Technology

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Innovation’s essential ingredient: Failure [video]

In May, SpaceX became the first private company anywhere in the world to launch two humans into Earth's orbit. But it took some practicing to get there.
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U.S. and U.K. stand firm against Huawei security risk

The United Kingdom is joining the U.S. in banning equipment made by the Chinese firm Huawei from its fifth-generation (5G) wireless communication networks.
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U.S. ‘game changers’ continue to lead tech innovation

The World Economic Forum has honored many U.S. companies for technological advances. See how U.S. innovators are improving how we live.
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Celebrate Space Exploration Day with a look at the 1st lunar...

On July 20, we mark the day in 1969 that U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon's surface.
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What does it mean when your technology comes from China?

The Chinese Communist Party's authoritarian control over China means that using technology developed in the country carries significant risks.
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U.S. further limits Huawei and ZTE

The U.S. has declared the Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE national security threats and blocked use of federal subsidies for the companies' equipment.
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Global consensus grows on risks of China’s 5G firms

Countries and companies around the world are recognizing the risks posed by untrustworthy 5G telecommunications equipment supplied by Chinese firms.
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NASA engineers develop a ventilator for COVID-19 patients

A chance meeting between two NASA scientists led to the development of a ventilator prototype to help patients suffering from COVID-19.
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How long can the new coronavirus last on surfaces? This tool...

How long can the virus that causes COVID-19 survive on different surfaces? This online tool can give an estimate based on room temperature and humidity.