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The Secret to De-Fogging Your Windshield Revealed...By NASA

Science does it again.<p>Winter is here, and for lots of us, that means dealing with a foggy windshield full of condensation when we go to start our cars. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn't take <i>that</i> long for your defroster to clear your windshield, but if you're harried and already late for …

Evidence of huge ninth planet found in solar system

Planet Nine is 10 times the mass of Earth and takes up to 20,000 years to orbit the Sun<p>Scientists have found evidence of a ninth planet in the solar system which is travelling on a bizarre elongated orbit.<p>The body, which has been dubbed ‘Planet Nine’ is 10 times the mass of Earth and takes between …

Astronomy

Robots Sent To Clean Up Fukushima Power Plant Have 'Died'

The robots who went into Fukushima's no-man's land have not returned after radiation levels in the power plant proved too strong for their circuit …

Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Problem Explained (CNN)

Watch: Lucas Brunelle Rides through Radioactive Chernobyl

The first official trailer for a haunting documentary of a ride through what remains after nuclear chaos<p>“The radiation has a voice and it’s talking to us,” filmmaker and cyclist Lucas Brunelle says from behind the camera as he pedals through Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone, what remains after one of the …

Hauntingly beautiful photos of nature swallowing up Fukushima’s nuclear radiation zone

NEARLY 30 YEARS ON, CHERNOBYL has been swallowed back up by nature. Now, it appears the same is happening to the exclusion zone around Fukushima …

Fukushima: the First Cancers Emerge

The Japanese government has made its first admission that a worker at the Fukushima nuclear plant developed cancer as a following decontamination …

Record radiation at Fukushima power plant could kill person in under 1 hour – reports

Deadly radiation levels of up to 9.4 Sieverts per hour have been recorded at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant – enough to kill a person in …

Thyroid Cancer Detection by Ultrasound Among Residents Ages 18 Years and Younger in Fukushima, Japan: 2011 to 2014. - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>After the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in March 2011, radioactive elements were released from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear …

Cancer

Fukushima's radioactive wasteland turns into art gallery

Twelve artists put together what might be the most inaccessible art exhibition in the world<p>When Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant went into meltdown on 11 March 2011, thousands of people jumped in their cars and fled north. Some had second thoughts. They stopped to check the direction of the …

A Million Cancer Deaths from Fukushima Expected in Japan, New Report Reveals

16th November 2015<p>Contributing Writer for Wake Up World<p><i>A shocking new report defies the chronically underestimated impacts of the Fukushima’s triple</i> …

After decontamination trials in Fukushima, Japan will try to scrub Agent Orange from Vietnam

Japan could help Vietnam finally get rid of traces of chemical warfare left in the soil since the Vietnam War.<p>After Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant ruptured in March 2011, Japanese civil engineering company Shimizu trialed its water pressure technologies to purify some of the soil in …

Vietnam

Idaho: The US wants us to be 'a nuclear waste dump'

In a letter notifying the Energy Department of a possible lawsuit, the pair accused it of violating a federal environmental law by planning to ship spent nuclear fuel from elsewhere for study at the Idaho National Laboratory, the department's flagship nuclear research facility.<p>A 1995 agreement …

Nuclear Waste

A plan to ship nuclear waste to Idaho just got scrapped

Incumbent Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter and state Attorney General Lawrence Wasden in January expressed conditional support for two proposed deliveries of the high-level radioactive waste, saying it would raise the lab's profile and boost the local economy around Idaho Falls, where the facility is …

Nuclear Waste

Nevada says national nuclear dump could harm farm community

A 53-page document submitted to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission derides environmental assessments of the proposed Yucca Mountain repository as legally inadequate. It also characterizes the project itself as "an unworkable waste management plan at an unsafe repository site."<p>The state says …

Even plans to close nuclear power plants stir controversy

Energy companies are finding that making plans to close a nuclear power plant doesn’t end the protests and anger.<p>In Massachusetts, residents who live near Entergy Corporation’s Pilgrim Generating Station, worry about health and environmental threats from the spent radioactive fuel that remains at …

The Landscape of Mars: Pictures

Telescopes

'The Martian' Author Andy Weir Explains All the Ways Mars Wants to Kill You

Weir explains what definitely would have killed his hero, what O.J. Simpson and Mark Watney have in common, and why space mutinies are more common than you might think.<p><i>The premise is simple: Astronaut Mark Watney, left behind on Mars by crewmates who believe he is dead, is very much alive. He must</i> …

This Landscaping Project Quiets Airport Noise

Land art as soundproofing<p>It's not one of our more celebrated scientific axioms, but it's true nonetheless: Plowed fields dampen noise. After this fact was discovered in 2008 by a group trying to reduce ground-level noise at Schiphol Airport outside Amsterdam, architects, designers, and engineers …

This Is What Google's AI Sees When It Daydreams

Mountains beyond mountains<p>Back in February, Google's image recognition software—built to tell you what's in a photo—began to outperform humans. That's a huge feat in AI, and it takes a pretty big artificial brain to pull that off. Well, it turns out you can do some other incredible things with …

Ride Along in the Cockpit During a 787's Almost Vertical Takeoff

Those pilots are inhumanly chill<p>Remember that Boeing test flight for the Paris Air Show? That one where a jumbo jet took off almost vertically? Well now Boeing's put out some video from inside the cockpit and those pilots? Stone. Cold.<p>The video comes by way of a new(ish) YouTube feature called …

Triceratops horns evolved over time

A new study reveals that small-scale evolutionary changes can be tracked in dinosaur fossils<p>Aligning the results of classical biological studies and those in palaeontology is rarely easy. The fossil record is great for demonstrating many things about past life on Earth over large timescales and …

Area with 200-plus dinosaur tracks opening to public soon

A dry wash full of 112-million-year-old dinosaur tracks that include an ankylosaurus, dromaeosaurus and a menacing ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus rex, is set to open to the public this fall near Moab.<p>There are more than 200 tracks in an area smaller than a football field from 10 different ancient …

The Question That Could Unite Quantum Theory With General Relativity:

Is Spacetime Countable?<p>Current thinking about quantum gravity assumes that spacetime exists in countable lumps, like grains of sand. That can’t be …

The Quasar Main Sequence - Sky & Telescope

<b>A new diagram suggests two physical properties — how efficiently the black hole feeds and the system's orientation — lie behind quasars' …

Black Holes

Giant Alien Planet Has 4 Suns in Its Sky

Planets with four suns in their sky may be more common than previously thought, a new study suggests.<p>Astronomers have spotted a fourth star in a …