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A ‘thinking tractor’ and other smart farm gadgets

To feed the world's growing population, American farmers can look to smart technology using artificial intelligence and robotics to help boost crop yields.
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New U.S. supercomputer is fastest on the planet

The U.S. has unveiled the world's fastest — and smartest — supercomputer. It will help research in fields as diverse as astrophysics and cancer.

Space fitness: Testing the body for space travel

A first-of-its-kind experiment to better understand how space travel affects bodily systems is getting underway aboard the International Space Station.
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NASA protects astronauts from sound that peels paint off the walls

Engineers simulate the roar of a space launch to test new rockets. NASA's mission to Mars goes through the Reverberant Acoustic Test Facility in Ohio.
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President Trump opens American skies to innovative drones

Businesses will soon be able to safely test novel unmanned aerial systems — drones — as part of a new policy from the Trump administration.
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U.S. researchers map COVID-19 cases to predict future needs

Learn how U.S. computer scientists are creating disease projection models that help policymakers tackle COVID-19 and plan for the future.
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U.S. scientists work tirelessly on coronavirus vaccines

Work is underway on treatments and a vaccine to combat the new coronavirus. See how U.S. innovators are fighting to keep Americans and the world safe.
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U.S. researchers look for long-lasting Ebola vaccine

U.S. researchers are testing two new Ebola vaccines in a clinical trial, hoping to offer long-lasting immunity against deadly strains of the Ebola virus.
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The global reach of the Chinese government’s hackers and thieves

The People's Republic of China's intellectual property thieves are targeting companies worldwide. Learn more about the hackers' global reach.