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  • Thank you for taking ten minutes for CNN STUDENT NEWS. We`re glad to be part of your Thursday.

  • First story we have is from Manhattan in New York City.

  • First story we have is from Manhattan in New York City.

  • Wednesday morning a large explosion collapsed two buildings, a church and the piano store.

  • Officials aren`t certain why this happened, but a utility company said it got a call about a gas leak just after 9 a.m.

  • New York`s mayor says that was the only indication there was any danger.

  • Dozens of fire fighters arrive to search for survivors.

  • At least two people were initially confirmed dead,

  • but because some were severely injured, and others were missing, the death toll may be higher.

  • Natural gas doesn`t have a smell. Utility companies add an odor to it, so that people can detect a leak.

  • If you ever think you smell it, calling the gas company or 911 is a good idea.

  • See if you can I.D. me. I`m a method of gathering information.

  • I`m usually done online with help from the public

  • I`ve been used in crime investigations and the search for asteroids.

  • I`m crowd sourcing, a way of getting info often without paying for the help.

  • Crowd sourcing may be able to help in the search for a missing Malaysian Airlines plane.

  • A company called Digital Globe has posted satellite images of the area online,

  • thousands of people are scouring them, trying to help.

  • Malaysia Airways Flight 370 disappeared early Saturday morning

  • Less than an hour after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the plane`s transponder was either turned off or it just stopped working.

  • The transponder sends signals about altitude, locations and direction of a plane.

  • There are conflicting reports from Malaysia`s government about whether the plane turned and flew in another direction.

  • Last night, a Chinese satellite image was released showing what might have been wreckage,

  • but it couldn`t be confirmed immediately.

  • The search area is bigger than the state of West Virginia.

  • Look at what we know. Here`s what we actually know about the situation there.

  • If you look at it the plane took off. We know that it left from down here and went up here.

  • And that all the transponding stopped at about 1:30.

  • That`s really all we know.

  • We were getting signals that there was a turn that was leading the plane this way, and then it was spotted by radar over here somewhere around an hour later.

  • We know more about this right now. This wasn`t some kind of tracking of it.

  • We know more about this right now. This wasn`t some kind of tracking of it.

  • We don`t even know for sure that it did turn, because authorities are now saying that`s not clear either.

  • What we know is that there`s single radar reflection over here.

  • Why does it have the word reflection in here?

  • Because if the transponder is on the plane, when the radar pins the plane, the plane essentially answers back.

  • It says who are you, and the plane says we`re this Malaysian air flight.

  • If the transponder is off, all the radar can do is say there`s something out there.

  • And this is what we are talking about.

  • So, this becomes very confusing, as where this had anything to do with what was going on over here.

  • So, this becomes very confusing, as where this had anything to do with what was going on over here.

  • So, this becomes very confusing, as where this had anything to do with what was going on over here.

  • But, the result - boy, you cannot miss the results here, because the result is a sure thing here.

  • Look at what happens to the search areas. They were focused right over in this area.

  • Now they are having to add all these other territory out here,

  • which just complicates it further and further because every bit of that will now have to be searched,

  • a piece at a time you`ll have to grid it off, the say you would for any search.

  • And fly over each area until they illuminate each little cube to figure out where they are going.

  • The families of the missing are grieving. They are frustrated.

  • They are tired of waiting for answers.

  • Malaysian police are searching the home of the pilot.

  • They are also questioning the friend if two Iranians who boarded the flight with stolen passports.

  • So, they are not believed to be terrorists. Still, finding the plane itself may be the only way to find out what exactly happened.

  • How can Malaysia Air Flight 370`s transponder fail?

  • The cockpit voice and flight data recorders will tell us.

  • It surprisingly looks kind of primitive. What does it do?

  • It essentially has an armored shell and even within that there`s what`s you call an armored bathtub that houses the memory chips that record all the flight data.

  • The crucial last 30 minutes of conversation between the pilots is captured on way device:

  • the air craft`s altitude, speed, direction and hundreds of other parameters measured on the other.

  • On the further box, we see a radio beacon allows that the box to be located after a crash.

  • This is housing the solid state memory chips that are recording all the flight data.

  • So, that`s the critical part of the unit that needs to be salvaged after an accident

  • This so called black box is an older, but similar version of the Malaysian plane`s recorders.

  • The newer models are about half the size and collect more than 1000 pieces of data,

  • The newer models are about half the size and collect more than 1000 pieces of data,

  • The newer models are about half the size and collect more than 1000 pieces of data,

  • which makes them so unique, is their ability to survive just about anything.

  • The box is designed for impacts of over 3,400 Gs.

  • This is about 7,000 times what would be a fatal car accident for a human.

  • So, incredible impact. In terms of temperature, it`s designed to withstand temperatures over 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit for short duration.

  • So, this would cover scenarios where it`s sitting in the middle of burning jet fuel for an hour or so.

  • So, this would cover scenarios where it`s sitting in the middle of burning jet fuel for an hour or so.

  • What is more likely critical for the Malaysian Airline, is the recorder`s ability to withstand the tremendous pressure from the depth of the sea.

  • The technology has come a long a way now.

  • Aircraft of this era, like this Boeing for 1954, didn`t have flight data recorders.

  • It was shortly after the start of the jet age, that they became common.

  • Aircraft like the Concord, which had a major accident benefit from the advanced technology.

  • But the problem is getting to the recorders fast enough to make them useful.

  • The box emits a signal or beacon in fresh or salt water from as deep as 20,000 feet below. But the battery often runs out in just 30 days.

  • But the Air France flight that went down in the Atlantic in 2009, it took searchers two years to find the data recorders, because they were far from the wreckage.

  • East Coast, West Coast and in between, it`s time for the CNN STUDENT NEWS roll call.

  • We`ll start in Marco Island, Florida, home to the Eagles in Marco Island Charter Middle School. Good to see you.

  • As we move across the country, we`re taking roll in McAlester, Oklahoma, it`s where the buffaloes roam, at McAlester High School.

  • And in the Pacific northwest, this suns are up, they are shining bright at Southridge High School in Kennewick, Washington.

  • This Woman`s History Month, we are honoring people like Keren Taylor.

  • She`s doing something a lot of your English teachers do.

  • She`s giving young people a way to express themselves the creative writing.

  • But the way she got there is a little different.

  • Taylor was a sales executive laid off from her job who used her severance pay and savings to start Write Girl,

  • it`s a non-profit organization to help teenagers in Los Angeles.

  • I blossom with each pen mark.

  • I found myself in the words.

  • Every girl has a story to tell.

  • Some of our girls are facing some of the greatest challenges teenagers could ever face - pregnancy,

  • incarceration, violence in their family, at school.

  • Those girls need a mentor. They need to be inspired about their own voice.

  • Life in the light can be so bright. Nothing can be so pure.

  • Writing in self-expression can give them a tool for moving forward.

  • Say something that nobody else has said before.

  • Because you have your own way of saying things.

  • We matched underserved girls with professional women writers for mentoring and group workshops.

  • I want to match you, Christa, with Christie.

  • The moment you ask a young person, tell me about something you`re passionate about, they are writing and the ideas just flow.

  • You know what you`re going to read today.

  • I was kind of scared - like I`m really quiet, and I keep to myself, but Emily - and she`s so excited and enthusiastic about writing. I absolutely love her.

  • Writing gave me that position in life like I`m grown, I have a story to tell.

  • Their senses are deluded by the sparkling things across their eye.

  • Thank you.

  • We need to help girls see that their voiced matters.

  • And he`s got a lot of good stuff here, and what I like to hear more is about you.

  • To give a girl tools to be able to be positive and thrive and rise above whatever challenges she`s facing, what`s better than that?

  • Never underestimate the power of the girls and the pen(INAUDIBLE)

  • We`ve seen a lot of cool basketball shots, some in game, some just because they are trick shots, and they are awesome.

  • Thanks to YouTube, this is the first we`ve seen in golf.

  • First, Dude chips it up, sets it up, second dude spikes it or drives it.

  • Might have sliced it. First dude takes credit, says that was cool. That was cool.

  • In golf, you are not allowed to hit the ball twice with one swing.

  • But if two guys hit the ball with one swing each, they are part of a rare club.

  • Their synergy is like iron. They put teamwork over cuddliness, making lesser golfers green with M.B.

  • I know, I know the puns are sometimes tough to putt up with, but we always take a shot at ending on the up note.

  • That`d be a hole in one show without them, and their fans would be really teed off.

  • We`re going to golf for now, but I hope you`ll make tea time for us again tomorrow.

Thank you for taking ten minutes for CNN STUDENT NEWS. We`re glad to be part of your Thursday.

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