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George Putic
August 20, 2014 8:57 PM
While the Ebola epidemic continues to claim lives in West Africa, information technology specialists, together with radio and TV reporters, are battling misinformation and prejudice about the disease - using social media to educate the public about the deadly virus. VOA’s George Putic has more.
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Video African Media Tries to Educate Public About Ebola

While the Ebola epidemic continues to claim lives in West Africa, information technology specialists, together with radio and TV reporters, are battling misinformation and prejudice about the disease - using social media to educate the public about the deadly virus. VOA’s George Putic has more.
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Video Family Robots - The Next Big Thing?

Robots that can help us with daily chores like cooking and cleaning are a long way off, but automatons that serve as family companions may be much closer. Researchers in the United States, France, Japan and other countries are racing to build robots that can entertain and perform some simpler tasks for us. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Oceans cover two-thirds of our planet. While they appear to harbor an inexhaustible supply of food, humans have overfished and polluted them with climate changing gases that make the waters acidic and less productive. This is the underlying theme that runs through a new book by a scientist and his novelist son called The Extreme Life of the Sea. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble caught up with them at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington.
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Video 'Origami Robot' Folds Itself to Life

Scientists at Harvard University are taking the art of paper folding to a new dimension, with origami-inspired designs that robots can follow to assemble themselves. VOA’s Rosanne Skirble has the details.
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