innovation

Spanish-style buildings facing basketball court (Guardtop LLC)

U.S. is on the road to solving an urban environmental problem

Los Angeles and other U.S. cities are covering their asphalt roads with a coating that prevents the blacktop from absorbing and radiating the sun's heat.
Vice President Pence speaking in front of a space shuttle (NASA)

Pence: America will return to the moon and go beyond

Standing under the space shuttle Discovery, Vice President Pence announced that America will return to the moon and build a foundation for a Mars mission.
Teenage girls and a woman sitting and smiling at someone on a stage (Aziza Ibragimova/Almaty Maker Space)

Their coding can change the world [video]

International Day of the Girl celebrates the achievements of young women on October 11. Meet a team of Kazakhstani coders who designed a winning safety app.
Person in surgical mask and lab coat working with equipment (© Ariana Lindquist/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

From humble beginnings to a center of medical excellence

Minnesota is known for the renowned Mayo Clinic. But it is also a hub of medical activity, and the base for innovators and pioneers in the field.
Natural gas tanks (Shutterstock)

U.S. is net exporter of natural gas, thanks to innovation

Extracting formerly unrecoverable natural gas and transporting it in new ways is changing energy markets and offering greater security around the world.
Hand holding Foldscope, with plants and grass in background (State Dept.)video

$1 origami microscope powers discovery [video]

One Stanford researcher is putting powerful microscopes in the hands of schoolchildren and researchers. Made of paper, these scientific tools cost only $1.
Man walking through factory (State Dept.)video

How U.S. manufacturing shapes our world [video]

The “Made in America” label conveys a rich history of innovation and commitment to quality. Learn how U.S. manufacturing helps people around the globe.
Beakers and equations (Shutterstock)

Innovation rankings: U.S. institutions are on top

Nine of the top 10 innovative institutions are in the U.S., according to the Nature Index, which assesses research quality and influence on inventions.
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.