innovation

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Katalin Karikó’s research led to COVID-19 vaccines

Katalin Karikó's research, once ignored by other scientists, led to mRNA technologies that enabled COVID-19 vaccines and will likely yield more therapies.
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Inventive COVID-19 mask designs come from U.S. universities

University researchers have created color-changing COVID-19 sensors, face mask designs for easier breathing and new tests to detect coronavirus.
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America’s culture of innovation spans the country

Venture capitalists in the United States are backing startups outside of traditional hubs like Silicon Valley. Learn more about American innovation.
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Percy Julian: Revolutionary inventor, grandchild of slaves

This visionary inventor overcame discrimination and derived medical treatments from plants. Learn more about the chemist Percy Julian.
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America advances GPS with new satellites

The U.S. is upgrading its GPS network with stronger satellites. GPS enables location tracking for planes, phones and critical infrastructure.
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Honoring America’s ‘First Lady of Physics’

The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a stamp in honor of researcher Chien-Shiung Wu, a Chinese immigrant who became America's “First Lady of Physics."
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The scientist who helped NASA catch an asteroid

Humberto Campins helped NASA collect samples from a moving asteroid last October — a first for the space agency. Here's how he did it.
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Why science fairs matter in America

American science fairs help high school students put the STEM lessons they've learned to the test. Read what a veteran judge says about them.
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Fashion from American innovators spares the environment

American companies Allbirds, Nothing New, Bolt Threads, and MycoWorks are tackling fast fashion's environmental footprint with biotech solutions.