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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Mapping Niger to deliver malaria medicines

A U.S.-backed program is helping to get malaria medicine delivered in Niger by making sure maps accurately show the location of health facilities.
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New U.S. sickle cell drug brings hope

U.S. regulators have approved a California company’s new therapy for treating sickle cell disease, a painful and life-threatening inherited blood disorder.
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U.S. and Israel strengthen economic and scientific ties

The 2019 U.S.-Israel Joint Economic Development Group meetings addressed women's empowerment and closer collaboration on artificial intelligence research.