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FILE - A rocket carrying the SpaceX Dragon ship lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, April 18, 2014.

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FILE - Two-month-old Indochinese tiger cubs play with their mother inside their cage at the Hanoi Zoo, March 2007.

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FILE -  A variety of logos hover above the Microsoft booth on at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 10, 2012.

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Obama Calls for World Action on Climate Changei
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Luis Ramirez
September 24, 2014 12:54 AM
U.S. President Barack Obama has gone before world leaders at the United Nations and made an urgent plea for nations to boost their efforts to deal with climate change. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez is traveling with the president and has this report.
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Video Obama Calls for World Action on Climate Change

U.S. President Barack Obama has gone before world leaders at the United Nations and made an urgent plea for nations to boost their efforts to deal with climate change. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez is traveling with the president and has this report.
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Video UN Climate Summit Raises Hopes for Climate Treaty

The United Nations Climate Summit Tuesday in New York brought together heads of state with leaders from the private sector and civil society to address the world's climate crisis. As VOA's Rosanne Skirble reports, while the event is not a negotiating session, its outcome can serve to build momentum for a new climate treaty by 2015
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Video Researchers Work on 3-D Printing of Living Tissue

Three-dimensional printers are rapidly becoming everyday appliances, much like color printers a couple of decades ago. Increasingly, the technology is being used in medicine for printing bone replacements. And now, as we hear from VOA’s George Putic, researchers in South Carolina are working on printing living tissue replacements.
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Video NASA’s MAVEN Probe Enters Mars Orbit

NASA’s newest Mars probe, called MAVEN, has successfully entered its designated orbit around the Red Planet. Scientists will use its sophisticated instruments to try to learn what happened to the atmosphere Mars had a few billion years ago. VOA’s George Putic has more.
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Video CERN Accelerator Back in Business

The long upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider is over. The scientific instrument responsible for the discovery of the Higgs boson -- the so-called "God particle" -- is being brought up to speed in time for this month's 60th anniversary of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known by its French acronym CERN. Physicists hope the accelerator will help them uncover more secrets about the origins of the universe. VOA’s George Putic reports.