Innovation

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Nations advance global partnership for space exploration

Brazil, South Korea and New Zealand recently joined NASA's Artemis Accords. Learn more about how these countries will peacefully explore space.
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U.S. researchers help advance promising malaria vaccine

A new vaccine is 77% effective against malaria. According to the World Health Organization, the mosquito-borne disease infects 200 million people annually.
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U.S. system will alert millions to earthquakes

The ShakeAlert mobile app, which took over a decade to create, will tell residents to seek cover before a 5.0 magnitude or higher earthquake.
Man helping astronaut get out of his spacesuit (© AP Images)

60 years ago, Alan Shepard became the first American in space

Learn how astronaut Alan Shepard's 15-minute sub-orbital flight 60 years ago opened the door to lunar landings and other space missions.
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Biden is committed to NASA’s Artemis program for the moon and...

The United States is advancing multilateral plans to return to the moon and explore Mars. Learn about upcoming NASA missions.
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Universal design gains among homebuilders

Two architects discuss an approach to home design that offers ease, safety, accessibility and comfort to nearly everyone without sacrificing style.
Lisa Gelobter sitting and posing for a portrait (© An Rong Xu/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Black women who changed our world

African American women have invented modern conveniences and deepened our understanding of our world. Learn about the contributions of several Black women.
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Katalin Karikó’s research led to COVID-19 vaccines

Katalin Karikó's research, once ignored by other scientists, led to mRNA technologies that enabled COVID-19 vaccines and will likely yield more therapies.
Woman wearing glasses and blue mask (© ASU Luminosity Lab)

Inventive COVID-19 mask designs come from U.S. universities

University researchers have created color-changing COVID-19 sensors, face mask designs for easier breathing and new tests to detect coronavirus.