Satellite hovering over Earth (© Lockheed Martin)

America advances GPS with new satellites

The U.S. is upgrading its GPS network with stronger satellites. GPS enables location tracking for planes, phones and critical infrastructure.
Woman standing amid tubes (© Robert W. Kelley/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Honoring America’s ‘First Lady of Physics’

The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a stamp in honor of researcher Chien-Shiung Wu, a Chinese immigrant who became America's “First Lady of Physics."
Man holding sign in front of poster (Courtesy of Humberto Campins)

The scientist who helped NASA catch an asteroid

Humberto Campins helped NASA collect samples from a moving asteroid last October — a first for the space agency. Here's how he did it.
Kimberley Miner paddling kayak (Courtesy of IF/THEN® Collection)

Exploring science with a new generation of girls

In the past, there were very few women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs, but today women hold nearly 3 in 10 of those jobs.
Aerial view of Mekong River (© Soe Zeya Tun/Mekong River Diplomacy/Reuters)

Helping Southeast Asian nations monitor Mekong water levels

A new U.S. Mekong Dam Monitor will help countries in Southeast Asia better track conditions along the vital Mekong River.
Woman wearing safety glasses while looking at equipment (Courtesy Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Why science fairs matter in America

American science fairs help high school students put the STEM lessons they've learned to the test. Read what a veteran judge says about them.
Screenshot of brown bear in field with superimposed square around head and triangle from eyes to nose (© Melanie Clapham)

Would you recognize this bear’s face?

New innovations in facial recognition technology are allowing conservationists to identify and better study bears in the wild.
Cormac the llama in a field (Courtesy of Triple J Farms)

Llama antibodies could protect against COVID-19

Small antibodies, known as nanobodies, taken from a llama could prove to be effective against COVID-19. Read more about U.S. medical research.
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‘Zoohackathon’ innovators seek to stop wildlife trafficking

New innovations developed as part of the U.S. Department of State's annual Zoohackathon aim to combat wildlife trafficking around the world.