Nuclear power

04.16.14
MIT designs a floating, tsunami-proof nuclear plant
04.16.14

MIT designs a floating, tsunami-proof nuclear plant

What's the safest place to put a nuclear reactor? Offshore, apparently. A new power plant design c...

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06.01.12
Stuxnet pinned on US and Israel as an out-of-control creation
06.01.12

Stuxnet pinned on US and Israel as an out-of-control creation

Ever since Stuxnet was discovered, most of the accusing fingers have been pointed at the US, Israe...

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05.10.12
Scientists bend gamma rays, could neuter radioactive waste (update: more credit)
05.10.12

Scientists bend gamma rays, could neuter radioactive waste (update: more credit)

Bending most light is easy; bending it in gamma ray form, however, has often been deemed impossibl...

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08.24.11
Fukushima technician gives behind-the-scenes look at the cleanup operation
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Fukushima technician gives behind-the-scenes look at the cleanup operation

New details about the robotics deployed to help clean up Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant have emer...

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07.09.11
Fukushima plant operator uses modded robot vacuum to suck up radioactive dirt (video)
07.09.11

Fukushima plant operator uses modded robot vacuum to suck up radioactive dirt (video)

A few months ago, back when Japan was freshly reeling from that devastating earthquake and tsunam...

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05.25.11
NASA abandons Mars rover Spirit, chooses to remember the good times
05.25.11

NASA abandons Mars rover Spirit, chooses to remember the good times

More than a year after it first lost contact with its Mars rover Spirit, NASA has finally decided...

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05.05.11
Nuclear fusion startup gets Jeff Bezos backing, won't be dropping any bombs
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Nuclear fusion startup gets Jeff Bezos backing, won't be dropping any bombs

Here's a phrase we never though we'd utter: Bezos is the bomb! Okay, so maybe a nuke reference isn...

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04.18.11
iRobot Packbots enter Fukushima nuclear plant to gather data, take photos, save lives (video)
04.18.11

iRobot Packbots enter Fukushima nuclear plant to gather data, take photos, save lives (video)

iRobot recently deployed a pair of robots to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, where i...

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04.16.11
TALON robot gets declawed, helps Japan sniff out radiation (video)
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TALON robot gets declawed, helps Japan sniff out radiation (video)

Robotics experts at the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory just taught an old war...

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