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U.S. Embassy in Israel supports minorities in tech sector

Thanks in part to the work of the U.S. Embassy, Arab citizens are taking a bigger role in the high-tech sector in Israel and creating a better future.
Illustration of a Chinese student under the outline of a thought bubble (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Why is Beijing afraid of ‘freedom of thought’?

As part of China's ongoing crackdown against academic freedom, the Communist Party changed the charter of a prominent university.
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Breakthroughs and gadgets at a U.S. tech show

Entrepreneurs and inventors from around the world gathered in Las Vegas this week to attend CES 2020. Here are some of the innovations.
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Hokusai: ‘Mad about painting’ exhibition in Washington

Japanese master artist Hokusai was a "man mad about painting." And a new exhibition at the Freer Gallery shows how brilliant an obsession it was.
People in white suits standing by wheeled machine (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

A closer look at NASA’s Mars rover

NASA gave media a chance to see its latest Mars rover from inside a "clean room" prior to the rover's shipment to Cape Canaveral in February.
Head of person wearing helmet in space (NASA)

NASA astronaut Christina Koch sets new record

Meet the NASA astronaut who just broke the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, with an expected total of 328 days in space.
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Protecting the Titanic wreck site

The Titanic is an important historical artifact. Under an agreement that has now come into force, the wreck site will be protected and secured.
Illustration of NASA's quiet supersonic aircraft flying (NASA)

NASA plane: One step closer to supersonic air travel

NASA will soon begin final assembly on an experimental aircraft called X-59 QueSST that promises to produce a quieter sonic boom.
Young women watching jet of water propel ball in air (U.S. Embassy Estonia)

Equipping teenage girls to be scientists or engineers

What happens when 100 girls from five different countries come together for a science and technology camp? Teamwork, friendship and skills-building