Astronaut in flight suit climbing out of capsule in large building (SpaceX/NASA)

Meet the astronauts launching a new era of U.S. spaceflight

NASA selected the astronauts for the first crewed missions to the International Space Station from American soil since the space shuttles stopped flying in 2011.
Man holding up a petri dish containing a virus (© Shawn Rocco/Duke Health)

Poliovirus therapy is being used to combat brain cancer

Experimental poliovirus therapy developed by Duke University researchers shows early promise for treating aggressive brain cancers.
Rocket launching (NASA/Allison Stancil)

NASA to launch UAE student’s science experiment

15-year-old Gavin Vasandani is launching a 40-millimeter science experiment into space this September. Find out how students like him can launch projects with the help of NASA.
Very large computers (ORNL/U.S. Dept. of Energy)

New U.S. supercomputer is fastest on the planet

The U.S. has unveiled the world's fastest — and smartest — supercomputer. It will help research in fields as diverse as astrophysics and cancer.
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Nuclear power’s growing role in a clean energy future

A new U.S.-backed initiative is promoting innovative ways to integrate nuclear power into carbon-free and renewable energy systems.
Teacher standing in front of standing students (Teach For Uganda)

How to train a generation of schoolhouse leaders

Based on the Teach For America model, Teach For Uganda tackles widespread teacher absenteeism and high dropout rates by placing university graduates in underserved primary schools across the East African country.
Two men smiling, standing back to back (© Shane Harvey)

A $1 million prize for making smartphones possible

The computer industry shrugged when two engineering professors said they'd found a simpler way to make chips. But today 99 percent of smartphones and devices use their method, and they're $1 million richer.
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NASA tech helps unravel secrets of Dead Sea Scrolls

NASA helped bring space telescope tech to the archaeology lab and uncover hidden text in fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
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New tools help fight Ebola

New inventions from the global health startup community, with funding from USAID, are improving care — and outcomes — for Ebola patients in the DRC.