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Fukushima underground 'ice wall' aims to slow radioactive build-up

The project, which has been given the go-ahead by a regulatory body, is designed to hamper the build-up of radioactive water around the crippled nuclear plant.

By May 27, 2014


'Totoro' creator Hayao Miayazaki to build a 'nature park' for children

The Studio Ghibli animation giant has announced plans to build an interactive park where children can enjoy nature.

By September 10, 2015


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


The (ongoing) lesson of Fukushima? It could have been worse (pictures)

From Chernobyl to Fukushima, "it could have been worse" has become a common refrain over the last few decades. But that optimism comes at a price -- in the coin of public health.

9 Images By August 21, 2013


Dig this: I operated a giant excavator from 2,500km away

An Oculus Rift VR headset and a 4G network in Spain let CNET's Roger Cheng control earth-moving heavy equipment in Sweden.

By March 5, 2015


Drones for Good offers a cool million to lifesaving, forest-replanting, landmine-hunting UAVs

An international competition will reward people with ideas for unmanned aerial vehicles that make the world a better place.

By January 26, 2015


Robots learn to cook by watching YouTube

When it comes to learning how to cook, it turns out that robots may not be so different from humans after all... or are they?

By January 20, 2015


Google Street View explores Japan's Fukushima nuclear zone

The Web giant brings its team inside the nuclear no-go territory to photograph a desolate ghost town.

By March 27, 2013


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


iRobot makes robotics controls easier for the Average Joe

The Massachusetts-based robotics company, known most for its Roomba vacuum, is trying to make its defense and security robots more accessible.

By October 8, 2014