Technology

Mike Pompeo speaking on phone (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Then and now: U.S. secretaries of state reach out to the...

For many years, U.S. secretaries of state have embraced new technologies to communicate with foreign audiences, reshaping and expanding public diplomacy.
Mike Pompeo speaking with arms raised (© Jeff Chiu/AP Images)

Challenges and rewards of doing business with China

The U.S. warns companies to protect against China's intellectual property theft, which could lead to security and privacy risks as well as economic harm.
Man talking to men and women in a field (USDA Foreign Agricultural Service)

Satellites protect farms in the U.S. and Panama

Storms or drought can cost Panamanian rice farmers a season's work. See how the U.S. is helping Panama to use satellite data to protect its farmers.
Circuit board cut into shape of Israel (© Shutterstock)

U.S. Embassy in Israel supports minorities in tech sector

Thanks in part to the work of the U.S. Embassy, Arab citizens are taking a bigger role in the high-tech sector in Israel and creating a better future.
People standing beneath curved screens (© Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Breakthroughs and gadgets at a U.S. tech show

Entrepreneurs and inventors from around the world gathered in Las Vegas this week to attend CES 2020. Here are some of the innovations.
Illustration of NASA's quiet supersonic aircraft flying (NASA)

NASA plane: One step closer to supersonic air travel

NASA will soon begin final assembly on an experimental aircraft called X-59 QueSST that promises to produce a quieter sonic boom.
Young women watching jet of water propel ball in air (U.S. Embassy Estonia)

Equipping teenage girls to be scientists or engineers

What happens when 100 girls from five different countries come together for a science and technology camp? Teamwork, friendship and skills-building
Image with words and outlines of boats (Source: The Energy Information Administration)

U.S. produces more energy. Two words explain how. [infographic]

Through relentless innovation, the United States has gone from depending on foreign fuel to being a net exporter of oil and other petroleum products.
Xi Jinping and Nicolás Maduro walking near red carpet and troops (© Andy Wong/AP Images)

When authoritarian governments misuse tech

As Chinese telecom firms plan to introduce 5G technology around the world, what will happen when this tech falls into despotic hands?