Innovation

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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.
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Breakthroughs and gadgets at a U.S. tech show

Entrepreneurs and inventors from around the world gathered in Las Vegas this week to attend CES 2020. Here are some of the innovations.
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NASA plane: One step closer to supersonic air travel

NASA will soon begin final assembly on an experimental aircraft called X-59 QueSST that promises to produce a quieter sonic boom.
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U.S. produces more energy. Two words explain how. [infographic]

Through relentless innovation, the United States has gone from depending on foreign fuel to being a net exporter of oil and other petroleum products.
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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.
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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.
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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.