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Delaware: 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.

23 Award Highlights found :: Delaware

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the idea fan deck app product team

iPhone app spins in

Entrepreneurs transform problem-solving tool into an app with a little help from student strategists ...

Research Areas: Education, Computing

a researcher holds rice plants sampled from a cambodian rice paddy

Minimizing arsenic in Cambodian rice edit

Soil's oxygen content plays a role in arsenic uptake...

Research Areas: Biology

scientists use box cores to collect sediment in the saint lawrence estuary

Marine sediments contain a missing chemical link in global ocean processes

Soluble manganese, an essential life element, is more abundant than once thought...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

researchers measure a person's stability when standing

What it takes to stand up straight

Body stabilization requires alignment of all joints along the body axis...

Research Areas: People & Society

the delaware epscor program helps students achieve their educational goals

The impact of an EPSCoR-backed education

Delaware student sticks with STEM because of available support...

Research Areas: Education

a researcher gently cleans an acrylic painting with a microemulsion

Green cleaning of mid-20th century artwork

Gentle microemulsions restore acrylic paintings to their original form...

Research Areas: Chemistry & Materials

a platinum-iridium tip before (left) and after (right) sharpening

Sharper tips for microscopy

Metal probes benefit from sputter sharpening...

Research Areas: Engineering, Chemistry & Materials

the thomas point shoal lighthouse in the chesapeake bay

Tracking phosphorus sources in the Chesapeake Bay

Sediment study suggests multiple sources may contribute to the bay's phosphorus content...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

intensity map for cosmic rays from a 20-teraelectronvolt sample

Energy Levels Influence Cosmic Ray Arrivals

Polar observatory detects an alternate arrival pattern that departs from predictions ...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment, Polar

colors produced when an electric field is applied to dumbbell-shaped nanoparticles

Dazzling, Energy-efficient Color Displays

Nanoscale dumbbells make smart display materials...

Research Areas: Engineering, Chemistry & Materials

3-D image of bone's support structure

A More Accurate Diagnosis of Osteoporosis

Ultrasound offers safe, inexpensive approach to detect bone thinning...

Research Areas: Mathematics, Biology, Engineering

tube worms next to black smoker

Bacteria Make a Cozy Home for Viruses in the Deep Sea

Deep-sea vents contain vigorous virus communities....

Research Areas: Biology

bacteria clings to root

The Microbes That Lie Nearby

Plants and beneficial bacteria work together to survive disease....

Research Areas: Biology

photo of highway traffic

Engineering Bacteria to Make Biofuels

Work could help lower the cost of biofuel production and reduce demand for petroleum-based fuels ...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment, Engineering

UD1 robot developers with child and robot

Engaging Activities Enhance Childhood Learning

Physical interactions between children and their environment enrich learning....

Research Areas: People & Society

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Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vents Found to Be Key Source of Food for Microorganisms

Nanopyrite may control the concentration of a vital nutrient in seawater--iron...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment, Chemistry & Materials

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Delaware Research Engages Teachers and Undergraduate Students

An NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) award to the University of Delaware and Delaware Biotechnology Institute resulted in the development of a Center for Critical Zone Research that explores the complex chemical, biological, and physical processes in land and water ecosystems. ...

Research Areas: Biology, Earth & Environment

Photo of ocean water

Scientists Research How Life Adapts to Deep-water Conditions

Scientists have investigated the importance of reverse gyrase (rgy) in Nautilia profundicola's ability to adapt to the extreme changes in the deep sea....

Research Areas: Earth & Environment, Biology

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Bringing Microbial Biology into the Classroom

Thomas Hanson of the University of Delaware has brought his research in microbial biology into K-12 classrooms by having teachers incorporate Winogradsky columns into the curriculum....

Research Areas: Biology, Education

Images from NSF-funded Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers.

Delaware Research in Molecular Genetics and Genomics Inspires Undergraduates

The Delaware State University Research Experience for Undergraduates in Molecular Genetics and Genomics is a summer research program that brings together undergraduates and faculty mentors with an interest in biological research....

Research Areas: Biology, Chemistry & Materials, Education

Photo of a salt marsh

Biochemist's Research May Help Prevent the Spread of Invasive Reed Species

Scientists are working to develop a new method for evaluating the process by which plants make toxic compounds to destroy neighbors....

Research Areas: Biology, Earth & Environment, Chemistry & Materials

Biofilm

Are Plants "Smart" Enough to Recruit Protection?

Researchers determine that plants are "smart" enough to use positive feedback mechanisms to recruit friendly neighbors to deter pathogens and pests and to fight pathogens by boosting their own innate resistance....

Research Areas: Biology

Biofilm

Are Plants "Smart" Enough to Recruit Protection?

Researchers determine that plants are smart enough to use positive feedback mechanisms to recruit friendly neighbors to deter pathogens and pests and to fight pathogens by boosting their own innate resistance....

Research Areas: Biology

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