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International: 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.

244 Award Highlights found :: International

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an adaptive optics system captured these supersonic gas bullets in space

Adaptive optics detail the turmoil of a stellar nursery

Technique offers unprecedented clarity and sky coverage ...

Research Areas: Astronomy & Space

a green turtle

Promoting more effective marine conservation

Accountability and flexibility enhance adoption of conservation technologies ...

Research Areas: People & Society

what appears as a celestial event actually is part of a social network dynamics study

Tracking 'Tweets' to determine political participation

Software helps extract meaningful data from social media platforms...

Research Areas: People & Society

this caribbean clingfish was recently found to be venomous

Tiny Caribbean clingfish carries venom

Uncommon finding suggests need to continue investigating well-studied species ...

Research Areas: Biology

snapshot of horizontal displacement surface waves from the 2012 sumatra earthquake

The birth of an earthquake

The start of one quake influences subsequent, related quakes ...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

researchers deploy a marine data buoy

Ocean-based buoys detail conditions in the Virgin Islands

Real-time data collection enhances predictions for hurricanes and other ocean events ...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

dry yeast

Building yeast genomes from scratch

International effort leads to synthetic yeast chromosome, a building block for the yeast genome...

Research Areas: Biology

sensors within the hospital's foundation capture aftershock responses

Monitoring a building's response to earthquake aftershocks

Earthquake-resistant hospital provides guidance to architects and engineers...

Research Areas: Engineering

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

the tiny tech radio program describes advances in nanoscience

'Tiny Tech' on the radio and the web

Radio program on nanotechnology gives insight to the public...

Research Areas: Nanoscience, Education

large numbers of indian scientists and engineers are choosing to return to their home country

Why some foreign-born researchers choose to return home

Career growth, cultural and familial connections draw scientists home...

Research Areas: People & Society

science and engineering doctoral statistics now track international components

International mobility among U.S. doctorate recipients

Among foreign graduates who do not return home, nearly 90 percent remain in the U.S. ...

Research Areas: People & Society, Education

foreign institutions play a large role in the baccalaureate education of u.s.-trained science and engineering doctoral recipients

The origins of science and engineering doctorates

Private colleges play important role in science and engineering doctoral path ...

Research Areas: People & Society, Education

a red squirrel moves her pup from one nest to another

A mother's protective influence

Maternal stress hormones prepare young animals for changing environments...

Research Areas: Biology

map shows density of Jewish-designated ghetto houses in budapest 1944

Understanding the spatial dimensions of the Holocaust

Maps created from geographic information systems show movement of Jews in Nazi-controlled Budapest...

Research Areas: People & Society

bilinguals switch languages with ease

Bilingual benefits: Switching language with ease

Simultaneous activation of two brain regions facilitates switching between languages...

Research Areas: People & Society

a researcher works with a !xuun speaker in namibia

Rare speech sounds discovered in African languages

Unusual click consonants in languages of Botswana and Namibia...

Research Areas: People & Society

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

calcifying corals growing in low pH conditions are more sensitive to erosion

Discovering how coral reefs respond to acid oceans

Corals in naturally acidified reefs experience slow growth and decreased density...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment, Biology

a composite image shows massive young stars in a cluster; surrounding smaller stars may be forming planetary systems

Star birth in Cepheus

Mosaic camera provides critical data to understand the history of star birth...

Research Areas: Astronomy & Space

a male bee of the genus sphecodes

Assessing the status of bees

Software captures data on bees as pollinators and their response to global warming...

Research Areas: Biology

a researcher installs a recording station in costa rica

Toward a global biodiversity monitoring system

ARBIMON converts sound into useful biodiversity data for researchers and citizen scientists ...

Research Areas: Biology

a section of the dubulay archeological site in guyana

The impact of early agricultural changes in Guyana

Findings suggest sustained human settlements over multiple millenia...

Research Areas: People & Society

engineered arabidopsis plants accumulate purple pigment when grown around nitrogenous compounds

From a small weed comes great things

ICAR meeting promotes exchange of information on important plant model...

Research Areas: Biology

cash in hand

Corruption's impact on innovation

Study finds corruption can act as a tax against firms striving to innovate...

Research Areas: People & Society

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