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two images of a snowflake Road safety through snowflake imaging   
Technology that delivers incredible mid-air snowflake images may now help improve road safety
Released  March 2, 2015    
Composite image of the northeast United States during an energy blackout. Creating the energy Internet   
How leaders in research, industry and engineering education are working to create the energy network of the future
Released  February 25, 2015    
DOW scientists Karen Kosiba and Traeger Meyer with radar truck Mission impossible? New England's snowstorm 'bomb' from inside a Doppler-on-Wheels   
Trapped in gale-force winds for 24 hours, scientists got the data
Released  February 11, 2015    
Video of the ignition of pine needles by contact with a hot steel particle Engineering the spark that starts the wildfire   
Understanding how hot metal shards cast off by infrastructure ignite wildfires
Released  February 10, 2015    
coral reef and fish near Philippines Good news and bad news for coral reefs   
There's good news related to marine protected areas, but bad news related to loss of coral cover
Released  February 9, 2015    
example of the experimental Potential Storm Surge Inundation Map showing the Texas Gulf coast Communicating a hurricane's real risks   
NSF- and NOAA-sponsored studies help improve the quality of emergency communications
Released  February 6, 2015    
animated map of transit systems Walking, driving and riding in a winter wonderland   
Using big data techniques, engineers more accurately model how people adapt to snowstorms and other disruptions
Released  February 5, 2015    
People working under a bridge Warding off failure   
Tiny, self-powered sensors push the limits of health and usage monitoring
Released  February 4, 2015    
Photo of Bob Bea After the lecture: Bob Bea and a lifetime spent outwitting disaster   
Nearly 10 years post-Katrina, the engineer who co-led a team that investigated the New Orleans levee system reflects on what it takes to have resilient and sustainable infrastructure -- and the next generation of engineers
Released  February 4, 2015    
Wind turbine on snow Floating wind turbines bring electricity where it's needed   
Altaeros Energies' research into advanced materials enables new heights for wind energy
Released  February 3, 2015    
Electric vehicle and charging station. Improving electric vehicle sales may require solving unique chicken and egg problem   
Subsidizing construction of charging stations possibly a cheaper way to reach US sales goals than tax incentives
Released  January 29, 2015    
citizen scientist with rain gauge in Rocky Mountains Crowdsourcing yields a more accurate picture of rainfall and snowfall   
Citizen scientists involved with the CoCoRaHS project advance their knowledge of atmospheric science while reporting precipitation data that is used by the National Weather Service and other agencies
Released  January 15, 2015    
women with their hands together Addressing the shortage of women in technology   
National Center for Women & Information Technology connects universities, companies, nonprofits, and government organizations to increase women’s participation in computing and technology
Released  December 12, 2014    
students and professor with robot and a computer CompuGirls: Young women have role to play in technology field   
Latest focus of project is creating humanoid robots
Released  December 12, 2014    
ipad showing two student characters Helping students thrive in a digital world   
Dual-enrollment computer science classes in Texas provide an on-ramp to STEM careers
Released  December 11, 2014    
student and teacher A new approach to creating a computing curriculum   
Innovative, NSF-funded project brings together teachers and researchers to rethink computer science education
Released  December 10, 2014    
students and participants at Mobile Apps Expo at Trinity College App-ealing to students through app development   
Team led by Trinity College professor develops computer science course that inspires students through mobile application development
Released  December 10, 2014    
Danielle Bassett Researcher studies how different brain regions interact during tasks   
2014 MacArthur Fellow’s work has potential to diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, addiction, stroke, autism, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease
Released  December 8, 2014    
Ohio State's Adaptive Suspension Vehicle (ASV) and engineers A foundation for robotics   
NSF celebrates more than 40 years supporting U.S. robotics research
Released  November 21, 2014    
A humanoid robot from MIT lab A day in the life of Robotina   
What might daily life be like for a research robot that's training to work closely with humans?
Released  November 20, 2014    
students at computer Cybersecurity: It's about way more than countering hackers   
Growing professionals in cybersecurity means supporting an interdisciplinary approach that develops sophisticated thinkers
Released  October 30, 2014    
hands holding a smartphone Experts identify easy way to improve smartphone security   
Assigning risk scores to apps may slow down unwarranted access to personal information
Released  October 28, 2014    
health workers in biohazard gear Halting the spread of Ebola: Nigeria a model for quick action, scientists find   
Rapid control measures critical to stopping the virus in its tracks
Released  October 16, 2014    
Designing tomorrow's air traffic control systems
MIT researcher explores algorithmic solutions to make flying more efficient
Released  October 14, 2014    
Marcus Raichle What happens to your brain when your mind is at rest?   
Kavli Prize winner recognized as pioneer in research in the development and use of brain imaging techniques
Released  October 10, 2014    
Jaquelin Erazo Making stars   
Astronomy program provides tools, support to enhance diversity
Released  October 7, 2014    
illustration of the brown dog search engine workflow Brown Dog: A search engine for the other 99 percent (of data)   
Illinois-led team develops tools to search the unstructured Web
Released  October 6, 2014    
Researchers study plants in a greenhouse. Building the framework for the future of biofuels   
Do plant-based fuels offer a realistic reprieve from a fossil-powered future? An ASU engineer examines the full cycle
Released  September 24, 2014    
Photo of dried kenaf, a plant similar to bamboo Plant-based building materials may boost energy savings   
Insulation for homes of the future may be harvested from fields of kenaf, an alternative to fiberglass
Released  September 23, 2014    
People stand in a food bank storage area. Engineering a better food bank   
Key nodes in a vast national food distribution system, food banks manage complex logistics that help connect families to farms
Released  September 22, 2014    
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