Innovation

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U.S. private sector ramps up to respond to COVID-19

Thanks to a free-market economy, private companies in the U.S. are stepping up their production of goods to help during the COVID-19 crisis.
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How the U.S. protects academic freedom

Academic freedom — the ability to study, learn, collaborate and publish freely — is essential to research and innovation, and it must be protected.
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These robots help farmers increase crop yields

A new robot developed by the University of Illinois helps farmers optimize their crop production by scanning crops, which means more profitable yields.
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Using artificial intelligence to help fight heart disease

U.S. companies are using artificial intelligence to improve medical care. Learn how new software will lead to early detection of heart disease.
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Diagnosing brain cancer with the help of artificial intelligence

A recent study shows artificial intelligence was as successful as doctors at diagnosing cancer — and was much faster, too.
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U.S. innovation is fighting antibiotic-resistant diseases

Antibiotic-resistant diseases are being tackled head-on by U.S. government agencies with fast-track funding of bold ideas.
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Why the U.S. is concerned about Chinese research theft

China's Communist Party is sending researchers abroad to steal foreign science and technology in an effort to build a next-generation military.
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Protecting intellectual property rights [poster]

Protecting intellectual property rights and making sure that innovators are paid what they deserve are a U.S. priority. Download this free poster.
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Surinamese youth win with robotics

A group in Suriname trains teenagers to compete in robotics at the international level, hoping to spur the next generation of innovators.