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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 October 18, 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 August 30, 2013

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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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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 September 26, 2012

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The environmental pitfalls at the end of an iPhone's life

Recycling or throwing out any piece of consumer electronics has an environmental cost. Apple is among the most progressive companies dealing with the problem. But is it enough?

By September 26, 2012

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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 March 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 July 21, 2011

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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 June 7, 2011

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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 December 15, 2010

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Physical things break, too: Why I'm going digital

Some say it could be dangerous to trust your possessions to digital living, but tell that to someone who's cleaning out a flooded basement.

By April 7, 2010