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"Searchers through this evening and into tonight falling into the forties. We'll be back up around sixty tomorrow, but instead of sunshine, more clouds and a few spotty showers. I'm KIRO seven chief meteorologist Morgan Palmer. Fifty three degrees in downtown Seattle. I'm the vice from woodinville to Westlake these he's Cairo radio ninety seven three FM news and talk powered by the Pacific northwest. So you. Shopping every four thirty three. Choose your news through different stories you vote then we turn the show over to you at four fifty. But really there's three of us. So. Celebrate the last. Winter's loser over over again. It hurts Todd stealing. So if you're pig didn't win today for choose your news Trisha tomorrow at four thirty three, but between you and I thought he went to rock, paper scissors, really quick or we gonna you wanna go. I want me to go. All right. So there was a PowerPoint slide that made killed seven people. You remember the space shuttle Columbia is up the space doing what was going to do and on the ground. People knew there was a big problem because a piece of foam insulation fell from one of the Rams hit attached the fuel tank fell by the way nine times faster than a fired bullet. So NASA ficials sat down with Boeing engineers in the engineers built their own PowerPoint twenty eight slides a Yale University, professor name Edward, tough communication experts. Reviewed the slide show given by NASA. And he determined that slide show itself may have resulted in the deaths because it was such a poorly constructed slide show number one sided misleading misleadingly reassuring claim that the test data point of the bathing able to withstand this foam strike. Which led NASA to believe? Well, you know, what we can just rancher the space shuttle, no reason to send people in space walk rhetoric. Never to the site contained four different bowl points with no explanations of what they mean that allowed people to interpret the data to pick and choose what they thought was important versus what was really important number three. According to this, professor. There was a huge text more than one hundred words figures on one screen created a blizzard of words and thoughts and people's minds continues. Use of words sufficient significant really reduce the meeting number four the most important the foam strike occurred. It a force massively out of test conditions. But that was buried at the bottom of one hundred words in the smallest Bont. We didn't test for this. They made the decision to bring the shuttle back in the atmosphere based upon. On this slide deck had actually been constructed in better form, they would have called out in front. We did not test for this. We don't know. And they may have decided then to undertake the spacewalk and allow the astronauts to attempt fix of the tile. So it's quite possible that bad PowerPoint killed those seven astronauts in the space shuttle Columbia's"