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Robots To Roam Decommissioned Nuclear Sites

06/30/2014, I am quite sure that no one in their right mind would want to hang around a site where a nuclear explosion went off some time ago, as you can never tell just how much radiation there is left behind simply by looking. Well, good thing robots have no such...

Japan Will Build An Ice Wall At Fukushima

05/26/2014, The Tokyo Electric Power Company announced back in March 2013 that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was leaking radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean again. Contaminated water was found to be overflowing from a storage tank. A few months later a...

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,...