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plutonium

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Can fast reactors speedily solve plutonium problems?

The U.K. is grappling with how to get rid of weapon-grade plutonium and may employ a novel reactor design to consume it.

By Mar. 22, 2012

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Plutonium threat at Japan reactor, expert warns

The mixed oxide fuel used in the reactor where an explosion occurred today is more toxic than regular uranium, a Japanese nuclear expert warns.

By Mar. 14, 2011

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First Simpsons Lego picture leaks with world-famous couch

The first family of Springfield are immortalised in brick form in leaked photos of a new line of Lego inspired by The Simpsons.

By Jan. 6, 2014

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson: US need not lose its edge in science

The famed astrophysicist says there's a reason some chemical elements are named for places in the US -- and that we don't have to leave those glory days in the past.

By Jun. 20, 2014

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NSA keywords become fodder for automated haiku

NSA surveillance keywords are transformed into odd poetry with the NSA Haiku Generator.

By Oct. 30, 2013

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Lego Back to the Future DeLorean made official, out in 2013

Plutonium not included -- the upcoming set mustered over 10,000 votes on Lego's fan project site Cuusoo.

By Dec. 21, 2012

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Buy a DeLorean flux capacitor at the parts store

Pick up a Flux Capacitor or Mr. Fusion for that quirky genius inventor on your gift list. O'Reilly Auto Parts lists both in its online catalog. No word on availability or price.

By Nov. 29, 2011

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DOE, NASA testing fission reactor for spaceflight

This uranium-based reactor would use nuclear fission energy to power small spacecraft and possibly installations on Mars.

By Nov. 26, 2012

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Grand Theft Auto goes 'Back to the Future' with DeLorean mod

The mother of all Grand Theft Auto mods features a gull-wing DeLorean, playable Marty McFly, and time travel to save you before you crash into that police blockade.

By Sep. 4, 2012

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iPhone processor way outguns Mars Curiosity rover's

An A5 chip is four times more powerful than Curiosity's onboard computer, but it still hasn't conquered gravity.

By Aug. 6, 2012