Engineering

People in protective gear posing with a ventilator prototype (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

NASA engineers develop a ventilator for COVID-19 patients

A chance meeting between two NASA scientists led to the development of a ventilator prototype to help patients suffering from COVID-19.
Illustration of NASA's quiet supersonic aircraft flying (NASA)

NASA plane: One step closer to supersonic air travel

NASA will soon begin final assembly on an experimental aircraft called X-59 QueSST that promises to produce a quieter sonic boom.
Image of robotic arm and hand in space above Earth (NASA)

The U.S. and Canada: Partners in space

The U.S. and Canada, longtime partners in space exploration, work in space and on the ground to continue future space collaboration.
Side-by-side black-and-white photos of three female NASA employees (© Bob Nye/NASA/Interim Archives/Getty Images; © Bob Nye/NASA/Donaldson Collection/Getty Images;© NASA/Donaldson Collection/Getty Images)

Congressional Gold Medals for NASA’s ‘hidden figures’

Four African-American women who were instrumental in launching the U.S. space program are getting the highest civilian honor bestowed by the U.S. Congress.
Person standing against a low wall bordering a river (© Olena Hromova/Alamy)

Study abroad prepares students for success

The 2019 Open Doors report shows the benefits of international student exchanges, enhancing students' ability to succeed.
Robots manufacturing cars on assembly line (© Shutterstock)

Technology is transforming U.S. manufacturing

The U.S. is moving toward smart manufacturing, which incorporates robotics and automation. Smart factories are hiring more highly skilled employees.
Missile being launched (Dept. of Defense)

New interceptor missile will defend civilians

The Arrow-3 system is able to intercept nuclear and biological missiles outside Earth's atmosphere, where they can be safely destroyed.
Apollo 11 projected onto Washington Monument (© Carolyn Kaster/AP Images)

Apollo 50 Festival brings moon landing to Washington

The Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket is being projected onto the Washington Monument to celebrate 50 years since the moon landing.
Three women standing in meeting room (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

A nanoscientist bonds with women in Africa over STEM

An American scientist has traveled to Egypt and Kenya to champion science to women and girls and hosted female scientists from South Africa and Tunisia.