Science & Technology

Image courtesy of NASA shows an artist's concept of a broken-up asteroid. Scientists think that a giant asteroid, which broke up long ago in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, eventually made its way to Earth and led to the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Report: NASA Failing in Mission to Find Dangerous Asteroids Near Earth

Space agency has congressionally-ordered mission to find 90 percent of potentially dangerous near-Earth objects, inspector general says program has so far found just 10 percent More

Android One based mobiles are on display during its launch in New Delhi, Sept. 15, 2014.

Google Launches $105 Android One; Eyes Low-price Smartphone Boom

Google Inc. launched in India a $105 smartphone, the first device from its 'Android One' initiatives More

FILE - Apple senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi speaks about the Apple HealthKit app at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

2 Medical Trials Show How Apple's HealthKit App Would Work

The health care app makes a critical link between regulated medical devices and medical information services relied on by doctors More

A model presents a wedding dress creation by Lebanese designer Elie Saab as part of his Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 fashion show in Paris, July 9, 2014.

Apps Help Brides Track Down the Perfect Bridal Gown

With new augmented reality iPad app called Wedding Dress Studio, women can see how they would look in more than 300 gowns with different silhouettes, necklines, details, fabrics More

Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, August 3, 2014.

Rosetta Team Picks Spot for Historic Comet Landing

Scientists will aim to land a probe to collect data on the surface of the comet, “Site J”; they hope to get a glimpse of the primitive solar system More

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Conservationists Hail Global Agreement to Protect Sharks

New CITES agreement provides stronger protection for five shark species and all manta ray species whose survival is under threat

Ancient Flying Reptile Named After 'Avatar' Creature

Scientists this week announced the discovery in China of fossils of a new species of flying reptile called a pterosaur that lived 120 millions years ago

Ancient Pits Reveal Origin of Peach Domestication

Scientists say analysis of well-preserved pits of sweet fruit traces domestication back at least 7,500 years to China's lower Yangtze River Valley

Scientists 'Unveil' First Semi-aquatic Dinosaur

Scientists say semi-aquatic giant spent lived and hunted in the waters covering northern Africa 95 million years ago

NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Reaches Base of Target Mountain

Scientists suspect mountain of layered rock holds clues about whether planet had ingredients to support and preserve signs of microbial life

Multimedia Citizen Scientists Command NASA Satellite

With go-ahead from US space agency and funds gathered from a crowdsourcing website, the Reboot Project was born to revive decommissioned ISEE-3

Double Solar Storms Headed to Earth Raise Disruption Concerns

Rare double burst of magnetically-charged storms to hit Earth Thurs. and Fri., raising concerns that GPS signals, radio communications, power transmissions could be disrupted

Video Water Therapy Helps Patients Make Small Steps

Research suggests water therapy can provide small, but significant, improvements in walking ability of individuals with disabilities
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Enviropreneur Seeks to Save the Environment, Empower the Communityi
September 16, 2014 2:06 PM
Lorna Rutto, a former banker, is now an ‘enviropreneur’ - turning plastic waste into furniture and fences discusses the challenges she faces in Africa with raw materials and the environment.

Video Enviropreneur Seeks to Save the Environment, Empower the Community

Lorna Rutto, a former banker, is now an ‘enviropreneur’ - turning plastic waste into furniture and fences discusses the challenges she faces in Africa with raw materials and the environment.

Video Physical Therapy in Water Helps Patients Make Small Steps

For people with impaired mobility, the world is one, long obstacle course. Even the simplest tasks can be a challenge, but as Mike Osborne reports, a research program in Tennessee shows that even relatively minor improvements in mobility can make a huge difference in the lives of people with disabilities.

Video Teens Help Seniors Bridge High-Tech Generational Gap

Younger people usually learn from the knowledge and experience of their elders but technology has reversed that tradition, especially when it comes to learning about high-tech devices and the Internet. That's the case in Maryland, where a technology workshop for seniors is taught by teens and even younger instructors, who've grown up in the digital age. More from VOA's Faiza Elmasry.

Video Apple Rolls Out New iPhones, Smart Watch and Mobile Payment System

From the introduction of two new phones, a new payment system and a much-rumored wearable device, Apple’s eagerly anticipated product launch Tuesday did not disappoint its fans. Some say the introduction of faster, larger display iPhones will make the company more competitive with the slew of larger smartphones that have flooded the market. Mil Arcega reports.

Video Apple's New iPhone Set to Launch Sept. 9

Apple’s next big thing is just around the corner with Tuesday's launch of its newest products. One of the most anticipated products is the newest iteration of the company's flagship smartphone. Like Apple’s previous product launches, details about the new iPhone 6 are cloaked in secrecy. But thanks to the Internet, there is no shortage of speculation and leaked information on what the new iPhone will look like. Mil Arcega has more.