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30 years after Chernobyl, drones take you on a VR tour of the silent city

The abandoned city of Pripyat in northern Ukraine is shrouded in layers of radioactive dust and remains dangerous today. However, you can visit in virtual reality.

By 27 April 2016


Animals return to Chernobyl, thrive without humans

The former nuclear power plant, deemed too radioactive for human habitation, is now teeming with a healthy animal population, a long-term study finds.

By 9 October 2015


Take a drone tour of Chernobyl's creepy-beautiful decay

A filmmaker took to 30-year-old disaster site Pripyat, Chernobyl equipped with a camera, a drone and a GoPro.

By 25 November 2014


Machines clear rubble as Japan ranks crisis with Chernobyl

A month after the historic quake in Japan, robots and remote-controlled vehicles are getting to work at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

By 12 April 2011


Tech Time Machine: 26 April

On this day in 1986, the world's worst nuclear accident spewed forth from the number four reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukraine.

By 26 April 2012


Today in Tech History: April 26, 2008

Chernobyl, space crashes, and plane crashes. It's a terrible day in tech history.

By 24 April 2008


Report: Chernobyl virus rises again

Panda Software detects a new strain of the dangerous Chernobyl virus, though the threat has not yet been seen "in the wild" where the average computer user might run across it.

By 3 December 2002


Chernobyl virus rides Klez's coattails

The ancient virus engineers a comeback tour, hitting messages already infected by the fast-spreading, chart-topping Klez worm.

By 7 May 2002


Chernobyl virus set to wake up

Known as CIH, or the more dire-sounding Chernobyl, the virus first hit a month after the Melissa virus three years ago and is due to strike again Thursday.

By 26 April 2001


Bugs that bite again and again

Earlier flaws in Microsoft Office and AOL's instant messenger stage a return, and the Klez virus resurrects Chernobyl. Meanwhile, a break-in is often just a few keystrokes away.

By 8 May 2002