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Inside Fukushima's destroyed reactor (Tokyo Electric Power Photo)

New, Haunting Video Inside Ground Zero Of Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Shows Colossal Radiation

The first video and photos taken inside ground zero of the Fukushima nuclear powerplant that melted down in the 2011 magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami show a devastating radioactive mess.

04/14/2015

Library-A-Go-Go machines restored at BART stations, shopping center on March 25th, 2015

‘Robotic’ Libraries Return To BART Stations, Shopping Center

Apparently replacing a librarian with an Italian robotic vending machine is a lot harder than it sounds, and it sounds hard enough, but today, the three Library-A-Go-Go machines are back up and running at El Cerrito Del Norte BART, the Discovery Bay Sandy Cove Shopping Center, and the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station.

03/27/2015

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Calls For Police Drones Renewed Following Shooting Of SJPD Officer

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said that all the new technology available could really help police, especially in situations like what unfolded Tuesday night.

03/26/2015

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Robotic Dog From Google Subsidiary Stands Up To Kicks From Humans, Rough Terrain

A Google-owned subsidiary that makes animal-inspired robots revealed their latest creation, a small robotic dog that can stand up to all kinds of challenges.

02/09/2015

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The Future Of Retail? Army Of Robots Now Helping Customers At Orchard Supply Hardware In San Jose

San Jose-based Orchard Supply Hardware, a division of Lowe’s, has a robot helping customers. CNET reporter Sumi Das has more on whether the “Oshbot” is the future of retail.

12/24/2014

Sign at the entrance of Google offices in Brussels.  (Photo credit should read GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid Tech Report: Is Google Putting The CAPTCHA To Pasture?

Google is introducing a new technology that will do away with those tricky CAPTCHA forms that make you type in codes that are barely legible to prove you’re an actual human being.

12/03/2014

A robot moves products on the floor of an Amazon warehouse in Tracy, California. (CBS)

Amazon Deploys Robots To Boost Holiday Distribution At Tracy Facility

Today marks “Cyber Monday” which traditionally is Amazon. com’s biggest day of online shopping and this year the company has implemented robots to make distributions run more efficiently.

12/01/2014

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) is shown the ATLAS Robot that had recently completed testing at the DARPA Robotics Challenge at the Pentagon on April 22, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. Secretary Hagel visited Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) exhibits to see cutting edge technology first hand and how they contribute to U.S. national security. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Military Robot Fueled By Google Technology Has Learned Karate

The Pentagon-backed team developing a robotic soldier that looks like something out of ‘Terminator’ has released a new video showing of the balance and mobility of their creation.

11/11/2014

A.L.O. robot at the Aloft Hotel in Cupertino. (CBS)

Robot Butlers At Cupertino Hotel Could Revolutionize Room Service

In a move that could revolutionize room service, a hotel in Silicon Valley is among the first trying out a robot butler.

08/13/2014

Picture of the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii taken from the Wave Glider Holoholo robot on August 7, 2014. (CBS)

Robot At Sea Tweets Photos In Path Of Hurricanes Headed Towards Hawaii

As residents of Hawaii prepare for the possibility of two hurricanes making landfall, a robot at sea developed by a Silicon Valley firm is tweeting pictures of the worsening conditions.

08/07/2014

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