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NSF to host ‘Arc of Science’ event on Capitol Hill

Media invited to join NSF Director France Córdova and NSF-funded researchers to learn how basic research benefits the U.S. economy, national security, U.S. global competitiveness

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NSF is transforming the world through science.

NSF is transforming the world through science.

Credit: Nicolle Rager Fuller, NSF

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A computer model developed by mathematician Andrea Bertozzi, anthropologist Jeff Brantingham and others at UCLA, provides the LAPD with a new tactic -- called predictive policing -- in their fight against crime.

Credit: NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation


A research team at the University of Delaware, led by physical therapy professor Cole Galloway, is improving mobility for mobility-impaired infants by modifying electric toy cars that allow them to independently explore their surrounding environment. Mobility at an early age is critical for cognitive development, and each car is modified specific to its young owner's needs. The team studies how early mobility advances social behavior among infants. Through their GoBabyGo! Program, Galloway and mechanical engineering professor Sunil Agrawal created networks to provide solutions for children with mobility issues.

Credit: NSF


The WIFIRE initiative, led jointly by the University of California (UC), San Diego, and the University of Maryland and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), will better monitor, predict and mitigate wildfires in the future, by merging observations, such as satellite imagery and real-time data from sensors in the field, with computational techniques like signal processing, visualization, modeling and data assimilation. WIFIRE is part of the NSF Hazards SEES program, which enhances sustainability through the use of advanced technologies and new methods.

Credit: NSF