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Bringing the power of computing to arts and humanities

Discover how universities like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are applying techniques of modern computing to other academic disciplines.
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NASA names telescope for pioneering female astronomer

Learn how Nancy Grace Roman, NASA's first chief astronomer, became a leader in her field — and a powerful champion for women in the sciences.
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Will silk replace plastic and prevent food waste?

About half of the produce grown for human consumption spoils. A silk protein could keep food from going to waste and reduce the need for plastics.
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Video game part does double duty — on a submarine

The U.S. Navy is putting a game-changing piece of equipment in its latest class of nuclear-powered submarines: an Xbox controller.
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These robots help farmers increase crop yields

A new robot developed by the University of Illinois helps farmers optimize their crop production by scanning crops, which means more profitable yields.
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Astana joins the expo tradition: A photo review of past expos

Astana is on the world’s stage as the capital city of Kazakhstan hosts the biggest international exposition in Eurasian history. Check out past expos.
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U.S. helps countries build secure 5G networks

The U.S. is helping countries build their 5G wireless networks in a safe and reliable way, without going into unmanageable debt or compromising security.
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New tools help fight Ebola

New inventions from the global health startup community, with funding from USAID, are improving care — and outcomes — for Ebola patients in the DRC.
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Will this device identify life on Mars?

U.S. astronaut Kate Rubins will be testing a new device that analyzes genetic material by sequencing DNA to see if it can be used in space.