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FILE - Shoppers examine products at an Apple store in New York.

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PEPFAR says adolescent girls and young women disproportionally affected by HIV/AIDS. (Credit: PEPFAR)

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FILE - Defense Secretary Ashton Carter speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon, April 16, 2015.

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Meet Han, the Humanoid Roboti
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Marveline Dandin
April 28, 2015 3:12 PM
Humanoid robots can be important for business communications and can help enhance a company's image. As Marveline Dandin reports, a robot called Han from Hanson Robotics can identify and interact with people. The robot made its appearance at a Hong Kong electronics fair.
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Video Meet Han, the Humanoid Robot

Humanoid robots can be important for business communications and can help enhance a company's image. As Marveline Dandin reports, a robot called Han from Hanson Robotics can identify and interact with people. The robot made its appearance at a Hong Kong electronics fair.
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Video Replica of Prehistoric Cave Opens in France

A detailed copy of a cave containing the oldest figurative drawings made by Europe’s prehistoric inhabitants opened over the weekend (4/25/15) in France, not far from the original cave. The replica was built because the original drawings are too fragile to be exposed for public viewing. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Video Study: Insecticide Damaging Wild Bee Populations

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Video Data Servers Could Heat Private Homes

As every computer owner knows, when their machines run a complex program they get pretty hot. In fact, cooling the processors can be expensive, especially when you're dealing with huge banks of computer servers. But what if that energy could heat private homes? VOA’s George Putic reports that a Dutch energy firm aims to do just that.
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Video Scientists Create 'Touchable' Virtual Objects

Technology is already capable of tricking most of our senses... laser holography can create three-dimensional images where nothing exists, stereo sound can surround us, and smells can be infused into the air. Now, scientists are starting to break the next barrier - the sense of touch. As VOA's George Putic reports, scientists at a British university have developed a device that makes our hands feel objects that are not there.