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.
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.
Indoor-outdoor, pocket-size mini-chopper is a must-have for looking into hostile or contaminated areas, says company.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Drinkable Book is a guide to safe drinking water -- and the pages can be torn out and used as water filters.
Scientists have developed a method that allows them to propagate human embryonic stem cells without harming the embryo.
A Carnegie Mellon test shows that modular crawling robots can get deep into pipes at a nuclear facility, something that could help with inspections.