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Dr Felicity Hartnell, who is a clinical research fellow at Oxford University, holds a vial of an experimental vaccine against Ebola in Oxford, England  Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014. A former nurse will be the first of 60 healthy volunteers in the UK who will receive the vaccine. The vaccine was developed by the U.S. National Institutes of Health and GlaxoSmithKline and targets the Zaire strain of Ebola, the cause of the ongoing outbreak in West Africa. A trial of the same vaccine has already begun in the U.S.  (AP Photo/Steve Parsons/Pool)

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Video New Microscope Captures 3-D Cellular Action in Real Time

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2014 Nobel Prize chemistry prizewinner, Eric Betzig has developed a new microscope that captures 3-D images of subcellular activity in real time.
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2014 Nobel Prize chemistry prizewinner, Eric Betzig has developed a new microscope that captures 3-D images of subcellular activity in real time
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Video Scientists Build Robots to Live With Humans

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Video Ghana’s Bamboo Bikes Gain Worldwide Attention

Bicycle frames are commonly made out of carbon fiber, steel or aluminum. But in Ghana’s countryside, an entrepreneur is trying to show the world another way to make bikes: from bamboo. Chris Stein reports for VOA from Apaah, Ghana.
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Video Morocco's First Solar Power Plant to Start Operating in 2015

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