East Asia trembled at cold temperatures. Aired 4-
January 26-10, 2016
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Carl azuz, cnn student news anchor: Hi, I\'m Carl Azuz from CNN Student News.
It\'s good to see you in January 26.
First, the Zika virus is dangerous except for the mainland of Canada and Chile.
It is expected to spread to every country in the Americas.
According to the World Health Organization.
This is because mosquitoes that spread the virus have been found throughout the Western Hemisphere.
The Zika virus was first discovered in Central Africa in the 1940 s.
80% did not have any symptoms.
Others may have a fever or rash within a few days.
But Zika is associated with an increase in microcephaly infants, which may lead to a severe delay in abnormal microcephaly and child development.
No treatment, no cure. So, the U. S.
Centers for Disease Control urged pregnant women to avoid many countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean.
However, there are also concerns about the Summer Olympics in Brazil this year, and officials say there will be fewer mosquitoes around when the Winter Olympics are held in Brazil in August.
Mayor of Washington, D. C. C.
He said it was still a few days away from clearing snow from some parts of the capital.
Some schools in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York are still closed after the weekend snowstorm.
On the other side of the Pacific Ocean, millions of people are dealing with similar weather.
A cold wave has spread record lows in East Asia. (Start Video)
CNN correspondent Matt Rivers (
Frost in a place known for its flowers.
Over the past few days, temperatures in Hong Kong have hit a record low, building ice and trapping hikers on the city\'s famous mountain roads.
In the coldest weather the city has experienced for decades, dozens of people have been treated for cold temperatures.
Hong Kong is not alone.
We see the cold winter in Asia.
There is no more serious place than Taiwan.
At least 85 people, most of them elderly, have died from cold temperatures or possibly heart disease caused by cold air, according to state media.
This is an island where most households do not have central heating.
People are not used to cold at all.
Winter weather has led to travel nightmares throughout the region.
Take Jeju Island, South Korea.
This is a popular destination for tourists, many of whom camp at the airport on weekends.
More than 1,000 flights were canceled, affecting 90,000 passengers.
There are similar stories in southern China.
Due to snow in the eastern and southern parts of the country, train tracks are closed and highways are closed, which are known for good food and mild weather, not for snow.
Hundreds of flights were also canceled during the first weekend of the Chinese New Year\'s tourist season.
For many in East Asia, this weekend is the first day of the weather, just ask the children of these schools and carefully cross the snow in Amami Oshima, Japan\'s Big Island.
People who live on the island have never seen snow there before, because it is the first time snow has happened since 115.
Matt Rivers, CNN correspondent. (END VIDEOTAPE)
AZUZ: This \"Roll Call\" is like every roll call on the transcript page of CNNStudentNews yesterday. com.
Rock Valley Middle School in Iowa.
This is the home of the rockets. The Rockets are completely rockets in the Rock Valley.
Pine View Middle School in Florida is located in the southeast.
It is the home of the Panther, the big cat of blue road Lake.
On the island of Taiwan, we are staying in Taipei today to say hello to the students of Grace Christian College.
We\'re going to start two.
Part of today\'s series on the past and potential future of transportation, aircraft, trains and cars.
If you think that the car has gone a long way since the Gilded Age, and the rocket has gone a long way from the space age, you may be surprised at how small and varied the next few decades. (Start Video)
Reporter: On 1802, with the help of steam power, we began to take serious action.
Richard Trevithick, a British mining engineer, built the first large steam-powered locomotive.
In 1879, German engineer Carl Benz developed the first internal combustion engine to power the piston with fuel such as oil and gasoline.
So the car was born.
Just five years later, the first electric vehicle was born in 1884 (ph)
Thanks to Thomas Parker, the British inventor.
His car was battery-powered and tested the most on the streets of London.
On 1903, in North Carolina, a man flew 1 with Wright brothers Orville and Wilber and their spiral plane Wright.
The flight was only 12 seconds away, only 7 metres from the ground, but with immeasurable historical significance.
1940 saw the British engineer Frank Whittle invent the jet engine, so it was used for fighter jets at the end of World War II and commercial passenger planes in 1949, the British comet havelan.
In about 50 years, scientists have a greater sense of urgency to find cheaper, more energy efficient ways to get us around.
Richard Varvill is an engineer.
He spent his entire career designing rockets and jet engines.
Varvill and his colleagues are taking a unique approach, a hybrid rocket and jet engine, a military knife.
Richard varvill, Engineer: The fundamental problem is that a state-of-the-art rocket engine that has too much performance in terms of fuel consumption.
So, the core principle behind the engine we are working on is basically to form a rocket engine with air.
A breathing engine like a jet engine.
For the sake of this, the air
The breathing speed must be twice as fast as the conventional jet engine can afford.
The Holy Grail in space flight is together, a machine can fly into space, come back again, do missions cheaply, safely and reliably, in fact, since the beginning of the space age, there is no real progress in the way we enter space.
Therefore, the actual technology we are working on is designed to solve this problem.
Reporter: Although the military knife is designed to put us into orbit, it may usher in a new era of return to Earth, the era of supersonic speed.
The plane, known as LAPCAT, promises to fly from London to Sydney at an amazing speed of 3,000 miles an hour, or in other words, within four hours.
VARVILL: all we have to do now is make an engine that works naturally.
We plan to finish the work by the end of ten years.
It will then hopefully destroy all the other opponents who think it is impossible to do so. (END VIDEOTAPE)
AZUZ: So, yesterday was a holiday, but we wouldn\'t make a judgment if you didn\'t realize it was a bubble pack appreciation day.
This happens every year on the last Monday of January.
It\'s all about the plastic wrap cushion, which both protects anything that\'s being transported and happens to be really popular.
CNN visited the factory and found that foam packaging was only part of its story. (Start Video)
Vanessa jurvik, CNN correspondentvoice-over)
: At the sealed aviation headquarters in Saddle Creek, New Jersey, they may take a truck every hour.
But something new happens.
In their lab, they are making self-inflated boxes, visually inflated bubbles, and bubbles that form the shape of the product on the package, once broken, like a heater.
This is not made of plastic.
Made of mushrooms. YURKEVICH (on camera)
Can I eat mushrooms?
Man: mushrooms you can eat.
Oh, it can\'t smell.
It doesn\'t smell like mushrooms.
Eat like mushrooms?
Man: No. (LAUGHTER)YURKEVICH (voice-over)
But it all started with foam packaging.
Like other brilliant inventions, it was invented by chance.
The story began in 1957 when the guys were trying to make wallpaper.
But from that failure, bubble packaging was born. (on camera)
: What is the secret of making bubble bags?
Ed ackershoek, SR.
Seal the air, engineer: I won\'t say that. (LAUGHTER)
Akshaw: come down.
This will be a resin (ph)
We use it on our products.
Is this plastic?
This is plastic.
And then it gets sucked in by these huge tubes. -
Akelshaw: from here on, we will suck it into any of the three lines. YURKEVICH (voice-over)
: To form bubbles, the plastic melts at 500 degrees to the same consistency as the syrup.
ACKERSHOEK: once we vacuum to form a bubble, then we include another layer of material to seal the air inside the bubble.
YURKEVICH: it is reduced in size by a million dollar machine, and almost every major shipping company in the world has customized more than 100 different types of foam packaging.
Bubble packaging actually accounts for only 3% of the company\'s revenue.
Their Updated, innovative packaging is not very popular. (on camera)
: So, this is the thing of the past, this is the thing of the present and the future?
This is all right.
No foam packaging. (LAUGHTER)(END VIDEOTAPE)
So, if you wrap a thread in bubble paper, is it a bubble head?
If you pop up the bubble bag with your teeth, will it become bubble gum?
If you throw it away, are you talking about it or a bubble (ph)it?
If you skip it, are you thinking outside of the bubble?
If you don\'t do anything but pop up, do you bubble up with bubbles or do you bubble up with bubbles (ph)?
I don\'t want to break your bubble, but this is the end of our business today.
Come over tomorrow.
We will continue to speak pun.