Illustration of hand plugging thumb drive made of Chinese flag into large, glowing light bulb (State Dept./D. Thompson)

How the Chinese Communist Party steals science

Learn how the Chinese Communist Party steals research and technology from other countries to boost its military and economic power.
Man standing in front of house holding mask (© Kathy Tsai)

Meet the U.S. scientist who invented the N95 mask filter

Peter Tsai created the material for N95 masks in the early 1990s. Never did he expect his invention would save millions of lives during a pandemic.
Seven men and women in protective gear posing for portrait in lab (U.S. Army/Shawn Fury)

Safety is top of mind as U.S. develops coronavirus vaccine

The U.S. government puts safety first in its new initiative supporting efforts to develop, manufacture and distribute a coronavirus vaccine.
People watching plume of smoke (© Bill Ingalls/NASA/AP Images)

Innovation’s essential ingredient: Failure [video]

In May, SpaceX became the first private company anywhere in the world to launch two humans into Earth's orbit. But it took some practicing to get there.
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U.S. scientists invite careful scrutiny

In a world where scientists are eager to publish their discoveries and phony research is on the rise, learn how one journal weeds out bad science.
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U.S. and U.K. stand firm against Huawei security risk

The United Kingdom is joining the U.S. in banning equipment made by the Chinese firm Huawei from its fifth-generation (5G) wireless communication networks.
Woman in mask holding canister (NASA/Courtesy of Gabriela Vidad)

Grounded by pandemic, NASA interns keep researching

NASA interns have collected air pollution data from home during quarantines for COVID-19. See how interns have continued learning while social distancing.
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U.S. ‘game changers’ continue to lead tech innovation

The World Economic Forum has honored many U.S. companies for technological advances. See how U.S. innovators are improving how we live.
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Tracking COVID-19 with artificial intelligence

Researchers in the U.S. are using artificial intelligence to track COVID-19 outbreaks around the world and treat patients at home.