Science & Technology

People survey a site damaged by an earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 25, 2015.

Why Nepal? Science Explains Devastating Earthquake

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People wait in line after spending the night for the new Apple watch at Maxfield, a high-end fashion boutique in Los Angeles, April 24, 2015.

Apple Watch Rolls Out in Fashion Boutiques

Boutiques in London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Paris, Milan are all trendsetters, capable of making watch a must-have fashion item for trendy shoppers More

Yellowstone National Park’s Grand Prismatic hot spring is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters, April 23, 2015.

Huge Magma Chamber Found Deeply Buried at Yellowstone

Previously unknown reservoir of hot, partly molten rock under US national park is big enough to fill up the Grand Canyon 11 times, scientists say More

Video Data Servers Could Heat Private Homes

Dutch start-up believes paying for electricity to run servers and then paying again to cool them is a waste of energy More

FILE - A Somali man browses the internet on his mobile phone at the beach along in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, Jan. 10, 2014.

Mobile Phone Ownership Skyrocketing in Sub-Saharan Africa

As Africa skips 'landline stage' phone penetration rates rival the US More


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Study: Insecticide Damaging Wild Bee Populationsi
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April 24, 2015 10:13 PM
A popular but controversial type of insecticide is damaging important wild bee populations, according to a new study. VOA’s Steve Baragona has more.
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Video Study: Insecticide Damaging Wild Bee Populations

A popular but controversial type of insecticide is damaging important wild bee populations, according to a new study. VOA’s Steve Baragona has more.
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Video Data Servers Could Heat Private Homes

As every computer owner knows, when their machines run a complex program they get pretty hot. In fact, cooling the processors can be expensive, especially when you're dealing with huge banks of computer servers. But what if that energy could heat private homes? VOA’s George Putic reports that a Dutch energy firm aims to do just that.
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Video Scientists Create 'Touchable' Virtual Objects

Technology is already capable of tricking most of our senses... laser holography can create three-dimensional images where nothing exists, stereo sound can surround us, and smells can be infused into the air. Now, scientists are starting to break the next barrier - the sense of touch. As VOA's George Putic reports, scientists at a British university have developed a device that makes our hands feel objects that are not there.
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Video Obama: Climate Change Cannot Be Denied

U.S. President Barack Obama says climate change, which he calls the greatest threat to the planet, can no longer be denied. He highlighted the issue during an Earth Day trip to Everglades National Park in the southern U.S. state of Florida on Wednesday. VOA correspondent Aru Pande has more from Washington.
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Video Keeping Washington Airspace Safe Is Tall Order

Being the home of all three branches of the U.S. federal government makes Washington, D.C. the prime target for those who want to make their messages and ideas heard. Unfortunately, many of them choose to deliver them in unorthodox ways, including from the air, as a recent incident clearly showed involving a gyrocopter landing on the Capitol’s West Lawn. VOA's George Putic has more.