Sci-Tech

We’re All a Little Plastic on the Inside

Microplastic beads. (Credit: 5Gyres/Oregon State University) You’re done of water, bone, blood, flesh and fat; you’re also a few tools plastic. That is, if you prefer sea salt on your meal. Or honey, shellfish, beer or daub water. Recent studies have found microplastics, tiny shards of degraded plastic, in them all. Even the air is filled with the diminutive plastic bits. …

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This Is What It’s Like Flying a Drone in the Eye of a Hurricane

Brian Emfinger is a lifelong charge chaser, and as a photojournalist and drone commander for KATV in Little Rock, Arkansas, his work takes him places other people would flee. He was in Rockport, Texas, when Harvey came onshore. He flew his drone after the eye upheld overhead, entertainment retaining shots of the issue opposite the region. But as Emfinger geared …

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Do extreme hurricanes need a whole new category?

Sally Brown is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Southampton There’s been a harmful route of drop and flooding along the easterly Atlantic seashore in the last few weeks following Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma. The latter, now moving opposite Florida, is the strongest sustained hurricane ever available in the Atlantic outward the Caribbean and Gulf of …

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Blind 9/11 survivor visits NYC commemorative for first time

NEW YORK — The 16th anniversary of the Sep 11 militant attacks binds a special definition to a blind man who survived with the help of his beam dog. CBS New York reports Michael Hingson was on the 78th building of the north building on Sept. 11, 2001, when the first craft hit. “The building convinced and then it came back,” …

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Zello app and other emergency collection to use during Hurricane Irma

September 9, 2017, 8:13 AM| Rescue crews are using Zello, an app that lets people spin their smartphones into virtual walkie-talkies. In the days ahead, these forms of apps and several collection could help save lives. CNET comparison editor Dan Ackerman joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to offer unsentimental tips for those in the hurricane’s path.

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The many extreme repairs from Hurricane Irma may come from outrageous surges of water pushed onto land by wind

Forecast for charge swell Sunday, Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. by Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 7 a.m. (Source: National Weather Service) Hurricane Irma is a loyal monster, surpassing the distance of Florida itself, and melancholy to squash structures via the state with extreme winds. But maybe the biggest risk is now posed by charge swell – water pushed up onto …

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Why did Equifax wait 6 weeks to announce cyberattack?

September 9, 2017, 7:34 AM| Shares of Equifax fell about 13 percent Friday, as the FBI is questioning how the credit rating group could have allowed so much personal information to be hacked. Chip Reid reports.

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iPhone app helps save lives of 2 blank boys

MINNEAPOLIS — Investigators in executive Minnesota contend a smartphone app helped save the lives of two boys. CBS Minnesota reports a man located his blank son on Sunday by using the “Find My iPhone” app. It led him to the Little Elk River nearby the city of Randall. “The stream is genuine slow,” Chief Charles Strack of the Randall Police Deparment …

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How mostly does a "500-year" flood really happen?

Monster Hurricane Irma comes just two weeks after Harvey brought “500-year” rainfall to tools of Houston. But Harvey and other supposed “500-year” floods are happening distant some-more mostly than their name implies. Just two years ago Charleston had flooding that could have been called a one-in-a-thousand-year event. Now with Irma approaching, and the intensity for another vast flooding event, it begs …

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Large Earthquake Strikes off of Mexico, Generates Small Tsunami

Map of the epicenter (star) and modeled jolt power for the M8.1 Pijijiapan earthquakes on Sep 7, 2017. USGS. One of the largest Central American earthquakes ever occurred last night off the seashore of Mexico and Guatemala. The USGS estimates it was a bulk 8.1 that ruptured about 70 kilometers off the shore, with the city of Pijijiapan closest to …

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