Category Archives: Science & Technology

Search Ends for Malaysia Flight 370, But Mystery Remains – VOA Learning English (Jan 17, 2017)

The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has officially ended, nearly three years after the plane mysteriously disappeared. Transport ministers from Malaysia, Australia and China announced Tuesday the search had officially been suspended. The Boeing 777 plane disappeared March 8, … Continue reading

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Very Large Crack Creating Iceberg in Antarctica – VOA Learning English (Jan 15, 2017)

Researchers say part of a very large shelf of ice on Antarctica could soon break off – and become an iceberg. A team of scientists is closely watching part of the Larsen Ice Shelf, off the coast of northwestern Antarctica. … Continue reading

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Norway to End FM Radio Broadcasts – VOA Learning English (Jan 14, 2017)

On January 11, Norway became the first country to begin turning off signals from its FM radio network. The Norwegian stations will instead use only digital audio broadcasting, called DAB. FM, or frequency modulation, radio stations have been in operation … Continue reading

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Consumer Electronics Show 2017: Homes Think for Themselves – VOA Learning English (Jan 09, 2017)

Many people traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada last week for the 50th Consumer Electronics Show, or CES. The show is said to have the largest collection of new electronic devices in the world. The 2017 show had many examples of … Continue reading

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This Robotic Device Is Small Enough to Operate on the Human Eye – VOA Learning English (Dec 22, 2016)

http://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2016/12/6/61/610dae6f-4003-4ee8-a626-762d349dd24e.mp4 A newly-built machine uses extremely small instruments to perform eye operations. The machine is reported to make fewer mistakes than doctors. Robots are already used to perform some relatively simple operations like a hysterectomy, when a doctor removes a … Continue reading

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Solar Electricity Production Grows in Africa, with U.S. Help – VOA Learning English (Dec 20, 2016)

In many parts of Africa, communities have electricity service that sometimes does not operate. And many rural settlements are cut off from electricity producing centers. But, industry experts say off-grid solar power is becoming available to many communities. Off-grid solar … Continue reading

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Ready for Takeoff: New Device Makes Personal Flying a Reality – VOA Learning English (Dec 19, 2016)

An American company says it has developed the world’s first true jetpack for personal flight. California-based JetPack Aviation recently demonstrated its flying device to the public. It looks simple enough that almost anyone could use it to fly around. The … Continue reading

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Tanzanian Rats Help in Identifying Tuberculosis – VOA Learning English (Dec 17, 2016)

http://av.voanews.com/Videoroot/Pangeavideo/2016/12/2/2b/2b978b45-debd-4ca7-bd55-8fc4f7e62946.mp4 Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. It killed about 2,000,000 people last year. TB is an infectious bacterial disease that usually attacks the lungs. If the number of deaths from TB is to … Continue reading

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Planting Chickpeas and Lentils Can Improve Soil – VOA Learning English (Dec 17, 2016)

Planting more lentils, chickpeas or other crops known as pulses will improve the health of the world’s soils. That information comes from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The health of soils around the world have reached critical … Continue reading

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West African Countries Ban “Dirty Diesel” – VOA Learning English (Dec 13, 2016)

West African Countries Ban “Dirty Diesel” by VOA On December 1st, five West African countries agreed to stop importing “dirty” fuel from Europe. Dirty fuel is the name for diesel fuel that has a high amount of sulfur. Nigeria, Benin, Togo, … Continue reading

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