And now a page from our “Sunday Morning” Almanac: March 26th, 2011, six years ago today … the day Harry Coover died at the age of 94. An Eastman Kodak chemist during World War II, Coover was trying to perfect a clear plastic gunsight for the military. But during experiments with a substance known as […]
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Officials say a self-driving Uber SUV was operating on its own when it was struck by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection in Arizona, where the company is testing autonomous vehicles.
Engineers have developed a new way of harnessing the sun’s rays to power “synthetic skin” that they hope can be used to create advanced prosthetic limbs capable of returning the sense of touch to amputees. The researchers from the University of Glasgow had previously created “electronic skin” for prosthetic hands made from graphene, a highly […]
GATLINBURG, Tenn. — In eastern Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains National Park, the only place you can now see a rusty patched bumblebee is inside of a drawer, part of the park’s nature collection. Entomologist Becky Nichols leads the study of insects at the park. “We haven’t seen them in the park since 2001,” she said. The […]
Space station commander Shane Kimbrough and French astronaut Thomas Pesquet ventured outside the lab complex Friday for the first in a series of spacewalks over the next two weeks to carry out routine maintenance, troubleshoot problems and prepare a second docking port for use by commercial crew ferry craft. Floating in the Quest airlock module, […]
Armed with a fresh set of leaked documents, WikiLeaks said Thursday that the US Central Intelligence Agency has developed tools to infect Apple products like iPhones and MacBooks. The tools, which date from between 2009 and 2013, are unlikely to affect current Apple hardware. They show a spy agency attempting to crack into some of the […]
Before King Tut, Hatshepsut or Ramesses I — in fact, before there were any pharaohs at all — someone pecked an image of a hunter and a dancer wearing an ostrich mask into a rock on a hill along the Nile River. The image, discovered recently by archaeologists, provides a tantalizing glimpse of Egypt’s Neolithic […]
SeaWorld announced it would end its controversial orca-breeding program last spring after years of criticism. It also began phasing out theatrical killer whale shows. But after the theme park’s parent company closed 2016 with a net loss of $12.5 million, SeaWorld is seeking to rebound. The company is introducing new rides, educational programs and innovations […]
March 22, 2017, 7:34 AM| General Motors is launching Book by Cadillac in hopes that a subscription-based model will work for luxury cars. CBS News financial contributor Mellody Hobson joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the plan.