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    A technician inspects the pupae of genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Campinas, Brazil, Feb. 1, 2016.

    Video Infected Mosquitoes Enlisted to Stop Zika, Other Diseases

    Harmless bacteria called Wolbachia found to block mosquitoes from transmitting viruses; promising research offers non-chemical, long-term hope against Aedes-driven outbreaks

    Scientists using special 3D technology to scan the interior of the Apollo 11 Command Module,  (National Air and Space Museum).

    Smithsonian Giving Visitors a Virtual Look Inside Apollo 11

    Astronauts left graffiti and scribles inside Apollo 11 command module, made famous by 1969 landing on the moon

    Video Scientists Make Progress Toward Better Diabetes Treatment, Cure

    A Harvard team may be close to creating an automatic insulin injector; an MIT team has found a way to shield insulin-producing pancreas cells from attack


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    Mosquitoes strike again. The Zika virus outbreak is just the latest headline-grabbing epidemic carried by these biting pests, but researchers are fighting back with new ways to control them. VOA's Steve Baragona takes a look.
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    Video To Fight Zika, Scientists Target Mosquitoes

    Mosquitoes strike again. The Zika virus outbreak is just the latest headline-grabbing epidemic carried by these biting pests, but researchers are fighting back with new ways to control them. VOA's Steve Baragona takes a look.
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    Video Scientists Make Progress Toward Better Diabetes Treatment, Cure

    Scientists at two of the top U.S. universities say they have made significant advances in their quest to find a more efficient treatment for diabetes and eventually a cure. According to the International Diabetes Federation, the disease affects more than 370 million people worldwide. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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    Video Exhibit Turns da Vinci’s Drawings Into Real Objects

    In addition to being a successful artist, Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci designed many practical machines, some of which are still in use today, although in different forms. But a number of his projects were never realized — until today. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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    Video Smartphone Helps Grow Vegetables

    One day, you may be using your smartphone to grow your vegetables. A Taipei-based company has developed a farm cube — a small, enclosed ecosystem designed to grow plants indoors. The environment inside is automatically adjusted by the cube, but it can also be controlled through an app. VOA's Deborah Block has more on the gardening system.
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    Video Olympics Technology Center Getting Ready for 2016 Games

    Experts at the new technology center in Rio de Janeiro are busy tweaking a huge network of electronic devices ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games. This year, the whole system will be cloud-based, enabling millions of fans around the world instant access to relevant information. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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    Video 'Smart' Bandages Could Heal Wounds More Quickly

    Simple bandages are usually seen as the first line of attack in healing small to moderate wounds and burns. But scientists say new synthetic materials with embedded microsensors could turn bandages into a much more valuable tool for emergency physicians. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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    Video Researchers Use 3-D Printer to Produce Transplantable Body Parts

    Human organ transplants have become fairly common around the world in the past few decades. Researchers at various universities are coordinating their efforts to find solutions -- including teams at the University of Pennsylvania and Rice University in Houston that are experimenting with a 3-D printer -- to make blood vessels and other structures for implant. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Houston, they are also using these artificial body parts to seek ways of defeating cancerous tumors.
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    Video New Warning From CDC on Zika Virus Transmission

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a new warning for men about transmitting the Zika virus, which is spreading rapidly in Latin America and the Caribbean, creating a crisis for pregnant women. VOA's Carol Pearson reports very little is actually known about the virus.
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    Video Ghana Starts Africa's First High-tech Interactive Distance Learning

    The Ministry of Education in Ghana says almost 45 percent of that country's primary school teachers and 30 percent of junior high school teachers have not been formally trained. With the help of international donors, authorities in the African country have now launched a two-way interactive training program to help solve the problem. VOA's George Putic reports.
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    Video NYC Gets 'Ultrafast’ Public Wi-Fi

    In a few months, New York City will make history: The city's 8.5 million residents, along with tourists, will be able to access ultra-fast Wi-Fi anywhere in the city, at zero cost. At 3 meters tall, each Wi-Fi portal — featuring dual 140-centimeter HD digital screens for advertising — is every bit as futuristic as you might imagine. VOA's Ramon Taylor reports.