Technology

An illustration of a satellite flying in space (NOAA)

New satellite tech speeds response during natural disasters

A U.S. company, Hypergiant Industries, has created a new communications platform that helps governments quickly respond to natural disasters.
Rocket lifting off from launchpad (NASA/Bill Ingalls & Joel Kowsky)

A historic first: NASA sends astronauts to space aboard private craft

NASA and SpaceX sent two astronauts to the International Space Station, marking the first time a private company's craft put humans into Earth's orbit.
Illustration showing progressive stages of entry as space probe approaches planet's surface in orange sky (Javid Bayandor)

Check out these futuristic NASA projects

NASA is pursuing futuristic ideas that could transform space missions and lead to scientific breakthroughs as it pushes the boundaries of what is possible.
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Taiwan’s TSMC to build $12 billion semiconductor plant in U.S.

Learn what a new $12 billion semiconductor factory means for the United States and how it will help U.S. national security.
Woman and man in protective gear working in laboratory (© Carlos Osorio/AP Images)

U.S. universities rally against COVID-19

Universities in the United States are using their scientific, technological and research capabilities to control and defeat COVID-19.
Man standing at whiteboard (© Dan Addison/University of Virginia)

U.S. researchers map COVID-19 cases to predict future needs

Learn how U.S. computer scientists are creating disease projection models that help policymakers tackle COVID-19 and plan for the future.
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U.S. company uses drones to deliver COVID-19 tests in Ghana

A California company that previously used its drone technology to deliver blood in Rwanda is now tackling COVID-19 in rural Ghana.
Secretary Pompeo speaking at lectern, with Morgan Ortagus to his right (State Dept./Ronny Przysucha)

Defending America’s cyberfrontier with a 5G ‘clean path’

As countries adopt 5G, learn what the United States is doing to protect its diplomatic systems from untrustworthy telecom companies.
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Alumni of U.S. leadership programs give back on COVID-19

These State Department program alumni are giving back to their communities in different ways during the coronavirus outbreak.