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Death at plant throws Samsung under investigative lens -- report

A worker died at a Samsung semiconductor plant after a 132-gallon tank of hydrofluoric acid started leaking its contents.

By January 28, 2013


Police say Samsung acid leak seeped into environment -- report

Company had said leaking hydrofluoric acid did not actually make it into the environment and was contained. But that runs contrary to a statement made today by police, says a Korean news outlet.

By February 15, 2013


Samsung to be fined $900 over fatal gas leak -- report

The company was allegedly late to report an acid leak that left one person dead and four others in the hospital, a Korean wire service reports. And yes, that's $900 -- as in, just shy of $1,000.

By January 30, 2013


Petman robot rocks gas mask, chemical suit

You wouldn't want to meet this camouflaged humanoid in a dark alley. For the time being, it's tethered to a treadmill.

By April 8, 2013


At Super Bowl, detecting threats is like finding a needle in a haystack

Haystax's cloud-based tools are helping New York and New Jersey security officials navigate massive amounts of data in order to find any possible threat. Just a few years ago, this would have been impossible.

By January 27, 2014


Facebook post about hungry child gets school bus driver fired

A Georgia school bus driver is so upset when a 6th-grader tells him that he was 40 cents short for lunch, and therefore hungry, that he posts about it online. Naturally, the curse of Facebook strikes again.

By June 5, 2013


Google 'completely wrong' and all you get are Romney pics

In one of the stranger algorithmic occurrences, a simple Google search unearths a very personal and political result. Oh, those pinkos at Google.

By October 10, 2012


Preparing for an urban WMD attack

The city of San Francisco ran a large-scale exercise Saturday to help train its emergency response agencies how to deal with a terrorist attack.

By August 16, 2008


Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PC)

A sinister villain, some tough choices, and a new kind of multiplayer arena invigorate the reliably intense action in Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

November 17, 2012

4 stars Editors' rating November 17, 2012