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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 Mar. 14, 2011

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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 Feb. 5, 2014

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Study: Earth microbes could survive Martian conditions

If NASA isn't extremely careful about sterilization, then life on Mars could end up being exactly the same as certain forms of bacteria life on Earth.

By Dec. 28, 2012

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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 Dec. 24, 2013

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Faulty vest valve blamed for F-22 pilots' hypoxia symptoms

Valve on pressure vests worn at high altitude caused pilots of the jet fighter to experience dizziness, disorientation, and even blackouts for years.

By Jul. 24, 2012

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Introducing our dirtiest public objects

New testing on gas pumps and mailboxes, among other things in six major U.S. cities, will make you want to wash your hands before checking your e-mail.

By Oct. 25, 2011

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Curiosity rover on track for pinpoint Mars landing

Engineers are fine-tuning software and procedures to prepare for the entry, descent, and landing of NASA's $2.5 billion Mars Science Lab rover in early August.

By Jun. 11, 2012

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Ball Freshtech Automatic Home Canning System

For many, I think the convenience of the Ball Freshtech Automatic Home Canning System will be worth the price. It's a fantastic starter kit and a great option for experienced canners who want to complete a batch in less time.

By Dec. 10, 2013

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Step into NASA's next-generation spacesuit

We take a quick peek at some of the new wear NASA says astronauts will don within a few years.

By Dec. 21, 2012

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Get ready for your infections to glow in the dark

A new gel developed for medical practitioners glows under ultraviolet light when bacterias such as Salmonella and E.Coli are present.

By Sep. 16, 2011