innovation

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California university’s ‘Cave’ inspired blind students

Blind students studying at a California university in the late 1980s found a place that encouraged them to innovate: "The Cave."
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Preparing Brazil’s next generation of women leaders

Power4Girls, a U.S. State Department program in Brazil, helps train hundreds of girls in leadership and business skills. Learn more.
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Everything you need to know about carbon capture

What's the difference between carbon capture and carbon removal? Learn more about both emerging technologies here.
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Students at U.S. universities fight to protect the planet

Want to help combat the climate crisis? By studying in the United States, students get hands-on engineering experience at universities.
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The high value of U.S. patents

Of the 50 million patents granted worldwide, many — like one for a crustless sandwich — flop. But U.S. inventors lead in viable ideas.
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Apps for a better world, from the U.S. State Department

Through programs and mobile applications, the U.S. Department of State offers new ways to celebrate diversity and protect cultural heritage.
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Civilians exploring space is quintessentially American

Opening opportunities for spaceflight to private businesses is a natural progression that reflects America’s spirit of entrepreneurialism.
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Americans making a difference in the Indo-Pacific

U.S. citizens are helping out in the Indo-Pacific, educating students and protecting the environment. Learn about their efforts.
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Would you live in a sustainable house?

Learn how American architectural innovation is leading to sustainable housing and how the movement is growing around the world.