By Vincent Q. and Sean C.
On January 13th of this year many people were forced to evacuate Hawaii due to a false ballistic missile alarm. A witness described the scene with people screaming, crying, on their knees and praying, in a complete state of confusion and panic. The missile alarm spooked many people, causing a large amount of panic and unrest amongst the residents of Hawaii. State officials claim that this incident was an accident, but why? Why would they have a careless worker maintaining the missile alarm system? I hope that not too many people have been inconvenienced by this alarm. “What happened in Hawaii is inexcusable,” Senator John Thune of South Dakota stated. The governor of Hawaii, David Ige, stated that the worker would be reassigned and that stricter protocols would be put in place to prevent a false alarm from happening again. We hope that will fix the problem!
By Kenny L. and Jef A.
Google shocked the world on May 8, with its new AI technology with a humanlike voice able to communicate like a regular human does. It makes phone calls for all of its users. It improves Google Maps and News. These improvements will make it possible for AI Google Maps to soon create Street View-style guides with step by step directions in the real world viewed through the smartphone camera. You can also see pop ups for restaurants and other locations right where you are. With this technology you’ll never get lost. Google keeps on growing, buy the stock!
By Jordan P.
In the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline, five meters underwater, lies a giant restaurant. This 600m² restaurant is made by Snohetta and has been built so it can withstand the varying conditions of the sea. Because this restaurant is going to be surrounded by sea creatures, special steps have been taken to ensure that it is safe and environmentalists are supporting this project. The building has three levels, each connecting the visitor to nature with all of its windows. As you walk up to the restaurant, informational plaques have been posted on the walkways so visitors could better understand marine biology on the Norwegian coast. Upon reaching the entrance, you walk some distance farther and you are at the coatroom. After hanging up your coat, you go down a ramp to a champagne bar which marks the change from the shoreline to the ocean. Here, if you look out the window, visitors can see the lowest floor of the restaurant. Also, you could see that on the outside of the restaurant, mollusk communities are slowly forming which will help the ocean area by purifying the water. Finally, you go down the steps once more and you will reach the final floor where you will be served your meal which more often than not will be fish. This restaurant is set to open in the spring of 2019, and when it does it is sure to attract eaters from all around the world.
By Diya G. & Rhea D.
Have you ever heard of a car in space? No, right?
On February 6, 2018, Elon Musk launched a Tesla into space out of the solar system. The rocket he launched into space was one of the most powerful rockets ever, it was known as the Falcon Heavy, and Elon made history. After the launch, the Tesla cruised through space for six hours, a trip that was also live-streamed by the Aerospace Company SpaceX.
By Jacob P.
On February 6th, 2018, The Falcon Heavy rocket took off. Two of the Falcon rocket cores successfully touched down on Earth after the takeoff, but the main core failed its landing. The Falcon now holds the title for the strongest rocket launched ever. The Falcon was holding a Tesla with a dummy driving in it. The Falcon Heavy, with reusable side boosters, cost $90 million. It is the most powerful rocket yet.
By Alvina L.
On April 16, 2018 the U.S., the U.K. and France worked together to launch military strikes against Syria. The military strikes were aimed at three specific sites, a scientific research center and two chemical weapons storage facilities. The president of the U.S. said that the purpose of the attacks was to stop the spread, reproduction, and use of chemical weapons. The Syrian government said some of the targeted sites weren’t damaged at all, but satellite images provided by the U.S. military shows the sites were successfully damaged.