Technology

Illustration of Mars rover with blank name tag stuck on it and marker gripped in its robotic arm, poised to write (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Who names NASA’s Mars rovers?

Naming contests for NASA’s Mars rovers tap into youthful creativity and boost students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
Lisa Gelobter sitting and posing for a portrait (© An Rong Xu/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Black women who changed our world

African American women have invented modern conveniences and deepened our understanding of our world. Learn about the contributions of several Black women.
Rectangular device with six wide wheels and multiple instruments being lowered by cables onto barren surface (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

International partners empower NASA’s mission on Mars

With scientific sensors from France, Spain, Italy and Norway, NASA's Perseverance rover is exploring Mars and unlocking the secrets of the red planet.
Color-coded map showing Earth's temperatures (NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio/Lori Perkins/Kathryn Mersmann)

How NASA fights climate change from space

NASA's satellites and other precise measuring tools are informing the U.S. government's renewed effort to fight climate change.
Ilustrasi langit dengan tangan yang menjatuhkan koin ke salah satu gedung (© Shutterstock)

America’s culture of innovation spans the country

Venture capitalists in the United States are backing startups outside of traditional hubs like Silicon Valley. Learn more about American innovation.
Satellite hovering over Earth (© Lockheed Martin)

America advances GPS with new satellites

The U.S. is upgrading its GPS network with stronger satellites. GPS enables location tracking for planes, phones and critical infrastructure.
Man holding sign in front of poster (Courtesy of Humberto Campins)

The scientist who helped NASA catch an asteroid

Humberto Campins helped NASA collect samples from a moving asteroid last October — a first for the space agency. Here's how he did it.
Aerial view of Mekong River (© Soe Zeya Tun/Mekong River Diplomacy/Reuters)

Helping Southeast Asian nations monitor Mekong water levels

A new U.S. Mekong Dam Monitor will help countries in Southeast Asia better track conditions along the vital Mekong River.
Screenshot of brown bear in field with superimposed square around head and triangle from eyes to nose (© Melanie Clapham)

Would you recognize this bear’s face?

New innovations in facial recognition technology are allowing conservationists to identify and better study bears in the wild.