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  • Hello and welcome to Friday`s are awesome. Not really the name of our show but who (inaudible).

  • I`m Carl Azuz for CNN 10.

  • Tensions over trade are heating up between the United States and China. At midnight Thursday,

  • $16 billion worth of Chinese products including

  • motorcycles, plastics and refrigerators became subject to25 percent tariff or tax when they`re

  • imported to the U.S. China responded with 25 percent

  • tariffs of its own on American products like buses and diesel fuel when they`re imported

  • to China.

  • These are the latest shots fired in what many analysts call a trade war between the two

  • countries. And they could lead to higher prices on both

  • sides of the Pacific on imported materials and the items they`re made from. So why is

  • this happening? The Trump Administration has blamed China for

  • unfair trade practices. President Donald Trump says they`ve helped China benefit quote "too

  • well for too long and they`ve become spoiled". The

  • tariffs are meant to help American manufacturers by making Chinese products more expensive

  • to buy in the U.S. And while some American companies have

  • benefited, others have seen their costs go up.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping says China will defend it`s own interests in free trade in

  • general and that he thinks the tariffs are not only about

  • trade but also about trying to limit the rise of China. Officials from both sides are meeting

  • in Washington D.C. to work out their differences but

  • analysts say they don`t think much will come from the talks. And at this point, neither

  • country is backing down on the tariffs.

  • Up next today, is there ice on the moon. A study recently published in the proceedings

  • of the National Academy of Sciences suggest there is. The

  • study was new but the data wasn`t. It came from an Indian mission that was carried out

  • in 2008 and 2009. It involved an instrument designed to detect

  • the reflective properties of ice and also try to distinguish between whether it was

  • looking at water or ice. Previous studies have suggested

  • that ice could be present on the moon but they might have just detected unusually reflective

  • soil there according to NASA. In the new study,

  • scientists look at information gathered from the darkest and coldest parts of the moon`s

  • poles.

  • Places that never see sunlight and they concluded that they found definitive evidence for ice

  • in the moon`s frigid areas. Why might that

  • matter? Well if there`s enough of it and no one knows how much there is. Researchers believe

  • it could be a water source for a future moon mission.

  • Scientists involved in the study are hoping another mission will carried out to examine

  • the remote parts of the moon and better map it out.

  • 10 Second Trivia. What kind of hurricane related history was made in 1950? Storms were named,

  • the Saffir Simpson Scale was created, Hawaii was hit or

  • a storm was seen from space. 1959 was the first year when storms started getting names.

  • People in the U.S. state of Hawaii are hunkered down as the rain, wind and waves from Hurricane

  • Lane lash the islands. The storm was expected to

  • weaken as it approached Hawaii but as of yesterday afternoon, it was a Category 4 cyclone with

  • wind speeds of 130 miles per hour. It`s center was

  • still about 200 miles away from Hawaii but potentially damaging winds extended 140 miles

  • from the middle of the storm and it was getting closer.

  • Landslides and flooding have already set in on the Big Island.

  • The Central Pacific doesn`t see a lot of hurricanes in contrast to the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific

  • Oceans and Hawaii takes up a relatively small

  • part of the sea. That`s why only two hurricanes have actually made landfall there since the

  • 1950`s. Whether Hurricane Lane would actually do

  • that wasn`t known. Hurricanes are hard to track and they are even different ways of

  • modeling them.

  • Well you hear us talk a lot about the models. The European versus the American and how are

  • they different. We`re trying to

  • model an atmosphere that has infinite number of layers from where we live to the top of

  • the atmosphere it`s not 9, 12, 13 different layers. It`s an

  • infinite number but you can`t put infinity into a computer and expect an answer because

  • it will just hang up and keep running. The difference

  • between the two models is trying to get a model run that`s accurate and timely. Timely

  • meaning we can`t have a perfect forecast for a two day

  • snowstorm.

  • But it might take 24 hours worth of running the computer to get there. So as a two day

  • forecast that`s only good for one day is that worth it? No.

  • We try to get it to run in four hours or less. Now the European model does take longer to

  • run. There`s more data in the European model. And so

  • therefore it can be slightly more accurate but the American model is pretty close.

  • From finding Nemo to missing Nemo to saving Nemo, that`s going to take some explanation.

  • Clown fish, the real life animal that Nemo was

  • based on are missing from many of their natural habitats. Part of the reason may have to do

  • with coral bleaching. Clown fish make their homes in

  • coral and bleaching occurs when low tides, pollution, invasive species or changes in

  • water temperature cause coral to get sick and lose it`s vibrant

  • color. That`s bad for clown fish. This has struck several places worldwide in recent

  • years though some of the bleached coral areas show

  • signs of recovering. But there`s another threat that Nemo is facing and it`s because the fish

  • is so popular.

  • Meet the humble clown fish. Though small in size, it`s one of the most instantly recognizable

  • inhabitants of the

  • world`s coral reefs. A fish made famous by the 2003 animated Finding Nemo. The movie

  • told the story of a father searching for his son Nemo after he`s

  • captured from the wild. But finding Nemo`s box office success has had some unintended

  • consequences.

  • After the film Finding Nemo, there was a drastic spike in the number of fish that people wanted

  • for their aquarium.

  • Karen Burke Desova (ph) is a marine biologist and the co-founder of a program called Saving

  • Nemo.

  • And the places that they were getting those fish actually was from the wild. And as the

  • numbers kept coming out of the

  • wild, they started getting very, very small in some places and in fact in certain areas

  • became locally extinct.

  • Students at Belgium Gardens Primary School in the Australian city of Townsville are trying

  • to change that.

  • there`s a little orange clown fish. It`s really tiny. It`s like a (inaudible).

  • Oh wow.

  • As part of the Saving Nemo program, these children are helping breed baby clown fish.

  • We breed them so they can give fish that we breed to people who want clown fish and so

  • they don`t have to take them out of the

  • wild.

  • Ivan Watson, CNN Townsville, Australia.

  • For 10 out of 10 today, robot dog for hire. It`s not exactly too warm and cuddly like

  • a real dog. But the makers of Spot Mini the Robot

  • Dog think it can work in construction, delivery, security and even homecare. Look, it could

  • get up if it falls down and it even uses care

  • when putting away the dishes. One expert says a problem may be pricing. This could cost

  • as much as car. And it`s not clear exactly what else this

  • could help people do.

  • Personally I think they should just teach it to walk the actual dog because irony. You`re

  • going to take out a leash to buy it. It`d probably fetch a

  • few bucks at auction and with that yellow color it`s already like a Golden Retriever.

  • Why not let the dog walking just go to the dogs? Something to

  • train your mind on as we scoot on into the weekend. I`m Carl Azuz with CNN 10.

Hello and welcome to Friday`s are awesome. Not really the name of our show but who (inaudible).

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