As most big-city dwellers know, parking in public garages during a busy weekday can be very frustrating. It often seems to take forever to find an empty space... and even more if the space you find is too tight. That's not a problem in West Hollywood, California, if you decide to leave your car in the city's first automated garage. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Fishing is a way of life for people who live along the lakes in the southeast African country of Malawi. Various means are employed to dry the fish for market. But since the catch is dried outside in the open, about half of it decays. Now, a solar tent has been introduced that better preserves the fish and dries them more efficiently. VOA’s Deborah Block takes us to Lake Chilwa, Malawi’s second-largest lake.
Can dirty air be bad for the brain? A new study suggests that smog and other air pollutants may contribute to Alzheimer’s, a disease that causes progressive memory loss and dementia, and affects millions of people around the world. Scientists do not fully understand what causes Alzheimer’s, especially as people age, but think health, genetics and environmental factors contribute. Deborah Block has a report.
Many people still don't know who they want as U.S. president. And there are new tech tools to help them. They make information about the candidates and issues easily accessible to voters. Some people in the tech world say these tools are "disrupting" the old way of political engagement by creating new ways people can get involved. Elizabeth Lee reports from San Francisco.