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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 Aug. 21, 2013


Should every nuclear plant have snake robots?

A Carnegie Mellon test shows that modular crawling robots can get deep into pipes at a nuclear facility, something that could help with inspections.

By Jul. 9, 2013


Kitchen scale plays video for no-worry tablet cooking

The use of tablet devices as cooking helpers is obviously on the rise. For good reason, too; the amount of information available is robust, helpful, and easily accessed. Usually.

By Dec. 13, 2012


IBM says it has tool to kill deadly drug-resistant superbugs

Working with the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Big Blue has come up with a "hydrogel" that can beat back the bacteria that cause many deadly infections.

By Jan. 23, 2013


One in six mobile phones tainted by faecal matter

More than one in six mobile phones are coated with some kind of bacteria, including E.coli. That's bacteria from poo. Wash your hands!

By Oct. 14, 2011


Cryptome.org hacked--and inadvertently spreads infection

Infected files on the site were downloading exploits from the Blackhole Toolkit that target Windows.

By Feb. 13, 2012


Internal microphone on iMacs: problem when used for video conferencing

Internal microphone on iMacs: problem when used for video conferencing

By Jan. 29, 1999


Must-have kitchen gadget: Food radiation checker

Japan's Horiba is showing off a rice bucket that holds a radiation detector. It also works with soil, so it's perfect for gardening.

By Oct. 6, 2011


Chemical suicide detection kit to help first responders

Chemical suicide, which involves mixing common household chemicals in enclosed spaces, can seriously injure first responders, even in spite of warnings the person committing suicide posts.

By Sep. 28, 2011


Road Trip Pic of the Day, 6/11: What is this?

It's Friday, and this is your chance to win a prize in the Road Trip Picture of the Day challenge.

By Jun. 11, 2010