Plate of vegetables and meat (© Barry Teshima/Air Protein)

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.
Illustration of coronavirus amid computer chip with drawing of human eye (State Dept./D. Thompson)

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.
Buzz Aldrin in spacesuit next to American flag on surface of moon (Neil Armstrong/NASA/AP Images)

Celebrate Space Exploration Day with a look at the 1st lunar...

On July 20, we mark the day in 1969 that U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon's surface.
People in protective gear posing with a ventilator prototype (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

NASA engineers develop a ventilator for COVID-19 patients

A chance meeting between two NASA scientists led to the development of a ventilator prototype to help patients suffering from COVID-19.
Woman with face mask and spray bottle running cloth over table (© Keith Srakocic/AP Images)

How long can the new coronavirus last on surfaces? This tool...

How long can the virus that causes COVID-19 survive on different surfaces? This online tool can give an estimate based on room temperature and humidity.
Rattan Lal standing in a lab (© World Food Prize)

Soil researcher wins World Food Prize

Rattan Lal, a professor at The Ohio State University, received the 2020 World Food Prize for his career addressing food security and soil health.
Woman holding sprouted cowpea seeds in container while sitting in front of computer (© Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images)

Agricultural biotech makes farms more productive

Learn how using genetically modified crops increases farmers' production and profits while reducing the need for pesticides.
Rocket lifting off of launch pad (Courtesy of Jeff Spotts/United Launch Alliance)

U.S. launches space plane on scientific mission

The U.S. has successfully launched the X-37B space plane into orbit. Learn more about the space plane's mission and the scientific research it is enabling.
Images on walls depicting woman sneezing and viruses (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Museum exhibit on epidemics goes digital

Most infectious diseases jump from animal hosts to humans, but animals aren't to blame. Discover how these problems originate and how they can be tackled.