Person in space suit walking outdoors (University of Hawai'i)

Scientists just spent a year ‘on Mars.’ What did they learn?

Six international scientists who spent a year in near isolation to simulate life on Mars came out of their dome in Hawaii on August 28.
Electric car plugged into charging station (© AP Images)

Electric cars could dominate some city roads sooner than you think

Falling costs for the technology powering electric cars and stricter emissions regulation are among the reasons electric vehicles are becoming more popular.
Boy maneuvering boat out of a flooded house in Vietnam (© AP Images)

Satellite partnership keeps Vietnam a step ahead of floods

Vietnam and its neighbors have always been vulnerable to water disasters, but a new satellite data partnership is helping the region be ready.

Is there a formula for innovation?

Learn how research and development (R&D) projects can lead to innovative techniques, products and services in the future.
Satellite image of hurricanes (NOAA via AP Images)

When disaster strikes, space agencies share forecasts

Satellites have helped forecast and respond to disasters around the world. U.S. and international space agencies promote open data to save lives.
Woman in spacecraft simulator (© Amir Cohen/Reuters)

U.S., Israel protect astronauts from space radiation

An Israel-based company created a vest that astronauts could wear on a mission to Mars. These unique garments are designed to protect internal organs from radiation.
Rocket ship taking off (© SpaceX)

3, 2, 1: Bangladesh is taking off

The launch of Bangladesh's first communications satellite is helping the South Asian country reach new heights of prosperity.
Baskets filled with plums and blueberries (© Lore Patterson/Alamy Stock Photo)

Boosting harvests worldwide by sharing U.S. innovations

Discover how farmers and food professionals from Moldova, Brazil and Nigeria are strengthening their agricultural systems with U.S. innovations.
Hands holding a phone displaying the White House and dollar bill on the table (White House)

Got a dollar? Take a virtual tour of the White House.

With a phone and a dollar bill, you can explore the residence of the presidents in 1600, an augmented reality app, available for Apple and Android.