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New Jersey: Award Highlights

See what exciting research and education has been funded by NSF in each state or U.S. territory.  Award Highlights provide a snapshot about select NSF awards and their impacts.

54 Award Highlights found :: New Jersey

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localized and mobile quantum states mix to form a new kind of magnetism

Electronic device innovation could benefit from a new kind of magnetism

Hastatic order may explain puzzling behavior exhibited by a variety of materials...

Research Areas: Physics

changes in the internal dynamics of proteins can cause dramatic changes in protein activity

Dynamic activation of protein function

Modified internal dynamics produce dramatic changes in protein activity...

Research Areas: Biology

the hippocampus, a brain area that plays a key role in forming memories

The molecular basis of memory

Scientists discover the genes and proteins essential to memory formation...

Research Areas: Biology

a homeless man

Allocating attention, allocating resources

Fewer resources may detract attention from important financial decisions ...

Research Areas: People & Society

an inlet breach on fire island triggered by hurricane sandy

Scientists collect key environmental data after Superstorm Sandy

NSF funding secures critical evidence needed to plan for future mega-storms...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

students perform field work in a kenyan stream

Revamping hydrology courses

Courses focus on interactions between humans and the environment...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment, Education

researchers are expanding bandwidth for wireless technologies

More bandwidth for mobile applications

Previously untapped terahertz waves offer new spectrum for relaying data...

Research Areas: Engineering

diagram of the continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing process

More Efficient Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Manufacturing approach targets efficiency and consistency in drug production ...

Research Areas: Engineering

chemical sensors derived from mirthe laser research

Wireless Carbon-cycle Monitoring

Research center spin-off makes chemical sensors ...

Research Areas: Engineering

diagram shows information flow in the pharmahub system

One-stop Online Shop for Pharmaceutical Design

Internet portal supplies data on materials commonly used in drug production ...

Research Areas: Engineering

students conduct research

The Classroom As Biological Laboratory

Innovative program incorporates molecular biology, biotech and bioinformatics...

Research Areas: Education, Biology

the flow of object information in human and monkey brains

Humans See Tools Differently Than Other Primates

Human brains organize visual object information in a unique way...

Research Areas: People & Society

statue of children

Weighing Child Testimony

Some interview methods produce less reliable testimony from child witnesses...

Research Areas: People & Society

graphs depict theories developed by abel prize winner endre szemeredi

Szemeredi Awarded Abel Prize

Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters recognizes mathematician's contributions...

Research Areas: Mathematics, Education

atacama cosmology telescope image of galaxy cluster

El Gordo Galaxy Cluster

Massive group of galaxies is a gold mine for astronomers...

Research Areas: Astronomy & Space, Physics

artist's rendering of the measurement of the kinematic sunyaev-zel'dovich effect

Validating an Astrophysical Speedometer

Astronomers directly measure the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect...

Research Areas: Astronomy & Space, Mathematics, Physics

equipment to purify underground argon collected in colorado

Underground Argon Aids Dark Matter Search

Gas find hastens construction of more sensitive dark matter detector...

Research Areas: Physics, Astronomy & Space

aerial view of northern peat bogs

Peat Bogs and Greenhouse Gas

Peatland bogs represent an underestimated source of methane and carbone dioxide...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

a kagome Japanese basket

Electrons Put A New Spin on Magnetism

Electron behavior on a kagome lattice may mean more efficient energy transmission...

Research Areas: Physics, Chemistry & Materials

Some bacteria like these E. coli cells move around using whip-like propellers, but other bacteria glide smoothly over a surface using proteins

Gliding With Ease

Lacking flagella, some bacteria move using proteins...

Research Areas: Biology

genetic on/off switches regulate DNA sequences from afar

Long-haul DNA Control

DNA directs gene activity from a distance...

Research Areas: Biology

collision of particles in the compact muon solenoid detector

Cornering the Higgs Boson

Researchers close in on elusive fundamental particle...

Research Areas: Physics

young women in the SWIM program

SWIM Program Produces STEM Results

Workshop encourages high-school girls to pursue math careers...

Research Areas: Education, Mathematics

a diamond sensor bonded to electronic chip

A Diamond Ring for the Large Hadron Collider

New diamond detector adds precision to particle measurements...

Research Areas: Physics

map of antarctic current

How the Antarctic Current Changed the Ocean

Today's ocean got its start in the Antarctic 40 million years ago...

Research Areas: Polar

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