Richie Weafer

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Workers Test Positive for Radiation After Leak at Nuclear Repository

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A recent leak at the nation’s underground nuclear waste dump in New Mexico has caused 13 workers to …

Uh-oh, this computer virus can spread via Wi-Fi

British researchers have created a computer virus that they say is the first to spread like a real airborne contagion.<p>Chameleon can spread through …

Mitsubishi's Mini-Motor For Electric Cars Integrates...Well, A Lot

Electric vehicles already offer car designers much greater freedom than internal combustion vehicles, eliminating the need to find space for the …

New Highly Radioactive Leak At Fukushima Plant

* Worst radioactive water leak at Fukushima since last August<p>* Utility says water unlikely to have reached ocean<p>* Tepco strongly criticised for reaction to 2011 meltdowns (Adds company quote, radiation measurement, more details)<p>TOKYO, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's Fukushima nuclear …

Utah legislator: We should double the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere

“We are short of carbon dioxide for the needs of the plants,” Rep. Jerry Anderson told a House committee<p>You've got to admire someone who's so committed to the cause, they're willing to not just deny that humankind is having any negative effect on the climate, but to argue that pumping CO2 into the …

Scientists develop a lie detector for tweets

Scientists are developing a new computer system which will be able to judge between truth and fiction in 140 characters or less<p>Scientists have developed the ultimate lie detector for social media – a system that can tell whether a tweeter is telling the truth.<p>The creators of the system called …

The tar sands horror story you weren’t supposed to hear

Toxic emissions forced a family out of their home — and Big Oil tried to buy their silence<p>The oil industry was willing to pay big money to keep this one quiet. Instead, ThinkProgress has the heartbreaking story of a family forced out of Alberta by the exploitation of Canada's oil sands (the ones …

Climate billionaire aims for 2016

California billionaire Tom Steyer turned heads in Washington with the news that he plans to spend $100 million to help make climate change a defining issue in this year’s elections.<p>But it gets even bigger: The hedge fund executive turned green activist might be willing to lay out even more than …

Apple & Google Begin Rejecting Games With “Flappy” In The Title

The Flappy Bird phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down, despite the fact that the original title was yanked out of the App Store by creator Dong Nguyen, whose newfound fame apparently became too overwhelming. But though “Flappy Bird” itself may be gone, the App Store’s top charts today are …

Car emissions hurt you more than electricity generating: Here's why

As an electric car owner, you're probably used to the accusatory look people give you when they inquire as to where your electricity comes from.<p>The answer they're looking for is power stations, of course--before launching into a tirade about plug-in vehicles being just as dirty as regular …

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