When people get magnetic resonance imaging scans, known as MRI's, they spend a long time in a tube with very little head room. The procedure is especially difficult for people who are claustrophobic. At the University of Missouri, researchers are working to make the experience better for both doctors and patients. More from VOA's Carol Pearson.
In the three months since the Ebola outbreak began in the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the hemorrhagic fever has sparked debate in communities and become a talking point for politicians ahead of the Dec. 23 election. It is, they say, a war of information to persuade locals to take precautions and to trust health officials. So far, more than 420 cases have been reported. VOA's Anita Powell accompanied Ebola awareness campaigners in eastern Congo and brings us this report.
Many car companies are looking at adding sensors to monitor your vital signs while you drive. The University of Southern California's Center for Body Computing, which is focused on digital health and innovation, brings together experts to look at the benefits and dangers of this next step in automotive design and technology. VOA's Elizabeth Lee has the details.
It's official: A team of faculty and students from Virginia Tech University has built what's being billed as the world's best solar home. The decision was made last weekend in Dubai when officials announced the winner of the Solar Decathlon Middle East competition. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.