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China’s surveillance app

(State Dept./D. Thompson)   By : Leigh Hartman   In most of the world, smartphone apps provide directions, play music and connect friends on social media. In China, apps also are a tool the state uses to control civilians.

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A nanoscientist bonds with women in Africa over STEM

Teresa Williams (center) at a recent event at the United States Diplomacy Center, with the center’s director, Mary Kane, (right) and Marie Royce, assistant secretary in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)   By : ShareAmerica / IENA-NEWS   As a child, Teresa Williams was good …

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Hubble captures rare self-destructing asteroid


(NASA/ESA/University of Hawaii/European Southern Observatory)   By : Sherry L. Brukbacher.   Thanks to the advanced imaging capabilities of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in cooperation with other observatories, astronomers were able to identify and explain a rare and beautiful object in the distant sky: an active asteroid that is in the process of …

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How drones are making history and saving lives


Drones like this one can fly at all hours and deliver life-saving supplies to remote areas. (© Zipline)   By :  ShareAmerica / IENA-NEWS   When Claudine Ndayishime suffered complications during her cesarean section, doctors at a Rwandan hospital lacked blood to treat her and she fell into a coma. Before …

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U.S. researchers find novel way to produce bigger plants


Scientists are engineering plants to more efficiently turn the sun’s energy into food. (© L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois)   By : Christopher Connell.   Photosynthesis holds the key to the air we breathe and the food we eat. It’s the process by which green plants and trees use sunlight to …

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5G mobile broadband is coming. Here’s what it means.

الجيل الخامس (5G )

(State Dept./D. Thompson)   By :  Lauren Monsen.   There’s lots of buzz lately about the advent of 5G (fifth-generation) wireless internet — the next generation of mobile broadband technology. Eagerly awaited by consumers and businesses alike, 5G will revolutionize technology by offering ultrafast connections, minimal delays and a host of …

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Afghan girls code out opium


Young women ages 14 to 25 have space to learn and build careers at the Code to Inspire computer training center in Herat, Afghanistan. (Shutterstock)   By : Emily Louise Bowman.   When Khatera (whose last name is being withheld for her privacy) was growing up in Herat, Afghanistan, her brother …

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