Science and Technology

This Jan. 25, 2019, photo shows water tanks containing contaminated water that has been treated at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan.
Kyodo News via AP
August 09, 2019 - 11:51 am
By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — The utility company operating Fukushima's tsunami-devastated nuclear power plant said Friday it will run out of space to store massive amounts of contaminated water in three years, adding pressure on the government and the public to reach a consensus...
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The "tongue" could tell the difference between different kinds of whisky.
Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty via CNN
August 05, 2019 - 9:14 pm
Alice Johnston, CNN (CNN) -- An artificial "tongue" that can taste minute differences between varieties of Scotch whisky could be the key to identifying counterfeit alcohol, scientists say. Engineers from the universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde in Scotland created a device made of gold and...
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A Virgin Mary painting, flags and flowers adorn a makeshift memorial for the victims of Saturday's mass shooting at a shopping complex in El Paso, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019.
Andres Leighton/AP Photo
August 05, 2019 - 8:59 pm
By Frank Bajak BOSTON (AP) — The online message board 8chan was effectively knocked offline Monday after two companies cut off vital technical services following the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas , whose perpetrator was linked to the site. 8chan is known for trafficking in anonymous hate speech...
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People enjoy the sun and the fountains of the Trocadero gardens in Paris, Thursday July 25, 2019, when a new all-time high temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius (108.7 F) hit the French capital.
Rafael Yaghobzadeh/AP Photo
August 02, 2019 - 8:19 am
By Mike Corder, Associated Press AMSTERDAM (AP) — The heat wave that smashed temperature records in Western Europe last month was made more intense by man-made climate change, according to a study published Friday. The rapid study by a respected team of European scientists points to an array of...
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In this Wednesday July 24, 2019 file photo Franky Zapata, performs a training flight over the Saint Inglevert airport near Calais, Northern France.
Michel Spingler/AP Photo, File
July 31, 2019 - 8:46 am
PARIS (AP) — A French inventor will try again to traverse the English Channel on a flying board after his first attempt failed halfway. Franky Zapata's wife, Christele, said Wednesday that he will retry the 36-kilometer (22.4-mile) journey Sunday from the French town of Sangatte to the area near...
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Nasa Lunar Animals
NASA via CNN
July 29, 2019 - 12:18 pm
By Allen Kim, CNN (CNN) -- Scientists from NASA had a lot more leeway to conduct weird experiments 50 years ago, which included feeding moon dust to German cockroaches. But it didn't stop there. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were able to secure lunar samples from the surface of the moon...
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Man with phone
Dreamstime
David Madden
July 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
WASHINGTON, DC (KYW Newsradio) — Legislation passed in the US House this week that could block a lot of those annoying robocalls you get from people you don’t know and may not want to know. There are lots of skeptics who say the country has been through this before. They usually bring up the “Do...
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Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
July 26, 2019 - 5:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some Philly school kids are got a first-hand look at emerging technologies at a daylong STEM summit at the Navy Yard. The kids were exposed to technologies they may not have even heard of. But that's the point, says Chariot Companies CEO John Henry, who organized the...
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Set of television equipment - stock photo
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Dan Wing
July 26, 2019 - 4:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With more people cutting the cord on cable TV, the number of homes getting their local channels from a TV antenna is continuously climbing. The FCC has been asking TV stations across the country to change their broadcast frequency. In 30 different markets, including...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
Holli Stephens/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
July 26, 2019 - 2:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Edisa Rodriquez felt doubly bereft when her grandmother died three years ago. Not only had she lost her family's beloved matriarch, but all her stories, her life experiences, were gone, too. "With so much family and so much energy around family, we didn't have...
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