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How the U.S. promotes innovation for security and prosperity

As part of a new federal strategy, the U.S. is working with allies to advance and protect scientific innovation and maintain its technological edge.
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International Space Station marks 20 years of continuous human presence

Since November 2, 2000, the International Space Station has hosted researchers from 108 countries performing advanced experiments on life in space.
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In historic contact, NASA spacecraft touches asteroid

A NASA spacecraft made contact with an asteroid located millions of kilometers from Earth. Find out more about this historic space mission.
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Promoting women in science and tech boosts prosperity

Creating equal access for women in STEM industries closes the labor gap, boosts economic growth and more. Learn how the U.S. is making that happen.
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Guidance for U.S. tech aims to stop misuse by repressive regimes

The U.S. has issued new guidance to help companies identify and stop sales of technology that could be used to support oppressive regimes.
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How vaccines work

Vaccines work by training the immune system to recognize and fight pathogens. Scientists are exploring new approaches for the novel coronavirus.
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How to protect your smartphone from cyberattacks

With billions of people accessing the internet through smartphones, cybersecurity is more important than ever. Here's how to protect your device.
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U.S. universities move to protect students from China’s authoritarian reach

U.S. officials and student groups are urging colleges to defend against China's authoritarian reach on campus. Learn about steps some schools are taking.
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Who’s watching you online? 5 ways to prevent cybercrime. [video]

A wave of cyberattacks has everyone wondering how to protect themselves online. Find out what you can do.