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U.S.-led cybersecurity contest gets more global

Thousands of students from around the world are taking part in a global cybersecurity contest aimed at finding talent and boosting interest in the field.
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Exhibit explores role of cats in ancient Egypt

Long before cat videos took over the Internet, cats had a starring role in ancient Egypt. Learn about them through a new exhibit, Divine Felines.
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Satellite partnership keeps Vietnam a step ahead of floods

Vietnam and its neighbors have always been vulnerable to water disasters, but a new satellite data partnership is helping the region be ready.
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1969: The first whisper of the internet

Today's internet began with the transmission of two letters in 1969. From that small beginning came a "powerfully democratizing force."
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Ivanka Trump announces large private-sector pledge for computer education

CEOs joined Ivanka Trump to build access to computer-science classes with $300 million. The private-sector push complements administration STEM efforts.
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Video game part does double duty — on a submarine

The U.S. Navy is putting a game-changing piece of equipment in its latest class of nuclear-powered submarines: an Xbox controller.
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U.S. is on the road to solving an urban environmental problem

Los Angeles and other U.S. cities are covering their asphalt roads with a coating that prevents the blacktop from absorbing and radiating the sun's heat.
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Saving wild animals at Zoohackathon

Endangered animals may get some protection thanks to new apps developed at the second annual Zoohackathon, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
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Pence: America will return to the moon and go beyond

Standing under the space shuttle Discovery, Vice President Pence announced that America will return to the moon and build a foundation for a Mars mission.