Science

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How vaccine trials work

Vaccine trials involve many steps to ensure the final products are safe and effective. Learn more about the effort to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.
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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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Could a teenager’s discovery help treat COVID-19 patients?

A Texas teenager's science project may offer a blueprint for a future treatment for COVID-19. Learn more about the aspiring researcher's discovery.
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How the U.S. promotes innovation for security and prosperity

As part of a new federal strategy, the U.S. is working with allies to advance and protect scientific innovation and maintain its technological edge.
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U.S., allies pledge to cooperate in space exploration

The U.S. and several allies signed the Artemis Accords to ensure the peaceful exploration of space. Learn more about plans for future missions.
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International Space Station marks 20 years of continuous human presence

Since November 2, 2000, the International Space Station has hosted researchers from 108 countries performing advanced experiments on life in space.
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U.S. advances quantum computers to tackle global challenges

Quantum computing offers vast potential for science and business. Learn how the U.S. government and private sector are advancing the technology.
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In historic contact, NASA spacecraft touches asteroid

A NASA spacecraft made contact with an asteroid located millions of kilometers from Earth. Find out more about this historic space mission.
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Promoting women in science and tech boosts prosperity

Creating equal access for women in STEM industries closes the labor gap, boosts economic growth and more. Learn how the U.S. is making that happen.