use diamonds to: