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Cybersecurity and you: Upgrade your skills with free courses

Protect yourself against hackers and cybercriminals with free online tools from firms such as Amazon, Microsoft and the U.S. government.
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U.S. innovators use AI to protect land and ocean habitats

Learn about U.S.-developed artificial intelligence tools that are helping to save coral reefs and forests.
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Bringing fast, affordable internet to Africa

U.S. investment is expanding internet access in Africa. Learn about projects that are empowering users and spurring economic growth.
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Native Americans’ many contributions to medicine

November is National Native American Heritage Month. Learn more about how Native Americans contribute to medical innovations.
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Why ‘open’ 5G tech is vital for Brazil’s future

Learn why Open RAN 5G technology would bring Brazil more secure, reliable and flexible networks than single-company providers.
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Meet 4 education ‘changemakers’ in Africa

These young African innovators are improving the quality of education in their communities with apps and games that make learning fun.
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Scientists honored for 2005 research that led to COVID-19 vaccines

Today's COVID-19 vaccines are based upon research about messenger RNA that has won two University of Pennsylvania scientists a coveted honor.
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5 experiments aboard the International Space Station

Read about some of the experiments aboard the International Space Station, including one that attempts to understand fires on Earth.
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Solar power is the future of American energy

The U.S. Department of Energy's 2021 "Solar Futures Study" found that solar power could constitute up to 45% of the nation's energy by 2050.