A group of university students in the Netherlands hope a motorcycle they built themselves will take the world by storm. They collaborated on their new Storm Wave bike by putting it together piece by piece, and then drove it for 80 days around the world. As we hear from VOA’s Deborah Block, the idea was to raise awareness of electric-powered vehicles.
Between May and October, the nation of Israel gets an average of about 30 sunny days a month. That makes it a perfect place for solar power, a fact that the country and solar entrepreneurs are just starting to take advantage of. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
There is a worldwide two-pronged effort to fight drug resistant microbes. One of them is the all-hands-on deck effort to find and test new antibiotics. The other is to make sure people don't come in contact with potentially deadly bugs in the first place. And some of the buggiest places are areas where lots of people are crowded together, like buses, and subway cars. Now some new technology may be able to reduce the threat. VOA's Faith Lapidus reports.
When the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket goes into space Saturday, it will carry a payload that could revolutionize how airplanes fly. Technology on board will make airplanes trackable over the entire Earth, including the black zones over vast oceans and deserts where planes currently can't be traced. VOA's Carolyn Presutti explains.
An exhibit in New York City is taking a closer look at our relationship with technologies and online platforms, and the increasing lack of privacy stemming from it. From personal data that we willingly provide to facial prediction software, the Glass Room project asks: Is privacy possible in the digital age? VOA's Tina Trinh explores.
Google may be famous for its search engine and internet-related services, but the Silicon Valley giant also has a physical presence around the world: Google for Entrepreneurs. The aim is to promote entrepreneurship in places outside of Silicon Valley. VOA's Elizabeth Lee reports from Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.