Inventor Arthur Zang in his office in Yaounde, Cameroon. (Moki Edwin Kindzeka/VOA)
Former NASA engineer helps group get information from a satellite that was launched in the 1970s and had been silent for years; giving an old satellite a new mission. | As It Is
Could a creature that lived 95 million years ago travel from what is now North Africa to Europe and even to North America? The new research provides evidence that Spinosaurus was such a creature. It could also hunt for meat on land and water.
The new program known as the KNFB Reader app is being praised as a life-changer for blind people. It can help users listen to an audio read-back -- the sound -- of printed material.
The Brazilian government recently said the Amazon rainforest is being destroyed faster than had been estimated.
India successfully placed a spacecraft into orbit of the "Red Planet" after traveling hundreds of millions of kilometers from Earth over a 10-month period. The main goal of this mission was to be the first in India’s Asian space race with China.
The MAVEN spacecraft will explore the planet’s upper atmosphere, and will try to find out what happened to the water and carbon dioxide that Mars once had. MAVEN will also look at whether human beings can survive on Mars.
Scientists in South Korea find that “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” Read on to learn about this idiom and many other expressions.
Researchers saw immediate changes in brains of people when they were told hard work is more important than their genes | Science in the News
A center in the American city of Columbia, Maryland offers free technology classes for adults ages 50 and older. The teachers are often teenagers and even younger children.
NASA announced the return of “human space flight to U.S. soil.” The space agency has chosen two spaceships, the Boeing CST-100 and SpaceX Dragon version 2, to bring American astronauts to the international space station. The program will cost $6.8 billion.
The new report says the Earth’s ozone layer is showing signs of recovery. Ozone is a form of oxygen. It is found in the air we breathe and in Earth's atmosphere.
Privacy advocates expressed concern about the growth of companies selling powerful Internet surveillance software. Some software programs can collect information about individuals around the world. Many of these people are private citizens.
Dreadnoughtus is almost the size of a Boeing 737. That famous Tyrannosaurus Rex looks like a baby next to this creature. And "Dread" was still growing when a major flood killed it.
The study found that children and teenagers who play the games for less than an hour a day show good behaviors in school and life. But another study found teens who play violent video games are more likely to take high risks.
The American technology company Apple has released a new smartwatch, known as the Apple Watch, and iPhones with bigger screens. The watch will let people watch their health, and will include maps. It will also permit wearers to enter rooms by unlocking the doors.
The discoveries may also help make African rice more popular | In The News
People have been using products made with synthetic rubber for more than a century. But high-quality tires for cars, trucks and aircraft still must contain 40 percent or more natural rubber. Scientists have known that the dandelion’s milky fluid contains latex, the main substance in raw rubber.
A hospital in the American state of Texas is using video game technology to help doctors save patients’ lives. The technology shows detailed pictures of patients’ bodies. Doctors then use the pictures to plan and perform operations.
US officials are calling the agreement, “an important step in strengthening the strategic partnership between the two countries.” The signing comes just three months before U.S. and NATO forces are set to officially end military operations in the country. More
He won the Nobel Peace Prize and served as Georgia’s governor and as a Navy officer. Former peanut farmer, former nuclear engineer now works as a human rights activist. Liked and disliked around the world. He has written 26 books and is writing more. | As It Is More
The US government’s Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes 50,000 visas available every year. The program is designed for people from countries that have “historically low rates of immigration to the United States.” | As It Is More
The Occupy Central protest group has said it will announce plans for the group’s next action on Wednesday if Hong Kong’s leader does not resign by October 1st. It also said the official, Leung Chun-ying, must meet demands for fair elections by that day. More
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh spoke last week in New York City during his visit to the United Nations General Assembly. | As It Is More
The 17-year-old New Zealander is curating the soundtrack. The album is to be released a few days before 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part One' opens November 21st. | American mosaic More
The U.S. and China have the two largest economies filled with opportunities and jobs. In 2013, a Pew study found that 45 million international migrants lived in the United States. Yet only “850,000 people living in China were born in other countries.” More
Former NASA engineer helps group get information from a satellite that was launched in the 1970s and had been silent for years; giving an old satellite a new mission. | As It Is More
The movie is based on the 'young adult' book of the same name. The film made $32 million on its opening weekend. | American Mosaic More
VOA Learning English fans in Vietnam and Ukraine asked for an update on the current state of American rock music | American Mosaic More