Science & Technology

Cambodian Underwater Mine Team Finds Success

25 May 2015
Elite crew, trained with US support, recovers and defuses bomb in Mekong River on its first mission. More

Report Highlights Fears of Impending Cyber-Law in Cambodia

Critics worry laws to curb cyber-crime and govern telecommunications will clamp down on few opportunities for free speech.

Multimedia Hubble Telescope Marks 25 Years in Space

Over past quarter-century, orbiting workhorse has sent back thousands of images of planets and remote galaxies, expanding our knowledge of universe in unimagined ways.

Video Obama Announces New Funds to Expand Science Education

U.S. President Barack Obama has announced nearly a quarter-billion dollars in new pledges to support the study of science, technology, engineering and math, a group of fields jointly called STEM. VOA Khmer's Cheoung Pochin narrates.

Video NASA's Magnetic Mission Studies Space Weather

Four identical spacecraft aboard an Atlas V rocket lit up the sky last week as they were launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. VOA Khmer's Soeung Sophat narrates.

Researchers Hope to Develop First Lab-Grown Chicken

Tel Aviv University bioengineer begins yearlong study in which he'll try to make whole piece of chicken, starting from one cell.

Chinese Makers Roll Out Wave of Apple Watch Lookalikes

One vendor sells “Apple Smart Watch with Bluetooth Bracelet,” starting from 288 yuan ($45).

Multimedia Apple Unveils New Smartwatch, Other Items

Apple Watch is first brand-new device company is launching without founder Steve Jobs, who died in 2011

US Science Envoy Sees Tech Potential in Students

In a visit to Cambodia last week, Geraldine Richmond told VOA Khmer she was surprised to see how much passion for technology in young Cambodian students.

Debate Over Genetically Engineered ‘Golden Rice’ Heats Up

While supporters applaud rice strain's ability to tackle vitamin A deficiency, critics insist more research is needed before it's ready for consumption.

Mobile Money Accounts Grow, Still Are Lightly Used

When people do make remittances, receivers cash them in, limiting mobile money's potential to become true medium of exchange.

Britain Becomes 1st to Allow Babies With DNA From 3 People

Controversial type of in-vitro fertilization could prevent mothers from passing inherited health problems.

11 Ways to Keep Yourself Safe Online

Worried about protecting yourself from hackers? Here's a few basic steps you can take right now to keep the bad guys at bay.

Australia to Challenge Radical Islam Online

Ministers say effort will help authorities identify and dismantle online messages of hate from groups such as Islamic State.

VOA, USAID Discuss Importance of Media in Global Health

The panel was organized by the Voice of America and USAID, in an effort to advance health policy worldwide.

Cambodian Activists Win Award for Work to Combat Domestic Violence

Winning the inaugural VXW Award means the women will get assistance to further promote their efforts on smartphones and online.

Twitter Targets Islamic State

New research shows suspending Twitter accounts of Islamic State, its supporters has been effective; group, its backers are facing 'significant pressure,' says terrorism expert.

Malaysia Airlines Website Hacked

Malaysia Airlines is trying to recover from twin disasters last year.

Video Researchers Create Artificial Skin With Sense of Touch

Stretchable synthetic skin that can register heat, pressure and moisture is designed for prosthetic limbs and humanoid robots.

Chinese Brands Little Recognized in US, but Innovation Helping

Recent surveys reveal positive trends that some analysts say could lead to broader American acceptance of Chinese-branded goods.

Gmail Blocked in China

The grip on Internet freedom in China has tightened once again, with Google's Gmail largely inaccessible for a fourth day.

2014 Year of Space Technology Benchmarks, Setbacks

Biggest achievement of 2014 came in later half of year, when Rosetta launched a probe named Philae that made the first soft landing on a comet.

Beijing Not Sure if Chinese Facilities Used in Cyberattack

A Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Beijing would not reach any conclusions without having 'enough facts'.

Vietnam Detains Another Blogger for Anti-state Posts

For second time in less than two weeks, country arrests another prominent blogger as part of what critics see as an ongoing crackdown on dissent.

Photogallery NASA's Orion Test Mission a Success

Orion capsule, intended to take US astronauts back to the moon and beyond, splashed down in Pacific Ocean

Video Report: Internet Freedom Declines Worldwide

A new survey shows that Internet freedom has declined around the world for the fourth consecutive year, as a growing number of countries impose various forms of online censorship and monitoring practices. Rights group Freedom House on Thursday issued an annual report that says more people are being

Vietnam Detains Blogger for 'Bad' Content

Detention of Hong Le Tho, better known as blogger 'Nguoi Lot Gach,' follows a sharp increase in arrests and prison terms for government critics in past few years.

Social Media a Potential New Tool for Good Governance, Expert Says

Cambodia currently has more than 1 million Facebook subscribers, who share news on politics, the economy and entertainment, contributing to vibrant online debates.

Report Cites Human Error in 2013 Lao Air Tragedy

Aviation experts call for more emphasis on pilot training after crash that killed 49 passengers and crew.

US Ambassador’s Column Popular, Though Not With Everyone

The ambassador has proven willing to tackle tough topics in Cambodia’s fractious political climate.

Pilot Actions Examined in US Crash of Virgin Galactic Spacecraft

Human-factors expert to probe why co-pilot prematurely unlocked a pivoting tail section of the ship during a test flight.

Original Apple Computer Could Fetch $600,000 at Auction

So-called Ricketts Apple-1 Personal Computer is the only known surviving Apple-1 documented as having been sold directly by Steve Jobs.

US Satellites to Help Mekong River Region Deal with Climate Change

US-led project will provide satellite imagery to the region's governments documenting changing conditions to help communities more effectively deal with natural disasters.

Japanese, American Win Nobel Physics Prize for LED Invention

Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura win for inventing a new energy efficient , environmentally friendly light source, the LED.

Activists Fear a Curtailing of Online Freedom

Cambodia has nearly 3 million Internet users, most of whom go online via their mobile phones.

World’s Rich Get Their Own Facebook

Netropolitan, described by some as an on-line country club, is a space where folks who can afford a $6,000 initiation fee and a $3,000 annual membership can mingle, privately.

Apple Faithful Line Up for Latest, Larger iPhones

Even the night before phones' Friday debut, nearly 70 people were waiting in line in front of the Apple store in downtown San Francisco.

Video 'Electronic Heroin' Spawns Chinese Internet Addiction Camps

Some Chinese teenagers are so addicted to online games that they wear diapers to avoid bathroom breaks.

Many Empty Seats as New Bus System Rolls On

The service starts early in the morning and ends at 8:30 pm, charging passengers 1,500 riel per ticket.

For One Farmer at Least, Crops Without Soil

Mann Sophal says hydroponic farming is easier than traditional farming, but it does require some know-how about the equipment and the water.

40th Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Takeover

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Cambodian Circus Gives Hope to Starving Artistsi
20 May 2015
It has been 40 years since the fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge, which implemented policies leading to the deaths of more than 1 million Cambodians. The country continues to heal. That’s what we’re going to talk about today … healing through the arts. Craig Dodge, the Director of Sales and Marketing of ‘Phare’, the Cambodian Circus, in Siem Reap, recently dropped by VOA’s TV Studios in Washington DC.

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You've Got To Be Kidding (Movie: Bedtime Stories)i
01 December 2014
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Video You've Got To Be Kidding (Movie: Bedtime Stories)

You can say, "What? You lost your passport? So, you're stranded in a foreign country, where you don't speak the language and you don't know anyone? You've got to be kidding me, right?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to

Video All Thumbs (Movie: Minority Report)

You can say, "I was 'all thumbs' this morning when trying to tie this tie - I kept making mistakes and just couldn't figure a way to pull it together." What does it mean? Watch here.

Video Carry Out (Movie: Jane Eyre)

You can say, "He has many strong qualities as a leader and under his leadership I think he will successfully 'carry out' the new mission and vision for this company." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to

Video A Wake Up Call (Movie: Limitless)

You can say, "The visit to the doctor was definitely 'a wake up call' for him. The heavy drinking, smoking, and partying every night needs to stop." What does it mean? For more videos - go to To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at
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