technology

Rocket ship taking off (© SpaceX)

3, 2, 1: Bangladesh is taking off

The launch of Bangladesh's first communications satellite is helping the South Asian country reach new heights of prosperity.
Group of students standing behind robot (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

U.S. hosts Syrian robotics team

Living in a refugee camp didn't hold back these five promising teenagers from building a robot and qualifying for a world-renowned robotics competition.
People photographing airplane emerging from behind red curtain (© China Daily/Reuters)

China’s first homegrown airliner is fueled by other countries’ know-how

The launch of China's C919 passenger jet came at the price of fair trade practices, forcing foreign companies to surrender their technologies.
Aerial view of ship and natural gas plant (© Lindsey Janies/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

U.S. boosts India’s energy security with natural gas exports

A U.S. company sent its first shipment of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, to India. Diversifying India's energy supply will promote its energy security.
Drawing of fingerprint in front of computer data (© Shutterstock)

How can a phone number stop a terrorist?

The United States is part of an international effort to keep people safe from returning terrorist fighters by sharing information such as fingerprints and phone numbers.
Hand holding up mobile phone to take picture of crowd (© Shutterstock)

Want to be a citizen journalist? You might be one already.

Social media have changed the way the world gets its news and allowed citizen journalists to use Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook and other platforms to report on what's important in their communities.
Illustration of three weapons inspectors looking through a large magnifying glass (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

These sleuths detect nuclear and chemical weapons

The world relies on skilled international inspectors with sophisticated equipment to determine whether countries are fulfilling their obligations not to build nuclear or chemical weapons.
Woman holding a plant and stick (Roy Kaltschmidt/Berkeley Lab)

Turning plants into fuel

Four U.S. research centers are developing technologies that can turn certain plants — such as switchgrass, poplar or sorghum — into biofuels.
View of port with trucks and stacks of large shipping containers (© Qilai Shen/Bloomberg/Getty Images)

Trump’s China tariffs explained

Following years of unfair trade practices by China, President Trump is directing the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to take action — including a 25 percent tariff on designated goods from China.