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Can we make nuclear power safer?

Mar 25, 2011
Bloomberg BusinessWeek reporter Peter Coy reports that many of the nuclear plants in the United States are built with the same technology as Japan's damaged Fukushima plant. But, he reports, there are newer and safer technologies, too.
Posted In: Science

EPA scientist advocates 'green chemistry'

Mar 23, 2011
Environmental agency's new chief scientist envisions a world in which chemicals aren't toxic.
Posted In: Environment, Science

EXTREME SUPERMOON

Mar 18, 2011
Not really a tech story here but I just thought it was cool. Tomorrow night, there will be what's really being called "an extreme supermoon". It's...
Posted In: extreme supermoon, Science, space

Unmanned drones are in Japan -- where will they go next?

Mar 18, 2011
Global Hawk drone aircraft are flying over Japan, inspecting damage from the earthquake and tsunami. We look at what a drone can do that a plane with people can't and where the drones might be used next.
Posted In: Science

Google offers person finder tool for people affected by tsunami

Mar 11, 2011
Right now, the site only has about 5,500 records, but if you go to Person Finder: 2011 Japan earthquake, you can offer information about someone...
Posted In: Google, government, Science, tsunami, world

Earthquake warning system alerted people in Tokyo before they felt the quake

Mar 11, 2011
It's the world's first early warning system for earthquakes. It was developed by Japan meteorological agency, and as the earthquake shook the...
Posted In: government, Japan, Science, tsunami

FDA approves first new lupus drug in 50 years

Mar 10, 2011
The drug will treat only a small number of people, but is still expected to reach blockbuster status, with $2 billion in annual sales.
Posted In: Health, Science

Chemistry that's less toxic, and profitable too

Mar 10, 2011
"Green chemistry" was introduced more than two decades ago, but now one of its founders is trying to prove its profitability along with its usefulness.
Posted In: Science

Need new skin? A new kidney? Just print one

Mar 7, 2011
Scientists are making strides in a field called "bioprinting." They're using essentially the same technology you use on your home printer to apply new skin to people. And they're working on printing entire three-dimensional functioning organs.
Posted In: Health, Science

Bioprinting in action

Mar 4, 2011
On Monday's show we talk about advances in bioprinting. It's the technique of printing new skin cells using a regular old ink jet cartridge. Or of...
Posted In: bioprinting, Health, printing, Science

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