Seattle, Washington - In the last few years, several groups have announced that their facial recognition systems have achieved near-perfect accuracy rates, performing better than humans at picking the same face out of the crowd.

Washington, DC - Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health developed a clinical-grade stem cell line, which has the potential to accelerate the advance of new medical applications and cell-based therapies for millions of people suffering from such ailments as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, diabetes, and muscular dystrophy.

Baltimore, Maryland - Using unmanned drones to deliver vaccines in low- and middle-income countries may save money and improve vaccination rates, new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center suggests.

Washington, DC - This week, during National Pollinator Week and in advance of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) seventh annual Pollinator Week Festival, the USDA is announcing two initiatives in support of the President's National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honeybees and Other Pollinators, announced just over one year ago.

Washington, DC - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has passed another ACE transition with the mandatory filing of data for the Food and Drug Administration in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).  This transition went smoothly, with no significant issues reported.  The number of transactions filed in ACE continues to increase.  As of June 17, more than 95 percent of all cargo imported into the United States was processed electronically in ACE.

New Orleans, Louisiana - Visitors to the 2016 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans will have a chance to explore the universe through a range of activities, including first-ever festival stage presentations, during NASA Week, a celebration of space exploration to be held June 29-July 3, in conjunction with ESSENCE Festival, which begins June 30.