Innovation

Two men on horses driving herd of cattle in pasture (© Alexandre Meneghini/AP Images)

U.S. and Brazil partner to tackle global food issues

Animal scientists from the University of São Paulo and Virginia Tech share their research on how to improve animal productivity, reproduction and welfare.
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From Silicon Valley to the American heartland

American entrepreneurs are on the move. And they are landing in the Midwest in cities like Indianapolis, St. Louis and Omaha.
Oil well at night (© Benjamin Lowy/Getty Images)

U.S. is world’s largest producer of crude oil

The United States has surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia and is now the largest producer of crude oil, U.S. government figures show.
Pumpjack operating above oil well at night (© Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

American ingenuity, drive sparked shale oil revolution

There's shale all over the world, but Americans have led the way in figuring out how to make it gush oil and gas. Now they lead the world in oil production.
Baskets filled with plums and blueberries (© Lore Patterson/Alamy Stock Photo)

Boosting harvests worldwide by sharing U.S. innovations

Discover how farmers and food professionals from Moldova, Brazil and Nigeria are strengthening their agricultural systems with U.S. innovations.
People looking at a large green tractor inside an exhibit hall (© Robert Lever/AFP/Getty Images)

A ‘thinking tractor’ and other smart farm gadgets

To feed the world's growing population, American farmers can look to smart technology using artificial intelligence and robotics to help boost crop yields.
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Opening bold frontiers in science with artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence is poised to change the world, and the United States is leading the way in research and development and responsible AI initiatives.
Illustration of people opening door on side of large copyright symbol (State Dept./D. Thompson)

What does it mean when copyrighted works become free?

Copyrighted works dating back to 1923 have now entered the public domain. That's important news for teachers, theater groups and others.
Hands outstretched, holding tobacco seedling (L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois)

U.S. researchers find novel way to produce bigger plants

Photosynthesis is key to the air we breathe and the food we eat, but it doesn't work as efficiently as it could. Scientists say they've found a remedy.