A concept designed to rid the oceans of plastic waste is to become a reality next year. Boyan’s Slat’s Ocean Cleanup system is expected to be deployed in the second quarter of 2016 in the waters between Japan and South Korea. It will be the longest floating structure ever deployed in the ocean.
There has been "serious progress" in talks over Greece's debt crisis but much still needs to be achieved, the EU's commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs said on Tuesday. There is still "work to be done," Pierre Moscovici told French radio after emergency negotiations in Berlin joined unexpectedly by the heads of the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank. The late-night meeting in the German capital was also attended by Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker.
By Giorgio Panetta, CBS2 Chief Meteorologist/Weather Producer
Give yourself a little extra time this morning as you head out the door. There could be some heavy rain plaguing your commute leading to ponding on roads, and therefore some delays. Lower visibility will be a big problem for the morning drive.
Conditions will improve, however, this afternoon. The stationary front weaves past us and leaves a partly sunny sky in its wake for tomorrow.
Thursday is a bit of a back-and-forth of sun and clouds due to a newer run indicating the chance for rain. The forecast changes rapidly in spring so stay on your toes this time of year!
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Splattered insects may seem like the least of your worries when you’re tearing through the air at more than 500 mph (800 km/h), but for those working with Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 757 they present a pretty unique opportunity. NASA has carried out testing of a series of non-stick coatings on the aircraft’s wings, finding that one inspired by lotus leaves showed good potential to shrug off blasts of bug guts to lessen drag and, by extension, ease the consumption of fuel.