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Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill Teaches Preparednessi
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October 19, 2014 7:41 PM
People around the United States and in dozens of other countries took part in the earthquake drill called the Great ShakeOut on Thursday. Mike O'Sullivan reports that the event, which is now in its seventh year, teaches them what to do when a real earthquake strikes.
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Video Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill Teaches Preparedness

People around the United States and in dozens of other countries took part in the earthquake drill called the Great ShakeOut on Thursday. Mike O'Sullivan reports that the event, which is now in its seventh year, teaches them what to do when a real earthquake strikes.
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Square, a business app and card reader, makes it possible to do credit card transactions through cell phones. But what made Square possible? VOA’s Adrianna Zhang and Enming Liu have the answer.
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Video Drought-Stricken California Considers Upgrading Water System

A three-year drought in California is causing a water shortage that is being felt on farms and cities throughout the state. As VOA's Mike O’Sullivan reports, water experts, consumers and farmers say California needs to make changes to cope with an uncertain future.
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Video New Technology Prevents Cell Phone Use While Driving

Almost everybody acknowledges the danger of using a hand-held cell phone while driving, yet over a three-year period in the U.S., 180 people were killed in driving accidents involving cell phones. Students at the Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, New Jersey, have now developed an app that blocks cell phone use by the driver -- but not by passengers. VOA’s George Putic reports.
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Video Robot Locates Unexploded Underwater Mines

Many educators believe that hands-on experience is the best way to learn. Proving that the method works is a project developed by a group of students at the Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, New Jersey. They rose up to a challenge posted by the U.S. Department of Defense and successfully designed and built an underwater robot for locating submerged unexploded ordnance. VOA’s George Putic reports.