Even on military flights, regular manned aircraft need to stop regularly so the crew can rest, bathe and unwind. But an unmanned drone can keep flying until it runs low on fuel, so the U.S. military drew up plans for nuclear powered drones that could stay airborne for months at a time.
Last week we saw a radiation detector for the iPhone called iGeigie, but now big time iPhone accessory maker Scosche has unveiled their own iPhone friendly Geiger counter.
The anti-nuclear energy protests in post-Fukushima Tokyo have increased in size and frequency, indicating the society's new attitude toward the energy source. One indie director decided to reflect this trend with his own take on what a post-apocalyptic Tokyo commute might look like.
Treehouses are lots of fun if you're a kid, but what if your private getaway is fashioned to look like a nuclear mushroom cloud?
In the 1950s, nuclear power was something new and amazing and nobody was really thinking about the dangers of radiation. Instead, they were thinking about how to cram nuclear reactors into everything that moved, from cars to planes to zeppelins.
If the ongoing triple-threat disaster in Japan were a movie monster, now would be when the international authorities deployed a giant super gun to stop the creature. In this case, it is hoped that the giant Putzmeister super pump will be able to tame the situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant.
The ongoing crisis at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant has exposed a few flaws in the nation's tech approach to disaster, which is why the Quince nuclear disaster robot is right on time.
The #2 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan is currently at risk of a meltdown, and this situation is being compared to what happened at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine in 1986. This incredibly rare silent film was taken on location just days after the meltdown at Chernobyl, killing the filmmaker in the process.
See this big pile of rocks? It's actually a fully functional nuclear reactor. Or, it was, about two billion years ago.
During the Cold War, the British Military planned to deploy a series of nuclear landmines to protect them from the Soviets in the event of a retreat from Germany. Problem was, the mines tended to freeze up in the winter, rendering them useless. The solution? Chickens. Lots of chickens.