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radioactivity

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Robot companies come to bury C-3PO

Robotics is heating up, but the shape and function of today's robots are the polar opposite of humanoid robots that proliferate in popular culture.

By April 3, 2012

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Edison tops Jobs as world's greatest innovator

The inventor of the light bulb and phonograph was named the greatest innovator of all time among 52 percent of the young people polled, surpassing the late Apple leader at 24 percent.

By January 26, 2012

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Marie Curie celebrated by Google

Marie Curie, the scientist who coined the word radioactivity and won not one but two Nobel prizes, was born on this day 144 years ago.

By November 7, 2011