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First of new fleet of GPS satellites set for launch
12/17/2018 11:32 AM
New generation is designed to be more secure and accurate but many new features won't be available until 2022 or later
Almanac: The first vending machine patent
12/16/2018 3:13 PM
On December 16, 1884, William Henry Fruen patented his "Automatic Liquid-Drawing Device," leading the way to coin-operated vending machines dispensing a myriad of products. Jane Pauley reports.
The year's worst passwords: "Donald" joins list
12/14/2018 4:11 PM
An analysis of 5 million leaked passwords finds that computer users are still relying on easily guessed passwords
Blind swim coach uses his hearing to help his team
12/13/2018 12:44 AM
Tharon Drake went blind at 14. But that hasn't stopped his accomplishments as a swimmer, and now as a coach for Catawba College. CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann explains.
Google CEO defends search giant in congressional hearing
12/12/2018 12:36 AM
Google CEO Sundar Pichai was in the hot seat Tuesday when he testified before Congress. He heard from Democrats upset over the spread of misinformation, and from Republicans who claim Google favors liberals. Wired editor in chief Nicholas Thompson reports.
How to set guidelines on screen time for kids
12/10/2018 4:46 PM
Psychologist Lisa Damour offered some advice after "60 Minutes" explored a groundbreaking NIH study on social media and adolescent brains
Astronaut describes "violent shaking" during failed Soyuz rocket launch
12/07/2018 11:11 AM
In February, NASA will give Nick Hague a second shot at the International Space Station
Apple Watch rolling out electrocardiograms for heart health
12/06/2018 2:23 PM
Wearable technology is a more than $21 billion market and is on track to reach nearly $35 billion in the next four years. Smart watches are driving the trend. Apple is launching two new Apple Watch features Thursday for heart health. Norah O'Donnell met Apple COO Jeff Williams and vice president of health Dr. Sumbul Desai to learn how the Apple Watch is tracking atrial fibrillation, a disorder that affects at least 2.7 million Americans. Cardiologist Dr. Tara Narula also joins "CBS This Morning" to weigh in on the new features.
SpaceX and Boeing competing to capture the American flag in space
12/05/2018 2:20 PM
A new space race is brewing in corporate America. SpaceX is scheduled to launch its 16th cargo supply mission to the International Space Station Wednesday. It wants to become the first company to carry astronauts to the station as soon as next summer. But so does Boeing. Mark Strassmann spoke to two astronauts engaged in an out-of-this-world game of capture the flag.
7-year-old of Ryan ToysReview YouTube channel earns $22 million
12/05/2018 12:48 AM
Forbes estimates 7-year-old Ryan of Ryan ToysReview earned $22 million from his YouTube channel. Most of the revenue comes from ads and sponsored posts. Now Ryan is branching out, and content from his channel will be distributed on Hulu and Amazon. He's also launched his own toy and clothing collection.
SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket with 64 "smallsats"
12/03/2018 8:01 PM
Watch the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 64 mini satellites into orbit.
Crew launched to International Space Station
12/03/2018 3:12 PM
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft blasted off with a crew of 3 in the first manned launch since an aborted attempt in October.
Neil deGrasse Tyson responds to allegations of sexual misconduct
12/01/2018 11:34 PM
"For a variety of reasons, most justified, some unjustified, men accused of sexual impropriety in today's 'Me Too' climate are presumed to be guilty by the court of public opinion," Tyson wrote on Facebook
Microsoft surpasses Apple as the world's most valuable public company
11/30/2018 9:24 PM
The software giant's focus on cloud computing is lifting its value at the same time Apple shares are getting bruised
Clinical trial underway for male birth control gel
11/30/2018 2:04 PM
The first clinical trial testing a new male contraceptive is underway. It could be a game-changer for preventing pregnancy. The National Institutes of Health is enrolling about 420 couples to use an experimental gel. If proven effective, it would be the first hormonal birth control for men. The gel is applied daily to the back and shoulders. It's absorbed through the skin and blocks the production of sperm. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the trial.





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