The creation of lithium-ion batteries has made a dramatic impact on society and earned two American scientists a Nobel Prize for their innovation.
Physicist James Peebles of Princeton University has won the Nobel Prize for developing "the basis of our contemporary ideas about the universe."
Each year the Nobel Prize is awarded to individuals in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, economics and the promotion of peace.
To prepare for NASA's Mars 2020 rover, scientists tested technology in a terrain that is similar to environments on Mars.
With heavy investments in research, U.S. universities are outpacing their international counterparts in receiving U.S. patents for new inventions.
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.
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.
The U.S. scientific culture encourages new discoveries. It does it through collaboration, public funding, open science, peer review and outreach.
Cooperation between NASA and Japan's space agency aims to return humans to the moon in preparation to land on and explore Mars.