Technology

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TechWomen and TechGirls learn to succeed together

The State Department's TechWomen and TechGirls programs give participants the confidence and skills to pursue their STEM dreams and help others in turn.
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The push for COVID-19 vaccines is helping fight other diseases

A 2005 discovery at a U.S. university led to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines. The same technology also holds promise for fighting other illnesses.
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Defending technology from authoritarian abuse

The U.S. is working with international partners to ensure the responsible development of technology and to prevent authoritarian misuse.
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U.S. seeks to block Chinese government surveillance

The U.S. is seeking to block funds from flowing to surveillance firms in the People's Republic of China that support the regime's Uyghur repression.
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Hurricane forecasts in the Caribbean can save lives

Learn how NOAA and USAID help Caribbean countries prepare for and protect themselves against hurricanes and tropical storms.
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Nations advance global partnership for space exploration

Brazil, South Korea and New Zealand recently joined NASA's Artemis Accords. Learn more about how these countries will peacefully explore space.
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America leads in higher education

New global rankings show that U.S. schools dominate the world's top universities. Many top U.S. schools excel in both STEM subjects and the arts.
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U.S. system will alert millions to earthquakes

The ShakeAlert mobile app, which took over a decade to create, will tell residents to seek cover before a 5.0 magnitude or higher earthquake.
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The United States works with Thailand to improve its air

Air pollution affects countries across Southeast Asia. Learn more about how the U.S. and Thailand are working together to reduce pollution.