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Fukushima underground 'ice wall' aims to slow radioactive build-up

The project, which has been given the go-ahead by a regulatory body, is designed to hamper the build-up of radioactive water around the crippled nuclear plant.

By May 27, 2014


Is Pluto home to nuclear-powered ice volcanoes?

New Images from NASA's New Horizons mission show what could be tall craters erupting not with lava, but with ice warmed by radioactivity.

By November 9, 2015


Fallout fans can soon take a Nuka break in real life

Next month, Target will sell Nuka-Cola Quantum, a beverage featured in the Fallout series of post-apocalyptic role-playing games.

By October 29, 2015


Animals return to Chernobyl, thrive without humans

The former nuclear power plant, deemed too radioactive for human habitation, is now teeming with a healthy animal population, a long-term study finds.

By October 8, 2015


Peer into the heart of an exploding star

For the first time, we have telescopes strong enough to see the radioactivity at the heart of the supernova known as Cas A. What scientists have seen there helps unravel the mystery of how a star dies.

By February 20, 2014


Mitsubishi unveils two-armed nuclear plant bot

Meister has two arms and a toolkit for cutting pipes and taking radioactivity samples. Too bad it wasn't developed 10 years ago.

By December 7, 2012


H.R. Giger Geiger counter is frightening and useful

If you want to look for radioactivity in truly "Alien" style, then you need a Giger Geiger counter crafted from bones and tubes.

By August 20, 2012


Make your own glow-in-the-dark Kryptonite candy

Superman will tremble when confronted with a batch of DIY fluorescent candy made to look like Kryptonite.

By August 18, 2012


How Nevada became America's Nuclear Age ground zero

For more than 40 years, the U.S. government tested nuclear weapons deep in the Nevada desert. Now the site is a reminder of what a scary world that was. CNET Road Trip 2012 investigates.

By July 7, 2012


Softbank's Geiger counter smartphone: Start of a global trend?

Softbank launched a smartphone that tracks radiation in Japan. The feature is aimed at the Japanese market, but could interest the rest of the world.

By May 31, 2012