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    FILE - A mother works with her children during a homeschool assignment in St. Charles, Iowa, Sept. 30, 2011.

    Micromanaging Kids Found to Yield Downsides

    New book takes closer look at controversial parenting style, explains how to stop what some see as natural instinct

    This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at "Namib Dune," where the rover's activities included scuffing into the dune with a wheel and scooping samples of sand for laboratory analysis.

    Video NASA Releases 360-degree View of Mars

    The video was taken by the Curiosity rover’s Mast Camera on Dec. 18

    FILE - The FIAT 500x model is seen during the official presentation in Balocco, northern Italy, Nov. 11, 2014. German environmental lobby group DUH accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' 500X compact sport-utility vehicle of releasing excessive levels of toxic diesel emissions.

    German Lobby Group: Fiat Chrysler's 500x SUV has Excess Emissions

    European regulators and authorities are investigating various carmakers of illegal behavior by manipulating emissions test results in a laboratory


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    February 09, 2016 9:29 PM
    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 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.
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    Video New Material May Reduce Concussion Effects

    As the 2016 National Football League season reaches its summit at the Super Bowl this coming Sunday (2/7), scientists are trying to learn how to more effectively protect football players from dangerous and damaging concussions. Researchers at Cardiff and Cambridge Universities say their origami-based material may solve the problem. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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    Video Telepresence: The Next Best Thing to Being There

    It sounds like a futuristic concept, but the ability to be present at two or even more locations at the same time, called telepresence, has been around since the first live TV broadcast in 1929. However, being able to be present and move around at will is something that required marrying television with robotics. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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    Video US Presidential Candidates Differ Widely on Climate Change

    During his administration, President Barack Obama has taken numerous steps to curb climate change. But, the future of those measures is being debated as Americans go through the process of picking their next president. As VOA's Rosanne Skirble reports, there's plenty of rhetoric on the issue from Democrats and Republicans on the campaign trail.
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    Video Jason-3 Satellite Continues Collecting Data On Sea Level Rise

    Scientists from the U.S. and Europe are focusing their attention on the latest satellite launched to collect data on rising global sea levels. The Jason-3 satellite is extending a mission that spans more than two decades. The data collected so far shows sea levels are rising at an accelerating rate. Scientists say this data is also an indicator of climate change. Elizabeth Lee has the details.