Research News

It's our birthday!

A celebration of NSF-funded research

For more than six decades, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded science and engineering research -- from astronomy to zoology and everything in between -- that has led to discoveries and innovations that transform our world.

Did you know that NSF-supported research led to bar codes, the discovery of gravitational waves, Google and much more?

Learn about these pioneering discoveries and the history of NSF.