technology

Graphic showing elements of ransomware attack (State Dept.)

U.S. goes after Iranian hackers who attacked city, hospital computers

Two Iranian hackers allegedly extorted $6 million in bitcoin payments by installing ransomware on the computers of big U.S. cities, hospitals and others.
Laser map of landscape (© Estrada-Belli/PACUNAM)

U.S. technology helps to unearth Mayan past

Learn how a laser mapping system mounted on an airplane has exposed new details of an extraordinarily complex civilization buried in Central America's past.
Illustration of man holding device connected to web that spans the globe (State Dept./D. Thompson)

5G mobile broadband is coming. Here’s what it means.

The arrival of 5G mobile broadband is just around the corner. Learn how this superfast, fifth-generation technology will change the world.
Building with columns and large dome (© National Geographic Image Collection/Alamy)

Bringing the power of computing to arts and humanities

Discover how universities like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are applying techniques of modern computing to other academic disciplines.
Three elephants in the wild (© Ana Verahrami/Elephant Listening Project)

A new way to help save elephants

Learn how biologists from Cornell University are tapping into new technology to track and protect African elephants from poaching.
Nasser Bourita and Mike Pompeo walking past flags (State Dept./Michael Gross)

United States and Morocco team to fight terrorism

The United States and Morocco are spearheading a new initiative to help countries identify and stop terrorists by stopping terrorist travel.
Legs of blind woman walking on the sidewalk, using a white cane (Shutterstock)

How the blind can experience shopping or a solar eclipse [video]

A California company's smart glasses and remote, live assistants are opening doors for the blind and the visually impaired.
U.S. flag illustration (© iStock)

Making cyberspace safer

The U.S. is working with partners to prevent malicious activity in cyberspace while maintaining the many benefits people expect from the internet.
Man and woman standing next to each other, smiling (© Ovamba)

U.S. startup finds new way to finance African businesses

Getting a loan can be tough for growing businesses in Cameroon and Côte d'Ivoire. One U.S. company has developed an alternative to traditional bank loans.