innovation

Person handling tomatoes at market stall (© AP Images)

For small farmers in East Africa, a new tool for getting...

A new digital platform called 2KUZE is set to revolutionize how farmers get their goods to market in East Africa and make more money for them.
Illustration of people with disabilities using mobile devices to navigate a city street (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Smart cities work for people with disabilities

Smart cities, which use technology to improve access for people with disabilities, are finding that the changes help all their residents.
Teenager working on robot (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Students built robots to enter this global competition

Teens from over 160 countries compete in a challenge aimed to inspire interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
People walking towards dome (U.S. Embassy Astana)

Astana joins the expo tradition: A photo review of past expos

Astana is on the world’s stage as the capital city of Kazakhstan hosts the biggest international exposition in Eurasian history. Check out past expos.
Composite image with photos of piano, helicopter and man wearing hat (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)

These iconic products are made in America with pride

The "Made in America" label means top quality and craftsmanship. Learn more about some of the U.S. products popular at home and abroad.
Drawing of tanker ship approaching coast (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Why should you care about liquefied natural gas?

Liquefied natural gas, or LNG, can be put onto ships and delivered anywhere in the world. That's a big deal for countries' energy security.
Tubes and wires connected to plastic container (© Purdue Research Foundation)

U.S. researchers create ‘instantly rechargeable’ battery

A breakthrough battery has been developed that could change how we power our electric vehicles and help improve energy security around the world.
Building construction site (Courtesy of Cornell Tech)

New York and Israel build a high-tech future

New York City, already known as a financial capital, wants to become a center of high-tech innovation and is turning to Israel for help.
Trout swimming in stream (Wade Fredenberg/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

Using eDNA, biologists reveal a river’s creatures

Environmental DNA testing is transforming the field of biology, by making it much easier to detect different species in rivers and streams.