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Cell Phone Hits 40, Sea Lion Learns to Boogie (VOA On Assignment Apr. 12)i
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April 12, 2013 3:40 PM
VOA Science World blogger Rick Pantaleo joins On Assignment's Alex Villarreal to discuss the 40th anniversary of the first mobile phone call and the evolution of the device over the years. And … have you ever seen a sea lion dance? No, this is not the introduction to a joke, it's real. And as we watch Ronan the California sea lion display her beat-keeping skills, Rick tells us what it means for science.

Cell Phone Hits 40, Sea Lion Learns to Boogie (VOA On Assignment Apr. 12)

Published April 12, 2013

VOA Science World blogger Rick Pantaleo joins On Assignment's Alex Villarreal to discuss the 40th anniversary of the first mobile phone call and the evolution of the device over the years. And … have you ever seen a sea lion dance? No, this is not the introduction to a joke, it's real. And as we watch Ronan the California sea lion display her beat-keeping skills, Rick tells us what it means for science.

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