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Fukushima

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Fukushima, one year later: Safety fears and slow fixes

Nuclear power plants in the U.S. are due for upgrades to guard against natural disasters. Will they come fast enough to satisfy a new generation of nuke critics?

By March 9, 2012

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Japan 'astonishingly unprepared' for Fukushima disaster

With the one-year anniversary of Japan's nuclear disaster approaching, an independent panel says Tepco and the nuclear industry had a false sense of security.

By March 5, 2012

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Fukushima nuclear plant now stable, Japan says

The tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is finally in a 'cold shutdown' situation, the Japanese government says, as Tokyo eyes a $12.8 billion cleanup bill.

By December 17, 2011

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Still plugging new nuclear power tech post-Fukushima

Despite the worst nuclear disaster in decades and other roadblocks, young nuclear power companies NuScale Power and TerraPower still see strong interest in getting alternative reactor designs built.

By November 20, 2011

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'Weapons of Mass Destruction' discussion lands at SXSW

South by Southwest has gotten so big that the top arms control official in the United States decided to stop by the conference with a message for its techies: We come in peace.

By March 8, 2013

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Robot pilot describes challenges at Fukushima plant

A blogger operating robots at Japan's leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant describes the difficulties of his work.

By August 23, 2011

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Peak radiation spots found at Fukushima plant

Operator Tepco finds pockets of radiation at the Fukushima Daiichi plant so high they could kill a person after just several seconds.

By August 2, 2011

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How to work out the age of a Canon lens

Whether buying a second-hand lens or just wanting to have a sticky-beak around your existing equipment, here is how to work out the date and place of manufacture of your Canon lens.

By December 11, 2012

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Toshiba nuclear robot can't make it through demo

Tetrapod could inspect the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and release a smaller camera robot. If it doesn't freeze.

By November 23, 2012

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Mitsubishi unveils two-armed nuclear plant bot

Meister has two arms and a toolkit for cutting pipes and taking radioactivity samples. Too bad it wasn't developed 10 years ago.

By December 7, 2012