Cut off by volcano, Tongans relieved as contact restored
As the massive undersea Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted on Saturday, Tongans from around the world gazed on as their relatives livestreamed images of the billowing clouds of ash, gas and steam emerged from beneath the depths.
EXPLAINER: Why airlines fear 5G will upend travel this week
The airline industry is raising the stakes in a showdown with AT&T and Verizon over plans to launch new 5G wireless service this week, warning that thousands of flights could be grounded or delayed if the rollout takes place near major airports.
Microsoft buys game maker Activision Blizzard for about $70B
Microsoft is paying the enormous sum of nearly $70 billion for Activision Blizzard, the maker of Candy Crush and Call of Duty, a deal that would immediately make it a larger video-game company than Nintendo while raising questions about the deal’s possible anti-competitive effects.
Archaeologists use new digital technology to uncover mysteries of a church in Jerusalem
The walls of Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre are etched with thousands of small crosses, but who made them remains an open question. Archaeologist Amit Re'em analyzed thousands of etchings with new digital technology to try to solve the mystery. Ian Lee reports.cbsnews.com
United Airlines turns to CO2 removal technology to offset emissions
United Airlines is turning to technology that aims to capture carbon dioxide from the air and store it underground to help offset its carbon emissions completely by 2050, a change from offset programs the airline industry and others have traditionally leaned on to reduce their footprints. The company is developing a carbon capture plant in the Permian Basin in Texas. While the coronavirus pandemic has decimated air travel around the world, airlines usually generate around 2% of global carbon emissions. Carriers have used biofuels and carbon offsets, which are purchased in exchange for conserving forests and other projects. "The only way we can truly make a dent in the levels of atmospheric carbon is through direct air capture and sequestration."cnbc.com
CBSN Originals presents "Reverb | A City Under Surveillance"
CBSN Originals presents "Reverb | A City Under Surveillance" The Detroit Police Department is using facial recognition technology and a network of surveillance cameras to combat the city’s high crime rates. But critics say the technology has racial bias built into it and has even landed innocent people behind bars. In this documentary, CBSN Originals explores the debate over high-tech policing that promises to make our communities safer yet at the same time threatens our civil liberties.cbsnews.com
New technology allows firefighter to track flames
Firefighters are still battling wildfires this Labor Day weekend. At least 56 large fires are burning in the U.S. and most of them in the far west. One of the largest has charred through 130 square miles east of Fresno, California. This fire season is on a record pace for number of acres burned. Carter Evans reports on the new technology that could be a game changer by giving firefighters an inside look at how fires move.cbsnews.com
New virtual technology could improve brain surgery
Virtual reality is about to enter the operating room. The breakthrough technology is being introduced Monday at a gathering of neurosurgeons in Washington, D.C. Only on "CBS This Morning," Kara Finnstrom gets a sneak preview from the inventors in Southern California.cbsnews.com
New technology helps restore order at Arlington National Cemetery
New technology helps restore order at Arlington National Cemetery Four years after revelations of misplaced remains and misidentified graves, David Martin reports on how Arlington National Cemetery’s new management is bringing a 19th-century burial ground into the 21st.cbsnews.com
New technology makes customers better tippers
New technology makes customers better tippers A new app called Square Wallet already allows users to pay for coffee and snacks at Starbucks, and now there's a digital tipping option. Michelle Miller reports on how the technology is putting more money in workers' pockets.cbsnews.com