Innovation

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Technology is transforming U.S. manufacturing

The U.S. is moving toward smart manufacturing, which incorporates robotics and automation. Smart factories are hiring more highly skilled employees.
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U.S. approves breakthrough cystic fibrosis drug

A Boston-based pharmaceutical company has developed a new drug therapy that will expand treatment options for patients with cystic fibrosis.
Infographic about U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and economic growth (© Jim Cole/AP Images)

U.S. relies on innovation to reduce emissions

The U.S. is formally withdrawing from an international climate accord but will reduce emissions through innovation without compromising economic growth.
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Working together for a safe 5G future

As technology changes the world, it can be used for good or ill. That's why countries need to come together around shared values for technology.
Woman in spacesuit waving (NASA/Joel Kowsky)

NASA reveals next generation of spacesuits

The latest Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit suits are equipped with new features for the next steps of space exploration.
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2019 Nobel Prize winners: Chemistry

The creation of lithium-ion batteries has made a dramatic impact on society and earned two American scientists a Nobel Prize for their innovation.
Graphic showing top 15 leaders in innovation (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson; Source: Global Innovation Index 2019)

United States is a leader in global innovation

The 2019 Global Innovation Index ranks economies around the world based on their innovative output. Innovation is key to succeeding in business.
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2019 Nobel Prize winners: Physics

Physicist James Peebles of Princeton University has won the Nobel Prize for developing "the basis of our contemporary ideas about the universe."
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Why is America concerned about 5G?

5G technologies will provide the backbone for future economies. That's why it's imperative to protect 5G from untrustworthy companies and countries.