innovation

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Securing technology for a prosperous, safe future

Learn how U.S. public and private sector groups work with counterparts around the world to solve pressing problems through new technology.
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Why democracy improves a country’s economy

The United States is co-hosting the second Summit for Democracy at the end of March. Learn more about some of democracy's benefits.
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These U.S. scientists are working to save the planet

Seven of the United States' top scientists will work with international partners to identify key areas of collaboration to shared problems.
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Indian American CEOs exemplify countries’ shared ambitions

Numerous Indian Americans came to the U.S. as students before going on to lead major U.S. tech firms. Learn more about their contributions.
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Turning COVID-19 vaccine technology against cancer

New vaccines protect people from COVID-19. Now U.S. researchers are bringing the technology to the fight against cancer.
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The latest medical gadgets at U.S. tech show

Innovators from around the world gathered in Las Vegas to attend CES 2023. Check out some of the latest medical technologies.
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Inventions of 2022

Several U.S. companies released inventions during 2022 with a mission to help others or improve the environment.
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Americans we lost in 2022

In 2022, we said farewell to many Americans whose contributions shaped our world. Here are a few of these notable figures.
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U.S. company delivers clean water in Bangladesh

Drinkwell is honored with the 2022 Award for Corporate Excellence for its creative way to provide clean water with little waste.