innovation

Screenshot of brown bear in field with superimposed square around head and triangle from eyes to nose (© Melanie Clapham)

Would you recognize this bear’s face?

New innovations in facial recognition technology are allowing conservationists to identify and better study bears in the wild.
Composite image with photos of piano, helicopter and man wearing hat (State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)

7 iconic products made in the USA [infographic]

Some of the most popular products in the world are “Made in America.” Here are a few of the companies that produce these top-quality products.
Iceberg in water (© John McConnico/AP Images)

U.S. return to Paris Agreement marks renewed climate commitment

The United States is rejoining the Paris Agreement, renewing the nation's leadership in tackling the global threat of climate change.
Children watching caged jaguar (© The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images)

‘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.
Women in aprons smiling in kitchen, with one using hand mixer in bowl (© Geovanni Hernandez/AES)

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.
Young girl gesturing onstage (© Rachel Murray/Getty Images)

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.
Woman and man taking selfie in front of computer screen (© Marie Rosalie Hanni)

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.
Illustration of zigzag arrow and man drawing bow (State Dept./D. Thompson)

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.
Cable-stayed bridge spanning river (© R.M. Nunes/Alamy)

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.