A mega mall and entertainment complex in Northwest Miami-Dade that would dwarf any other appears to be on course for approval, but not without controversy.
It’s called the American Dream.
It would be the largest mall in the world.
A shopping and entertainment complex slated to go up on vacant land south of where the Florida Turnpike and I-75 meet near Broward County.
“We are not a run-of-the-mill mall,” said attorney Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, who represents the developers of the mall project. “We’re a family destination. We’re an entertainment complex. We’re a job-creating vehicle for Miami-Dade County.”
Developers say the retail shops, indoor pool and beach, waterslides and ski slopes would hire 14,000 people.
“We fully want to see this happen,” said Miami-Dade resident Ken Forrest. “Because it helps to improve the overall tourism industry.”
A local mother told the planning board the American Dream would save a drive to Disney World in Orlando, some three-plus hours away from Miami-Dade.
“As a mother of four small children, I’m very excited about the prospect of having a theme park for them,” said Homestead resident and mother Summer Davis.
Uber is releasing new information about Uber Air, an ambitious plan to launch a fleet of autonomous flying taxis in two years. "CBS This Morning" got the first look at the design models that will be on display at Tuesday's Uber Elevate Summit in Los Angeles.
"We think cities are going to go vertical in terms of transportation and we want to make that a reality," Dara Khosrowshahi told CBS News' Bianna Golodryga.
The Uber CEO said their new model of an air taxi shows the company's vision for the future of transportation. It's a world where passengers request an Uber Air on their phone, then head to rooftop sky ports where the aircraft take off.
"We want to create the network around those vehicles so that regular people can take these taxis in the air for longer distances when they want to avoid traffic at affordable prices," Khosrowshahi said.
Imagine flying from New York to Los Angeles, normally a six-hour ordeal, in under three hours. NASA is hoping that will one day be a reality as it works to prove that quiet supersonic commercial travel is possible.
The agency will be conducting a series of flights in November off the shores of Galveston, Texas, an island city outside of Houston. It’s a test to determine how to best study people’s reactions to quiet supersonic jets.
“This project, QSF 18, is a test so we can test the methodology for future community response testing for projects like the LBFD,” said Larry Cliatt, principal investigator for NASA.
LBFD is NASA’s low boom flight demonstrator—a supersonic aircraft that reduces the sound of the sonic boom. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company is working with NASA on its design. With low boom flights, NASA said it “intends to gather data on how effective quiet supersonic technology is in terms of public acceptance.”
The Federal Aviation Administration generally prohibits supersonic flight over land.
Marines with 1st Battalion, 12th Marines and Combat Logistics Battalion 8 perform an external lift with a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter to move an M777 Howitzer to its firing position during Integrated Training Exercise 3-18 aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.
The CH-53E Super Stallion is the Marine Corps' primary heavy lift helicopter, and is currently the largest and heaviest helicopter in the United States military inventory.
Incline Dynamic Outlet, the company that built the Lamborghini Huracam, is a vehicle that the group claims is the fastest camera car in the world. "For the first time, we’re actually able to capture stuff in speed, and we’re not under-cranking our shots."
U.S. Marines with 2nd Marine Division, fire M38 Squad Designated Marksmanship Rifles while conducting a live fire exercise at range Hathcock. The Marines received training and were tested to become designated marksmen with the M38.
The Marine Corps first began fielding the M38 designated marksman rifle in late 2017.
Although certain M27s were employed as marksman rifles since 2016, the M38 version outfits the M27 with a Leupold TS-30A2 Mark 4 MR/T 2.5-8x36mm variable power scope, the same optic fitted on the Mk 12 Special Purpose Rifle.
The naming of the M38 followed a similar convention to the M27, being named after the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines unit that tested the rifle out.
Full operational capability is planned for September 2018. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M27_Infantry_Automatic_Rifle)
The next time you visit one of the Smithsonian museums in Washington D.C., a robot might greet you.
The robot is named Pepper and she’s the Smithsonian’s newest employee. It can answer frequently asked questions, tell stories, and collect limited information. Even better, it can dance, play games, and pose for selfies.
The Smithsonian says it uses voice and gestures to create playful and memorable interactions. There’s a tablet mounted on it’s chest that can display images, text, and video.
It’s displayed throughout museums as part of a pilot program aimed to attract visitors to less popular exhibits.
Video from Vietnam shows a young child using a crossbow to remove a tooth — by tying the loose tooth to the bowstring and firing. It might seem like something out of a cartoon, but the odd method worked without causing too much harm.