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Fukushima

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Fukushima underground 'ice wall' aims to slow radioactive build-up

The project, which has been given the go-ahead by a regulatory body, is designed to hamper the build-up of radioactive water around the crippled nuclear plant.

By May 27, 2014

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More bad news from Fukushima as reactor leaks continue

Is another nuclear emergency in the offing? Japanese officials express concern about the plant operator's ability to control the situation after a new leak is discovered.

By August 21, 2013

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The (ongoing) lesson of Fukushima? It could have been worse (pictures)

From Chernobyl to Fukushima, "it could have been worse" has become a common refrain over the last few decades. But that optimism comes at a price -- in the coin of public health.

9 Images By August 21, 2013

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Google Street View explores Japan's Fukushima nuclear zone

The Web giant brings its team inside the nuclear no-go territory to photograph a desolate ghost town.

By March 27, 2013

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Could robots aid in the Ebola fight?

The White House will co-host a November workshop exploring the use of robots to help minimize human contact with the fast-spreading virus.

By October 20, 2014

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iRobot makes robotics controls easier for the Average Joe

The Massachusetts-based robotics company, known most for its Roomba vacuum, is trying to make its defense and security robots more accessible.

By October 8, 2014

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Ray Ozzie's new app reimagines the phone call

One of Bill Gates' all-time favorite programmers is back after pondering the hypothetical: What would people do if the phone had never been invented before the Internet came along?

By September 22, 2014

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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