Mannequin in spacesuit sitting in car flying beyond Earth's orbit (SpaceX)

U.S. supports era of private spaceflight

At the National Space Council, the Trump administration is making sure regulations don't get in the way of America's innovation and private enterprise in space.
Three ice skaters (© Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Olympic figure skating: The early years

The evolution of figure skating is linked closely to the modern Olympic movement. The gravity-defying, glamour-loving athletes of today owe their sport to these pioneers on the ice.
Young woman standing and speaking in front of large TV screens (© Michael Desmond/ABC/Getty Images)

Teen tech whiz prompts cyberbullies to rethink their words

An American teenager created an app aimed at cutting back on cyberbullying. The app asks the user to rethink a message before pushing "Send."
Illustration of businesswoman standing beneath wrecking ball shaped like lightbulb (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Surviving disruption in business

Terry Jones disrupted the travel business as a founder of Travelocity and chairman of Here's his advice on how businesses can embrace innovation.
Two students inspecting 3-D object they made from printers (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

These students can manufacture in their dorms

Students are using 3-D printers in "makerspaces," where they turn innovative ideas into reality. At one U.S. university, the space is in a dormitory.
Girl with notebook leaping in front of scientific notations (State Dept./D. Woolverton)

Here’s a free poster that celebrates careers in science, math

More women are making their mark in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Take the leap and think about a career in STEM!
Bike wheels (Detroit Bikes)

U.S. and Israeli companies join to build a better bike

An innovative binational foundation offers grants for joint research-and-development projects combining companies in the U.S. and Israel.
Sleeping baby wearing colorful medical bracelet (Bempu)

This top invention can save a baby’s life

A Stanford engineer designed a low-cost wristband, called Bempu, to keep babies safe from hypothermia. Time magazine named it a top innovation of 2017.

Tapping an undervalued resource: People with disabilities

Businesses thrive on innovation. More and more are leveraging an underused segment of the workforce: people with disabilities.