radiation stories

It's kind of a bummer that designers are working on things like this, but I guess it's a reflection of the world we live in: this is a stylish bracelet designed for ladies to wear. It vibrates when it detects radiation.
Japan is famous for creating some of the most advanced rescue robots available, so we've been wondering why they haven't been more visible during the still unfolding crippling disasters. Now there's word that technicians at the Fukushima nuclear plant have sent in Monirobo, a cute little robot designed for just this purpose.