Fukushima

meltdown

Unsafe Nuclear Waste Management May Put Eight Million Americans at Risk

Experts say the nuclear industry and Congress have put pressures on regulators to lowball the risk of nuclear accidents.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.25.17
meltdown

Canada’s Nuclear Province Isn’t Ready for Its Fukushima, Critics Say

Ontario has launched a public consultation on its nuclear emergency plan.
Kate Lunau
5.19.17
Power VR

Radiation-Resistant Mutants at Chernobyl Pave the Way for Life on Mars

Radiotrophic beer is involved.
Becky Ferreira
5.7.17
radiation

Nobody Is Sure What Caused a Mysterious Radiation Spike Across Europe

Some speculate a Russian nuclear test in the Arctic, but experts say a pharmaceutical facility could be responsible.
Ben Sullivan
2.20.17
machines

MIT Wants to Turn Everyone Into a Farmer With Its Food Computers

Anyone can build their own food computer with MIT’s open-source agriculture project.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.19.16
Health

30 Years After Chernobyl, Here’s What Radioactivity Is Doing To Wildlife

Many animals and plants still contain so much radioactivity they are unsafe for human consumption.
Timothy A. Mousseau
4.26.16
News

The Guy Who Caught the Internet's Favorite Giant Fish Is Bummed No One Gets It

That 'mutant fish' isn't radioactive, and the guy who caught it is bummed you don't get it.
Emiko Jozuka
9.18.15
Features

The Surreal Agony of Waiting for Robots to Do Something

There is something about the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals that felt like watching the Masters.
Brian Anderson
6.9.15
Fukushima

Scientists Are Using Cosmic Radiation To Peer Inside Fukushima’s Mangled Reactor

Not even our best imaging tools can penetrate the plant's radiation shielding. Thanks, space!
Graham Templeton
3.2.15
japan

Smart-Cities Look to Fix Japan's Broken-Up Grid with Microgrids

Post-Fukushima, better safe than sorry.
Michael Byrne
2.21.15
japan

Japan Is Building Underwater Kites to Harness the Power of Ocean Currents

The new year will see at least one fresh, promising, and experimental cleantech idea put to the test: deploying fleets of underwater kite turbines that can harness ocean currents for power.
Brian Merchant
1.2.15
Photos

A Stark Photo Series of the Aftermath of Japan's Tōhoku Earthquake

German photographer Hans-Christian Schink is now showing his series, shot a year after the devastating disaster.
Nadja Sayej
6.27.14
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