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U.S. Senate Acquits President Trump; China Completes A Hospital For Coronavirus Patients; Type Of "Solar Window" Could Change How Buildings Are Powered. Aired 4-4:10a ET
Aired February 6, 2020 - 04:00:00 ET
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CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Forty-nine days after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump, the U.S. Senate
voted yesterday afternoon to acquit him. A down the middle explanation of that event is our first topic today on CNN 10. I`m Carl Azuz.
This was the third time in U.S. history that a president was impeached by the House and acquitted by the Senate and the events that occurred over the
last couple months reflect the deep partisan divide in the United States. The House is controlled by Democrats. The Senate is controlled by
Republicans and the chambers decisions were made mostly along party lines.
Their were two votes in the Senate yesterday because there were two charges from the House. The first charge or Article I was on abuse of power. The
Senate voted 52 to 48 that President Trump was not guilty of this. All but one Republican voted to acquit the president. That Republican joined every
Democrats in voting to convict him.
For a president to be removed from office, the Constitution requires that two-thirds of the Senators present vote to convict him. President Trump`s
acquittal has been expected since the House charges were made. The second charge or Article II was on obstruction of justice. The Senate voted 53 to
47 that President Trump was not guilty of this. Every Republican voted to acquit the president. Every Democrat voted to convict him.
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JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS: The Senate having tried Donald John Trump, president of the United States, upon two articles of impeachment exhibited against
him by the House of Representatives and two-thirds of the Senators present not having found him guilty of the charges contained therein. It is
therefore, ordered and adjudged that the said Donald John Trump be and he is hereby acquitted of the charges in said articles.
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AZUZ: So the end result is that Donald Trump will remain in office as U.S. president. Next up, a charter flight from Wuhan, China arrived yesterday
in the U.S. state of California. It`s one of three evacuation flights that the U.S. has made in about a week and the 178 passengers on board will stay
under quarantine at Travis Air Force Base.
This is the first time in more than 50 years that a quarantine order was issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. It`s trying to protect
Americans from the widely spreading Wuhan corona virus which has infected more than 24,500 people worldwide and killed more than 490 of them.
It`s about a 2 percent death rate from the virus. Many who have gotten it has recovered. The vast majority of the cases are in China where the virus
was first identified in mid-December and the country has just finished the first of two hospitals it`s built specifically for Wuhan corona virus
If you`re wondering how China did that so quickly, it took more than 1,000 construction workers and 100 machines working overtime. The two new
facilities will have thousands of bed for patients during the outbreak.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Even after nearly two decades, former SARS patient Alex Lamb (ph) is haunted by his experience. SARS infected around 8,000
people globally and killed 774, nearly half of them in Hong Kong. The isolation of cases eventually led to the end of the outbreak.
The new corona virus outbreak is already larger than SARS and unprecedented measures are in place to control it. The rapid construction of hospitals,
mass production of medical supplies and protective equipment and sweeping travel restrictions and temperature checks.
When will these measures stop the outbreak? Well the answer lies in understanding the virus itself. Inside that building is the world`s first
lab grown copy of the Wuhan corona virus outside mainland China. It`s a major breakthrough that allows researchers here at Hong Kong University to
better understand the behavior of the virus. Inside the lab we are required to wear facemasks.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: My feeling is that is this just going to be like SARS? Is that the world is going to get basically a very bad cold for about five
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: But with one major caveat, it appears the new virus, unlike SARS, can spread before symptoms arrive.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: But the problem with this virus is that it does appear, is that there is a period within the first four or five days that people
say they can be (inaudible) but maybe systematic. So for that reason, it`s going to be far more difficult to manage.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I want to shake your hand but it`s during an outbreak so - - the masks are off when I meet Malik Paris (ph) in his office. He
advises the World Health Organization on the virus.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Either Indian rail greeting or a - - or the Japanese real greeting.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He says there are two extreme scenarios. The outbreak is brought under control or - -
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The other extreme of course is that the virus is like influenza which means that it`s cannot be contained and it will spread.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This has already happened with H1N1, also known as Swine Flu. The strain emerged in the pandemic in 2009 and now it`s a
seasonal virus. But for Alex Lamb (ph) human kind doesn`t need another disease to contend with.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We must stand together. We need to think positive because one day the disease will go away.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Now the head of a group of SARS survivors in Hong Kong, he is calling for the government to take tougher measures, whatever
it takes to end the latest outbreak.
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AZUZ: 10 Second Trivia. What is the world`s most widely used source of renewable energy? Solar power, wind energy, hydropower or bio-fuels.
Hydropower, hydroelectricity is used more than any other renewable.
Hydropower is also one of the oldest forms of renewable energy. Wheels spun by the current of flowing water provided power for centuries before
electricity caught on. Solar panels as we know them are a much more recent invention. Their development really started advancing in the 1950s. They
come with some downsides. Though they`re considered a form of clean energy, building the panels themselves and then disposing of old or damaged
ones can cause significant harm to the environment.
And the solar windows you`re about to see are relatively small. Manufacturers will have to find a way to build larger ones. Owners of
skyscrapers will have to decide whether they want to install them and there are questions about their cost versus modern windows that don`t generate
electricity. But the company that makes solar windows says the benefits are clear as glass.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Solar panels are a popular method for capturing renewable energy but they have some limitations. They need lots of space,
special installation and have some aesthetic drawbacks. But what if they looked like this and every window around you doubled as a solar panel?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We`ve developed a way of making solar cells transparent by only capturing the invisible light. This is the only technology that
allows you to do that.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Ubiquitous Energy isn`t the first to develop solar glass. Others have combined glass with solar cells that are thinner and
smaller but they can have drawbacks like lower power efficiency and less transparency. Ubiquitous took a different approach and developed a solar
coating made from organic dyes designed to match the transparency of standard windows.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Light absorbing dyes are found all around us. What we`ve done is we`ve engineered those dyes to selectively absorb infrared
light and also convert that light into electricity.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And that`s key because infrared light is invisible to the human eye. The result, the team says, is solar glass that delivers the
best combination of energy efficiency and transparency.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The installation here is one of the first installations of this glass.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: For now, solar glass is still less efficient than traditional solar panels are but its potential for wider use can make up
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: For example, the Sales Force Tower in San Francisco has 70 times as much vertical surface to its rooftop and that would mean over
20 times more energy production from transparent solar than opaque solar on the roof. We really see the future of this technology is being applied
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AZUZ: For 10 out of 10, Leonardo could never "Davinsee" this coming. This is one of his most famous paintings, the Mona Lisa made entirely out of
Rubik`s Cubes. She is so like the lady with the mystic smile.
The work called a form of Rubik Cubism is up for auction later this month where it could fetch as much as $166,000. That`d be a pretty good profit.
The 330 cubes it took to build it would have cost less than $3,000.
It`s too bad the winning bidder has to pay that all at once. Some could "mat easily" go to the bank one starry night and "convinchi" them to let
you "Warhaul" out enough "Monet" to "Currivagio" right back to the auction house.
But that`s a long way to "Goya" when what you really "Cassatted" to do is just take out a "Mona Lease". That`s elevating puns to an art form you
all. East Middle in Sioux City knows all about it. Got some votes watching from the Hawkeye State of Iowa. I`m Carl Azuz for CNN.