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Fukushima: three years on and still a long road ahead

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Japan on Tuesday marks the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster which, as well as claiming thousands of lives and destroying coastal communities, sparked a nuclear emergency that forced a re-think on atomic power. Duration: 00:48 Video provided by AFP


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AP (June 5, 2013) — New Zealand's oldest driver is still on the road, motoring around at the grand old age of 105. He received his first license in 1925, aged 17-years-old after learning to drive in a French car that had a lever instead of a steering wheel.
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Swiss Engineers Bring Acoustic Solution to Noise Pollution

Swiss Engineers Bring Acoustic Solution to Noise Pollution

Reuters (Aug. 29, 2013) — Swiss-based acoustic engineers are developing a sound tracking system they say will help regulators control traffic flow and reduce road noise. The World Health Organization says road noise is a major contributor to poor health in Europe but by monitoring traffic flow, the engineers think they can help. Tara Cleary reports.
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Bolivia's 'Death Road' Lures Daredevil Cyclists

Bolivia's 'Death Road' Lures Daredevil Cyclists

AFP (Aug. 10, 2013) — Adrenaline-seeking cyclists take on Bolivia's "death road", a 42-mile road that starts at more than 15,000 feet and has the reputation of being one the country's deadliest routes.
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Fukushima Disaster Tests Mettle of Local Robot Makers

Fukushima Disaster Tests Mettle of Local Robot Makers

Reuters (Dec. 28, 2012) — Despite being recognized as a world leader in robot design, Japan is playing catch-up to develop robots capable of dealing with the crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima. Authorities have had to rely on American-made machines to assess the damage inside the reactors. But now the country's big three manufacturers are building their own versions of durable, remote-controlled robots for hazardous environments.
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