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NSF’s mission is as broad as science itself. As the U.S. government's fundamental research agency, we support all fields of science and engineering, keeping our nation’s scientific enterprise focused on the furthest frontiers of research. We recognize and nurture emerging fields, encourage the most insightful ideas, and prepare future generations of scientists and engineers. From supporting the initial discoveries that led to lasers, to advanced manufacturing, Internet protocols and automated systems, NSF funding has been crucial for technological leaps that have improved health care, automotive safety, communications and many other technologies that impact our daily lives. NSF has helped keep our nation at the forefront of the science and engineering research and education enterprise for more than six decades. NSF’s videos are designed to excite, educate and motivate students and adults alike about the impact and relevance of science in their lives.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 7:14pm
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  • Science
  • Middle School
Flying cars, Earth-sized atmospheric filters, quick access to clean water, phones with holograms, and more! Who can make these things happen?...
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 7:16pm
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  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5
Join Timon and Pumba as they find out why there is thunder and lightning.
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Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 11:19am
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Join Timon and Pumba as they find out why we sneeze.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 3:56pm
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  • MS, HS
The long jump is one of the most technically challenging events in the decathlon, a track and field competition consisting of 10 events held over two...
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Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 10:15pm
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Tornadoes can form in minutes, making early and accurate warnings crucial to saving lives. Howard Bluestein at the University of Oklahoma and Adam...
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 7:18pm
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  • MS, HS
Nanotechnology: Super Small Science How could something only billionths of a meter thick defend against water, dirt, wear, and even bacteria? Working...
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Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 9:23pm
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In a flash, all of your electronics could be gone, and you'd be left thanking a solar storm. However, a collaboration of National Science Foundation-...
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Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 12:16pm
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  • Science
  • High School
This is a new type of pipe that can stretch, bend and compress. It’s supposed to withstand huge disasters, such as earthquakes and floods. Engineers...
  • Science
  • High School
NSF-funded paleontologists have discovered a new species of hyaenodont, a type of extinct meat-eating mammal. Named Pakakali rukwaensis, it was the...
The world's population is projected to increase by 2-3 billion over the next 40 years. Already, more than three quarters of a billion people lack...