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It's the end of the light bulb as we know it

With new, stricter efficiency standards almost upon us, it's time to think differently about your lights. Here's why you should feel fine.

By September 20, 2013

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3D X-ray provides window into heart health

The high-res images could help researchers better understand the conducting tissue that triggers each heartbeat.

By April 26, 2012

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Airborne Laser hits the off switch

The souped-up 747 was built to pack a "megawatt-class" laser and cut down enemy missiles before they could do any harm. But the funds ran dry, so it's off to the "Boneyard."

By February 27, 2012

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What Japan's nuclear crisis means for public health (Q&A)

Tiny amounts of radiation from the stricken nuclear power plant have spread across the Pacific. An expert from Columbia's Center for Radiological Research assesses the health risks.

By April 15, 2011

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What does 'safe' mean in a nuclear disaster? (Q&A)

A nuclear expert with Physicians for Social Responsibility says there is no "safe" level of radiation. But for now, he advises caution, not panic.

By April 15, 2011

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What are the health concerns in Japan's nuclear crisis? (FAQ)

The greatest danger from radiation is to Fukushima Daiichi plant workers who are trying to prevent a large-scale release of radioactive material, which would affect the immediate area.

By March 16, 2011

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Japan radiation fears grow

Anxiety over Japan's damaged nuclear plant increases as top U.S. nuclear regulator calls situation worse than reported by Japanese government and says "extremely high" radiation levels could hamper containment efforts.

By March 16, 2011

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Japan crisis challenges nuclear around the world

The tense nuclear emergency in Japan will likely lead to efforts to review plant safety and reshape the debate over the future of nuclear power which had been gaining support.

By March 14, 2011

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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 March 12, 2011

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Cornell tests dots that light cancer cells

FDA approves the first human clinical trial using inorganic material in the same way as a drug, and it will determine whether the "C dots" are safe and effective in five melanoma patients.

By January 31, 2011