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After contamination, U.S. naval fleet repositions

The U.S. 7th Fleet announces temporary repositioning of its ships and aircraft away from the Fukushima Daichi plant in Japan after 17 Navy helicopter crew members are exposed to low levels of contamination.

By March 14, 2011

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Report: Trojan a factor in fatal Spanair crash?

A crash that killed 154 people two years ago may have been partly caused by a mainframe contaminated with malware, according to a report in Spain's top newspaper.

By August 20, 2010

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Norwegian firm testing what may be 'world's smallest' helicopter

Indoor-outdoor, pocket-size mini-chopper is a must-have for looking into hostile or contaminated areas, says company.

By April 20, 2009

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Tomatoes, melons, cucumbers grown on thin films

Japanese hydrogel R&D firm is growing a cornucopia of plants on film instead of soil. The film prevents bacteria and viruses from harming the plants, so chemicals aren't needed, which could be useful when soil gets contaminated.

By August 17, 2011

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Pass the tissue? Drive it over here instead

Using a standard remote-control chassis, you put a tissue box on top and drive the absorbent paper to its destination. Think of it as a bomb disposal robot that enters dangerous contaminated territory where no man should tread.

By October 31, 2009

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Army recycles PackBots to sniff out chemicals

Older models of the iRobot military-grade inventions don't fade away. Instead, they get reassigned to a still-useful purpose as scouts for contaminated areas.

By July 15, 2008

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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 Drinkable Book provides safe drinking water

The Drinkable Book is a guide to safe drinking water -- and the pages can be torn out and used as water filters.

By May 12, 2014

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Scientists grow embryonic stem cells without destroying embryo

Scientists have developed a method that allows them to propagate human embryonic stem cells without harming the embryo.

By January 28, 2014

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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 July 9, 2013