The History of the Laser
Welcome to EXPLORATIONS in VOA Special English. I’m Mario Ritter. This week, we tell about one of the most recognizable objects in science fiction — the laser. It is one of the best examples of how technology can go from the science of the future to everyday use in a short period of time. Faith Lapidus and Steve Ember tell us about the history and many uses for the laser.
Mobile Telephones Changing Lives in Africa
From VOA Learning English, this is the Technology Report in Special English.
The World Bank estimates there are about 650 million mobile phone users in African countries south of the Sahara Desert. That is greater than the number of users in the United States and European Union.
Samia Melhem works for the World Bank to increase information technologies in Africa. She says mobile phones are the fastest growing technology on the continent.
Muslims and Jews Share Life Stories and Build Friendships in LA
Welcome to AMERICAN MOSAIC in VOA Special English.
I’m June Simms.
On our show this week, we play new music from singer Aaron Neville.
We also tell about an effort in California to build friendships between young Muslims and Jews…
But first, we tell about a businessman who is providing free services for people in need…
Let It Snow, Let it Snow, Let It Snow!
From VOA Learning English, this is SCIENCE IN THE NEWS, in Special English. I’m Bob Doughty.
And I’m Faith Lapidus. Today, we will tell you about a winter storm that brought heavy snowfall to the Middle East. And we will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about snow.
International Labor Organization Predicts Higher Unemployment
From VOA Learning English, this is the Economics Report in Special English.
The International Labor Organization says nearly 200 million people are without jobs. And the ILO is warning of even higher unemployment this year.