Secretary Pompeo speaking at lectern, with Morgan Ortagus to his right (State Dept./Ronny Przysucha)

Defending America’s cyberfrontier with a 5G ‘clean path’

As countries adopt 5G, learn what the United States is doing to protect its diplomatic systems from untrustworthy telecom companies.
Man standing in front of house holding mask (© Kathy Tsai)

Meet the U.S. scientist who invented the N95 mask filter

Peter Tsai created the material for N95 masks in the early 1990s. Never did he expect his invention would save millions of lives during a pandemic.
Times Square (Trey Ratcliff)

The invention that lit up the world…on this day

Hundreds gathered on New York City's Pearl Street one afternoon in September 1882 to watch an entire city block come to life. Inside a...
Line graph of science indicators

Who leads the world in science and technology? [infographic]

See how the United States and other places around the world stack up in the areas of research and development, knowledge-intensive services and high-tech manufacturing.

You’ll never guess what everyday item can light up a home

More than 1.2 billion people worldwide live without electricity. Low-tech solutions using everyday objects such as soccer balls and bags help reduce this number. Now...
Woman with coffee in glass flasks (Matt Biddulph/Blue Bottle Cafe)

Science Cafes: Grab a coffee. Talk about astrophysics.

These days, you don’t have to attend a lecture to learn about science. Just visit your local cafe. People anywhere can attend informal, grassroots-organized talks...
The Summit, a scientific supercomputer (Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Carlos Jones)

U.S. supercomputers take aim at coronavirus

Able to perform trillions of calculations per second, the most powerful supercomputers in the world are joining the fight against the new coronavirus.
Girl working at a computer

Want a job? Learn to code.

Women are underrepresented in computer science, a key field in our increasingly digital world. In the U.S., Girls Who Code is on the case. The organization...

The future of green tech: Reinventing the wheel (literally)

How can your everyday actions combat climate change? Here are five ways tech is transforming transportation.