Friday, May 17 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-17 15:37:38 GMT
MANOR, TX (KEYE/CBS) – A weapons company began this week rolling out a groundbreaking "smart" rifle that can target and track a moving object from long distance. Trackingpoint began shipping the guns toMore >
The rifle is precision guided with "lock and launch" technology similar to a fighter jet.More >
Thursday, May 16 2013 11:04 AM EDT2013-05-16 15:04:35 GMT
SAN ANTONIO (KENS/CBS) –An escalator malfunction during a Dish Network team summit Wednesday injured several people, including some that required hospital treatment. The escalator was moving people upMore >
The escalator was moving people up to the second floor when it stopped, briefly changed direction and sent people tumbling into each other.More >
Wednesday, May 15 2013 12:56 PM EDT2013-05-15 16:56:42 GMT
TULSA (KOTV/CBS) - Eighth grade history teacher Tom Friday has motivation for his students hanging around his neck. Friday has been teaching for 37 years, has retired at least once and wears about 180More >
Tom Friday's neckties are more than a gimmick. He uses them to keep students engaged, and it seems to work.More >
Tuesday, May 14 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-14 16:47:12 GMT
HOUSTON (KHOU/CBS) – Neighbors near a prostitution sting said customers came so often they affected the flow of traffic. Two juveniles were among the female sex workers, and more than 100 other peopleMore >
Vice officers made dozens of arrests in the last two weeks during an operation they called the Bissonet Initiative, named for the street the sting took place.More >
Tuesday, May 14 2013 12:08 PM EDT2013-05-14 16:08:47 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (WWL/CBS) – A medical student who kept his cool was one of the many people who rushed to help victims after this weekend's shooting at a Mother's Day parade. Jarrett Pytell, originally fromMore >
Jarrett Pytell, a third year LSU medical student, was giving his out-of-town friends a tour of New Orleans when shooting broke out at a Mother's Day parade.More >
FT. WORTH, TX
(KTVT/CBS) – A small company is taking a creative, high-tech approach to a problem
affecting the health and work productivity of millions of Americans.
What may look like
a small escape pod from a Star Wars
movie is actually a napping pod at Power Naps.
It's one of three pods clients can
choose from to catch some midday sleep.
"Shut your eyes,
get the old 40 winks, if you will, and be ready to go for the rest of the day,"
said Greg Hackbarth, Power Naps co-owner.
Research shows there is probably a market for the concept.
The Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention says nearly 40 million Americans are getting by
on less than six hours of sleep a day, significantly less than the seven to nine
Lack of sleep doesn't
just hit your health. It can also affect a company's bottom line.
A new Harvard
medical study found lack of sleep costs companies $65 billion in lost
Ted Olsen and Hackbarth
want to remedy both the medical and financial problems related to inadequate sleep.
"We have to break
that barrier of people thinking it's wrong to lay and down and take a nap in
the middle of the day or take that time off away from work," Hackbarth said.
Whitney Neal has been
coming here regularly for the last few weeks to squeeze in a nap during his
He said friends
and family tease him about his nap habit, but a quick snooze makes him a better
"I come in here,
and I sleep for about 15, 20 minutes," Neal said. "That's the most I sleep, and
I'm good for the rest of the day. They call me an old man a lot of times. Well,
I'm a productive old man."