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From Earth’s poles to black holes, NSF stories about transforming the world through science.

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The power of portraits

March 10, 2022
Mona Lisa, Lady with an Ermine, Head of a Young Woman. Notice something? This list of iconic portraits features women. Unnamed women. And many of their stories remain untold.…
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NSF grantees try to turn silver into gold

January 31, 2022
Luge was first competed at the Olympics in 1964 and requires athletes to barrel down an ice track on small sleds accelerating to speeds of nearly 90 mph.…
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NSF: year of discovery and innovation

December 20, 2021
1. COVID-19 vaccine spray NSF advanced development of a vaccine spray that protects against multiple COVID-19 variants and might also help boost the immune system against future diseases.…