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  • CNN STUDENT NEWS starts now. It`s Friday, April 4, it`s good to have you watching. I`m Carl Azuz at the CNN Center.

  • On Wednesday afternoon sirens went off at Fort Hood, a large military installation in Texas.

  • Officials say one soldier carrying a gun, he wasn`t allowed to have on base started shooting other members of the U.S. Army.

  • He killed three people before a military police officer confronted him in a parking lot and he took his own life.

  • 16 other soldiers were wounded in the attack.

  • Police don`t know yet why this happened.

  • They say the suspect, Army Specialist Ivan Lopez, had a history of mental illness.

  • They are not sure if this was an active terrorism.

  • But it immediately brought comparisons to a previous shooting at the same post.

  • Five years ago, a former Army psychiatrist killed 13 people and later said he was on the terrorist mission.

  • Army Chief of Staff, General Ray Odierno, said lessons learned from that shooting kept this one from being worse than it was.

  • Four days in the financial literacy month. We are breaking down another term for you.

  • One that will hopefully help your college bounce students know what to expect in the years ahead.

  • This one`s default, and it`s not something you want to do.

  • If you get a student loan, you`re required by law to pay it back.

  • Miss a payment, and the loan is delinquent.

  • Keep that up, it could go into default.

  • It basically means you didn`t keep your promise to pay back the loan, and going into default can hit you hard later on.

  • It could make it tougher to borrow money again for things like a car, a house, or even a cell phone.

  • So, make your loan payments, make them on time, you won`t risk being delinquent or going into default.

  • Time for The Shoutout. Which of these is a term for an ocean current?

  • If you think you know it, shout it out! Is it a gurge, gyre, gnar or gaur? You`ve got three seconds, go.

  • Gyres are massive circular ocean currents that rotate clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere.

  • And counter clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • That`s your answer and that`s your Shoutout.

  • Gyres are natural, but some of the stuff swirling in them isn`t.

  • Garbage, trash from nations, shorelines, boats, collected in currents swirling around the oceans.

  • The Indian Ocean search for a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger plane has been called the most difficult search in human history.

  • Gyres of garbage are making that search even harder.

  • Debris that you might see in our homes or around our homes,

  • here`s a toy grenade, here`s a paintbrush handle, here`s a toy leg from a baby. Flip flops.

  • Not items from a landfill. But from the ocean.

  • More specifically, the Indian Ocean gyro.

  • Essentially, a garbage patch swirling with trash and overflowing with plastic.

  • The massive rotating current spins counter clockwise.

  • Marcus Eriksen is the director of research for the Five Gyres Institute in California.

  • He says gyros are like plastic soup.

  • But that`s typical of what the material looks like.

  • In 2010, he sailed through the Indian Ocean gyro, the same area where search teams are now looking for doomed flight 370.

  • What we found there, were things like derelict fishing nets, multicolored buoys, all fishing buoys like the one that`s behind me.

  • Lots of buckets and crates, other consumer goods like bottles.

  • And bottle caps. And bags and forks and knives.

  • There was so much stuff already there.

  • So the aircraft and debris from the aircraft is blending into all that.

  • Which is one reason why locating the missing plane is such a challenge.

  • Satellite images once thought to be debris fields, likely just floating garbage.

  • A Chinese ship just this week in search of the airplane came across trash instead.

  • Even sea life can`t tell the difference.

  • Fish, sea lions, birds, they all ingest this junk thinking it might be food.

  • You know, to hear this talk about there are being 300 plus pieces from the aircraft.

  • There are 300,000 plus pieces of trash already there.

  • The Indian Ocean gyre isn`t the only one that exists.

  • There are also two in the Pacific and two in the Atlantic.

  • They form when ocean currents bounce off the continents and create a vortex of swirling water,

  • which posed debris from the shores to the center of the ocean.

  • The gyro in the Indian Ocean is thought to be about 2 million square miles.

  • Now, keep in mind, the entire United States is just under 4 million square miles.

  • And this garbage patch isn`t just huge, it`s also on the move, traveling about half a mile per hour or about 12 miles per day.

  • And it may be carrying parts of the plane with it.

  • Leonardo da Vinci sketched a flying machine in 1485, but, of course, he never flew in one.

  • 2 Frenchmen climbed aboard the first untethered balloon in 1783, but didn`t exactly power it.

  • Even the Wright brothers at the dawn of powered flight, didn`t have to flap or pedal themselves.

  • You might say these folks, compared to the men you`re about to meet, took the easy way up.

  • The dream is pretty much as old as time itself, the flying under our own power.

  • The sprit, the endeavor, has always been there, but seldom the means.

  • Contraption after contraption left crumpled in the resolutely earthbound.

  • When Orville Wright took flight in 1903, muscles gave way to engines.

  • And the fantasy of powering aircraft by ourselves, largely evaporated.

  • Except that it has refused single-minded individuals.

  • David Barford is living his childhood dream in his very own bespoke flying machine cold Better Fly.

  • By day, he designs Formula One engines for Mercedes Benz, by Louis Hamilton and others,

  • by night, he plans his next David Barford powered flight.

  • I`m like a caged animal if I can`t make things.

  • It began with a sheet of paper and a pencil at a table at his home in North Hampton.

  • And with a dogged ambition to design a human powered aircraft that he could build himself in his garage.

  • Some people have said, or why didn`t you put electric motor on it, and fly it with an electric motor?

  • But that just completely misses the point.

  • That`s not flying as I wanted to experience flying.

  • Better fly has a huge wings span, 22 meters across.

  • Yet she weighs just 42 kilograms around half the weight of the pilot.

  • It took eight long years before she was ready for her first test flight.

  • The bottom half has to just be an engine.

  • Legs going like crazy, but your top half and your control system needs to be quiet, so you can smooth and calm.

  • So one (INAUDIBLE) is going to be like a swam paddling - paddling away.

  • All of a sudden you get to a certain speed, and you just rise up.

  • Really smoothly, no dramatic effort involved to it if you like.

  • Feeling was beautiful. Really was. Very pure.

  • The day after I fly and so (INAUDIBLE) just (INAUDIBLE) just as I drove to work.

  • And - yeah, you and - I can join them.

  • And I think that was when you realize, actually, what you`ve done that you can join the birds and fly and do your empower.

  • David now belongs to a very exclusive flying club.

  • More people have been to space than have ever flown a human powered aircraft.

  • David is turning that very dream into a reality. One flight at a time.

  • We are taking flight over the Pacific Northwest on today`s Roll Call starting just east of Seattle.

  • We`ve got the Wolves watching.

  • They are Eastlake High School representing some Amish Washington.

  • Now, to the Midwest, at Donipan Trumbull High School, the Cardinals are flying high over Donipan, Nebraska.

  • And if you are in Lake Charles, Louisiana, watch out for gators - of course, we are talking about the gators of LaGrange High School.

  • Glad your watch.

  • It`s peanut butter jelly time, and this is one serious sandwich.

  • It`s more than 51 feet long.

  • And if you try to lift it without it falling apart, you couldn`t. It has more than 60 pounds of peanut butter alone.

  • Fortunately, no one had to eat it alone.

  • A group of charter school students in California bit into it, as a celebration of national peanut butter and jelly day.

  • They couldn`t finish it, so other older kids came in to lend a helping tooth.

  • Costs some bread to build that thing, but no expense was spread and it certainly makes lesser sandwiches jellies.

  • Everyone who ate it got stuffed.

  • It was worth its dough, because it had all the ingredients for success, for butter or for worse.

  • I`m going for glass of milk, we hope you have a great weekend and that you`ll be watching again on Monday.

CNN STUDENT NEWS starts now. It`s Friday, April 4, it`s good to have you watching. I`m Carl Azuz at the CNN Center.

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