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Melted Nuclear Fuel Seen Inside Second Fukushima Reactor

Melted Nuclear Fuel Seen Inside Second Fukushima Reactor

By Mari Yamaguchi | Jan 20
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Friday that a long telescopic probe successfully captured images of what is most likely melted fuel inside one of its three damaged reactors.

Drone Rescue Off Australian Beach Heralded As World First

Drone Rescue Off Australian Beach Heralded As World First

By Rod McGuirk | Jan 20
A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials describe as a world-first rescue.

Neo-Nazi Publisher Won't Reveal Whereabouts, Citing Threats

Neo-Nazi Publisher Won't Reveal Whereabouts, Citing Threats

By Michael Kunzelman | Jan 20
Andrew Anglin operates a neo-Nazi website notorious for publishing personal information about the targets of its internet trolling campaigns. But The Daily Stormer's publisher refused this week to publicly reveal where he is living.

Walmart Offers Way to Turn Leftover Opioids Into Useless Gel

Walmart Offers Way to Turn Leftover Opioids Into Useless Gel

By Tom Murphy | Jan 19
Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel.

Click, Tap, Buy: Holiday Shoppers Spent Record Amount Online

Click, Tap, Buy: Holiday Shoppers Spent Record Amount Online

Jan 18
Shoppers spent a record amount online during the holiday season.

Motion-Sensing Cameras Capture Candid Wildlife Shots

Motion-Sensing Cameras Capture Candid Wildlife Shots

By Mead Gruver | Jan 18
As these devices get ever smaller, cheaper and more reliable, scientists across the U.S. are using them to document elusive creatures like never before.

Does the Chinese Government Have Access to Your Grindr Account?

Does the Chinese Government Have Access to Your Grindr Account?

Jan 17
Now that Grindr has been fully acquired by a Chinese gaming company, China experts and intelligence officials are raising concerns about the purchase.

Intel Underfoot: Floor Sensors Rise as Retail Data Source

Intel Underfoot: Floor Sensors Rise as Retail Data Source

By Ivan Moreno | Jan 17
Online clicks give retailers valuable insight into consumer behavior, but what can they learn from footsteps? It's a question Milwaukee-based startup Scanalytics is helping businesses explore with floor sensors that track people's movements

Wave of Lawsuits Filed to Block Net Neutrality Repeal

Wave of Lawsuits Filed to Block Net Neutrality Repeal

By Tali Arbel | Jan 17
The expected wave of litigation against the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net-neutrality rules has begun.

Lifelike Robots Made in Hong Kong Meant to Win Over Humans

Lifelike Robots Made in Hong Kong Meant to Win Over Humans

By Kelvin Chan | Jan 16
David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of mankind's most challenging problems.

France vs. Fake News Offers Test Case for Democratic Dilemma

France vs. Fake News Offers Test Case for Democratic Dilemma

By Angela Charlton and Oleg Cetinic | Jan 16
Can a democratic country outlaw fake news? France is about to find out, after President Emmanuel Macron ordered a law to quash false information disseminated around electoral campaigns.

Digital Currencies Dip As South Korea Considers Trading Ban

Digital Currencies Dip As South Korea Considers Trading Ban

Jan 14
Digital currency prices wobbled Thursday after South Korea, a hotbed for currencies like bitcoin, said it will consider a trading ban.

China Orders Marriott to Suspend Website, App

China Orders Marriott to Suspend Website, App

Jan 14
Regulators have ordered the Marriott hotel chain to close its China-based website and app for one week after criticizing the company for referring to Tibet and self-ruled Taiwan as countries in a customer survey.

Cyberbullying Blamed for Australian Child Model's Suicide

Cyberbullying Blamed for Australian Child Model's Suicide

By Rod McGuirk | Jan 14
A 14-year-old girl who was the angelic face of an iconic Australian bushmen's hat brand was remembered by hundreds of mourners Friday after her suicide focused attention on the dangers of cyberbullying.

Chicago Considering Equipping Police with Anti-Texting Tools

Chicago Considering Equipping Police with Anti-Texting Tools

By Don Babwin | Jan 14
Chicago may become the first city in the U.S. to arm its police officers with devices that will tell them immediately if motorists were texting when they got into a traffic accident.

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