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Los Alamos wildfire reaches lab, forces evacuation

A 49,000-acre wildfire reaches the national lab's southern boundary and triggers the mandatory evacuation of about two-thirds of the county's residents.

By Jun. 27, 2011


As death toll mounts, nuclear scare widens evacuation

As many as 1,700 people are so far confirmed dead, with another 10,000 missing; meanwhile, Japan braces for a possible second explosion after what are presumed to be two partial meltdowns.

By Mar. 12, 2011


Pit Er Pat, 'Evacuation Days': Free MP3 of the Day

Download a free MP3 of "Evacuation Days" courtesy of CNET Download Music.

By Nov. 17, 2008


Sharknado returns! Protect your city with these tips

With these nuggets of advice from Siemens, cities can better prepare themselves to survive a great-white-shark attack from the skies -- or a host of other disasters.

By Apr. 7, 2014


DARPA's hot for futuristic helicopter-like delivery drones

The Pentagon is developing unmanned aircraft for supply runs that can be controlled from a mobile phone or tablet -- think of it as Amazon drones in olive drab.

By Feb. 11, 2014


Meta's Space Glasses apps: No code, but ideas

The startup still hasn't shipped its prototype augmented reality glasses and software development kit, but it's launched an app store to solicit app concepts.

By Sep. 9, 2013


Storm tracker: Sites for following hurricanes

Which Web sites are best for tracking and preparing for Irene?

By Aug. 26, 2011


5 things I've learned about Titanfall (so far)

Xbox One owners are preparing for Titanfall on March 11. Here's what I learned compulsively playing the beta of the console's supposed "killer app" for nearly a week.

By Feb. 19, 2014


East Coast battens down as Hurricane Irene hits

New York City's subway system shut down at midday today, as the city prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, which made landfall in North Carolina early this morning and began its expected journey up the East Coast of the United States.

By Aug. 27, 2011


Boeing flight-tests redesigned battery for 787 Dreamliner

Two-hour test is the first step in returning the aircraft to service after battery fire and heat issues forced the FAA to ground the fleet.

By Mar. 25, 2013