Science

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2019 Nobel Prize winners: Chemistry

The creation of lithium-ion batteries has made a dramatic impact on society and earned two American scientists a Nobel Prize for their innovation.
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2019 Nobel Prize winners: Physics

Physicist James Peebles of Princeton University has won the Nobel Prize for developing "the basis of our contemporary ideas about the universe."
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2019 Nobel Prize winners: Physiology or medicine

Each year the Nobel Prize is awarded to individuals in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, economics and the promotion of peace.
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To prepare for Mars, NASA travels to Iceland

To prepare for NASA's Mars 2020 rover, scientists tested technology in a terrain that is similar to environments on Mars.

U.S. universities top latest worldwide patent count

With heavy investments in research, U.S. universities are outpacing their international counterparts in receiving U.S. patents for new inventions.
Exploding star system (NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope)

Cosmic fireworks in red, white and blue

NASA celebrates the 4th of July with new images of the double-star Eta Carinae erupting like a fireworks display 7,500 light years away.
Astronaut and lunar module on the moon (NASA)

From NASA to Star Trek: One scientist’s space odyssey

Egyptian-American geologist Farouk El-Baz has had a diverse career, from serving as a science adviser to Anwar Sadat to training U.S. astronauts.

How science works in the U.S.

The U.S. scientific culture encourages new discoveries. It does it through collaboration, public funding, open science, peer review and outreach.
Artist's conception of two small spaceships orbiting moon (NASA)

U.S. and Japan partner on future moon mission

Cooperation between NASA and Japan's space agency aims to return humans to the moon in preparation to land on and explore Mars.