Science & Technology

This artist's rendering provided by NASA shows the Mars rover, Opportunity, on the surface of Mars.

Mars Rover Sets a Driving Record

Originally designed to travel only about one kilometer, Opportunity's latest journey was 48 meters on July 27 More

University of Michigan’s 2014 solar car, Quantum, speeds down the highway in the American Solar Challenge. (Darren Cheng)

University of Michigan Wins Solar Car Race

Squad guided its student-designed solar-powered vehicle to fifth consecutive time victory in eight-day bi-annual American Solar Challenge More

In this photo taken Oct. 30, 2008, offices and apartment buildings are shown in Beijing, China. In the sprawling megacities of Beijing, Shanghai and Chongqing, where populations exceed 10 million people, extreme urban density means that the number of peop

Urbanization Can Bring Health Risks

Researchers warn of increase in heart disease, diabetes More

FILE - This satellite image provided by Astrium via 38 North shows new construction at the North Korean launch site of Sohae, near the northern border with China.

Satellite Imagery Suggests Future Large N. Korean Rocket Launch

US-Korea institute expects full-scale flight testing will be next step More

Jews, Arabs Refuse Campaign for Peace on Facebook, Twitter

Video Jews and Arabs Campaign for Peace on Facebook, Twitter

Israeli Jew, Syrian - American start Facebook, Twitter campaign 'Jews & Arabs Refuse to Be Enemies' More


More Science & Technology News

Global Nuclear Power Contribution Falls to Lowest Level Since 80s

Rising costs, construction delays, public opposition, aging fleets will make it difficult to reverse decline in its share of global energy supply
More

Video ESA Spacecraft to Land on a Comet

Scientists say mission may lead to some startling discoveries about origins of water on earth
More

Moose Drool Detoxifies Fungus

Study is first to show that an animal can ‘fight back’ against a plant defense
More

Gaza Conflict Mirrored in Social Media Battle for Public Opinion

Diplomats from each side hope to gain at least public sympathy - and perhaps influence government or legislative action - with their postings on Twitter, Facebook
More

Tastier Tomato, Tougher Rice Sought From Genetic Data

Sequencing holds secrets for breeding crops for harsher conditions
More

Pricey Hepatitis C Drug Draws Criticism

Activists are using the International AIDS Conference to criticize drug companies for charging high prices for life-saving therapies
More

Video Researchers: Africa Genetically Modified Crops Held Back by Scaremongering

GM crops offer best hope of increasing productivity and coping with climate change in Africa, according to co-author of Chatham House report
More

Photogallery Humans Driving Massive Animal Extinction

Left unchecked, 'defaunation' will damage planet's vital systems
More
More Articles

Video

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
ESA Spacecraft to Land on a Cometi
X
George Putic
July 28, 2014 8:19 PM
After a long flight through deep space, a European Space Agency probe is finally approaching its target -- a comet millions of kilometers away from earth. Scientists say the mission may lead to some startling discoveries about the origins of the water on earth. VOA’s George Putic has more.
Video

Video ESA Spacecraft to Land on a Comet

After a long flight through deep space, a European Space Agency probe is finally approaching its target -- a comet millions of kilometers away from earth. Scientists say the mission may lead to some startling discoveries about the origins of the water on earth. VOA’s George Putic has more.
Video

Video Researchers: Africa Genetically Modified Crops Held Back by Scaremongering

A new report states that genetically-modified crops -- also known as GM crops -- would dramatically improve agriculture in Africa. The report, published by the policy group Chatham House, argues the technology is being held back by scaremongering from opponents. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London.
Video

Video Astronauts Train in Underwater Lab

In the world’s only underwater laboratory, four U.S. astronauts train for a planned visit to an asteroid. The lab - called Aquarius- is located five kilometers off Key Largo, in southern Florida. Living in close quarters and making excursions only into the surrounding ocean, they try to simulate the daily routine of a crew that will someday travel to collect samples of a rock orbiting far away from earth. VOA’s George Putic has more.
Video

Video Virtual Program Teaches Farming Skills

In a fast-changing world beset by unpredictable climate conditions, farmers cannot afford to ignore new technology. Researchers in Australia are developing an online virtual world program to share information about climate change and more sustainable farming techniques for sugar cane growers. As VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports, the idea is to create a wider support network for farmers.
Video

Video Airbus Adds Metal 3D Printed Parts to New Jets

By the end of this year, European aircraft manufacturing consortium Airbus plans to deliver the first of its new, extra-wide-body passenger jets, the A350-XWB. Among other technological innovations, the new plane will also incorporate metal parts made in a 3-D printer. VOA's George Putic has more.