Students around the United States are creating virtual businesses that produce simulated products, which are marketed and sold for virtual money. Mike O'Sullivan reports that hundreds of student entrepreneurs came to Pasadena, California, to promote the virtual companies they have created.
Nine teams with members from 25 countries entered the final phase of the $7 million Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition for technologies that could cheaply and efficiently map the floors of the world’s oceans. Using current technology this feat would take up to 600 years. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Classic children’s books are getting a 21st century upgrade, as British researchers have begun testing a project that would bring 3-D versions of children’s stories to life on gaming platforms. VOA's Elizabeth Cherneff reports.
Every day, billions of photos uploaded to the Internet contain faces. Experts say sophisticated algorithms can collect these images, compare and glean information – some for law enforcement agencies and some for hackers, intent on stealing and misusing that data. An Israeli company says there’s a way to prevent that. VOA’s George Putic has more.