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Teaching Robots to Cook with You Tube Videos

We talk a University of Maryland Scientist who with his colleagues are teaching robots to perform complex actions such as those needed to help cook food by letting them watch “You Tube” videos. And... International Space Station Crewmembers had a bit of a scare this week. Bob Doughty will tell us what happened. We’ll learn about the development of a remarkable new imaging system that can take a hundred billion pictures a second. CDC Head Tom Frieden provides an update on the Ebola Crisis in West Africa. Free plans available online for building houses made of manufactured parts that perfectly fit together may provide solution to the problem of sub-standard housing. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, and race and ethnic background can impact survival. That seems to be true even when the disease is found at an early stage. We learn how Greenland's vast network of rivers and streams could add to the global rise in sea level. These stories and more are on today's edition of VOA's Science, Health and Technology magazine... Science World.