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In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. A carpenter makes new caskets for sale in New Kru in Monrovia, Liberia. Even as Liberians get sick and die of Ebola, many beds in treatment centers are empty because of the government’s order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims be cremated. The edict violates Liberians’ values and cultural practices and has so disturbed people that the sick are often being kept at home and, if they die, are being secretly buried, increasing the risk of more infections. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

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Health workers carry the body of a woman suspected of contracting the Ebola virus in Bomi county situated on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.  Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill," noting that Liberia and two other badly hit countries were already weakened by years of war. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

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Scientists Build Robots to Live With Humansi
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George Putic
October 22, 2014 4:43 PM
Industrial robots are already working in many factories around the world and in our homes, for instance as smart vacuum cleaners. Scientists say in a few years we will start seeing so-called "social robots," capable of engaging with people. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Video Scientists Build Robots to Live With Humans

Industrial robots are already working in many factories around the world and in our homes, for instance as smart vacuum cleaners. Scientists say in a few years we will start seeing so-called "social robots," capable of engaging with people. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Video Ghana’s Bamboo Bikes Gain Worldwide Attention

Bicycle frames are commonly made out of carbon fiber, steel or aluminum. But in Ghana’s countryside, an entrepreneur is trying to show the world another way to make bikes: from bamboo. Chris Stein reports for VOA from Apaah, Ghana.
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Video Morocco's First Solar Power Plant to Start Operating in 2015

Morocco has announced that its first solar energy plant will begin operating next year. Part of a multi-billion dollar project aimed at satisfying growing energy needs in the North African kingdom, the Nour 1 thermo-solar plant is the first of five the country plans to build by the end of the decade as it strives to become a world-class renewable energy producer. Zlatica Hoke has more.
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Video Morocco's First Solar Power Plant to Start Operating in 2015

Morocco has announced that its first solar energy plant will begin operating next year. The plant is part of a multi-billion-dollar project aimed at satisfying the growing needs for energy in the North African kingdom. Zlatica Hoke reports the Nour 1 thermo-solar plant is the first of five that Morocco plans to build by the end of the decade, as it strives to become a world-class renewable energy producer.
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Video Network Sharing Improves Internet, Cell Phone Connections

During major emergencies, like the Boston Marathon bombing in 2010, cell phone and Wi-Fi networks quickly get overloaded. A group of scientists at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, have designed and successfully tested a system that automatically uses all available networks, switching seamlessly from one to another, thus reducing the burden on all of them. VOA’s George Putic reports