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U.S. is net exporter of natural gas, thanks to innovation

Extracting formerly unrecoverable natural gas and transporting it in new ways is changing energy markets and offering greater security around the world.
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This sports car was made by a 3-D printer [video]

Rick Perry, the U.S. Secretary of Energy, test-drove a retro car with a new twist. The Shelby Cobra was 3-D printed at a national laboratory in Tennessee.
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$1 origami microscope powers discovery [video]

One Stanford researcher is putting powerful microscopes in the hands of schoolchildren and researchers. Made of paper, these scientific tools cost only $1.
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Putting HIV and malaria prevention on the map

Volunteers in Africa and the U.S. are helping fill in details of unmarked satellite images for areas affected by HIV and malaria.
Man walking through factory (State Dept.)video

How U.S. manufacturing shapes our world [video]

The “Made in America” label conveys a rich history of innovation and commitment to quality. Learn how U.S. manufacturing helps people around the globe.
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Innovation rankings: U.S. institutions are on top

Nine of the top 10 innovative institutions are in the U.S., according to the Nature Index, which assesses research quality and influence on inventions.
Astronaut placing helmet on teenage girl's head (Globo)

Meet NASA’s astronaut for a day … from Brazil

Follow 11-year-old Anna Paulla's trip of a lifetime to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Texas, with TV star Luciano Huck and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy.
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This ship helps Lithuania get cheaper gas

A shipment of liquefied natural gas is to arrive in Lithuania August 21, part of that country’s efforts to diversify its energy supply and save money.
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Jets will chase August’s total eclipse [video]

Two NASA WB-57 jets will streak into the darkness of a total solar eclipse in an attempt to unravel mysteries of the sun and the planet Mercury.