Researchers at a public university in Sweden are creating a 3-D, virtual reality model of the Milky Way. They say their work could change how surgeons separated by oceans collaborate on medical examinations. VOA's Arash Arabasadi reports.
June 30 marks Asteroid Day, a U.N.-sanctioned campaign to promote awareness around the world of what's up in the sky. In Milan, scientists are assembling a new telescope that uses "insect vision" to spot risky celestial objects. Faith Lapidus explains.
“Famine,” “Feast,” “Fire” and “Ice” is a four-part documentary on Climate change. The series premiered at AFI Docs, the American Film Institute’s Documentary festival in Washington, D.C. It was made using virtual reality technology that gives viewers a 360-degree view of the destructive consequences of climate change on our planet. VOA’s Penelope Poulou spoke with filmmaker Eric Strauss about the impact of virtual reality technology on filmmaking and on viewers.
Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Two teenagers have come up with a way to try and reduce the suicide rate with a smartphone app. VOA Correspondent Mariama Diallo sat down with the inventors, who recently received an award in Washington from the community based non-profit Mental Health America.