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Two students inspecting 3-D object they made from printers (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

These students can manufacture in their dorms

Students are using 3-D printers in "makerspaces," where they turn innovative ideas into reality. At one U.S. university, the space is in a dormitory.
Woman's hand dropping paper into slot in box (Shutterstock)

Turkish Americans make their mark in local government

Two Turkish-American politicians entered politics to serve their communities. Learn more about 2017 election winners Tayfun Selen and Hacibey Catalbasoglu.
Sleeping baby wearing colorful medical bracelet (Bempu)

This top invention can save a baby’s life

A Stanford engineer designed a low-cost wristband, called Bempu, to keep babies safe from hypothermia. Time magazine named it a top innovation of 2017.
Two people in silhouette sitting with large full moon in the background (© AP Images)

To the moon and beyond! America sets new mission in space.

President Trump signed a directive that will send American astronauts back to the moon and eventually to Mars and beyond.
Soldier climbing on a rope bridge over a body of water (Nathan H. Barbour/USAF)

U.S., China prepare together to respond to disasters

The United States and China wrapped up a week of live rescue simulations and academic discussions to promote disaster response skills.
Woman and child wearing face masks (© AP Images)

Is your country ready for a pandemic?

The Global Health Security Agenda aims to ensure all countries can prevent, detect and respond quickly to outbreaks of infectious diseases.
Rex Tillerson speaking at a lectern (State Dept.)

Tillerson to African leaders: ‘It is imperative that we work together’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson brought together 38 African foreign ministers to promote trade, governance and security.
Solomon's Pools in Bethlehem (Musa al Shaer/AFP via Getty Images)

A modern revival for ancient West Bank reservoirs

A new U.S. project is hoping to revitalize Solomon's Pools, marvels of ancient engineering, and turn them into a major West Bank tourist site.
Man watching drone fly (© AP Images)

President Trump opens American skies to innovative drones

Businesses will soon be able to safely test novel unmanned aerial systems — drones — as part of a new policy from the Trump administration.