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Money pours in to prevent groundwater pollution

Water. We're in a heap o' trouble, people.

By Aug. 6, 2007

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Man builds model human colon, studies what comes out

In order to follow the life cycle of bacteria, an engineer builds a model human colon and feeds it three times a day for weeks.

By May. 29, 2013

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What put the brakes on global warming: The Pacific Ocean?

Sea-surface temperatures may explain why climate change is not warming the planet as fast.

By Aug. 30, 2013

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Japan unveils $800 radiation-proof underwear

If your job is cleaning up nuclear disasters, you might also want to consider a $1,000 anti-radiation swimsuit.

By Oct. 18, 2013

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Deep inside the world's longest tunnel

Road Trip 2011: By building the Gotthard Tunnel, the Swiss government hopes to cut heavy truck traffic across the Swiss Alps in half, while doubling the efficiency and capacity of cargo trains between Zurich and Munich. It's also one of the largest infrastructure projects in the country's history.

By Jun. 7, 2011

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Uh oh. Venice hasn't stopped sinking after all

Scientists find new evidence that contradicts earlier assumptions that the lagoon city was out of trouble.

By Mar. 20, 2012

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Inspection orb bots could swim in nuclear pipes

Engineers say their egg-size bot could swim through nuclear plants, many of which are aging and threatening local groundwater.

By Jul. 21, 2011

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Digging for rare earths: The mines where iPhones are born

How are these unusual minerals extracted from the ground and why is that process an environmental risk? CNET's Jay Greene explains.

By Sep. 26, 2012

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Periodic table gets weighty update

The atomic weights of 10 elements will be changed to ranges instead of definite numbers to more accurately reflect the way they are found in nature.

By Dec. 15, 2010

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Toxic waste suit filed against IBM

Lawsuit alleges IBM efforts to clean up contamination near its birthplace in New York state are inadequate and problems persist.

By Jan. 3, 2008