Aircraft maker Boeing says it has built the first helicopter that can take off and land without the help from a human. The Unmanned Little Bird helicopter uses a rotating laser scanner on its nose, which pulls in detailed real-time data on what's ahead and what's below the helicopter. Other companies have developed similar helicopters before, but they've been only for use in the military. Boeing's innovation could potentially be useful for more efficient rescue operations and cargo transportation.
Check out the video below to see it in action.
Oregon firefighter Paul Atkinson said "corno" instead of "corner," and it cost him a chance at a big win. Video of his miscue is going viral. He's only mad at himself, Atkinson tells CNN's New Day.
Among the developments being reported Thursday is word that Capitol Hill Police are investigating whether one of their SWAT teams was told to "stand down" even though its members were near the scene.
The nation's first inpatient treatment program for Internet addiction opened this month in Bradford, Pennsylvania. It's a ten-day program that involves a thorough search for internet connected devices, a three-day quarantine, and hopefully a cure. There are more and more documented cases of Internet addiction in the United States, affecting everyone from gamers to online gamblers.
Dr. Kimberly Young, director of the treatment program at the Bradford Regional Medical Center, says Internet addiction has taken on a variety of forms throughout the years. In the early 1990s, those addicted to the Internet often found their problems stemmed from too much time spent in online chat rooms and on porn sites. By the late 90s, day trading became a popular source, and as we approached the 2000s, eBay and social media became more popular as places where people got addicted online.
Young says there's still a misconception that Internet addiction is not as serious as other afflictions, like drug and alcohol addiction. But that's a dangerous mentality she says.
"We don't know a lot about [the Internet's] long term impact and effects and if you start too young or if you do it too much, what that's going to mean," she says.
Dr. Kimberly Young, director of the treatment program at the Bradford Regional Medical Center, joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss. Click on the audio player above to hear more.