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'Part-Time Scientists' Compete to Put a Rover on Mooni
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Faith Lapidus
September 01, 2015 7:46 PM
Sixteen teams from around the world have set their sights on the moon... and the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE. The challenge - issued in 2007 - is to land a privately-funded rover on the lunar surface, travel 500 meters, and transmit back high definition video and images - all at a fraction of what a typical NASA mission costs. Faith Lapidus catches up with the German team who call themselves the "Part Time Scientists."
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Video 'Part-Time Scientists' Compete to Put a Rover on Moon

Sixteen teams from around the world have set their sights on the moon... and the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE. The challenge - issued in 2007 - is to land a privately-funded rover on the lunar surface, travel 500 meters, and transmit back high definition video and images - all at a fraction of what a typical NASA mission costs. Faith Lapidus catches up with the German team who call themselves the "Part Time Scientists."
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Video Sharp Rise in Whale Deaths Being Investigated

Why have 30 dead whales washed ashore on the Gulf of Alaska since May? Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have mobilized a research team to find out, and one possible cause being investigated is toxic algae. VOA's Rosanne Skirble reports.
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Video Girls Learn What It Takes to Become a Police Officer

The recent news of two women passing grueling U.S. Army ranger training for the first time definitely put the 'power' into women's empowerment. It's obvious on a local level, too, as a county police force near Washington, DC, is putting out the word they also want more women in uniform. VOA's June Soh has more in this report narrated by Amy Katz.
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Video Survivor Video Testimonies Recount Horrors of Guatemalan Genocide

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the end of the civil war in Guatemala. During the conflict that spanned more than 3 decades, tens of thousands of indigenous Mayans were killed in what is known as the "Guatemalan Genocide." Researchers are now collecting video testimonies of the survivors to preserve their memories of what happened. Elizabeth Lee reports from Los Angeles.
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Video War, Drought Threaten Iraq's Marshlands

Iraq's southern wetlands are in crisis. These areas are the spawning ground for Gulf fisheries, a resting place for migrating wildfowl, and source of livelihood for fishermen and herders. Faith Lapidus has more.
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Video Rebuilding New Orleans' Music Scene

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina inundated New Orleans, threatening to wash away its vibrant musical heritage along with its neighborhoods, the beat goes on. As Bronwyn Benito and Faith Lapidus report, a Musicians' Village is preserving the city's unique sound.
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Video Will VP Biden Enter US Presidential Fray?

A big question mark remains on the list of U.S. presidential hopefuls – will Vice President Joe Biden enter the race on the Democratic side, joining former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders? VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, the answer could come any day now and put an end to weeks of speculation and intrigue in Washington and beyond.
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Video Scientist Calls Use of Fetal Tissue in Medical Research Essential

An anti-abortion group responsible for secret recordings of workers at a women's health care organization claims the workers shown are offering baby parts for sale, a charge the organization strongly denies. While the selling of fetal tissue is against the law in the United States, abortion and the use of donated fetal tissue for medical research are both legal. VOA’s Julie Taboh reports.
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Video Presidential Hopefuls Keep Busy Weekend Schedule

U.S. presidential candidates have scheduled meetings this weekend with groups supporting their respective parties. Democratic hopefuls are in Minnesota to address the Democratic National Committee's annual summer meeting. Republican candidates are taking their campaign messages to supportive groups across the United States. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports from Washington.
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Video In Russia, Auto Industry in Tailspin

Industry insiders say country relies too heavily on imports as inflation cuts too many consumers out of the market. Daniel Schearf has more from Moscow.

USA

FILE - Denali, formerly known as Mt. McKinley, is seen on a sunny day.

North America's Tallest Mountain Gets New Name - and Height

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Asia

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Sept. 2, 2015.

S. Korea, China Vow to Denuclearize Korean Peninsula

Presidents Park Geun-hye and Xi Jinping call for quick resumption of six-party talks, implementation of nuclear accord reached in 2005 More

Africa

An instructor teaches students in Lodwar, Turkana, Kenya. He supplements his teachers salary with a small shop managed by him and his wife.  (K. Prinsloo/ ARETE/UNESCO)

Kenya Teachers Union Backs Strike Action

Group chairman says teachers will not return to classrooms until government increases their pay by 50-60 percent as ordered and upheld by several courts More

Middle East

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France Dismisses Inquiry Into Yasser Arafat's Death

Assistant prosecutor in Nanterre says there's insufficient evidence to show that Palestinian leader, who died in 2004, was poisoned More

Europe

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, center, leaves the USS Donald Cook, the Navy's newest missile cruiser, and passes by the guard of honor in Odessa, Ukraine, Sept. 1, 2015.

US Official: Ukraine Navy Shadow of Itself Since Crimea Annexation

US Vice Admiral James Foggo says Ukraine’s navy personnel shrunk from 17,000 to 5,000 as US Navy co-hosts annual regional military exercise in Black Sea More

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