Interactives from the National Science Foundation
Check out these interactives from the National Science Foundation (NSF) covering a range of scientific topics!
This interactive provides a pictorial tour of our multiscale universe, from minute subatomic realms to the vast reaches of intergalactic space. Learn how science funded by the NSF is helping us learn more about our world on a vast range of scales.
Check out these fantastic images captured by astronomical observatories supported by the NSF. You can see and learn more about the observatory that made each picture.
Take a behind-the-scenes peek into the secret lives of five different animals and the habitats in which they live. This interactive features zebras, seals, deer, dragonflies, ocelots and agoutis.
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A much-discussed idea to offset global warming by injecting sulfate particles into the stratosphere would have a drastic impact on Earth's protective ozone layer, new research concludes. The study, led...more
Using the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) and a host of international telescope partners, a team of researchers has made the clearest observation yet of innermost region...more
Two stars, each with the same mass and in orbit around each other, are twins that one would expect to be identical. So astronomers were surprised when they discovered that twin stars in the Orion Nebula,...more
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Ecologists and oceanographers are attempting to predict the future impacts of climate change by reconstructing the past behavior of Arctic climate and ocean circulation. In a November special issue of...more