Robotics can help you ‘ brace ’ yourself after head and neck cancer.
Researchers at Columbia University have developed a robotic neck brace to help doctors analyze the impact of cancer treatments on neck mobility and to guide in patient recovery. In existing techniques, doctors use to assess the range of motion in the neck and shoulders, that a patient might lose ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Studying glacial sliding related to rising sea levels
Researchers at Iowa State University (ISU) use cross-polarized lenses to examine thin, horizontal sections of ice. Here, the black colors tell them when they're looking down an axis of the ice grains and helps them to understand deformation in the ice. Lucas Zoet, a postdoctoral research ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Customized dog harness allows computer to train dogs autonomously
This customized dog harness is equipped with technologies that allows a computer to train the dog autonomously, with the computer effectively responding to the dog based on its body language. More about this image The customized dog harness developed at North Carolina State University ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - August 10, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Assessing top of Rainbow Bridge for seismic vibration measurement
A team of geologists assesses the top of Rainbow Bridge for a seismic vibration measurement. More about this image At the red rock arches of the Colorado Plateau, seismic vibrations that are almost imperceptible to human ears ripple through the rocks. Geoscientist Jeff Moore of the ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - August 10, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

DNA origami nanostructure in the shape of an airplane
This DNA origami nanostructure in the shape of an "airplane" is made of DNA strands and is 1000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. [Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants CMMI 1536862 and CMMI 1921881.] Learn more in the Ohio State University news story (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Molecules successfully pooled into a Bose-Einstein condensate
Image of molecules successfully pooled into a Bose-Einstein condensate -- one of the five states of matter where a group of particles cooled to nearly absolute zero share a quantum state and the entire group starts behaving as though it were a single atom. [Research supported by U.S. National ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Skull of extinct horned crocodile Voay robustus
A skull of the extinct horned crocodile Voay robustus from Madagascar. Research shows that V. robustus was closely related to "true" crocodiles but on a separate branch of the crocodile family tree. [Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants DEB 1931213, DEB ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Sunlight paints a crimson sky over Gemini South
A vivid red sunset reflects off the dome of the international Gemini Observatory’s Gemini South Telescope in Chile. [The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. operates NOIRLab under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.] (Date image taken: April ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Learn what mongoose with TB can teach us about how human disease spreads. At NSF The Discovery Files
Researchers from Virginia Tech -- funded by NSF -- are tracking several troops of banded mongoose in Northern Botswana, Southern Africa, to analyze their movements between urban centers and their natural environments as well as between different troops. Why you ask? Botswana mongoose have a novel ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Latest comet -- Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein
Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein, estimated to be about 1000 times more massive than a typical comet, is arguably the largest comet discovered in modern times. The giant comet from the outskirts of our solar system was discovered in six years of data from the Dark Energy Survey. [DES is supported ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Vesicles containing clusters of viruses within the gut
Vesicles containing clusters of viruses, including norovirus, within the gut. [Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant CBET 2028464.] Learn more in the NSF Research News story Norovirus clusters are resistant to ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Microscopy system images individual molecules in 3D
A new microscopy system that can image individual molecules in 3D and capture the way they "wobble" uses a specially engineered glass plate developed by optical scientists. [Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant PHY 1507278.] Learn more in the University of Rochester ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - August 3, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Astronomers discover two pairs of quasars in distant universe
Astronomers have discovered two pairs of quasars in the distant universe, about 10 billion light-years from Earth. In each pair, the two quasars are separated by only about 10,000 light-years, making them closer together than any other double quasars found so far away. [Research supported by ...This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery - August 2, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: video

Spiderweb-inspired fractal design used for 3D photodetection
A spiderweb-inspired fractal design is used for hemispherical 3D photodetection to replicate the vision system of arthropods. [Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant CMMI 1928784.] Learn more in the Purdue University news story (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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Shake, rattle, and roll! How an earthquake became a lab for seismologists. At NSF The Discovery File
NSF-funded researchers use AI to improve disaster resilience, protect human life and minimize damage and economic losses during earthquakes.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item. (Source: NSF Multimedia Gallery)
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