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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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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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Sub-$1 3D-printed microscope turns phones into science tools

Your next great scientific discovery is a 3D printer and less than $1 worth of materials away when you print your own smartphone microscope.

By September 18, 2014

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Jack the Ripper finally ID'ed? Skepticism meets author's claims

An armchair detective and a biochemist claim to have solved the mystery of the Ripper's identity through DNA testing a shawl. But some experts aren't convinced.

By September 8, 2014

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Google Lunar XPrize: Part-Time Scientists visit the moon in Germany

Eighteen teams are in a race to get to the moon, with a $30 million payoff. Team Part-Time Scientists recently explored a simulated lunar surface in Bremen, Germany.

By August 29, 2014

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How to clean up a broken CFL bulb

Got a shattered CFL on your hands? Worried about mercury? Don't panic -- we'll show you how to clean it up safely and dispose of it responsibly.

By June 23, 2014

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Next army smokescreen could be eco-friendly, better on lungs

One is easier on the lungs, one on the planet, and two use compounds from fireworks. Any one of these being tested by the US Army could replace the WWII-era smoke grenades still in use.

By May 22, 2014

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To find lost jungle graves, beware of unexploded WWII bombs

The BentProp Project has been searching the Palauan jungle for years to find the remains of POWs and others executed by the Japanese. Unexploded WWII bombs make it a risky quest.

By April 20, 2014

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'Lab on a phone' detects mercury in water

Researchers at UCLA are using a 3D printer to produce an inexpensive, lightweight smartphone attachment that could ultimately take the place of large, expensive lab equipment.

By February 5, 2014

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Astronauts take Christmas Eve spacewalk, make critical repair

But now they're home for the holidays -- home at the International Space Station, that is, after a high-stakes repair job clearing the way for reactivation of a critical coolant system.

By December 24, 2013