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National Science Foundation

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The National Science Foundation'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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