Sign Up Now to Save Lives With Your Drone Piloting Skills

A new nonprofit called UAViators is promising to offer experienced drone pilots a place to sign up for humanitarian missions where their aircraft can do some good. Pretty soon you might be showing the world how drones can save lives, not just take them! » 2/19/15 3:30pm 2/19/15 3:30pm

The Little Equation at the Heart of the Economic Collapse

When the global financial markets began to collapse in 2007, everybody turned on the banks and bankers — and they haven't stopped since. But one of the culprits was a humble piece of mathematics: the Black-Scholes equation. » 2/13/12 11:40am 2/13/12 11:40am

TEPCO Finds Water With 5 Million Times the Radioactive Limit

Let's hope this is another radiation level misread, but it doesn't seem likely this time: "The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear power plant said on Tuesday it had found water with 5 million times the legal limit of radioactivity inside a reactor as it struggles for a fourth week to contain the world's biggest… » 4/05/11 10:43am 4/05/11 10:43am

Plutonium Found Outside Fukushima's Reactors for the First Time

Plutonium has been discovered for the first time outside Fukushima's reactor buildings. The radioactive material was found in the soil at five points of the nuclear plant. » 3/28/11 12:25pm 3/28/11 12:25pm

New Photo Shows How They Are Cooling Down Fukushima

This photograph of Fukushima's reactor 4—just released by the Tokyo Electric Power Company—shows how they are pouring water inside the reactor building. » 3/22/11 2:20pm 3/22/11 2:20pm

Computers Screw Stock Market Even More Than It's Already Screwed

As if we didn't have enough with the stock market going down in flames on its own, computers have decided to screw them a little bit more and make everyone go "WTF" for a few minutes this morning. After dropping around two hundred gazillion points yesterday, today the Dow Jones industrials saw another drop of 700… » 10/10/08 12:42pm 10/10/08 12:42pm