technology

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Transforming digital access in the Western Hemisphere

The Summit of the Americas, hosted by the United States in Los Angeles, will focus on digital improvements to catalyze a healthy economy.
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Reducing vehicle emissions in the U.S. [infographic]

Transportation is one of the largest sources of carbon pollution. See how the U.S. government and auto industry are lowering emissions.
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Learn how air quality improved in these cities

Four large U.S. cities have used new technology and environmentally friendly policies to help their residents breathe easier.
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Students at U.S. universities fight to protect the planet

Want to help combat the climate crisis? By studying in the United States, students get hands-on engineering experience at universities.
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U.S. nonprofit group funds affordable homes made with 3D printers

Habitat for Humanity has funded three 3D-printed houses around the world and hopes to fund more in the future.
Map of U.K. with location marker for Skripal poisonings (Image: © Arafat Uddin/thenounproject.com)

Putin’s poisons: 2018 attack on Sergei Skripal

This installment in a series looks at the Russian government's disinformation regarding its attempt to kill a former intelligence officer.
Illustration showing gold medal with red ribbon on background of patent drawings (State Dept./D. Thompson)

The high value of U.S. patents

Of the 50 million patents granted worldwide, many — like one for a crustless sandwich — flop. But U.S. inventors lead in viable ideas.
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Racing to protect Ukraine’s cultural heritage

Across Ukraine, hundreds are scrambling to save priceless artworks, monuments, buildings and cultural sites from destruction.
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Apps for a better world, from the U.S. State Department

Through programs and mobile applications, the U.S. Department of State offers new ways to celebrate diversity and protect cultural heritage.