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    FILE - The ozone hole is shown in September 2006, with the blue and green areas signifying the least ozone.

    Chemical Ban Credited as Ozone Layer Begins to Close

    New study finds 'things we've done have put the planet on a path to heal'

    This artist's rendering shows NASA's Juno spacecraft making one of its close passes over Jupiter.

    Video Juno Space Probe Ready for July 4 Fireworks

    Spacecraft will fire its main engines for 35 minutes on July 4 as it enters orbit around Jupiter

    A model of Rosetta lander Philae stands on a model of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, at the European Space Agency ESA in Darmstadt, Germany on Nov.12, 2014. After a journey lasting 12 years, a date has been set for the Rosetta spacecraft's final descent onto comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

    Rosetta Space Probe Set to Crash-land on Comet September 30

    European Space Agency announces that probe will crash onto comet after 8 billion-kilometer odyssey


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    Many experts say self-driving cars are just around the corner, but nobody knows how far away that corner is. There are a number of experimental vehicles on the road. What seems to be missing is the computing power that will allow the car to react properly in the kind of complicated driving situations we navigate every day. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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    Video Strides Made in Self-driving Cars, But Much Work Remains

    Many experts say self-driving cars are just around the corner, but nobody knows how far away that corner is. There are a number of experimental vehicles on the road. What seems to be missing is the computing power that will allow the car to react properly in the kind of complicated driving situations we navigate every day. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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    Video Testing Bamboo as Building Material

    For thousands of years various species of bamboo - one of the world's most versatile plants - have been used for diverse purposes ranging from food and medicine to textiles and construction. But its use on a large scale is hampered because it's not manufactured to specific standards but grown in the ground. A University of Pittsburgh professor is on track to changing that. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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    Video New IMAX Film Shows 'A Beautiful Planet' and Human Impact From Space

    Distance gives perspective, or so the saying goes. Now,we can get some perspective in IMAX and IMAX 3D from 400 kilometers up. From the International Space Station, Earth's natural beauty is evident, but so is the the impact humanity is having on our little blue planet. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.
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    Video NASA Juno Spacecraft, Nearing Jupiter, to Shed Light on Gas Giant

    After a five-year journey, the spacecraft Juno is nearing its destination, the giant planet Jupiter, where it will enter orbit and start sending data back July 4th. As Mike O'Sullivan reports from Pasadena, California, the craft will pierce the veil of Jupiter's dense cloud cover to reveal its mysteries.
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    Video Global Security Camera Tracking Website Spurs Privacy Concerns

    Who's watching you? The activities of a tracking website have cast doubts on whether the privacy of millions of people around the world is really safe from prying eyes. Operators of the website remotely collect feeds from security cameras across the world and beam them live on the internet. Ophelia Adjei-Awuah has the story.
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    Video How to Print Impossible Shapes with Metal

    3-D printing with metals is rapidly becoming more advanced. As printers become more affordable, the industry is partnering with universities to refine processes for manufacturing previously impossible things. A new 3-D printing lab aims to bring the new technology closer to everyday use. VOA's George Putic reports.
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    Video A Look Into Manned Spaceflight Programs, Past, Present and Future

    NASA’s Johnson Space Center, located near Houston, has been leading America’s human space exploration efforts for over five decades. Now it is setting its sights on taking human beings to Mars. Peggy Chang and Shan Xu take us into the facility for a closer look at the starting point of mankind's journey to space.
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    Video The LISA Pathfinder will be looking for evidence of gravitational waves. Copyright: ESA/ATG medialab

    An Artist's representation of the trajectory the LISA Pathfinder on its way to a relatively stable orbital path between the earth and sun (called a lagrangian point) where it will look for evidence of gravitational waves. Copyright: ESA/ATG medialab
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    Video Milky Way Fades From Sky

    The Milky Way may soon be something you can only see in the candy aisle if light pollution remains unchecked.
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    Video Virtual Reality Journalism Engages New Audiences

    Virtual reality is changing the game for filmmakers and journalists. New media producers are using virtual reality to address social issues and current events, giving their audiences a front row seat to real world scenarios. VOA’s Tina Trinh met with creatives at the forefront of this new storytelling medium.