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Wunderland Kalkar amusement park has a nuclear past

10/06/2011, Fancy chilling out at an old nuclear power station? Well, if you think that this is a particularly unique location to bring your kids (or grandchildren) while offering them a little history lesson on nuclear power, then the Wunderland Kalkar amusement...

Spherical robot helps detect radioactivity in pipes

07/21/2011, One great thing about robots is this – they never tire out, and are impervious to radioactivity – making it possible for them to work in hazardous environments for extended periods of time without experiencing fatigue. This tiny spherical...

Teenager develops nuclear weapons detector

06/17/2011, Taylor Wilson, a 17-year old genius, was recently honored at the Intel International Science Fair of his work on creating a device that detects weapons in shipping containers. The device also uses a nuclear fusion reactor that he built when he was only...

iRobot deploys Packbots to Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant

04/18/2011, With the levels of radiation rising many, many times above what is considered to be “safe” for humans to work in, there must be a better way to repair and prevent further deterioration of the facility while people work around the clock to make...

iRobots to go where no humans can go in Japan

03/18/2011, iRobot, the robot manufacturer from Bedford, Massachusetts; is sending out a team of four robots into Japan today to help deal with the nuclear crisis that’s currently affecting the country due to the earthquake and tsunami events that took place...

Nuclear battery shrunk to penny sizes

10/08/2009, Researchers have managed to work out a penny-sized “nuclear battery” which is capable of producing energy from radioisotopes decay. While this technology is not new as it has seen action in military and aerospace applications to date,...