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Japan Nuke Watchdog Says 2 Reactors Can Resume Activity

Japan Nuke Watchdog Says 2 Reactors Can Resume Activity

AFP (July 16, 2014) Japan's nuclear regulator approves the restarting of two atomic reactors, marking a major step towards restarting atomic plants that were shuttered after the Fukushima crisis. Duration: 00:57 Video provided by AFP
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Small Reactors Could Be Future of Nuclear Energy

Small Reactors Could Be Future of Nuclear Energy

AP (Apr. 17, 2014) After the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the industry fell under intense scrutiny. Now, small underground nuclear power plants are being considered as the possible future of the nuclear energy. (April 17) Video provided by AP
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Ford Reveals Automated Fusion Hybrid That Can Almost Drive Itself

Ford Reveals Automated Fusion Hybrid That Can Almost Drive Itself

TFL Car (Dec. 14, 2013) ( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The just revealed Automated Ford Fusion Hybrid looks like it has sprouted a pair of spinning horns. But the spinning horns are in fact four LiDAR infrared sensors that can scan the road 2.5 million times every second creating a viral map for the car. According to Ford this is the next step toward autonomous driving cars. But this third generation of potentially driverless cars is a test bed of new innovations that Ford says you'll soon see in many of their new cars. In another accurate and informative TFLcar video check out the latest efforts by Ford to build a safer and perhaps self-driving car.
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Physics Students a Maze With Leidenfrost Effect

Physics Students a Maze With Leidenfrost Effect

Reuters (Nov. 29, 2013) An aluminum maze which demonstrates the so-called 'Leidenfrost effect' could help inspire the development of a new wave of non-electric thermostats. In physics, the 'Leidenfrost effect" allows water droplets to travel upwards on heated surfaces, a phenomenon scientists in the UK believe could become the basis of new engineering systems. Jim Drury went to see it in action.
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