Innovation

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‘Zoohackathon’ innovators seek to stop wildlife trafficking

New innovations developed as part of the U.S. Department of State's annual Zoohackathon aim to combat wildlife trafficking around the world.
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3 U.S. firms stood out in 2020 for their values

Learn about the firms that won the 2020 Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence by modeling strong business ethics in global communities.
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Time honors Kid of the Year for tackling global challenges

One U.S. student is using science to tackle global problems, such as contaminated drinking water. Learn more about this Kid of the Year's innovations.
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U.S. embassies partner for COVID-19 economic recovery

U.S. embassies worked with Garage48 and Startup Wise Guys to host a worldwide coding event aimed at app development to address COVID-19 recovery.
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America launches strategy to reignite global economy

The United States plans to turbocharge the global economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about U.S. plans for economic recovery.
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U.S. invests billions in Latin America

The U.S. government and private sector continue to invest billions across Latin America. Learn more about some recent initiatives.
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A star-studded U.S. pavilion for Dubai’s Expo 2020

The U.S. presented its pavilion — including moon rocks, a Mars rover and a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket replica — for Dubai's Expo 2020.
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U.S.-supported COVID-19 vaccine candidates appear highly effective

The U.S. government's Operation Warp Speed is supporting multiple possible vaccines for COVID-19, including two that appear effective in clinical trials.
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New U.S. air-quality app helps users avoid pollution

A new U.S. air-quality app provides users around the world with information to reduce their exposure to harmful air pollution.